Friday, September 28, 2012

As Night Fell

As night was nigh, we found some more cousins at the balloon festival, found some snacks, and settled in for the balloon burn.  Here are some more photos of the festival for you:

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The cousins all gathered around and had fun playing together.

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Before the sun went down, the balloons started to gather into place.

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A few new ones showed up since the 6pm launch.

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Snacks - BLUE snacks.

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Did I mentioned the BLUE? I did? Ok.

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It finally started getting dark enough to see some burn.

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Did I mention the blue snack took a long time to complete?

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Waited until too late to get this photo - a bit blurry as it was pretty dark.

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They really are pretty all lit up, aren't they?

I hope you have had a good week and are planning a great weekend. We have lots going on - in fact, so much that I'm not sure which we will get around to and which will fall off the list. But, we'll be busy no matter what! 

See you soon.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Plano Balloon Festival

The boy and I went to the Plano Balloon Festival last Friday night with Kim and her girls, and we ran into Brooke and Michael and kids while we were there. I rented a lens last weekend, and the balloons are very enticing. That's my excuse for having taken over 400 - yes 400! - photos at this one event. Don't worry - I'll just pick a few to share with you here:

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We arrived early enough to see a 6pm launch.
The ReMax balloons took off first.

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And some skydivers dropped in too!

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The kids had a dinner picnic, thanks to Aunt Kim.

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Then we decided to stay, if the kids held up, for the the after dark burn.
So, we headed down the way to check out the sights.

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Just after this we ran into the rest of the cousins!
I'll show you all about that tomorrow.

See you soon!