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Monday, February 7, 2011

We had a ball...

at the Ball!
The one on the left is last year and the one on the right is this year. You can't really see my dress that well, but I loved the neck line and I really felt good in the dress, and we had a great time to boot!
The weekend was fast and furious. We were so busy with social obligations. Friday we had a dinner party, Saturday a Mardi Gras Ball and Sunday, the Super Bowl.



We had a really good time at the ball on Saturday, they Royal Court costumes were incredible. The theme was "A night in Paris" and the Duchesses had powder wigs and gorgeous gowns. It was fun. Many of the women had their faces painted and elaborate feathers in their hair, it was really cool!



I love all the festivities of the Mardi Gras season, next weekend we have a cocktail party and another ball. Then we have 2 more balls and and two brunches to attend. I'm telling you I'm feeling a little tired and ready to just rest for one weekend or so. Whewww!



Any way, I had a great time. On the way to the ball, we stopped by a drugstore to pick up some mints and my sweet hubby went in the store all dressed up in his tux, looking quite dapper, I might add. When he got back in the car, he said the lady who checked him out looked so tired and saddened by life, he said that he bet she'd never been to a Mardi Gras Ball and then he looked at me and said we're so lucky, we really have a great life. It made me so happy to hear him say that. He's right too, we do have a great life. I'm so lucky to have found that man, even on my worst hormonal days, I do know how lucky I am.

Have a great day!

Big Hugs!

T

18 comments:

Lonicera said...

You look beautiful in both, actually. But I love this year's neckline, no doubt about it. If you gotit, flauntit... (I gotit but am usually too shy to flauntit, idiot that I am)
Caroline

Alison said...

You look amazing, would love to see a full length picture of the dress, the neckline is gorgeous.

Shannon said...

wow that is adramatic neckline! love it! dont forget to relax from all the fun :)

Konrad said...

Im glad that you had a good time! I would have to agree with @Alison that i'd like to see a full length photo. :)

This one time at 'band' camp... said...

Beautiful picture, glad you had a blast!!!

~S

Jess said...

You look great. So glad you two had fun. I think that is so sweet how in love you are! :)

amandakiska said...

You look so beautiful! I love the dress (well, the top part anyway. I am assuming the bottom is lovely as well). Since Easter is so late and therefore Lent doesn't start until March, does that mean Mardi Gras season is longer?

~Lisa~ said...

You look absolutely stunning! I love the neck line of that dress on you!!

It sounds like a terrific time was had - I'm so happy for YOU!

trisha said...

you're gorgeous tess! I am so glad ya'll had such a great time!!

Rachel said...

You look beautiful...and you and your hubby are an adorable couple!

Mary H. said...

Great pic! You say you are 48, but you've gotta be lying because you look like you are in your 30s, EASY!

Bonnie said...

What a great moment to have your hubby say what a great life you have. Sometimes I think my hubby complains too much about what we don't have and doesn't enjoy what we do have. I would love to come to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Maybe next year.

Bonnie said...

Oh I forgot to say how great you and your hubby look in the picture. I agree with the neckline of the dress, but would love to see a full shot.

Drazil said...

Awww love this post....and your hubby's comment. You look smashing dahling!

Cindylew said...

Absolutely gorgeous...you and your husband's heart.

MLM said...

You look fantastic..and so happy! I love your husband with every post you do. sounds like such a wonderful man.

Gen said...

You look beautiful. So jealous, the balls sound so fun.

Joey said...

Freaking gorgeous!! What a difference from last year! Awww...I miss you!