July 2007 - Strong boy!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
July 2007 - Strong boy!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Hey, it wouldn't be me without some fauna photos!
One of the things I love (and hate) about Mirror Lake is that you can never count on the weather. It could be a beautiful day in the morning and then that evening it could pour buckets on you. Which is exactly what happened to us. The biggest, scariest lightning storm I'd ever been in. I was sitting at the picnic table and saw the lightning and heard the crack of thunder at the exact same moment - that's how close it was! It scared Tyson so bad he started crying. We took off to the car and sat in it while the rain came down. Sadly I didn't get any pictures of the storm. I was too busy cowering in the Subaru.
Who'd have thought riding on someone's back could be so tiring? Alright, I will admit if you're tired enough, sleeping anywhere will do. He just didn't look comfortable at all!
This is the Capitol. It is a beautiful building. I hadn't been here since high school when I shadowed the late Senator Ed Mayne for a day. That itself was an awesome experience that only fueled my love of history.
Turns out, we weren't the only ones who wanted to see it. I could not believe how many people came out to get a glimpse of this amazing document. The line wrapped from one end of the building to the other, where it finally ended in the center with the DOI. We ended up making friends with the people in front of and behind us. What else are you going to do while waiting? You can only stare at marble for so long.
Tyson got tired of being held in line (and of course if you put him down he shot off like a rocket searching for trouble), so Doug and I took turns chasing him around the building trying to keep him entertained. We wandered around and found the rooms where Utah Senators and Representatives make laws and decisions. I found it all very captivating, Tyson was more interested in zooming up and down stairs and looking out windows.
When we finally did reach the front of the line (after more than 3 1/2 hours of waiting), we chatted with one of the people touring with the DOI about the turnout. She said that this was the largest crowd that had come to see it so far in their tour (having made 11 of 15 stops already). She was amazed at how many people came. I later heard that 12,000 people had come over the two days to check out one of our country's greatest historical documents.
The nice thing was, Cricket (sponsoring the tour) had people there that would take your photo in front of the DOI. Unfortunately, they aren't the most camera savvy and although I explained quite simply ("press the button halfway down to focus then press it all the way to take the photo"), something got lost in the explanation. She got the snap the photo part down, which I suppose is the most important. So here you can see, we made it finally to see the famed Declaration of Independence. It was over all too soon though, as I felt guilty for wanting to savor it after enduring hours of standing, chasing Tyson and hunger pangs just to witness this piece of history. In the end it was worth it. I can check it off my list of things I must see in my lifetime.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I don't think Tyson really knew what to make of the little guy. He just knew that Mom and Dad were giving this new little person a LOT of attention and he wasn't the center of attention anymore. He sort of warmed up to the baby after a little while but soon went back to finding naughty things to get into.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
He's so handsome in his uniform!!
Our Mom got to pin his Sheriff's badge on while Sheriff Jim Winder watches.