Anyway, onto other fun stuff! Last night we got invited to the Marathon Kids GALA honoring Susan Dell. You see, the hubs used to work for the Dell family. In fact, the kids were in our wedding! They are a great family and Susan kindly invited us to join in on this special event. To be honest, I'd NEVER been to Gala and was pretty intimidated. The only place where I even heard of GALA's was on the Sex and the City re-runs. haha! So I scrounged the closet for something to where and found nothing. Of course, this always happens to me. I freaked out and spent the whole day trying to find the perfect "affordable" cocktail dress. I'm such a tomboy, I hate shopping and am horrible at "primping." Hey, that's what happens when you grow up with three brothers!
The evening came and we finally were ready to go!
|Thank you Charlotte Russe!|
|yes, target shoes and jewelry.......AFFORDABLE, yea!|
|And a handsome hubs that always opens the door for me. Such manners.|
SIDE NOTE: Bought a new camera, didn't know how to really work it, THEREFORE all the indoor pictures have bad lighting......thats my blond roots at work for ya!
Anyway, an hour drive in rush hour traffic and we finally arrived at the FOUR SEASONS downtown. Ohhh la la.
|everyone small talking.....yada yada yada.|
|Ah yes, the food stations. Hooray!|
|Vino, you know I don't pass this up!|
|Tomato/Mozzarella skewers with fresh greens. A good start!|
|More socializing. Look at that face....so serious. haha!|
|Sliders anyone? I actually like the fries the better!|
|Caught in the act, round 3??? hehe!|
|And the ceremony begins.....|
|hiding in the dark behind the hubs...yes, it was that dark and I was "that girl" who thought it'd be fun to take a picture in the dark!|
|Our Live Auction number. Um, the starting bid was always over $1000. Not in our budget but we felt SOPHISTICATED just holding our number!|
|some fun auction packages|
|I so wanted this one, starting bid was $5000....YA RIGHT!|
|Kristin Armstrong spoke briefly. Love her, such an amazing woman!|
|And then it was time for the infamous bathroom pic. Why? Because I can! Gotta love it when people staying at the Four Seasons give you weird looks for this. Priceless!|
Congrats to the Marathon Kids Organization for a great event and keeping our kids healthy! And thanks to Susan Dell for her commitment to this wonderful organization.
Ever been to a Gala? Do tell!
Well, that's a wrap!