Saturday, October 20, 2012
Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives. It's led by a guy named Derrick Wilburn who I really respect. His opinions are very similar to mine overall and he's a really great father, too. I'm always trying to show my son, Michael, strong Christian black men that he can look up to. Derrick is a very good example. We attended one of the group's rallies shortly before election day. All the speakers were good, but we particularly enjoyed the man who told the story of the Star Spangled Banner and it's creation.
So, we chose to just take pictures at the entrance instead. Honestly, we got a nice view of the gorge itself from off to the side and the pictures we took at the gift store were pretty fun. The kids liked the teepee and the totem pole. I wished we hadn't come at sunset. The gorge was a lot further away than I had thought it was. At least the kids all accepted the change of plans with good grace.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Danya and Gloria's school had a pep rally on crazy hair day. We made Danya's hair crazy, but nothing could beat the kid with the fro-hawk. They played Raiders of the Lost Ark and Michael Jackson's Thriller. I really like taking photos of their band room and the pep rallies and concerts. I don't have pictures of that sort of thing from when I was in band. I only have a couple photos from one parade. Hopefully, my kids will be able to look back at these and smile.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Our first year with two girls in the band! Danya on the slide trombone and Rosie rocking the alto sax. They look so awesome with their instruments I can't help squealing with pride when I see them. My babies, my little girls, are finally bandos. My dream has always been to have all my kids play musical instruments. God seems to provide one just in time. This year, Daniel's little sister Aunt Jennie gave Gloria her old sax from high school. It's in great condition and Glo is a natural playing it. I'm so proud of them both!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Molly asked me to take Alayna's six month photos. She was too cute for words! Her little bumblebee costume was absolutely adorable. Brianna loved taking photos together in their costumes. We also took photos of Molly in her homecoming outfit for her school. She was so beautiful!