Each month of deployment our battalion has held a large event in hopes of helping spouses connect with each other and to help the time go by more quickly. It is true that you cannot speed up time, but during a deployment time seems to move slower than a turtle running a 5K.
Month 10 (yes we are ALMOST THERE!!) was marked by having a Cav Hatters Tea Party! The theme of this even was "the many hats we wear'. We ask participants to come dressed in their Sunday best and to wear a "Cavalicious Hat" (store bought or homemade) that shows the many hats you wear as a military spouse. We had some amazing hats as you can see ---->!
At our monthly events each company (there are several companies in a battalion - six in our battalion) battles it out for the coveted Traveling Trophy. When a company 'wins' the trophy they take it for the month and add something to it. This is what the trophy looked like in the beginning:
And this is what it looked like before the Cav Hatters Tea Party:
Things that have been added: Stetson, small base, larger base, pink sparkle spurs, spur key chain, musical notes, pinecone turkey, Christmas ornament & tacky tinsel!
The Fort Hood Culinary Arts Team graciously made all the desserts for us!
I love the detail on many of the hats...notice the peanuts for Georgia and the flip flops for Hawaii?
Don't you just love the two naked baby girls on top of the 'S'? ;o)
This was my hat...
Another view of my hat.
The over-all hat winner! I wish I had a better picture of this one...she ran out of room on her hat, so she had to extend it into a veil!
Ops Company decorated the room and turned it into a Cav Wonderland!!
Musical notes, Stetson...can you guess who this hat belongs to? (Hint, the 1st Cav Band is in the HHBn Battalion!)
I just love the 'Bow Heads'!!
Love my Cavalicious girls!
All things that glitter!
Our British Spouses hat! She is always so elegant!
It sparkles, just like our spouses!!
And the company that walked out with the traveling trophy for this event was Ops Comany!!
Ops Company set up a photo booth for our guest to take silly pictures! How fun is that?
Our guest speaker was AMAZING! Teri drove in from Lousiana to talk to us about the many hats we wear. She was funny, inspirational and by the time she left she was a part of the HHBn Cav family! She is not only beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well.
She put on at least 10 different hats to represent the different hats we wear on a daily basis!
While wearing this hat she was heckled by someone in our audience (all in fun of course!).
Teri's sister came to offer support! :o)
What a great afternoon with a bunch of great ladies!! Only 2 more months to go!! We can do this!