Derby weekend! It's an event around here in Louisville - that's for sure.
& Mother Nature totally cooperated this year with the most perfect weather.
She actually started being kind on Friday, on our Oaks Day.
I don't go to the races but you still feel the vibe in the air. Plus, my new office is less then 2 miles from the track & I'm not even joking when I say I could smell Bourbon in the air.
Instead of Oaks, I had photos on Friday.
I got to meet up with one of the kiddos from my youth group & his sweet momma. She didn't schedule any senior pictures for him because he didn't want to do any, but she wanted just a few pictures of him for his graduation party. So I met up with them at his high school to grab a couple. I actually was only with him for 15 minutes & got 20 shots & they are some of my favorites I've done.
His mom text me at the end & said he actually enjoyed it. I told her that everyone always dreads it, but in the end, they walk away feeling like a super model. As they should.
Saturday had me waking up & being late to the party to see the Princess had been born! I am so glad it was a girl. Now fingers crossed somewhere that Diana is in the name...
& speaking of super models, how did Kate leave the hospital looking amazing? I bet every new mom sort of hated her in that moment.
She really is a Princess, isn't she?
Saturday also started with Ricky a little miffed at me.
He was cutting down limbs that had bag worms in them... ewww... & when he would cut the trees down, the bags would pop & worms would go everywhere...
But he would take bricks & POUND on them killing them
So when he got to the biggest nest, he wanted me to stand there with the brick so I could get them before any escaped.
OK... let's stop here a second. Maybe my husband doesn't know me well. But I'm the girl who literally carries spiders in my hands to take them outside so they don't get hurt. I'm the person who does whatever I can to let bugs go back to their bug families & live happily ever after.
I know - I've watched too much of A Bug's Life....
so how did he expect me to take a brick & smash worms??!?!?
He knocked the tree limp down.... & I take off running into the house screaming, grabbing the dogs & yelling "BAG WORM KILLER"... it was all very dramatic....
|Pretty much how I ran into my house|
After Ricky gave me a lecture about how he was saving the trees, which I applaud, we got cleaned up & headed over to his sisters for a Derby party. Now, I'd like to say I had some sort of knowledge of horses to know who was going to win, but I just got lucky pulling out a horse name of a cup... & it was the favorite. I didn't even know who the favorite was at this point.
My mother in law was a bit upset with me to say the least... I picked her horse. American Pharaoh was supposed to be the one she picked. Whoops...she loves me though...
I'm not sure if she loved me the same after my horse won! YAHHOOO!!!!!!!
... I mean, I'm sorry... to my mother in law...
I ended up winning $40 ... which I said would at least get me a week's worth of drinks at Starbucks. I'll take it.
It's always good to see family... & loved that our nephew, Michael's son, was there. He is just the cutest little guy!!! His smile melts me.
|My mother in law with Evan|
... its such a comfort to everyone to have a piece of Michael still around...
Sunday had us taking that $40 winning & heading to see The Avengers!
I'll admit, I'm usually a little lost in these sorts of movies until some point where I get the gist of the story. & with Robert Downy Jr, Chris Evans & Chris Hemsworth... like it matters what the story is....
So another end to a busy weekend... the weather was perfect... got to see family... I was a winner... & superheroes were involved... it was a definite thumbs up weekend.
... & no, I didn't clean my house....
How was your weekend?
Did you see The Avengers? or any movie?
Did you have a Derby Winner?