Thursday, November 20, 2008


One of the classic Kentucky experiences is, of course, visiting the famous horse races. For just a few dollars you can enter the races and stay as long as you like, watching the horses warm-up, race, and enter the winner's circle. Though the main event is of course viewing the stunning and pampered horses, it is nearly as entertaining to watch the people the races attract. There are lots of regular Joes, getting their kicks from nickel wagers. They generally fill the standing-room-only area and get drunk on cheap beer while cheering on their various cash-cows (or horses). Then there are the serious patrons. These folks are in a league of their own. Betting is both a business and an art for them. Some of them own the horses racing and others own different things, like small countries. They dress to the nines and mingle with each other, viewing the races over their expensive wine, in plastic cups.

At the finish line!

In front of the winner's circle

Off to the Races

Well, as my dad always says, "you can't keep a good man down". This little man is off and running. Look out world!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Halloween!

A little footage of McKay on his first Halloween.

More Tagging

8 Things I'm looking forward to:

1. Family coming for Thanksgiving!
2. A voice lesson (it's been a while)
3. Singing in our ward with BJ this Sunday
4. McKay crawling
5. Going home for Christmas
6. Finishing the nursery decorations
7. BJ finishing dental school
8. Getting ALL the boxes cleared out of the garage

8 Things I love about this fall:

1. Being a mother
2. Not feeling sick everyday like I did last fall
3. Watching the beautiful Kentucky foliage
4. The weather still being in the high 60's
5. Being able to buy Macintosh apples at every grocery store
6. Taking McKay Trick-or-Treating
7. The election being over for another few years
8. Eating apple desserts!

8 things on my wishlist:

1. Visitors
2. An interior decorator
3. An upturn in the economy
4. Lots of healthy, happy children
5. The Great Wall of Chocolate
6. Cafe Rio in Kentucky
7. Clothes that fit (maybe someday I'll get my pre-mommy body back)
8. A nap

Alright! Done! Let's see, I think I'll tag the Sarah's. Sarah's Coiner and Lassen, you're up! And my dear Becca. Let's here your answers too!