may 3, 2014

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“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela

 

high-five
high-five

 

It was one of the most beautiful Derby days Kentucky has ever had. The temperature was perfect, the sky spectacular, and the people the very best. I had my third Derby party. Thanks to Stacy Yelton, Annie Bassoni, Sandy Davis, Deb Chenault, Crystal Heis, John Lumagui, Greg Davis, Vanessa Oliver, and Riley, Eric, and Heidi Morrow, it may have well been the best yet.

 

cornhole sundown
cornhole sundown

 

We played cornhole in a yard as green as it was bug-free (always a plus).

 

learning to spell
learning to spell

 

The sidewalk chalk was the best $2 I’ve ever spent. Riley reduced grown women to a gaggle of squawking grannies. We had a blast playing with him. I think he might have had fun, too.

Cinco de Binx
Cinco de Binx

 

Bianca, AKA Little Dog, was the hit of the party. Good thing she exited stage left before Riley arrived. I’m not sure we could have stood that much excitement. It was a perfect day capped off by my taking the pool with California Chrome’s win. Life is so very, very sweet to me, and how lucky am I to have such smart, sweet friends as these? Pretty darn lucky!