It was amazing.
I shook the dust off the shoulder pads of this 25+ year old dress that has been hiding in the back of my closet, ran a hot iron over it a few times and put it on.
Chyann helped me with my hair, hid my dark circles and advised me on the proper eye makeup.
She then became our official photographer and chauffeur.
Before leaving the house - a proper Southern lady, eh?
A few pictures when we first arrived, after commandeering a few tables and pushing them together to make room for our group.
We all received roses from our hosts.
We all gathered to watch the race when the we heard bugles begin to blare, announcing the start of the race.
However the race didn't start right at that moment and we all got to mingling and visiting - next thing we knew the race was over.
Course we caught the highlights and WOW those are some phenomenal horses.
Best derby day outfit went to the lovely Lori!
She won that red and black hat!
Which retails for $150 bucks!
YAY for Lori!
My favorite wine of the day was Rhubarb by O'Neil Creek Winery.
They are actually located not too far from us and we've decided some Saturday we are going to make a day of it and tour all the wineries in our area.
Favorite picture - shows what a great time we were really having.
You can practically hear the laughter can't you?
Might just have to get this one framed though.
Or this one.
We really had the best day and already talking about next years outfits lol
Loved wearing the hat, but by the end of the evening I was ready to take it off or at the very least pin it up so I could see better.
Happy Birthday to my favorite Alaskan gal Charity!
Wish you could have been here for Derby day, you'd have loved it too!
Have a great day :)