My gift to Patrick wasn’t quite so glamorous, but I thought it was thoughtful…I framed one of our wedding photos and wrote the lyrics to our wedding song on the surrounding mat…thanks pinterest for the creative idea 🙂
Patrick and I decided to do something that we’ve never done together to celebrate our special day…we went horseback riding! Patrick grew up with horses so he had been riding before, me however, I had never been. I was a little nervous as they brought out my horse, Buck. They told me not to be scared by the name – haha! Buck is an old pro and is the most requested horse at the stable because he is so good with beginner riders. Here’s me and Buck!
Patrick got placed with Patch…an intermediate horse who came trotting over to us with hay in his mouth – haha! I couldn’t help but think “what a match made in heaven” – lol! Then as we got going Patch stopped to take care of some business – lol – and then I really thought they were two peas in a pod! But, Patch was much lazier then my hubs. Patch was very slow moving and temperamental. When our instructor tried to get him going faster Patch kicked her horse! Kinda scary to watch! Here’s Patrick and Patch…
The ride was beautiful! We went into the woods and over some creeks. It was kinda muddy though and apparently horses dislike mud. They would much rather brush up against trees and bushes then walk through the mud…which got me in a little bit of trouble…on our way home I swatted a bug off my neck which Patrick identified as a tick!!!! Fortunately I got it off before it attached and we didn’t find any others when we got home. Patrick kept singing me the Brad Paisley song “I wanna check you for ticks” haha!
I was about to become a full-blown cowgirl up until the tick incident…guess I’m better off as I am…we did have a great time though 🙂
What would the evening of March 19th be without another wardrobe malfunction?! I asked Patrick to help me out and iron my new shirt for me…well the iron was too hot and he cinched the fabric! Like last year, I decided to not let the unexpected get me down. I wore my new shirt and strategically held my clutch over the wrinkle when standing…and nobody could tell a thing while I was sitting. I don’t know what it is about the evening of March 19th! What are the chances that two years in a row I’d have a wardrobe malfunction?!?!?!?!
We did dinner at Stoney River, one of our favorite restaurants in Nashville. It was so yummy!
After we had a makeshift wedding cake for dessert since our cake is still in our freezer in Pittsburgh! I was able to pack the decorations, but the cake, not so much! Our wedding cake kicked this makeshift cakes butt…so not as yummy as our cake but we had fun none the less 😉