The Marine Birthday Ball ~ Oorah!

Our daughter and son-in-law attended their first Marine Birthday Ball last Friday in Wilmington, North Carolina. Last year during the ball Andrew was in Afghanistan. We are happy he is home this year to experience the fun celebration with Katie.

Day 19 of the grace challenge I am thankful for our son-in-law and his service to our country and for our daughter who supports him in his service. I am ultimately thankful to God for his protection of them.

My daughter was apologetic for not taking photos of the table scapes at the Ball. She said, “Sorry I missed the tablescapes and the food…tables were alternating red on gold(more mustard) and gold on red, with bows on chairs and napkins in alternating colors table by table. Ha! She knows her mother.

We are on the home stretch for our Thanksgiving Celebrations starting on Thursday. Today I’m making my lists! I know our Canadian neighbors celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago. Are you preparing for Thanksgiving or are you preparing for Christmas?

10 thoughts on “The Marine Birthday Ball ~ Oorah!

  1. What a handsome couple. Your daughter is stunning in that red dress. And how fun of her to take note of the table decorations, although she didn’t take photos.
    I’m thinking about Christmas – have lots of projects on the go. It’s a great time of year.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Ellen.

  2. What a stunning couple…we are thankful for all men and women that serve our country. My father was a proud member of the Marine Corps!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Ellen.

  3. Oh what a lovely happy couple! You must have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the preparations and the day!!!! Got a wee bit of outside Christmas decor done yesterday. Starting to get into the Christmas mood…..or is that mode?

  4. What a beautiful couple, Ellen. I am also thankful for his service to our country, and for your daughter’s sacrifices that allow him to serve. I’m laughing about the tablescapes! So cute. laurie

  5. Your blog is lovely. I was drawn to this post as my husband is also in the military (Air Force). I wish your daughter had taken a few pictures of the table scapes and food – I’d would like to see them too. :) I look forward to reading more of your stories.

  6. Cute pictures! I chuckled at Katie’s tablescape comment. ;) Last night, I was browsing on ebay for some lighthearted Christmas dishes for Gwen. She was really interested and told me “Mom, you need to buy them!” It’s never too early to pass on the love of dishes, eh? ;)

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