you just never know when i'm gonna pop up on this ol' blog :)
here I am on another friday night by my lonesome and i actually got the kids to bed at a decent time.
so here i sit with a coffee (because i woulda been asleep the minute those kiddos were if i didn't, it was THAT kinda day) and i thought i should whip up a blog post.

i actually got crafty today, aubrey and i made a fabric scrap christmas light garland...thingy-majig.
it turned out super cute and if i wasn't so tired/lazy right now, i'd upload the pictures and show them.
but i am (tired and lazy), so hot air balloon pictures from a week back it is!
i'll let the garland pictures come in my next surprise post ;)

we've been seeing this one hot air balloon flying around on the weekends and on our way home one night, we happened to finally see it close to our house (in gorgeous late evening lighting i might add! best. time. of. day. period.). zach being the fabulous fella he is, let me grab my camera from home and drove me back out to capture it. 

seriously, there is something SO breathtaking about a hot air balloon isn't there?!
my new official goal is to get to a festival and get pictures of dozens of them flying at once.
oooo and at night too! wouldn't that be glorious?!?
as we were driving back to the spot where the balloon was, we saw that it was landing and my heart sank. what are the odds that zach actually drove me back to get my camera and i missed it in flight?! but  i got out to take a few shots of it grounded anyway. after they unloaded some people, i noticed that they were taking off again. heavenly!! was all i could think....
don't you agree??

and this last one might be my favorite shot of the bunch. the moon was so bright in the sky, but it was still fully daylight. i could not have timed this whole thing better if i planned!
blissful :)


Amy said...

Hands down, one of the best husband took me back to get my camera, stories ever of all time. You are truly gifted. Yes, with your beautiful photography skills, but i meant gifted with an amazing husband, who loves the Lord, and in turn he loves you. Now i know that he isnt perfect, none of them are, but it is moments such as these that really matter, these small things that they do for us, to make us happy, these are the moments in our lives that we will cherish most. Now about your balloon shots. A m a z i n g. They are breath taking. I know of 2 hot air festivals, one i. Jersey in july and one in upstate new york in august.... Maybe it can go on our bucket list of places to go photograph.
Love your surprise posts.

Astrid said...

Look at you, never gonna craft again!! Loving that your blogging again.
I know what you mean about amazing husbandios...we have been blessed with them...hard-working, loving their wife types ;) Jo has been wrestling and playing Beyblades with the kids for nearly and hour and they are in HEAVEN!! Definitely my love language ;)
Love the hot air balloon---from afar. BEautifully amazing shots.
You got some mad skills girlfriend!!