Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

The Luckiest Kid

If there are any lottery players reading this, you might want to ask Sage what numbers to play. She is quite possibly the luckiest person I have ever met. She just always seems to win stuff!

Last night was 'Harvest Festival' at our girls school. It's a carnival night with silent auctions and raffles that our parents' organization uses to raise money. Before we even went to the event, I told Paul 'maybe Regan and I should just skip the raffles and let Sage play all the tickets...since she is the one who always wins'.

Well, of course that idea wasn't going to fly, at least not with Regan. So, we split 36 tickets between us. The girls each played 14 tickets and I was left with 8 to vie for prizes of my choice.

The girls were very excited about two beta fish that were part of the raffle prizes. They were chattering about how many tickets they were going to 'spend' trying to win one. I kindly explained that fish aren't that expensive to buy, and I was limiting them to one ticket entry for the fish. Well, of course one ticket  is all it took for Sage to be the proud new owner of 'Laker'. (Fortunately, for me, the girls want to donate him to Regan's class, who recently lost their class fish to old age.)

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Sage's next item of interest was a Razor Flash Rider 360. Apparently there wasn't anything else in her sights, as she stuffed her remaining 13 tickets in it's raffle box. As I'm sure you have surmised, she won that raffle as well. Needless to say, she was one excited kiddo! (Having one winner and one non-winner in the house afforded us many teachable moments the next day.)

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The night was not a total loss for Regan and I though. We made a cake, together with some friends, and entered it in the adult category of the cake decorating competition. We captured a first place ribbon and a gift card to our favorite local baker!

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