For the record, I technically, did not steal Gumby. I may have suggested that he was within reach and unattended.. but I myself did not steal Gumby.
However- I did have fun living vicariously through Gumby during my rare down time during MOPS International Convention. (It’s NOT all work.. there is a lot of PLAY)
Gumby was a busy little guy. He met many field leaders and MOPS moms. (Strangely enough, most field leaders refused to allow their faces to be shown in pictures.)
Gumby met a beautiful bride and handsome groom. Gumby relaxed in the hotel lobby near the fireplace. Gumby met a steer. (He also climbed on the fence around the steer that was clearly labeled “DO NOT CLIMB OR STAND ON THIS FENCE) Apparently Gumby is a rebel. Gumby found a train that was irresistible, he had to ride it, and even found a little house that was JUST his size!
Gumby brought out my jealous side- by going to the spa. He had a hot tub, a massage, and a makeover. I wanted to pinch that little guy when he kept eating cheesecake and carrot cake without blowing up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. I would have gained a pants size, maybe 2!
Gumby also bought a cowbell and stuffed it into my suitcase for my youngest son. I can assure you- waking up to a cowbell rung 3 inches from your left ear is NOT a pleasant experience. Gumby kept asking what SDWSC meant.. now he knows. Gumby watched the season kick off of Pushing Daisies.. I missed it. Gumby was touched by Erwin McManus’ new book “Wide Awake” as was I. That little bugger even stole my wedding ring to wear as a crown…cause he was feeling like a prince for a day! No worries- I got it back, I’m bigger than Gumby. Oh and Gumby wants the world to know- Texan BBQ? ROCKS.
Finally- Gumby was hand delivered to his caretaker and bestfriend, by a Gaylord Resort Staff member (who got a very nice tip, I might add)at which point, I might have been rolling on the hallway floor, laughing so hard, that the pictures from his safe return are blurred.
I’m still working to get caught up form the trip- but I just have to say- if you ever get a chance to attend MOPS Convention.. you should go.. you just never know what fun is in store! (especially if you make some of your own:P)
No Gumbys or Field Leaders were harmed in the taking of these pictures. Also- Due to confidentiality- I cannot disclose who else was involved in the Gumby disturbance- suffice to say, I was not alone.