Friday, May 4

Friday's Letters & Friday's Fancies Week #13: Kentucky Derby

Friday's Letters

Dear Friday's, I do love that I get to work from home on this day...  Dear Work Badge, I'm sorry I accidently flushed you down the toilet at work on Tuesday...  Oops!  I guess I was ready for a new picture anyways.  Dear Pool, thank you for opening this weekend I can't wait to spend some time with you this summer!  Dear Husband, I'm seriously counting down the days until you can shave your beard off.  I'm not a fan!  Dear Mustache/White Trash Party, please come quickly (May 19)!!!  Dear Cary Distance Festival, please don't be hilly tomorrow!  I'd like a nice flat 10K (6.2 miles) please!
Dear Fabulous Fun Finds, thank you for selecting me as a giveaway winner!  Dear Hubby (my cook), I hope you enjoy your new Le Creuset 1.5 Braiser in blue from FFF!  Can't wait to see what recipes you find for that bad boy!  Dear Schue Love, thank you for selecting me as a giveaway winner for a lovely LouLou Sucre necklace! Dear Fashion Chalet, thank you for my GC to inpink.com!  Dear Lucky Streak, please stick around for awhile!

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Friday's Fancies Week #13: Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby by eloquentenglish featuring a block dress

Joe and I started dating around the Kentucky Derby time back in May of 2006.  At that time, we were both working in public accounting in the Washington D.C. area at Grant Thornton.  The company paid for us to go to Virginia Gold Cup Races that year.  The Gold Cup Steeplechase Races are a big to do, with approximately 50,000 spectators each year.  The Kentucky Derby starts only a few hours after the Gold Cup Races.  It's a fun time!  That day is sort of extra special as it was the first time Joe said 'I love you' to me.  I don't think I said anything back to him for a few hours as I was shocked!  Well you know how the rest of the story goes...

Virginia Gold Cup Races
May 12, 2006


WOW do we look different!

may 4th - decked out for the derby
{Long Distance Loving}

35 comments:

  1. great letters friend :) ps super cute blog!

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  2. ah this pic is so lovely! Lol for the letter!^^ I'm in love with the Aldo shoes!^^ Kisses dear!

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  3. I want everything in your Kentucky Derby Outfit. Every single thing. Including that awesome blond hairdo!

    You are so stylish, my friend!

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  4. Gorgeous outfit. :) Love the colors.

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  5. I always love your letters! That dress is so gorgeous! I'd take it in a minute! and that is such a sweet story, what a wonderful memory to have. I would've been speechless too! Have a fantastic weekend Amanda, enjoy!

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  6. Aw I love the little story about you guys! You look very happy together :) And yay for winning a giveaway!

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  7. That hat is fabulous in 2006 - and would still be fabulous on you in 2012 too! ;-)

    V x
    www.what-vanessa-does.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. hold up -- do you live in VA!?
    & second you look adorable in 2006.
    & third i love your outfit you put together!

    have a great weekend
    xx. ashlyn

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  9. THAT'S FAB!! MY CONGRATS!
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  10. Lordy, woman, you won a lot of giveaways! I won a Keurig last month and it has yet to arrive. I'm giving up on the fact that it actually will :( Send some good luck my way, will ya?

    Happy Friday, gorgeous!

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  11. You look lovely in your dress and hat in that picture! And I love the outfit you put together. The dress is perfect, and I am obsessed with that necklace. Awesome picks, girl. Have a good weekend!

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  12. Your letter made me chuckle. It's nice to know that there is somewhere in the world where outdoor pools open at ANY time. In England, it currently IS an open pool - it won't stop raining. It's also really cold (Spring anyone?!).

    Loving the racing outfits. Thanks for coming and commenting on my letters too.

    Rosie
    Craftbotics.blogspot.com

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  13. i am in love with that dress!

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  14. Love the Derby outfit and hat. Thanks for visiting my blog. You definitely know how to rock a Derby hat, so I hope you will visit and comment again.

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  15. Love your letters and that outfit! Gorgeous!

    Laura xo

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  16. Wow. What a lucky streak!

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  17. I love the color combo!! (^_^)

    Have a fabulous weekend,
    Nikell

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  18. I love your outfit pick for the derby! So cute!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  19. Love your Derby outfit!! So cute and polished!! Have a great weekend! :)

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  20. super cute photo! and LOL about accidentally flushing your badge down the toilet... that is SO something i would have done. i love your derby outfit, but especially the gorgeous hairdo - i'm in love! happy saturday!

    - l

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  21. Beautiful dress ! you do look different in that outfit !
    And it always feels special to be loved by someone !
    Take care,

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  22. that is the perfect derby party outfit! love your picks.

    and that write trash/stache party sounds fun. i will need pics ;)

    hope you had a great weekend full of pool time!

    XO, A

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  23. hey there!! Love this Derby outfit and the hair you picked is amazing!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    P.S. We are actually in Richmond so we are just going to drive up for the Blogger Blitz. Should be fun!!

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  24. Gorgeous outfit, and I love the hairdo! Looks like you guys have been enjoying yourselves!!

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  25. You look so cute! love the hat!

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  26. I wish I could braid my hair like that. I definitely would have loved for my hair to look that cute at my Derby party! xo

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  27. I love the look you put together!! Thanks for commenting on my posts; I bet your garden looks wonderful!! xo keep in touch

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  28. Haha, holy moly, you really HAVE had a lucky streak, that's so awesome!!

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  29. Oh you two are so sweet! Its so lovely that you have such warm memories of the races! Love the outfit you have put together xx

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  30. What a sweet story! Love that anecdote. I don't know much about Kentucky Derby but that's what I love about blogs. I live vicariously through many bloggers around the world.

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  31. awwwww that's cute story about him saying I love you for the first time! :) And you all look so cute!

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  32. that is a very sweet story! gorgeous picks as well -- i love the dress and the wedges :) xx

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  33. Aww that is a lovely pic <3 <3

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  34. I love those wedges!!! Looking for a cute new pair!

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