At the beginning of this month, we traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the National Fine Art’s Festival and National Youth Convention.  I know…I know…I’m kind of late with this post. We have been a little busy over here!

This trip was almost a week long- Monday thru Saturday. We were all pretty tired since we left the morning after a weekend long youth event. We made the long drive and arrived at our hotel. We stayed at the Galt House, which was a beautiful hotel that is right downtown and also connected to the convention  center. It made getting around during our time there very convenient!

The late night smoothies didn’t hurt either!

We took two youth that had qualified for the national level of competition.

Kyra presented her short sermon.


Allie presented a piece of her artwork.


This was the first time at Nationals for both of these girls. We are so proud of them! They both scored excellent and we couldn’t be more amazed at the amount of hard work that each girl put into their entry.

National Youth Convention gave us the chance to attend awesome services with amazing speakers every night. We heard from Assembly of God leadership and were led into phenomenal times of worship by Emmanuel Live.  We were excited to attend a Blanca and For King & Country concert. All of the services really were great. There is always something special about the energy of worship when the crowd is that large!


We were also able  to spend some of our off time exploring downtown Louisville.


We went to the Louisville Slugger Museum. This place was way more cool than I expected. It has a lot of photo ops with wax figures and a dugout. There are also batting cages and a factory tour. I was expecting the factory tour to be  more of a behind the scenes peak, but it was a legit factory. Like- no pictures allowed/don’t cross the yellow line/employees are on the clock and actually working  right now tour! The best part was that at the end of the tour, each person was given a mini bat. I am all about free souvenirs!! The kids loved it- in fact, we all did!

We also went to the Muhammad Ali Center. 

Part of the center was closed off due to them updating an exhibit, but it was quite educating. I am not much of a sports person, but I can imagine that someone that was a fan could easily spend all day there. The center was several levels and included a theatre, timeline of his life, tons &tons & tons of footage from fights. (is that the right term? or is it matches??), and collectable items from his career. There was also a interactive section that had a cool shadow boxing area…..

and a ring for kids (and dads) to play!


We had a great time and made lots of memories!! We are always thankful and honored to be a part of trips like these!





About jfulford01

Hello to anyone taking time form their busy lives to read my blog. I am a wife to an amazing man, who I am blessed to serve alongside in youth ministry. I am mommy to two amazing kids who I am privileged to be able to homeschool. This blog is out of my comfort zone and certainly me trying to be obedient to Christ. I love Him more than I care about my own comfort or awkwardness. Hopefully, this blog is honest, real, and transparent. I'm not a big fan of fake. The Lord is using it to bring growth to me...and I pray that in the process something about my crazy beautiful life might also encourage others.
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