Yesterday was Derby Day! Derby Day for us usually means getting the rain gear out, packing up the cooler and heading to the infamous infield at Churchill Downs. This year, we did not venture to Kentucky so we had a Derby Birthday Party for Josh. I woke up to a leaky kitchen sink that decided to leave an inch of water everywhere. Thankfully, we were able to clean it up before it got too bad (and stick a bucket underneath...anyone know how to fix a garbage disposal?). Juliette was not a fan of wearing her Derby hat. It lasted all of two minutes. All of out closest friends came out on a not-so-pretty-with-lots-of-rain kinda night. A crazy scary storm dropped a few inches of rain in a matter of minutes (totally a guess on how much, but it was a crapload). The storm got so bad that it knocked out power for over five hours. We had a good time even without power! Thanks for coming out friends!
We love going to the Kentucky Derby! This is the first year we are not going, but we are having a Kentucky Derby Birthday Party for Josh! Daddy is turning the big 3-0! Here's a look at the last three year's worth of Derby fun!
2010: A rainy, muddy mess...one to remember
2011: Is she really sleeping in the middle of the Derby?
2012: Are we in Kentucky? Derby de Mayo
Last year around this time, my good friends Emily & Kat hosted my Derby Bridal Shower. It honestly does not feel like it was that long ago! They did such an AMAZING job on everything! The decorations were so creative and the food delish! Since it's getting close to the Kentucky Derby (one of our favorite days here in the Jones' Household), I thought I'd share (or shall I say "relive") the great day.
All the ladies wearing their Derby finest...hats were required.
Emily & I...LOVE this picture of us. This was pre-Juliette =skinny.
Mint Julep cupcakes...yes please!
We had our own run for the roses complete with legal betting.
And I won the best trophy ever...Josh :)
This will be the first year in quite some time that we won't actually be able to attend the Derby. So...we are bringing the Derby to Florida! Josh's birthday is going to be celebrated Derby style! I can't wait to dress Juliette for her first Derby! Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Jen and I am the proud Momma of Juliette Margot! We are so blessed to have a healthy and happy baby girl. Check back often and watch as Juliette grows...you never know what great adventures are ahead of us!