Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hot Air Balloons

 This morning we awoke to the now familiar sound of hot air balloons floating over the house. At this time of the year they are a common morning site in Canberra. This year has been a bit more special as it is our 100th birthday (yay- go our town!) and they have had a special festival on all week. I was thinking we would get up very one morning to see them, but this morning they did us a favour and flew right over our house.

This was the view from our back deck at about 8 am -

a few more than 20 balloons flew over

Love the speciality balloons
 and everyone's favourite - Darth Vader

this photo (not taken by me) is over our National Library - how cool is that????

Anyway, last weekend was Canberra 100th birthday party and we celebrated by leaving and heading off to the coast for a couple of days camping. Perfect weather and we got a site about 20 metres from the beach.  Meaghan spent most of the time in her swimmers, happily posing for the camera. Biased parents think she is gorgeous (and having a 15yoboy who has a crush on you since you were little, trailing after her all weekend, didn't hurt her confidence either..)

Now this started out as a scraplift of Irini's page over at Get Creative -

 It went a bit astray but it does have three photos and some black and some arrows. And she was my inspiration so I'll claim it...(the challenge is to scraplift one of the very talented ladies on the DT)

Ok, off to get Henry from tennis now - byeee. xx


Lizzy Hill said...

She is a very pretty girl - & good on her having an 'admirer':):) LOVE your LO, espcially those 'dots' up the top!! Looks great...hope the house is going along well...those hot air balloons are AMAZING, too:):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hot air balloons are huge here in AZ cuz of our weather! I loveeeeeeee the photos of them!! And loving your lo's!! GORGEOUS!!!

Mitra Pratt said...

ohhh!! I can see the scraplift! Irini is so much fun! Lovely page and I agree, she is adorable! LOVE those balloons...we enjoyed them in frosty NY from our couch as I shared with hubby!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

What a great layout, love how you have been inspired by Irini's layout. Your daughter is adorable indeed! Thank you for playing with us at Get Creative!

geoleoan said...

fantastic page!!!

Irini said...

OMG Karen what can i say firstly thank you so much for playing along and for choosing me as your inspiration! but the OMG is for how Meaghan has grown and is such a beautiful young lady!!! fabulous layoiut and I adore Darth Vader over the national Library!!.....thank you so much for playing along as i know how limited your timne is!

Anonymous said...

Your layout and daughter are gorgeous and I so loved all the hot air balloon photos ... thanks so much for playing with us as get creative!