Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bragging Rights

This summer has seen a lot of big changes for our family, and so there has been a slight trend of these self-indulging sort of personal posts.  I promise that I don't want to make a habit of that.  But early this morning there was a ground-breaking ceremony for Larry's warehouse.  Forget the fact that they'll be ready to raise the walls later this week--this was a photo-op/news event sort of thing.  Several papers were there as well as one of the local news channels.  Biggest of all, and certainly attracting much of the media attention, was Governor Otter's attendance.  The House Majority Leader was also there along with several city officials.  So we brought the kids, and the camera.  Here are some shots:

Breaking Ground
Here are a couple of employees, some politicians, Larry,
and some of the builders.  
The Governor is the 5th from the left 
and Larry is on his right.

Governor Otter has a cowboy hard hat!
State House Majority Leader on the left
City Councilman on the right

Palmer "dug" next  
Larry's brother, Eric, is in the green

...and then it was our turn

Larry and Governor Otter

The Governor and The Fam

There you go.  I should maybe mention that the Governor lives in our town, and probably came to this on his way to work in the capitol.  At any rate, we're finding it is much easier to be a big shot in a small place like Boise than a big place like Southern California.  Not that being a big shot is our goal, of course.  But on days like today, it's exciting just the same.

8 fishy comments:

Jenn said...

How fun :0) Love the cowboy hard hat, ROFL. BTW, your word verification thing is making me type "fdckm" right now. I'm not sure I like the looks of that... :P

Mina said...

Well, I can think of a *slightly* worse letter combo ... if that "d" got moved after the "k." No wonder my internet service blocks blogspot!

Lisa said...

what a fun day! I bet the kids ate it up. Is Larry SO excited?

seefilms said...

holy awesome!

saffron said...

Wow, very exciting, and a brag that is definitely blog-worthy!! It sounds like you're settling in just fine!

Kelly said...

How fun. Ground breaking are cool. We see a lot of them in Mike's business but they aren't for us of course :) Did #4 love being in the dirt?

Lolli said...

OK--that cowboy hard hat is a hoot! HAha!

Jeanne said...

Cowboy hard hat? Too funny!