Okay…..it’s the night before THE wedding. Those of you who know the whole sordid story will appreciate this blog. Those of you that don’t might think I’m a raving lunatic. I just want to update you …… the tan is good, the dress is as altered as it gets, I will be using a whole lot of “fashion tape”, the woman at David’s Bridal suggested that she “could put in a modesty panel” for me, Jeff claims that the whole look is “slightly pornographic”, and my sisters-in-law tell me that it will be much less revealing to others than I think it will be (which may be true if the wedding goers were dwarfs or midgets –not the family of giants that I married into) . Let’s be honest here…….I’m a girl who lives in breeches and a polo. Tomorrow I will be a cleavage showing, formal gown wearing, toe-nail polished, sheep in wolf’s clothing. Enough said……..
On a less obnoxious note………Tomorrow I will gain an amazing sister-in-law who is going to be a great wife, mother, friend, and aunt. We love you, Amanda!
This past Thursday Jen, Kate, Gus, and I headed to Metamora, Michigan for the 19th running of the Hunter’s Run Horse Trials. I’m still a bit depressed about the whole weekend, so I am just going to compile a list of words that come to mind when I think about the 4 days we spent there. You can fill in the gaps of the story on your own.
Rita—our GPS angel
Ami and JIm’s house
walking the xc course
walking it again
late to bed
early to rise
really bumpy gravel roads
decent dressage test
laying out in the sun on Ami’s dock—nice!
pizza and movie night
let’s do stadium instead
shuffling of equipment
Joy falling in a really deep hole created by a backhoe while I went to the trailer that filled up with water and looked exactly like it did when I left 5 minutes before –while carrying a 1/2 bale of hay in my arms–waist deep in water while Jen stood by laughing like a lunatic
rider/safety board/organizer meeting at 6pm
Everything is on for Sunday!!!!
walking c-x for the 3rd time—because it had been so long since the last time
early to bed
Early to rise
no gas stations open at 6:30am on a SUNDAY in Waterford
Gas station #1
Gas station #2
almost out of gas
Gas station #3
MIRACLE OF MIRACLES—a speedway
cars stuck in window high water
washed out roads
THANK YOU RITA! The third route was the charm
new rivers and lakes
2 hours in the truck
Will we EVER make it back to Gus?????
150 stranded trucks and trailers
knee deep mud
no 4wheel drive
get the “HE–” out of dodge
MICHIGAN SUCKS!—I have been there 2-3 times this year and have had the worst weather ever. I think I will only attend shows south of here from now on.