It's been a busy weekend with balloonfest. While the weather hasn't been ideal, we still attend all (well, I did skip Saturday morning's after a brief glance out the window) the meetings and we were able to go out onto the launch field and glow for a little bit last night.
This morning I had my alarm set for 5am, took a quick shower and was at the meeting for 6am. All the balloons flew this morning. This was our church at 7:06 am.
Seemed fitting for a Sunday morning flight
I'll have a ton of pictures to share later, but for now I have to get ready for the ballooners banquet and this afternoon a promised trip to the carnival with my kids. There's another pilot meeting and hopeful launch this evening, but the forecast right now is saying it'll be too windy. Fingers crossed that changes.
summer is full on over here. a few pictures from the past week.
Mark ordered a banana split. Because bananas are healthy.
Brian is proud of the fact that he can polish off his own dessert, and all others that are up for grabs. This night he devoured his own, and the rest of Mark's banana split, the remainder of dad's peanut parfait all while sipping on mine. We call him Jughead.
And now it's Monday.
This week will be busy. Today there are two kids starting soccer camp, but at different times of the day. Balloonfest begins on Friday.
I couldn't seem to gather up much energy yesterday, so I decided to rummage through the hall closet and dig out a book and begin knocking off another bullet on my summer manifesto.
I fell asleep the first attempt, but by bedtime I had made it all the way to page 103. I used to read at least a book a week, now I've read maybe three books in the last three years. Felt good to just chill through the pages while the kids played.
As for Greg? He works. A lot. He went to work at 4am yesterday, and got home about 6 last evening. He went to work again this morning and he thinks he has tomorrow off, but I'm not so sure.
Yesterday was summery -
The kids played in the sprinkler They caught a few fireflies last evening chalk drawings on the sidewalk the neighbors had their annual pool party
Today the humidity has amped up (not a fan) and there is a promise of thunderstorms this afternoon. We'll see if we can make it through Brian's last soccer game before it hits.
me, laura, sonja photo taken by Al Ward of the Livingston Daily
It was a beautiful night last night for media night (balloonfest is the last weekend in june). We've not had many good flying days this year, so to have a good night for media night was awesome. Always a good time hanging out with fellow ballooning friends.
I met Matt through ballooning - a fellow Finlander who likes to talk about saunas. He asked me if I'm happy, and I told him that he should know by now that a Finn's happy face, sad face, excited face - are all the same face.
They know who to schmooze.
oh hey, even my kid showed up.
George was driving in circles, so I was just shooting out the back window.
It was good.
We have hopes of flying tonight as well, and fingers crossed for a beautiful weather weekend for balloonfest. After a month of scattered thunderstorms, I say we deserve it.