We are in Lexington, KY- the horse capital of the world- for a horse auction, among other work things for Joe.
We are so thankful that we got to come along for the fun! And fun it has been and definitely adventurous.
First we drove (all 15 hours) with a 10 month old. First fun.
We are staying in a hotel room for 7 days with a 10 month old. Even more fun.
To top it all off, the little man and I have gone to the auction and bid on horses! Joe has been visiting large ranches in the area with very successful horses and if he couldn't be there to bid on a horse then little "I" and I came to the rescue...
My first time I was really nervous because they go so fast and the auctioneer goes so fast that you can't understand a single word he is saying. For those of you who were at the Gateway Women's Christmas party in 2007 know that must have been preparation for what God knew He had in store. He has such a sense of humor.
Anyways, stick with me because it gets funny.
They have "bid spotters" out in the crowd to spot people who want to bid and they notice you and help you go back and forth between bids. I had scoped out this little man who was clear with what he did and he was like a cute little old grandpa. I knew I wanted to stand in his section when it was my turn.
When it was getting close to my turn I looked up and my little man was not there! Oh NO! I spotted him in the hallway and I went up to him and said, "Sir, are you on break?" He replied with a "Here's YOUR SIGN" No he didn't. He just said, "yes." I said, "OH MAN!" And then waved good bye.
He came and tracked me down and asked me for my number and said, "I'll be there for you" and winks at me. SCORE.
Then as he's passing me just before my number comes up, he tries to coerce me to come up to the front but I have a 10 month old in tow and these people are hard core so I decided to stick to the back. He winks again.
You just have to picture me standing in the back of this room full of thoroughbred horse people with a baby on my hip trying to keep up. Sheer enertainment people.
The horse ended up going for $170k, which was way over my budget to bid. I didn't end up getting the horse but I did blow my auctioneer grandpa a kiss before we left. Yes I did.
I just wanted to encourage all of you out there that would want to memorize with us, then please sign up on the Living Proof website! I don't know about you all, but I know that I NEED to renew and re-wallpaper my mind with His word.
We are headed to Kentucky with Joe while he works, so I hope to have some fun stories and pictures along the way :)
I have about so many posts rolling around in my head but am overjoyed and full with holiday happenings.
The New Year couldn't pass without a post, so here are my eight memories to highlight from this year!
1. This day last year was my first day of officially becoming professional mother (even though the wee one was in utero).
2. When I gave up work, I left the diet drinks behind. If you know me, you know that was nothing short of a M-I-R-A-C-L-E! Lord knows I could down me some diet pepsi in the day, but there isn't any more aspartame turning into formaldehyde in this body :)
3. Experienced the joy and sheer humiliation of childbirth and loved every minute, especially my little "I"!
4. We moved to a horse ranch!?! Sometimes I still pinch myself with disbelief that I am officially a country girl.
5. I also gave up milk. We have our own well out here and water has never tasted so good in my life!
6. What I realized was how the creative writing that my old job required stirred a desire that I had long since buried. It lead to me to this here blog, which has been a wonderful outlet for me. The shocking part is that I have kept it up (well sort of).
7. Enjoyed my sweet little gifts that God has loaned to me- my boys. I have also become closer to my family. I am forever grateful. As well as becoming much closer to my extended family- what fun!
8. 2008- The Year of New Beginnings- Couldn't be more true for our little family.
Nine, the number of judgement, the year of reaping what has been sown. I can't even begin to imagine all that is in store for this next year but my heart's desire is to be found at His feet.
Praying for God's best and richest blessings upon your new year!