Monday, April 22, 2013

Big Weekend

This past weekend was full of pomp and circumstance for one eight-year old in my life. Shew - what a weekend!

Friday was the Fillies Derby Ball which kicks off the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville. The Derby Queen and her royal court are presented at the event. The queen and her court serve as ambassadors for the city leading up to the Kentucky Derby. If you catch a glimpse of any Derby coverage, you may see the lovely ladies.

My daughter had the honor of being one of two handmaidens this year and had the time of her young life. She will also make other appearances at Derby Festival events, including riding on the queen's float in the Pegasus Parade on May 2, just two days before the Derby. 


I wasn't going to let silly ol' cancer stop me from staying out late and joining my girl at the ball.

Here's Miss E on the big screen of the ball room with the newly crowned queen, Cameryn Jones. Miss Jones is a senior at the University of Kentucky.

I even managed to get a dance in, although I was a tad winded afterward! Shew! Meanwhile, Miss E. kept spinning like a top all over the room. At one point she ran up to me and said, "I met the mayor!" At another point, she was posing with last year's queen as three TV stations and dozens of cameras shot footage. Yeah, it'll be a while before she climbs down from cloud nine.

Sunday was Miss E.'s First Communion, another big milestone. I was so proud of her that day and found myself getting teary-eyed as she processed in with her classmates in their white dresses and suits.

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you have a wonderful week.

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Lily Lemontree said...

How exciting for her!!
You both look just gorgeous!!

Danielle said...

What a great experience for her! I love it, "the mayor!" You look fab, by the way!

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful memories were made. I'm certain. Your angel looked beautiful. You look great my friend. xo Blessings, C. (HHL)

Samma said...

You look absolutely stunning! What an amazing weekend for your daughter and you!

James said...

What a pair of beauties! Your strength is inspiring.

sweetpea said...

what a special weekend for her! A little princess! Happy first communion! Hope you are doing well... you look great!

Stacy Curran said...

I came here from Theresa's blog splendid sass and I am so happy to have found your blog!

LPC said...

Huge weekend. Good for you, mustering on this big occasion. Am late to stop by, but thinking about you.