Monday, December 08, 2008

Thanksgiving, Balloons, and Christmas Trees

We've been having a lot of fun lately in our little town! For Thanksgiving we had Christy, Ryan and Noah visit! We were so thankful to have family with us and to be able to have so much fun with them. The boys loved having Noah to play with. The only dissapointment was that Garrett and Chris both got the flu on Friday causing Chris to have to miss his big hiking trip to the Grand Canyon! Sorry Chris! He hopes to go in February though.
This past weekend was full of excitement, we got our Christmas tree and enjoyed the Red Rock Balloon Festival. The balloons took off only a few miles from our house so Saturday we watched them from our living room window before we went to get our tree and then in the evening we met some friends for the Balloominaria (Balloons, Luminaria :) ). Sunday morning we got up early and went to the Park to watch the balloons take off. It was soooo cool! We have decided next year to go even earlier so that we can be on top of the rocks as they float by. Garrett thought it was pretty special and has informed us that when he gets bigger he is going to ride in them - which is entirely possible since you can help crew in the balloons during the festival and then often get a ride.