Monday, August 23, 2010

Polish those boots...


Saturday night was the 2010 annual Baron's Ball presented by the American Cancer Society here in town. This annual event is a western-themed night with silent and live auctions, amazing food, drinks, midway games and dancing. It's pretty pricy per ticket, as it should be for a good cause - but my husband and I were awarded complimentary tickets since I wrote the cover story for the event/tribute in the newspaper where I freelance.


So with a few days notice, I had to find a "country chic" outfit to wear. My hubby had no problem, he has button down shirts galore and boots and a nice hat already.


Here's what I put together - my sister's dress, my jacket, and my really, really old Fatbaby boots. They were a half size too small but I managed. ;)




It was a great night. Each table was awarded "baron's bucks" (fake money) to play games with. We won a bottle of wine through a ring toss game, which was funny since we're not really drinkers. It was a good evening of visiting with my editor and her husband, mingling, and of course eating steak and shrimp the size of a small lobster...and the dessert table! Strawberries, marshmallows, and pretzels with white, milk and dark chocolate FOUNTAINS. Bliss.

More photos...




My editor, above.

And of course Little Miss has to get in on the action...

3 comments:

jenness said...

Chocolate fountains...yum. :-)

Ruth said...

sounds like a fun night. you both look cool!! and little Miss is so adorable!!

Georgiana said...

Oh you are the cutest family!!!