My birthday started out nice and slow. With a little bit of this... snuggling :)
My parents each sent cash, which I'm sure will make it's way to Amazon.com in the near future ;)
I also played a game where you spin a wheel and win prizes. Problem was they were out of most of the prizes by the time I played, so they gave raffle tickets instead. Next year we're going to have to hit that game first. My spins would have won a hoodie and a gun case, but instead I just got raffle tickets. Oh well.
It will hold 30 rifles or shotguns, (10 on the door alone), plus has places for pistols, ammo and anything else you want to put in it. It is fireproof too - I think someone told me it's fireproof for up to 60 minutes at 400 degrees or something crazy like that. The only problem is that it's ridiculously heavy, and it has to be moved in the morning before church. We're still working on all that...
I mentioned that the wrap was beautiful. The front has the RMEF logo, and the Teton Mountains. It's hard to see in this picture (I'll try to get better ones in the light tomorrow) but on this side there's a background image of the Wyoming flag, and the opposite side has the image of the American flag on it. That side was right against their speakers, so I couldn't get a picture of that. Anyway, not too bad of a birthday present! It's worth over $2,000!
Speaking of flags, one neat thing that happened tonight was that the first item they auctioned off was an American flag which had been flown overseas on a military base. They had just had all the veterans stand up and be recognized, as well as doing the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Star Spangled Banner. The person who won the auction for the flag spent over $1000, then had the auctioneer give out raffle tickets to all of the veterans, and draw for one of them to have it. It was an awesome gesture.