Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Update!

Patrick and I both agreed that this was a super fun weekend!  One of those weekends that you maybe didn’t expect to be this fun, and it pleasantly surprised you!  Friday night, nothing too exciting occurred.  We had lots to do to get ready for Saturday’s fun, so we just went to the grocery store, did a few chores and called it an early night.

We were up bright and early Saturday morning though, because Steeplechase was finally here!  Many people wait all year for this day, and even though Patrick and I aren’t quite THAT die hard, we were still excited to be getting all dressed up and head to the horse races.  We arrived around 10:00 and several of the people in our group were already having a GREAT time…just to put it nicely.  =)  I had named myself a designated driver this year, and even though I had a few drinks, I never really got to the point of “fun” that many of our friends were having.  The people watching is pure enjoyment though, and thanks to other DD’s in our group (thanks Reca and Kathleen), I would consider the day a really fun success!  Here are a few pics of our adventures.

It ended up being a beautiful day despite the clouds in this picture which was taken early in the morning.


Reca and me when we were walking around trying to track down the “boutique.”  BTW, they lied about a “boutique;” we found no such thing.DSCN5173

Me standing on the same track that horses would be running in just a few short hours.DSCN5174

Me with my beau; Reca snapped this shot when I was fixing his bow tie and it turned out to be one of my favorites…sometimes candids are so much better than posed pictures, no?DSCN5175DSCN5176

Patrick and some of the guys:DSCN5178DSCN5179DSCN5180

And, last but not least, Patrick and me with Mickey and Kathleen.DSCN5182

Oh, one more…just because the back of my dress was my favorite part, I have to share this photo:20130511_091025

Around 4:00, Patrick and I had to pack up and say goodbye to another year of Steeplechase.  Our friend, Teona, who happens to be from the Republic of Georgia, has moved her mother to the US and was having some friends over to have a small Georgian feast.  It was great to catch up with Kirk and Teona and their little girl, Adriana.  It was also great to meet Teona’s mom.  Here are a few pics of me trying my hand at making dumplings…FYI, I think Teona’s mom tried to tell me not to quit my day job…I didn’t do such a great job!DSCN5192DSCN5195

I love this picture of us with Adriana…so glad Patrick decided to photobomb us!DSCN5193

I think these 3 are naturals…either that or they have had a few more years of practice than I have! Ha!DSCN5194DSCN5196

All day on Saturday, I felt a nasty cold coming on…well, sure enough, I woke up on Sunday feeling like crud!  So, instead of getting all kinds of chores and errands done (like I had planned), I laid around and did absolutely nothing!  I have to wonder sometimes if getting sick is God’s way of making sure I get don’t take life too seriously and sometimes I just SLOW down!  It was so nice yesterday to just relax and spend time with my beau and my Zo.  I definitely wouldn’t have been that relaxed had I been feeling well. 

That evening, Patrick and I had reservations to Rodizio Grill.  The purpose of the trip was my way of thanking him for being so good to me and taking care of everything at home during tax season…however, because my birthday is tomorrow, too, and I received a coupon in the mail for a free meal, we sort of started my birthday celebration a couple days early.  The only unfortunate thing is that when you have a birthday coupon, they MAY come out and sing to you in front of everyone without even asking if you want that!  Patrick and I both agreed that next time we are celebrating a birthday we will tell them on the front end that singing isn’t necessary.  My embarrassment didn’t stop Patrick from snapping a picture though!20130512_201232

Well, that’s it for me today…I’m off to the doctor to try to get some meds!  I can’t be sick on my birthday!  Have a great day ladies!

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