Friday, September 25, 2009

Blessing Weekend

SATURDAY - Sept. 5 Yard Work & The State Fair
It was crazy hot in Pueblo, but we still had fun at the state fair on the kiddie rides, and at the monkey show, the shark show, splashing in the fountains, eating dippin' dots and of course, petting the livestock.
Emmett's already got some killer dance moves.
Nana & Cal

Soaking Wet Bella

Azure - LOVING the ice cream on such a HOT day!

Dan also found some time to squeeze in some work on a landscaping project before we left - and Bapa and Kent pitched in. {Before & After photos coming soon!}
Bapa helping on the wall.

SUNDAY - Sept. 6 Blessing & Luncheon
Emmett A. was blessed at church by Dan, with Bapa Hunt, Grandpa McOmber, Uncle Todd, Kent Carlson and Bishop Black in the circle. Calvin ran up and joined the circle as well, but I snatched him up before they started. Aparently Bishop Black had just whispered to Dan that it was fine if he stayed. Maybe that's why Dan had Calvin's name on his mind... when he went to give the baby a name to be known on the records of the church, he said the baby's name was Emmett Daniel. Luckily, Bapa (who we named Emmett's middle name after) was there to quickly correct Dan, that it was Emmett ALAN, not Daniel. You always have to keep an eye on that Dan character - he's a sneaky one! He must subconciously want BOTH of his boys to carry his name! Ha! Ha!
He blessed Emmett, saying that he has a peaceful personality, and that even though he is the youngest child, he will be a great example to his brother and sisters, that he will make wise decisions in his life, and that he will serve a full-time mission, and be married in the temple.
What a sweetie!

with azure

with calvin

Thanks to all the family that traveled out to be here! It was SO nice to be surrounded by great family and friends. It's days like this that make you feel loved!


Aunt Emily, Trey, Azure

MONDAY - Sept. 7 Balloon Launch
We get up early every year to go to the Colorado Classic Balloon Launch to see over 80 balloons take off at Memorial Park. This year we got to have Nana, Bapa, Rachel, Sam, Lia and Eden there too! It's always so beautiful. The kids get so excited (even though we have to drag them out of bed at 6am) and love to count how many balloons they can see up in the sky. I love it too - but especially the part where everyone goes home and takes a nap!

Bella, Az & Eden

My favorite pic - Dan & Cal

Uncle Todd left for Idaho the very next day! We miss him already!

Uncle Sam & Auntie Rachel with 2 of Colorado's finest picture posers

Dad & all FOUR of the kiddos on the way out. Whew, that sounds like a lot of kids!!! What a great weekend!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Holly Berry Festival

There are few events that I get as excited about as the Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival, and it's only 6 days away!
It's a HUGE craft fair held every year ar Rock Ledge Ranch - right next to Garden of the Gods. I think I've gone every year since I've lived here (thanks to a mom-in-law who clued me in to it!). I would even take work off to go when I was in that stage of life. It's one thing that I do totally for myself. I find a babysitter, I spend a few hours and a few dollars doing something that I love, and it's so worth it!!!
If you're in town - don't miss it! It starts Friday Sept. 18th at 9:00 (if you buy your ticket in advance). They announce to the public that it starts at noon - but if you grab a ticket at the Holly Berry House downtown, and pay an extra dollar, you get the first pick of all the crafty goodness at 9am. I'll be going to pick up tickets on Tuesday if anyone wants me to get one for them! I think the 'early' tickets are $7.
Happy crafting!!!