Tuesday, April 24, 2007

While We Wait ....

I'll admit that most days, it's really hard not to be totally consumed with our adoption journey. But Sunday was a beautiful day and Michael and I took Hagan to Keeneland and enjoyed a glorious afternoon at the track.

LOVE Keeneland. It's a place like no other ... steeped in tradition, fast thoroughbred horses, fine food, and yes ... a little gambling.

A good, clean, wholesome, Sunday afternoon with the family, right?!?

We cashed a few winning tickets, but really, it's not about the betting for me (although I WAS the big winner for the day, coming home with $40 more than I brought). It's more about the atmosphere, the people watching, and the whole experience.

Hagan had a wonderful time, despite the fact that we were part of a business function and he was the only child in the Keeneland Room. I marvel at how he can be so comfortable in most any setting and with most any group of people. He gets that great quality from his Dad.

It's not often that Michael and I get to spend one-on-one time with the boys and we need to make an effort to do it more often. They're MUCH more enjoyable when they're not bickering with one another. They each have their own interests and it's wonderful to be able to foster that. Horses are Hagan's thing ... always have been, always will be.

He was in horse heaven, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time together.


Anonymous said...

Hagan is such a handsome little
man. You must live in Kentucky.
He must of felt very special, just
him and mom/dad. Hoping your travel
plans come soon to get you little
girl. Elizabeth

Mom-of-5 said...

Oh how fun !!

The Ferrill's said...

It's so nice to go do something totally fun and away from the norm...gets your mind off "TA" and that has to be very refreshing! So glsd you got to have some one on one time with your son before your trip to China!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for your TA soon,

Jennifer said...

Okay... Hagan is adorable! I love the picture of him up on the wall with Mike next to him... SO CUTE! It won't be long now... we are praying each day to hear a good word from CHINA!!!

Anonymous said...

Where is that darn TA?!?!?!?!

Parying it somes SOON!

(As in April '07!)

Jana said...

Yeah!!! Where IS that darn TA?!?!?!