In 2009, I was encouraged by my friends to give the 365 photo project a try. I love taking photos, and was excited about participating. The daily posts paint a brief picture of my year and open my eyes to the beauty around me. It is challenging to post a photo daily. I was successful in 2009 and 2010, but fell a few short in 2011. I'll be continuing my quest for daily photos in 2012 and look forward to sharing them here.
Fox News and many other stations were on hand today for a huge celebration! Hometown hero, Lee DeWyze, returned from Hollywood to celebrate his American Idol status with friends, family, and his community.
I'm not a huge American Idol fan, but many of my friends are. I got caught up in the positive energy and headed to Arlington Park Race Track to see Lee DeWyze. There were about 40,000 fans crowded into the grandstand and ground level by the track. When Lee took the stage in the winner's circle, he was overcome by emotion as he looked out at everyone who had come to support him.
I didn't have a great view from where I was sitting, so I searched for a better spot and came across the jumbo screen in the paddock area. What an exciting evening!