The sweetest things in life, aren't things......

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

BALLOONS dot the SKY

One thing I LOVE about living here is "Sky Fest." Hot air balloons temporarily take over the skies for three days! It is a beautiful site to see and something our family loves!! The first year we moved here we saw this happen right across from our house~

That's right! This balloon came straight down into the tree across the street . Lots of people ran over to help...but of course...I grabbed my camera! (HA..sad..but true)

The next year it was canceled because of wind. But this year was perfect weather!! Total Balloon worthy!! Here is what we saw!!



And of course, as luck would once again have it, here comes a balloon down to the ground, exactly where we were. It didn't crash this year like the the one in the tree. But something must have gone wrong because they put it up. But the kids got to be UP CLOSE and see the inside of the balloon too!!


It is funny how many people have lived here their whole life and don't enjoy the many festivals, nature, Utah Summer Games, Jeep National rock crawling, and many more things this city has to offer!! I LOVE all of it! We just can't get enough!!

Oh and also check out the new session on my photography blog by clicking here! This handsome guy was so much fun!!


13 comments:

Christina said...

That is soooo cool! Those are HUGE balloons. Way to appreciate what life has to offer there!

Roylance Rec. Center said...

I agree with Christina...you guys are always enjoying what's around you and your cute little family. Such a good example to the rest of us Bonnie! I love you and I miss you! I am starting my new job this Thursday...so hopefully we can save up and come sooner than later.

Love Ali

*MiNdY ReEs* said...

That looks so fun, I knew you guys lived in Utah, but what part?

The Cutlers said...

That is incredible! I have a weird weird weird phobia of hot air balloons. I am a freak. I know. I wish we lived there... it seems like there is always so much going on!

Kristy and Casey said...

That looks so neat! We have a baloon festival here too. But I dont' think it goes for 3 days...I could be wrong! Enjoy all the fun things around you!!

Stoddards said...

i love watching hot are balloons! it's amazing to me.

Devyn said...

that is the thing i miss most about walla walla was the annual balloon stampede! it was the funnest thing ever. do they do a thing called a "night glow" where they teather all the balloons down at night and at dark light them up? that was very cool!!

Dabell Family said...

That would be so fun to go to!!

The Shaws said...

Fun! Balloons are awesome. We used to go see the balloons in Driggs every year. There were so many colors and varieties. It was always a lot of fun!

Kate & Jeremy said...

i have been obsessed with hot air baloon since i was a little kid.. and i haven't seen one in YEARS, so its fun to see these pictures!!

Monica said...

What an awesome sight to have right outside your home!! I love to find out what is going on in our area and taking the kids so they see and experience all the wonderful activities in our area

Lindsey said...

We missed the balloon festival this year. We always enjoyed seeing the beautiful balloons go up into the sky...Thanks for sharing the pictures. It made it almost as if we were there :)

Snedaker Family said...

Looks like fun - It's so great to have things to look forward to that your family enjoys!