The SUO challenge for today was anything animals…..I have had this set for over a year and never used it, so it was fun to pull it out.  My favorite animal in the whole wide world is my golden retriever Luca.  But since there is no stamp to represent him, I chose my favorite African animal, the giraffe.  I think looking at a giraffe just screams there IS a GOD…..they are just so unique looking, and so awesome.  I have had several experiences with giraffes on our three trips to Africa.  The first was in 1987 when we took our first trip there, and it was still legal to camp on the Masai Mara in Kenya.  They don’t let you do that in a pup tent anymore…..I wonder why? Well I can vouch for the fact that you don’t get much sleep.  We went with a seasoned missionary.  Just before bedtime he flashed a powerful light into the area around us, and we saw eyes looking at us from every direction.  Then he told us the secret is to keep the fire going to keep the animals out of your campsite.  Needless to say, I made sure the fire was roaring all night long……and then in the morning, we drank this crazy drink called MILO and ate breakfast over the fire and as we sat there we watched giraffe go sauntering by…..only feet away from us.  It was a magical moment and may be when in my head, I sealed the fact that giraffes are my favorite.  On a later trip we went to a place that you could walk right up to the giraffes….well, as close as you dared to get, and my husband was grabbing my shirt saying that’s it Kare, close enough!! But they look so friendly…..I don’t think they would hurt me because they know I love them. 🙂 Anyway, I managed to write a whole post with not one mention of my grandchildren, but did I tell you? Those are TWIN giraffes in that picture, one is a boy and one is a girl………but I’m not mentioning grandchildren……….Until next time, Karen

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  • Anonymous
    October 17, 2012

    Love that card. My sister-in-laws favorite animal is the giraffe.

  • Carol Dee
    October 17, 2012

    Way to sneak in the twins! 🙂 Grandma. Love the giraffes. Hope to one day see them in thier native habitat myself (says envious me, 3 trips….)hugs…

  • Peggy
    October 19, 2012

    Yes, God is real all around us and in everything we do! I love your "twin" giraffe card! They are a fascinating animal for sure!

  • Anonymous
    March 29, 2013

    One of the most original cards I seen using animals.