My Weekend in the homeland and Derby Week

My brother decided that he was going to run the marathon last year after finishing the mini-marathon. After missing his first mini-marathon, I was not going to miss going home for his first marathon. And actually it could not have come at a better time. I really miss being home around this time of year so it was a good dose of home at exactly the right time.

Here are a few pictures from the marathon and opening night at the downs. Oh and I can’t forget to mention that the call to the post played as my luggage came out. Made me smile.

The airport was decorated!
These were the hot air balloons that we saw on Friday morning headed down to school. They are hard to see but I promise they are there.

Sam running in the marathon at the beginning before the bloody toe incident.
These were my favorite costumes of the mini-marathon. And yes he carried that ball and chain the whole way!

There he is! He finished the whole thing!DSC_0133
One very well deserved beer!

Opening night at Churchill! Awesome tickets thanks to dad and one losing bet. Untitled

The weekend was great and all but it isn’t fun to come back home after a wonderful weekend at home. I got to see almost everyone that I wanted to see. If I would have had just a little bit longer I would have gotten to see everyone.

So what did we decide to do, celebrate Derby week at our house. Each night is food that would be typically served around Derby time. So we started off the week with Ham biscuits and caprese salads with Mint Julieps. We also made bourbon balls (well actually ours look more like blobs but that is ok) and watched last year’s Derby that was still on our DVR. Sean also decided that we were going to have Lemon Herb Butter with the Ham and Biscuits. It turned out pretty good.



Check back later this week to see what else we have to eat! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

2 Responses to “My Weekend in the homeland and Derby Week”
  1. Margaret Brinkworth says:

    I would love to try one of those bourbon balls!!! YUM! Sounds like you had a wonderful visit; and good for Sam (major accomplishment)!!!

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