Thursday, September 11, 2008

How to make the Grand Canyon more grand

As you know my husband's name is LeGrand.
Many people get confused over the name.
I tell them it's a French name,
and the best way for them to remember it is to think of it's meaning.
LeGrand means "The Big."
In fact, one of my favorite nicknames that LG was given is
The Big and The Mighty.
And you can all decide for yourself if that describes my hubby.

So, what does the name definition have to do with my post?
It was pure coincidence that we visited The Grand Canyon
on LeGrand's birthday.
In honor of LeGrand visiting The Grand Canyon,
you all should know that our girls have renamed
The Grand Canyon to LeGrand Canyon.

It's very fitting I think.

Don't you think LG looks just like this Native American
who claims to be The Grand Canyon?


And, to make the visit even more grand,
we made sure our rental car was a Grand Caravan.


I think the train is due for some updating
along with all the other signage at the Grand Canyon.
It shouldn't be hard, just add the "Le" at the front.

For me, The Grand Canyon, was just another evidence of God's majesty!
What is possibly more grand than that?
Except maybe the scriptures.


If you think of The Colorado River as Willy Wonka's chocolate river,
it's automatically more grand.

I thought it a grand coincidence that the Arch from the Arches National Park
showed up in clouds right over the Grand Canyon.
I think that maybe God was trying to tell us that he
approved of our name change.
If you decide to hike, make sure that you read the signs so you can get back up.


Stop at the shop and gets some Dreyer's Grand ice-cream.


Hide from mom in the tower and make her panic for a good twenty minutes
that you may have fallen into the canyon.
That's always grand fun.
Especially when dad is in on the game.
Doesn't it look like they are touching a painting?

Nope just pointing out the grandness.


Put yourself into the painting.
Because you are part of God's grand creations too.


Tease your mom and wife some more by laughing at her

as she hollers for you to step back.







Show your children that you are just as grand
as any of those overpriced toys that they want.

Camp...you gotta camp.



Find something very small to remember the grand occasion.
This is our baby owl.
Her name is Paquito.
We let dad name her for his birthday.




Sit right at the grand edge.
It's so much fun.
Notice all the grand fossils.
And the grandest layering ever.
Can we call this a grand bee?


And, make sure you visit at the grandest times of the day.

Sunrise and sunset of course.




Take notice of the grand calves. Nothing less would be worthy.


Lean over just once and ponder the
grandness of your own mortality.
The horizon is endless and so is the land.

What's more grand than that?

Add your own caption here. I can't think of one.
On your drive home, take a grand minute or two to realize that the

grandness of God and his creations are really never ending.

You just have to keep looking.

12 comments:

Marilyn said...

Beautiful pcitures. That looks like a fun trip. You've got a "grand" husband.

Alice Faye said...

I'm glad I have such a GRAND family, especailly the GRANDCHILDREN!! Love the pictures!!

devri said...

Gret family times and memories you palangi..

Brittany said...

this was soooo funny! i was totally laughing! especially at "The Big" and the What Goes Down sign... i love people

[Somebody Loved] said...

It is about time that you posted this! You asked me when we had lunch... have you been to The Grand Canyon? You have been to the Grand Canyon right?? The two questions were back to back because you saw in my eyes that although I was nodding yes... you knew it had not been in years.

I am ashamed to say that I am guilty of taking things for granted. I live fairly close to this majestic canyon... yet I can't remember being there... that is how long it has been.

My husband has been working a ton of overtime... hoping to offset the probability of a labor dispute and being out of work. He called and said, When they settle our contract you pick a place where you want to go. I have been unable to decide... until NOW.

I am going to go to the Grand Canyon. Thank You friend.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

Marla said...

Wow it's so pretty! That looks like a great family vacation!

Renee said...

So lovely! You're a really good photographer.

Mother Goose said...

great captures of your vacay! Love your entire family! we would so get along!

cally said...

I love your pictures. They are so beautiful.

The Wills Family! said...

Wow, those pictures are so.....WOW! Your picture taking for blogging is making you into a very talented photographer. Well done :)

Ree said...

Love this post. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

nicole masters said...

You guys looked like you had a grand ole time. I hope to have a grand ole time myself someday there. lol

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