Life in the tropics is in full-swing ball season. Most organizations and expat groups here hold grand charity balls every year and Saturday was the Australian/New Zealand event. Last week everyone we knew was a twitter with dress fittings and trips to the salon for nails and hair. The perfect earrings and shoes were being searched for and anticipation was in the air. The only thing missing was the awkward and nervous date with the sweaty palms. These events are always a good time and I don't even have to twist Nate's arm to get him to go. Unlike a lot of men, he is always ready to don a tux and have a good time.
We made a mini vacation out of it and reserved a room at the hotel it was held at so the boys would be near and we could spend the following day at brunch and the pool. The best part about this kind of prom is that there are about 10 a year!