When we’d been married a little over a year when we set out on a cross country vacation to take in National Parks, a few new cities, time with family, and a visit with friends. Because we are scrapbook geeks or maybe just geeks, we decided it would be fun to pose in front of each national park sign.
At first we posed like normal people, you know arm around each other all cute and coupley…
But 7 days and who knows how many miles later and we thought it would be fun to pose creatively… (get it we “are the arch” with the real arch inside)
Once this crazy theme started, it just got worse with each additional hour riding in the car…. (Here we are posing as a mountain at Rocky Mt National park, before digital cameras hence the only pic we took was a fuzzy one).
Yes, it really can get worse…. as we do our Mt Rushmore impersonation…
But the worse was by far Wind Cave National Park. As we drove through Wind Cave all we saw were buffalo and prairie dogs. (Turns out the real attraction at the park was the caves underneath, which we somehow missed). I am not sure which one of us came up with this great idea, but we thought to “keep it fun” we’d pose as a buffalo and prairie dog in front of the park sign.
Because we are THAT cool!
The worst part is we’ve kept up on our ambition to visit every National Park and we have a frame in our guest room which holds each National Park sign photo. So, yes when friends and family come to visit they get to see this shockingly scary photo of me posing as a prairie dog.
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We may not always agree with Obama’s view on the roll of government but, regardless of where we stand politically, this truly is a huge and monumental milestone for our country. My husband was reading on BBC.com this morning and sent me an e-mail with some quotes and thoughts that I hadn’t fully considered. I thought they were worth sharing.
” On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King spoke of his dream for America, with the brooding statue of Abraham Lincoln offering the most glorious of pulpits.
On 20 January 2009, Barack Obama will appear on the west steps of the US Capitol, at the other end of the Washington Mall, and seal his historic triumph with just 35 words: the presidential oath of office. “
Look how much has changed in less then 50 years.
Another cool mental image….
” A quirk of scheduling and a quantum leap of history meant that Mr. Obama delivered his acceptance speech in Denver on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. “
This really is a moment to be proud of. It’s so great that God’s common grace can extend onto a people such as ours in such abundance. People often ask, “If there is a God then why is there evil in the world”. To this, Christians often respond, “If there is no God then from where comes the moral compass that brings such good in the world”.
To think that America has seen the light so clearly after over 150 years of injustice and persecution of African Americans is a beautiful thing to behold. If ever there was a time where all seemed lost it would have been just 60 years ago when everything was segregated and de-segregation would mean a loss of power for the advantaged. We’ve all heard the term, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Somehow, through the sacrifice of many many people, that power did not corrupt absolutely. It didn’t happen overnight, and it is not yet finished, but it is happening and last night we got to witness and be part of something great. Evidence of God’s common grace.
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