Friday, September 16, 2011

Its finally Friday!

So, I'm already slacking again.  After the weekend of soccer, the boys didn't play the next weekend because of labor day.  I was really sad after returning the beast and I didn't pick up my camera.  Soccer returned last weekend, but I haven't gotten around to editing those photos yet. 

But, I do have a share from my instagram.  I love instagram.  I love my iphone.  I love being able to capture photos and videos at a moments noticed.  I've had a camera phone for several years, but the hassle of trying to get the photo off the phone and somewhere where I could use it was just too much of a burden.  Instagram makes it easy because I can upload straight to my flickr account.

Last weekend we were invited to go to the Clemson football game with some friends.  JJ loves it because he gets to hang out with his two best friends and a bunch of other boys.  I love it because I am back in my happy place.  And Gene actually loves it because he can sit around with the other men, drink beer and watch football out of the back of someones car!

This game was Military Appreciation Day, remembrance of 9/11.  I had a surreal moment while standing in the stadium, arm to arm with my Clemson Family.  The family that was there for me on that tragic day.  The family that comforted me and supported me.  The family that rallied on that same football field, that we wouldn't let terrorist treat us this way.  I got a little teary, thank heavens for sun glasses! 

After the fly over, the national anthem, a moment of silence, it was time for the 25 most exciting seconds in college football.  After watching my Tigers run down the hill, I looked to the sky to say a prayer and saw this....

It looked so beautiful.  All the red, white and blue balloons, mixed in with the orange.  Just one big family, hanging in there together.  I felt at peace for that moment. 

I'm thankful for the iphone and helping me capture these moments that might have never been seen. 

I'm also linking up today with Lisa from The Long Road to China, for favorite photo Friday!

the long road 

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  1. That picture is really wonderful - I love the ballons!

  2. Wow - great shot and composition, so clear considering the distance.

  3. what a liberating feeling this photo gives me! lovely...I want an iphone :)

  4. Such an interesting photo! I love the colors and light. Thank you for sharing! I agree about the iPhone and photography comes in very handy :o)!

  5. Love the balloon shot, how beautiful! And guess I better get another iPhone ap. ;)