Sneaking It In

With just about 50 days left until the wedding, I feel a lot like a deer that someone has slipped some caffeine pills to. High alert and gangly. Now that invites are out and we’re getting RSVPs back, it’s really kicked into the next gear of our final approach.

My bridal shower and bachelorette party were both last weekend, and both were amazing. So many friends from so many different parts of my life were all in the same room for the shower which was weird and amazing- Trainer was chatting with my in-laws’ neighbors, my cousins were hanging out with my college roommates, etc. It flew by and I felt incredible loved.

For the bachelorette part, I’ll just leave you with this picture from the morning after.



Despite my current extreme case of raccoon brain, I’m managing a sneaky amount of horse-related activities over the next month or so until I head north.

Folks at the barn are organizing a group excursion to WIHS to watch the medal and GP classes go. I’ve gotten to go for a couple years now, and while I was hoping the next time would be on Frankie, I’ll still take a seat in the stands!!

One of the ladies also organized an event at a local animal park for the barn folks. I think it’s geared mostly for the kids, but I’ll show up for anything that includes llamas and my barn peeps.

Lastly, by some incredibly lucky stroke of fortune, our annual XC outing is actually going to happen on one of the only weekends I am available to participate. I may not be actively competing, but I’m excited to get off property with Francis! Hoping we can enlist someone for more media than last year, because he is such a tank and I know all you eventing folks would love to see my weenie butt cling on as he packs me around.

It was so fun with both of these beasts, can’t wait to do it again!!

Lucky me to have so many fun things on the calendar ❤ Can’t wait to share them all with you!

16 thoughts on “Sneaking It In

  1. Rachel - For Want of a Horse 10/10/2018 / 7:57 am

    Omg that looks like SO much fun!! I miss being able to ride and jump in the field. Winifred is what I call my city horse! He mall walks (which means we can’t walk next to anyone cause he has to walk 20 miles an hour) and he flips out at nature! I tried just riding him in the field with friends and he had a meltdown flatting out there!


    • hellomylivia 10/10/2018 / 11:36 am

      Francis loves hacking out and exploring! I’m a total ring baby, but he’s happy as a clam playing outside.


  2. Centered in the Saddle 10/10/2018 / 10:27 am

    Girl, borrow an XC vest if you can! DON’T GET HURT BEFORE YOUR WEDDING. (This was my mantra from like March until the day of my wedding in June. Afterwards I was like JUMP ALL THE THINGS immediately. I went XC schooling on a horse I’d never met, in Ireland, on my honeymoon. Bless my husband for going along with it.) Almost every time I rode (and especially jumped) I kept having horrible visions of walking down the aisle in my beautiful dress with, like, an arm cast or crutches or something.


      • hellomylivia 10/10/2018 / 11:36 am

        Nah girl I’m already saturated with stress, it’s kinda impossible to pile more on. I’ve looped back around to being pretty zen.


    • hellomylivia 10/10/2018 / 11:36 am

      Ooh good call, I wasn’t able to grab one in time last year. I’ll put out feelers for that.


    • hellomylivia 10/10/2018 / 11:37 am

      UGH I go off caffeine every fall through spring, and I am MISSING IT something big right now. I’d kill for a latte hahaha


  3. Stacie Seidman 10/10/2018 / 11:43 am

    High alert and gangly… I died!
    Looks like you had tons of fun this weekend! So wonderful to have a great village like that!
    I’m impressed you can fit in so much horsey fun too! I can’t wait for WIHS. I’m not going, but those are the most fun grand prix classes to stream.
    Have so much fun, and try not to get too stressed about the big day!


  4. Emily 10/10/2018 / 12:30 pm

    There are few days quite as awesome as the first day you wake up and have no wedding planning to do. XC schooling will help 😉


  5. Alex 10/10/2018 / 12:49 pm

    You gotta get that good relaxing horse time when stress like wedding planning is on the table. You’d go insane otherwise. It really kept me grounded during my wedding planning.


    • hellomylivia 10/10/2018 / 3:30 pm

      For sure, going to the barn always helps reset me entirely ❤


  6. Tracy 10/15/2018 / 2:44 pm

    That morning after picture cracks me up!! I love it


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