Derby Day 2015!

The first Saturday in May is quite the sacred holiday in the Wittman house…it’s Derby Day!

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We host a Derby party every year and this year was no exception.  We were so excited to get to use our lawn for lawn games and that we would have a house for everyone to spread out in.  We prayed all week for good weather, and when Saturday morning dawned 70 and sunny we couldn’t have been happier!

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Mike had the house looking great after weeks of yard work, and we set up croquet, bocce, washers and a bean bag toss.  In the backyard we had the fire pit ready to go for when it got dark!

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Norah and I made quite the spread…we had tons of Derby-inspired food, including Benedictine Spread, hot brown sandwiches, Derby pie, bourbon balls, pimento toasts and smoked salmon spread.

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At 2 pm, guests started arriving, and we quickly had a full house! Lots of family and friends filled our lawn and house and we were so excited that we had such a turn out.  The food quickly disappeared as everyone congregated on the lawn and in the playroom.  (It was our first year hosting with a bunch of Norah’s friends in addition to our own, and let me just say, the babies made the party!)

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6:32 pm rolled along and we all gathered to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports.  American Pharaoh won and the Lesko-Ringenbachs swept the betting pools.  After the babies went to bed, we fired up the fire pit and turned on the lawn lights for some late-night bean bag toss and beer pong.  It was the perfect party, and we’re already looking forward to next year!

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