Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big Day

Well, today is Inauguration Day, and I had hoped to post something patriotic or symbolic of the event. Nope! I just didn't find the time. Instead, I am taking the easy way out and posting something I made for my other blog. If you would like to see the card instructions, they can be found here. My tree card doesn't have anything to do with the inauguration except it is a winter card and it reminds me of all the people freezing on the Mall today.

On a personal note, I was exited to participate (somewhat) in the inauguration when I went downtown Sunday to see the inauguration concert. I know everyone has differing political views, but for me, it was important to see what was happening in DC and to go hear Barack Obama speak. Plus, the concert was amazing!

Here is a picture of people headed to the Lincoln monument. A couple of people showed up for the event.

I watched some of the live MSNBC broadcast from the Mall. I might have been on tv. Did anyone see me? I was the one dressed warmly and waving. :)

I walked up to the Capitol Building. I took a picture of this bird standing on the Capitol reflecting pool to show you how cold it was that day. You can even see the Capitol reflected in the ice.

Finally, I am including a picture of the Capitol Building all decked out for the inauguration. It was really something to see.

DC is crazy right now with all the inauguration activity, but I am so glad I was able to be a part of it. I am really hoping for good things for all of us.


Anonymous said...

Love the card. You do beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

I love the card. I enjoyed the pictures. I passed on the whole affair due to the distance etc. We live in Iowa and we have the unique ability to get to know all the candidates and all that good stuff. I have pictures of my husband and I meeting with the president - us and another couple had the good fortune of meeting one on one with him. That was right after we had lunch with Chris Dodd! But, we Biden supporters and was able to meet with almost the whole family. Do you know how cool it is to pick up the phone and have it be Hunter Biden saying he was swinging through town - want to have a bite to eat? Joe's sister is a hoot and I can now say the VP's sister came to my house! Anyway, it is an amazing process. I also was able to meet some of the Rep. candidates and Hillary etc. Thanks for taking the photos - I really like the one of the bird with the image on the ice. I have been to D.C. a few times and want to go back when it is less hectic and we can enjoy ourselves.

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. Love looking at your blog and great projects.

Anne said...

Hi, Laura! I love love LOVE this card! Thanks so much for linking to the instructions. I am going to have to try this one for myself! :-)

Shirley said...

I am envious and want to thank you for sharing. I was and am an Obama supporter. I would have gone if it hadn't been so cold. I am so proud and glad you did! I watched evey minute of it and the view from the top was amazing! You go girl!!!

Shirley said...

OMGosh and your card is so spectacular and elegant too!