Friday, September 05, 2008

Peace Train!

This is the DNC as seen through the eyes of the Barr family. We marched with Iraqi War Veterans, we participated in the Interfaith Service, Visited a replica of a Guantanamo Bay Prison cell with Amnesty International, listened to music at the Green convention, watched Hillary at the MSNBC Live outdoor studios at Union Station where Mark was interviewed by Chris Matthews, Participated in Tent State University and finally we were eye witnesses to Barack Obama's Acceptance as the Nominee for President of the United States of America. It was an amazing ride on the peace train for the whole family!


Danielle said...

This was awesome, Em! I'm so glad you were able to do so much with the kids!

Amy said...

Awesome! I wish we could have made it but couldn't get tickets.

Dave and Rae said...

Sounds like a great advanture...
As a fellow adoptive parent, I thought to write and tell you about the new guest home in Ethiopia specifically for adoptive parents and volunteer groups for the benefit of orphans in Ethiopia. Now that it is up and running, we would love to share the vision with other adoptive parents. You can see more at

If you would like to post a link, send me an email at and I’ll forward you the information.


Dave McIlrath, MA
Orphan Advocate
Ethiopia Guest Home
More Than a Place to Stay

DawnKane said...

Hi Barr Family-

My husband and I are currently on the waitlist for our little girl in Ethiopia. I found your blog while trying to make some Ethiopia/Colorado connections. We live in Castle Rock but are moving to Aurora.

Love to get in touch!

Bethany said...

Emily - would you mind contacting me directly? I would like permission to link to this blog. My email address is hibethany at Thanks! ~Bethany