Sunday, August 24, 2008







After creating our wish tags and tying them to our balloons, my family and I drove to where we wanted to launch our own balloons: the trailhead of the Y.





We had eleven balloons:


~1 white for Mr. Doug Kinneard


~1 purple for Claire


~1 pink for Jane


~1 dark blue for Oliver


~1 light blue for Gigs


~2 sets of 3 each (one red, one green, one orange) for Christian and Stephanie
Appropriately enough, I couldn't untangle Christian's & Stephanie's balloons from each other, so I left them alone. The launch...
I love how the balloons followed each other up the mountain, just like the family: The four kids running ahead, and the parents, hand in hand, following.
We wished and wished and wished... ...while Bubby & Atcha participated in their own special ways. We then drove to Kiwanis park where...well, you know what happened there.



11 comments:

compulsive writer said...

Lovely launch. And I love your angle--with faces upturned--on the Kiwanis Park launch. Thanks for sharing!

AzĂșcar said...

Those tangled balloons make me cry.

L. Mo said...

That was very sweet. I love the picture of baby girl in the car seat.

cari said...

I thought it would be really cool to let balloons off at the Y. One of the brief times I actually saw Stephanie in person was when I was huffing and puffing my way up to the Y. She ran past me on her way up AND her way back down before I even made it up! This was not long after she had her fourth child! That always amazes me when I think about that. Well, I didn't quite make it but I'm glad someone else thought of the Y too.

I love your description of your launch. It was beautiful!

wendysue said...

I'm with Azu, how perfect that those balloons were all tangled up in each other.

p.s. loving you and your cute kiddos

Geo said...

I adore that tangling love. And you are wonderful.

I talked to one person last night who said he saw those balloons go up near the Y.

Rynell said...

I, too, love the tangled ones.

Lovely launch post.

More Caffiene, Please said...

Such a great post. And so happy to see the little bambina finally. :-)

{natalie} said...

i love that you went to the Y. I always think of Stephanie when I see the Y (every freaking day) I am really sad our dumb plane was late and we missed the balloon launch. it looks awesome, I love all the colors in the sky

leschornmom said...

j- it was good talking toyou today. Your friend and her family will be in my prayers.

Ashley said...

simply amazing.