A dream granted, a hotel party, vows exchanged, rugs being cut, room service, and an evening unwinding.
We took Kevin , Tucker, Matt, Kip, Kyle, and their parents up on the offer of dinner at the Southern Inn. It was a wonderful time. Good food, great company, and a memorable occasion; our sincere thanks to you all for allowing us to share the evening with you.
On to the ball...
...Amanda and I made the short walk over to the Marshall Center at VMI. No sooner had we hung up our coats than we were being called to the stage for the ring ceremony. It was a little strange to simply walk past all those cadets waiting with their dates, but we walked...right to the front of the queue. Brief introductions followed before we found ourselves on a red carpet inside a giant model of a giant school ring. I joked with Amanda that a few cadets can say they ended up marrying their Ring Figure date, but I must surely be the first to reverse the timing and take his wife to Ring Figure.
I'll never forget he friendly faces waiting to congratulate Amanda and I as we left the auditorium; my love to you all.
Some official pictures were snapped, and I'll post those as soon as I get them.
Happy, but emotionally drained, Amanda and offered our thanks to the guys for having us and made our way home.
I made a quick visit to some hotels on Friday night. It seemed only proper, given the generosity shown to make one of my wishes come true, that I should visit the guys and congratulate them on getting their VMI rings.
Saturday brought an early start to get down to Gate City, VA, where our close friends, Richie and Kellie, were getting married. Cora was a flower girl for the ceremony, along with Richie's neice, Hannah.
The rest of the evening was a lot of fun. The wedding reception was a really fun time, and it culminated with Cora showing off her moves on the dance floor. There's something about kids dancing that never ceases making me smile.
The following morning the entire Conway family enjoyed some Room Service before the journey home. There was a wonderful sense of relaxation as well all lay back and enjoyed breakfast.