"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Hoping the Hot Air Balloon Lands in Their Yard

Aunt Mary carried Maura through the backyards while I followed and photographed.

Having received not one but two Versatile Blogger Awards in the last two days I know I should be writing seven things about myself and sending the invitation on to fellow bloggers…..but I am short on blog time as I am with the family in Ohio this weekend.

The pre-wedding festivities have begun.  My sister made FIVE kinds of lasagne- Butternut Squash, 4 Cheese, Ground Sausage and Meat, Zucchini & Eggplant, and  a Spinach Lasagne.  The shower was fun.  And Saturday night my sister and I watched the kids while the young women went out to dinner and then to the Big Bang Piano Bar for the bachelorette party.  Bridesmaid Jenny in from Chicago had heart shaped measuring spoons for everyone to take home and Bridesmaid Celeste had bags of “sweet things”. Matron of Honor Erika hostessed at her home and it was a great celebration. My SIL2B picked up the cake at Cake Dot’s this morning.  Everyone enjoyed Aunt Mary’s efforts in the kitchen.  She flew in from NYC on Tuesday to begin preparations.


21 responses

  1. thirdhandart

    Please enjoy your time with the family in Ohio and keep doing what you love to do – take photos! And, eat a little lasagne for me. It sounds yummy.

    September 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

  2. Five kinds of lasagna! That would take me to new heights!

    September 25, 2011 at 2:43 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    Seeing and hearing hot air balloons is exciting even for adults.

    September 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

  4. Kristin

    Great photo! Hope you had fun @ the shower. Sure sounded like a fun time w/ great food.

    September 25, 2011 at 7:53 am

  5. Excited the festivities have begun. Enjoy every moment. You truly are an award winning blogger

    September 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

  6. great picture…I had fun yesterday!

    September 25, 2011 at 8:32 am

  7. I remember hot air balloons coming over my country home in western New York – always running outside to see.

    September 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

  8. Toni

    Great picture! Everyone should have an Aunt Mary!

    September 25, 2011 at 9:34 am

  9. Cj

    Great picture and it sounds like a great time. I am so excited for you and your family Ruth.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

  10. Nothing screams party like 5 kinds of lasagna — but you added hot air balloons, too! Enjoy this time with your family & friends. The awards can wait. We’re a patient bunch at WordPress.

    September 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    • Thanks for your comment today and encouraging words! It was a great party.
      More parties to come.

      September 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

  11. Good luck & have a great day. :)

    September 25, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    • Thanks for the good cheer!

      September 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

  12. Lynda Plummer

    How exciting all the festivities sound:)…enjoy!

    September 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    • Thanks neighbor. It is an exciting time and I appreciate your good wishes, L.
      See you tomrrow friend.

      September 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

  13. Joanne

    I love hot balloons ….but I love lasagna more. I hope you will post photos of the assorted flavours! JB

    September 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    • Okay, by special request. Five lasagnas for you to see.
      Not the best photo but you will get the idea. AND two recipes too.

      September 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

  14. funny Schadenfreude title …


    September 26, 2011 at 7:10 am

  15. Marlen

    Mary is so wonderful to have helped Erika prepare for the shower. I know how she appreciated it.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:46 am

  16. Marlen

    How long did the kids stay and watch the balloons?

    September 26, 2011 at 8:47 am

  17. What a great shot! (Of the balloons, *and* the spectators.) :)

    October 1, 2011 at 8:48 am

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