Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The last full day

Well, it's the last full day of the Gathering. I can hardly believe it! We've been working so hard for so long -- three years of planning and two years of meetings ... four and a half days of intense coverage -- our team works from about 7:30 a.m. till about 2 a.m. So really, there's only about five hours where our cozy little media office of 25 iMacs is deserted. It's been quite an event! The first photo shows the Mass Event stage during a light/sound check. The theme of the Gathering this year, is CHOSEN. The photo of us is for Gabriel and Asher, who have "requested" it. This is mommy and daddy in the office where we've been working/living the past few days! We love you guys!! The photo of the crowds shows just one of the many entrances where the youth wait to get into the nightly Mass Event space. The other photos are of the "Jesus Painter," an amazing guy who performed at the Mass Event last night. While the music is playing, he takes about 5-10 minutes and completely creates an AMAZING work of art on canvas -- last night he started with a crucifixion scene, which, within moments, was transformed into a picture of Christ's face. The crowd went CRAZY for him. He's had about 2,000 people showing up for his sectional, which is held twice every day here in the convention center. Tomorrow morning is the last Mass Event and then we're done!

1 comment:

marzi said...

hi kat- thanks for the nice comment on my blog today. sometimes it's nice to be reassured from someone who's been there, done that!

to answer your questions: yes, we know what we're having....another boy! finley is very excited and talks about his little brother all the time!

thanks for the nice comments about my article in the press. i was more concerned with how my photo would look being this pregnant!! :) i was happy to see that, because of the angle, you couldn't even really tell! sam was very cool and we swapped a couple e-mails with information about some of the artwork in our house that he liked.

ok, i'll stop filling up your comments with my blabber...sorry, i didn't know your e-mail to respond elsewhere. :) -lori