Denali

Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

Two weeks after our trip’s completion I find myself just sitting and staring at photos Terry and I took of this mountain from various distances and angles. I am utterly in awe of God’s Handiwork.

No offense meant to President McKinley but I just can’t bring myself to call it anything other than Denali. The Alaskan Natives were right when they named in Denali – meaning The Great One – and “we” should have never tried to change it.

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Took Daddy with us to see The Great One.

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I offered to take a photo of a couple with the mountain. The husband reciprocated.
Nice man. Terrible Placement of Subjects.

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Good Luck, JY

Our principal announced her resignation this morning in a faculty meeting. She’s going to be principal at Mansfield HS which is about 3 minutes (instead of 30 – 45) from her house. I don’t always agree with her professionally but I do love her on a personal friend to friend level.
I will miss Jennifer Young’s presence in my school life but I’m happy for her in her new adventure as principal at Mansfield HS.

Quoting her from this morning:

“I can honestly say the last 10 years have been the best years of my life both personally and professionally. Today I will be named principal at Mansfield HS.

Personally it was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. Professionally it was a decision I had to make. And that makes me very sad.”

I didn’t get a photo this morning since she cried all the way through her 4 minute “speech” but I did get a photo seconds after she was named AHS principal in 2008.

New Principal

Good Luck, Jennifer, I wish you well!

What a Day

Up early this morning to greet Colton when Brian brought him to me. I finished dressing and did a couple of things and then took Colton to Camp Thurman. Then home to do something for Jordan and then Kristie and I drove to Austin for Elisabeth’s 2 year old well baby check up. This will be her last appointment with “Dr Nick”. She got two shots and we confirmed that she’s gotten taller (thus thinner) but that she’s still short and a bit chunky.

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A brief stop at the Texas Secretary of State’s office to get an apostatle for Jordan’s diploma and then back home. I dropped Kristie off at their temporary home two doors down from 1600 and then headed to Blue Mesa for dinner with some of the Round Robins. Gayle wasn’t available sort of last minute and Laura’s out of town but Vicki and I had fun visiting with Sherry.

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Then home to a gillion texts, FB messages and phone calls from school friends about a faculty meeting we have tomorrow. Rumor has it our Ms. Young is leaving her principal position at AHS to be a principal elsewhere….Mansfield HS. It’s much nearer her home so I wouldn’t be shocked if that’s what I hear tomorrow afternoon.

 

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