Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'll stay with you......

I became very sick last night...and when I'm sick I like to take a shower in the bath which really helps me to to feel better.  I woke up in the morning feeling sicker than ever and went to take a shower/bath.  About 10 minutes into the shower I hear a knock on the door.  "Daddy, are you in there?" came from a little voice from outside the door, "Can you let me in?"  It was my son Kevin who woke up a little earlier than normal when he heard the shower running.  I replied, "I can't right now son, I'm in the shower."  Kevin replied, "Are you still sick Daddy?"  I responded, "Yes, I am."  Laying on the floor outside the bathroom so his little voice can carry through the crack on the bottom of the door Kevin says, "That's okay Daddy, I'll stay with you."  

Kevin then proceeded to wake up his two brothers and the three of them waited outside the door for me.  They finally opened the door on their own and proceeded to tell me stories about their dreams and other things just to help me feel better.  No matter how bad of a situation I'm in, my boys can make me feel better.  Moral of the story...there should always be someone willing to stay with you...are you always willing to stay with someone else?  If not, find someone today....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Inauguration of Barack Obama- Pictures from the Lincoln Memorial

The inauguration was great.  JJ was too cold to leave his Mom's arms so the pic below is of Kevin and Michael taking in the event.  As you can see the majority of the Lincoln Memorial was blocked due to the stage being left up...I guess they ran out of time to be able to take it down.  

I have been asked by a lot of people about my political beliefs with all of my posts about Barack Obama.  Truth is that I am a conservative in many of my beliefs....and I didn't vote for Obama. But I can see the historic nature of this event and truly appreciate the significance that it brings to the nation.  Whether or not you desire the change that Obama brings...you can't deny the historic change this has brought.  While I don't believe in many of the agenda items he proposes, I couldn't help but think as I stood at the Lincoln Memorial of the amazing fact that the President that freed the slaves now watched over the inauguration of the first black President in the history of the United States.  That is change, and that is amazing.  God Bless America. 


Crowd waiting for the big event
Too cold to let any body part be exposed
The crowd is building....
No more seats left at the Lincoln...

The spirit of Abraham Lincoln looking over the historic day...


The prayer was given ....
Hope was inspired...
Cheers the moment President Barack Obama was sworn in...






A Father uses a special moment to teach his son about Abraham Lincoln...

The enormity of the event...

My boys....exhausted from a big day, lots of freezing weather, and still a witness to history...

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Inauguration Concert

Yesterday was a day I'll never forget.  While I focused the majority of the day shooting video, I was able to grab these shots of the Inauguration concert experience.  We took the Metro where even the tickets have Obama's face on them.  It was insane with all the people that were there.