Saturday, April 18, 2009
In our area a family of four recently lost their home and belongings in a fire. The community held a benefit auction for them today. We all decided to go. My mother-in-law gave each of the girls $10 to bid on something. It was so much fun! The youngest had her eye on this vanity set. I went up to some of the assistants and asked if it could be brought up before we had to leave for her riding lesson. They were happy to comply and you should have seen that little girl! She was bouncing around and grinning ear to ear! She held up her auction card and started the bidding at $10. She thres up her card and bid against herself for $20! The place burst into laughter and no one would bid against her so she won it for $20! We had to help her pay for it but she was beyond pleased with the vanity and herself! The oldest had her eye on some barbies and someone outbid her. She got lucky with a set of Beanie Babies and she is also very pleased. My husband's mom and sister seemed to enjoy the auction and watching the youngest with her riding lesson too. Then my husband's sister took us all out to dinner. Tomorrow is church and I have homemade bbq and homemade cole slaw ready for lunch!