Gertie is our new family mascot. I posted on her a while back, and DD has come up with a blog dedicated to Gertie. Isn't that silly? Yes, but we have loved having Gertie as part of our family. We acquired her at the Creation Museum late last fall. The Creation Museum is one of my favorite places in the Universe --the Lord is truly honored there. Gertie is a little reminder of that trip and that place. Now, here's the really funny thing: DH loves Gertie. She goes with us on any major road trip, and she went with us to Church tonight (top photo). Like the rest of us, she was happy to be going back to God's house. The bottom picture was taken a few weeks back when we took what we thought would be an uneventful drive to NC. We were caught in a little snow storm on the way back. It was beautiful, but scary. We saw lots of cars sliding on the snowy roads. As you can see, Gertie helped Dad keep his eye on the road!I think it's pretty wonderful when we're getting in the van and Dad says, "who's got Gertie?"