Hudson Hot Air Affair PLUS!

Why hello again! Instead of making a few different posts with a bunch of pictures from a few different things, I'm going to make one post with one picture from each thing. You get the job of heading over to my K. Krasin Photo site to actually see more photos!

First up...
The Hudson Hot Air Affair! (this one gets two)

Field of Fire
It was too windy on Saturday night to do the "Moonglow," so they left the balloons behind and had a "Field of Fire"

Take off
The next morning, we headed out to the mass ascension. It was tons of fun to watch the balloons get set up & take flight!

My brother and his fiancee, Malia, are expecting a baby boy in May. Last weekend, my mom and I headed to Mondovi for her baby shower. Everything was beautiful (including Malia, even though I doubt she'd agree!) and it was a lot of fun.

Malia and the cake
Not the best picture, but one of Malia with her cake.

The next day, I was really itching to take some pictures, so Paul and I headed out to Como Zoo & Conservatory for about 45 minutes.

Purple flowers
This was one of my favorite conservatory photos. Some of the others are better, but I love the purple & the pattern of this one. It makes a great desktop background!

Tomorrow... I'll let you in on the "big" news!

Only one day late!

Sorry, no new photos yesterday, but a day late isn't so bad, right? RIGHT?!

Anyway, here are some pictures from when we babysat our nephew, Kalyn, in February.

Paul and Kalyn
Talkin' with Uncle Paul

He really loved the remotes!

He was learning to clap in February... now (I hear) he's starting to walk!

See lots more in the "Kalyn" gallery!

Monster Jam - January 2009

We, once again, went to Monster Jam at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN. Nick was even home to go to the show this January! It was a lot of fun and I'm sure we'll be going again next year.

Trailer racing
There were a lot of extras, like trailer racing

And ATV Freestyle

King Kong
This truck, King Kong, flipped almost right away

Nick's favorite - Gravedigger

Up tomorrow - babysitting Kalyn.

, my posts are going to be pretty frequent this week. I still have to get the babysitting pictures and Hot Air Affair pictures up... plus a couple things from this week. They'll all be up before I announce my very exciting news that might have a big effect on my posts here (maybe).

Merry Christmas.... in March?!?

The promised Christmas photos... and I even have a little while (a week and a half!) to post pictures from the other 4 events.

Alonzo and the Wii
Alonzo opening his new Wii

Nick - I can't believe how old he is!

Brian & Kalyn
Daddy & Baby (my brother-in-law & nephew)

At Paul's aunt & uncle's - a performance by his cousins

All (or at least most!) of Paul's extended family playing Christmas Carol Bingo

Up next... Monster Jam! (by the end of the month, I promise)

Broken Promises

Remember when I said I'd post again? Well, I didn't quite break that promise... but I'm pretty sure I said soon and I'm pretty sure I didn't fulfill that promise. Plus, I didn't post pictures from Christmas, or the Hot Air Affair, or anything else I said I'd post pictures from.

I have an excuse. My house has turned into an assembly line of DVDs. DVDs of my mother-in-law's musical. No, she's not in a musical, she directs it! She is a music teacher and this is her 18th year of directing an elementary musical. They did they Lion King this year. It's amazing and I videotape it every year. Then we sell the DVDs! It's a lot of work, but so much fun. This year I took portraits before the show (portraits are here, but you need the password and I'm not gonna give it to you here! hahaha) which doubled the work but quadrupled the fun. Anyway, here's about 1/20th of the DVDs we've made so far...

Aren't they fun and colorful? I also spent a fun-filled Saturday preparing for friends to come over so that Paul could play video games all night. Of course, he insisted on puppy chow.

It does not look anywhere near as delicious as it tastes. :c)

Well, I promise (for real this time) to post some pictures from the last 3 months. By the end of the week. The end of the month, I mean. That will give me plenty of time! Plus, I'm doing something really fun at the end of the month, and I'll hopefully have plenty of stories to tell. Plus photos to post. Although those probably won't get up on here until... mid-August.