I'm going on trek this weekend. I'm ma for some yet unknown "children" that are really just peers from my ward. The mas and pas were asked to come up with a family name and make a flag for their handcart. As previously posted, my pa isn't the most familial, so I made the flag myself, even picked the family name. I totally must give credit, though, to cindy, plewe, and cindy's friend kim, for helping me come up with the emblems and symbolism. Cindy totally deserves all the credit for designing the overall layout. She drew it in pencil for me last night and advised me on colors to use. I just finished doing the painting. There's only one mess up spot i'm embarassed of s everything else I think is spectacular. I've decided I deserve best family flag award - if there is one. The oxen are holding wheat - symbolizing the unity and friendship related to growing, harvesting, and preparing it into food. The mountains are enduring, the oxen are valiant and persevering, the crown is because of our divine royal birth right, the tree is a mustard tree symbolizing faith, and the tiny mustard seed it came from hangs below the family name. We are rich in heritage, unity, faith, fellowship, courage, heritage, and all that good stuff. Don't you agree my family will win best family flag ever?