Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Land of Enchantment

I went to Albuquerque over the weekend (I also learned how to spell ALBUQUERQUE). It was a really fun weekend. It wasn't really about going to New Mexico, it was about going to see my very dear friend Alyssa, although we did get some fun stuff in. This post is going to be full of pictures- sorry, deal with it.

First up. We went to the annual Balloon fiesta at 4:30 on Saturday morning. Prior to the big balloon extravaganza, we ate breakfast burritos and hot chocolate as we waited for the sun to rise.

They sent up a couple as "testers". It was really cool to see them light up when they let the flames go.

Sam is just cute and happy. His sweatshirt has bat wings on it, I wish you could see.

Mia was not happy to be up that early in the cold, but her pink doughnut kept her occupied for a bit.

Alyssa- New Mexican chow hound.

Me and Lys, you wouldn't think we only had a few hours sleep.

Now to the fiesta!!! There were lots of crazy shaped balloons. The little boys seemed to love the Darth Vader one. I took about a million pictures (which I never do), but they all ended up looking very much the same- just a bunch of balloons. So I spared you and only put up a few. If you want to see them all, I will show you.

Crack goes with everything. Especially balloons.

We watched 5 kids and conference for the next 2 days. They were wild and crazy and adorable. You'd think that being around all those wild little ones would make me not want kids for a while, but it did the opposite. It made me want them more than ever.

I didn't get to do a session at the ABQ temple, but I did want to go and see it. This was the temple where Alyssa and Jared were married and I missed it because I was on a mission- so it was nice to see it up close. Wish I could have gone inside.

I wanted some Authentic New Mexican food while I was there. Alyssa took me to Gardunio's Restaurant, there is one in Las Vegas too. It was really good. They made the guacemole right at your table. This picture makes it look totally sick, but it was delicious.

This is the aftermath. The waitress (slowest waitress in America), kept asking us if she could take any plates away, but we were eating off of every plate. It was awesome.

And then we had a bit of a girl's day. 5 hours without any kids. Somehow I was talked in to putting foil and dye into my hair. But it was fun.

Alyssa has big hair and she is proud- even with a mullet.

The things we do to be beautiful.
But it is so worth it, don't ya think?

Oh and check out the new Radiohead In Rainbows. I'm in love with Radiohead all over again.

Blogger is being funny and I can't spell check this entry. Please excuse any incorrect spellings.


Dainon. said...

That Darth Vader photo does pretty much rule.

Jeff said...

Yeah I missed the big balloon party when I was there. I DID get offered green chilis on EVERYTHING though. I guess that's not related, is it . . .

The temple is like a mile away from my parents' house--you could have toilet papered them. Maybe next time.

ThomCarter said...

I agree 100% with dainon. How do they do that crazy stuff?!?!?!?