The luncheon was really nice. It was held at one of my favorite restuarants in town (their food is seriously incredible) We spent several months putting this luncheon together and wanted to make sure every detail was included. There were a lot of "important" people to invite, a band to reserve, slide shows to make, speakers to arrange, etc...lots of little details.
Everything went off without a hitch. The atmosphere was perfect. The food was incredible. The speakers did a wonderful job. The band was really, really great (and I think made the luncheon over the top) Below are some pictures of the luncheon:
Jason's mom, Polly, joined us for the luncheon. I was so glad she was able to be there with us.
Here are a couple pictures of two of the speakers. The speakers really did a great job. I was thankful that they were able to take a break from the busy schedules to speak at our luncheon.
We also had our (controversial) mayor speak. To be honest, I was a little nervous about this one. And when he started his speech, I was a little fearful with where he was going with his speech. But he ended up doing really well. He talked about his time in service and offered to help the families in any way that he could.
All in all, it was a good luncheon and I was pleased with how everything turned out.
Still to come: Send off pictures, I am working on a blog to address what it is like (for my family) those first couple weeks after deployment begins, and of course the wonderful Give-A-ways planned for next week! (In honor of Veteran's Day, I will be giving away 4 things next week!!! You will not want to miss this )