Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Day without the Best Nana Ever

Mary Elizabeth and I went to the Scottish Games at Furman University last weekend to see the activities and in hopes to meet up with "the best Nana ever" and Auntie, her sister. 

We saw men is skirts doing all kinds of things like: throwing sand bags and polls, playing bag pipes and flutes to beautiful dresses for woman.   ~ Sadly, we never found Nana or Auntie.

Without finding "the best Nana ever and her sister",  quite honestly Mary Elizabeth was not very impressed with the Scottish Games or the men in skirts. 

She wanted to feed the Swans. Now to her, that is something to see. Everyone knows Furman is the place a person should go to feed ducks.  We left our hopes of finding Nana and her sister: We left the Scottish men in skirts and went to the ducks and swans.  

Although the swans were very exciting the day was hot.  We decided blue ice cream was in order and thought just maybe Nana and her sister might have the same idea.  They like ice cream.             But, it ended up just being the two of us.               One of us was happy about that ~ the other one. . .well. . . she just wanted to see "the best Nana ever. . . that was all."

When we saw balloons in the distance our hearts soared with pure joy . 

We thought it would be fun to call Stephen to ask if he wanted to join us in our great balloon chase. After all, everyone knows,  if you can't see "the best Nana ever. . . and her sister" "the best big brother ever" IS . . .well. . . second best. 

So we quickly picked up Stephen and began our adventure (( with our second best))  "the best big brother ever" by our side.

 and we  "chased balloons ALL. . . Night. . . Long" ~   as my youngest daughter tells the story. 

The End! 

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  1. Wow - sounds like an awesome day! The pictures are awesome!

  2. Looks like a great day! The balloon photos are so colorful and beautiful!

  3. Oh my these were all just great. Love those ballons...

    Hope you have a GREAT day!!

  4. Balloon chasers. So much fun.
    I love your adventurous day!
    And your babies. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet!

  5. Looks like the day ended on a high note. Love the hot air balloon shots.

  6. Okay. You gotta teach me how to edit pictures. Very cool.

  7. Chasing balloons sounds like so much fun! They are beautiful! And the swan is so sweet. Wonderful photos of a wonderful day! :)

  8. The balloons are lovely, but I kept going back to that photo with the ice cream cone! =)

  9. Sounds like a very fun day!

  10. This looks like loads of fun! And i love how you did your pictures - so, how'd you do it??


  11. HI Jane,

    You asked how I made the balloon collages? I simply put pictures into a collage setting on my picasa up load desk top thing ((this is the fist step to the picasa up load on my computer not the one you send pictures to...understand...I hope so :) ))

    I used a white back ground and ta-da done :) Once I figured it out it was easy.

    Margaret ~ NO! :)

  12. You have inspired me to look for when our hot air balloon festival is going to take place.

  13. It would have been a greater day had we met you too. It looks like you two had a well deserved day out.

  14. balloons are so magical! nice shots!

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  15. I particularly like the pics of the balloons.

  16. Oh my gosh...sounds like a fantastic day.
    ..You are a super photographer.
    Your life always seems so happy and exciting.
    Your children are beautiful.


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