Thursday, March 11, 2010

While I breath, I hope.

Did you know that this saying is on our South Carolina State Seal, only written in Latin? Well, if you didn't now you do. We took our annual third grade field trip to the State House on Monday, and we had a fabulous day. The weather was beautiful, all the children were on their very best behavior, and our guide was very knowledgeable. After my 7th year going, even I learned a few new things.

This was on one of the representatives desk....I found it humorous.

Our kids got to walk by the state sword and get a up close and personal view of it...very exciting for them :)

The highlight of my day...holding the state mace. The nice men offered to take it out of the vault, and of course we said yes!

What a beautiful day!


  1. how wonderful! I am glad ya'll had such a nice time!

  2. oooh, I hope you learned alot!! Now you just need to US Government expert to come and brief your class :)

  3. Dum spiro spero! I had to memorize it in 4th grade! I hope I spelled it right...