Sunday, January 11, 2009

SPA Annual Holiday Dinner Dance

Last night, Craig & I got the chance to dress up & have some adult conversation at his company's annual Holiday Dinner Dance! We had a blast! It was held at the Hilton Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, VA right around the corner from Craig's office building. In fact, you could see his office window (or so we think) from our hotel room window. Oh - that's right, we got to spend the night too! They had a deal for SPA employees & we decided to take advantage of it so we didn't have to make the long drive late at night. It was wonderful!! Our room was gorgeous & comfortable & we got to sleep in until 9am!! Thank you so much to my Mom & Aunt Linda for keeping the girls for us overnight so we could have a fun night being adults!

The night began with a wonderful spread of heavy appetizers before the ballroom doors opened. Then after a few nice words from the CEO, Phil Lantz, dinner was served. The spread was unbelievable! It was a dinner buffett with 4 different stations to choose from for your meal - you could even pick & choose. There was the "Windy City" with Mustard-Maple Pork Loin, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Warm Country Bread (can you guess which one I picked??), the "Great Northwest" which had Mussels with pinot noir butter, Cedar Plank Salmon & Heirloom Wild Rice Pilaf, the "Texas - Big 'D'" which had Smoked beef brisket, Chicken Mole Tamales, Chipotle Ranch Beans, & finally the "Barron of Beef" which was the prime rib carving station. Every option was mouth-watering! Then to top it all off, there was the "Winter Wonderland Dessert Station" out in the foyer with DELICIOUS desserts of holiday themed cakes, pies, & tortes, petit fours, & mini French pastries! Needless to say, we had plenty to eat & each bite more delicious than the last!

Of course, there was a live band for dancing! Not alot of people took advantage of the dance floor, but we did get a slow one in before calling it a night & heading back up to our room to chit chat with our good friends, Bobbi & Kevin! Who, looked fantastic!! Kevin made all heads turn in admiration in his traditional Scottish kilt in the Navy plaid! Bobbi looked gorgeous in a midnight blue velvet dress accented by her Scottish jewelry! It was great to be able to dress up for the night - although by the end of the night my feet were killing me! Don't ask me why I chose to wear 4 inch heels, but I will never do that again!

All in all, a very memorable night & we are already looking forward to next year! Here's some pics we took - ENJOY!

A quick photo shoot before heading down to the dance.

Bobbi & Keving looking phenomenal!

Having a great time!!

Kevin & Bobbi cutting it up on the dance floor!

SPA Dinner Dance 2009 - this photo was taken by none other than the CEO, Phil Lantz! What a cool guy!!

1 comment:

Andi said...

You guys are such a cute couple....glad your night out was a good one!