Sunday, July 27, 2008

Creation X2

We got to go to Creation again this year complements of Compassion. I guess it's kind of our every other year anniversary event! We went 2 years ago, but not last year due to one small child!

This year I remembered to bring my camera...

Creation is an outdoor Christian music festival held at the Gorge. It's right on the Columbia and has a beautiful view!

That's the stage and then there is a big grassy hillside. No assigned seating other than a few chairs down on the level behind the mosh pit (hidden by the curve of the hill in this pic)

And then it's sunset...

This year we went on Friday so we could hear different artists for the evening concert. Skillet and then Toby Mac. Interesting... but I'm beginning to feel old! This is much more a teen/youth event than an adult one. Although to get the teens there you know there were plenty of adults present! And towards the end of their set Toby Mac played a lot of old school DC Talk songs which was fun!

Our view of Toby Mac!

The best part of the day (well, besides running into a friend I haven't seen in years and talking to her for an hour!) was working at the Compassion table. It's so fun to connect with other volunteers and watch/help people pick out a child to sponsor. You can pick a child from any one of 25 countries, either gender, any age. You can even specify a birth date although usually you have to call or write directly to Compassion or go to their website to do that.

This is the table we worked at this year. Ben and Jeff showing off the kids! Ben is from the Tri-cities and Jeff was from Eugene, Oregon. We had to give him a hard time about that!

This is me with Amy Lund. She was the event coordinator for Creation and also the one who signed me up. It was great to get to meet her in person!
And then there was the random kid walking around in a banana suit. I had to get a picture since Cory is the banana boy! It's one of his first words - "nana"!

After the main concert there was a brief candlelight service at midnight. They turned off all the lights in the arena and all you could see were thousands of candles. Very cool. Unfortunately also very windy so it was hard to keep your candle lit, or from dripping wax all over you!

After all that we got home at 2am and then went to paint some more at my parents on Saturday. Cory did fine with Grandma and Grandpa, but I think he was pretty happy to see us when we got there!


  1. Oh, how wonderful! So fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. fun fun fun, I am glad you got out together alone,...heres a queston??? did you call home and ask about cory, and how many times?? just woundering- greg and i went out for dinner and I think it was the first time I hadnt called and checked up on everyone just to make sure, during a date.


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