|Yes? No? Hmmmm....|
|That's Gen. Paxton, the Assistant Commandant, to Will's immediate right.|
|Pretty, too. I'm told the bananas were a hit.|
So, too, were the desserts.
This cupcake from Confections was almost too cute to eat!
|It's so fancy!|
Mainly, though, we just enjoyed the day.
|I know it seems like I'm fixated on the food, but it was good! |
Will and Carrie liked it, too!
|The Bloody Marys weren't bad, either. Sherri, Carrie, and Wendy and I all indulged.|
We enjoyed one another's company, but we also made sure to socialize outside of our "Corps" circle of friends...
|Chad and I ran into more of Will's office mates. |
That's Marine Commandant Gen. Amos
to my left, and Gen. Paxton to my right.
After the reception, Will and Carrie and the kids decamped for a family gathering. The rest of us (me, my BFF Concrete Bob, Chad, Pinch, my dear friend The Baroness, the irrepressible triumverate of Sherri Kirk, Jean, and Wendy, plus the adorable Mrs. P, and Others In Our Party) continued the adventure. This included lunch at the legendary Globe & Laurel restaurant and a visit to the Marine Corps Museum.
At day's end, we convened at Will and Carrie's house and commandeered the deck until... well, I don't remember what time. All I know is, Courtney greeted me at home with, "Wow! You've never been out this late!"
It was a fabulous day in celebration of a great Marine and his amazing wife Carrie. Together and individually, they are a class act.
Thank you to Will for your years of service and dedication to our country, and to Carrie for rolling up your sleeves and caring so much about our Marines and uniformed service members. Carrie, you truly do embody the gift you received from Gen. Paxton: You are a light, glowing constantly and leading the way. Here's sending both of you every good wish for the future.
And I still think I found some pics of Will. That's him at Quantico. Or Egypt. Or, um, Combat Town. Right?