So, October is almost over. One week left. October was nice, but I can't wait for November. In November: the weather will be cooler, I will go to Colorado Springs for a conference with my youth group, go to Prescott, Az, to visit my aunt and family for Thanksgiving, and I will get a car. Yes, November promises to be awesome. October has been good though too. My visit with my family was great and my youth group did some fun stuff and we have an amazing Halloween party planned. I think I'm going to be Penelope, that girl with the pig nose. I loved that movie, so I think that would be fun. And, I just found out from my academic advisor that, after this semester, I never have to take another math class again. I am SO happy. I hate math a lot, so knowing that this is my last semester ever makes it easier to go to class and do homework. Speaking of, I really should be working on that right now...
50 minutes. Another 50 minutes and I get a much needed four day weekend. One more class to sit through and I get a break. This class hour is threatening to drag on forever. Especially because I have a lot to look forward to. My family is coming to visit me today. They'll be here sometime tonight. I can't wait. I haven't seen them since the end of August. They'll be here until Sunday, and then we all have to go back to work and school. But now is not the time to think of Sunday. Right now, I need to sit through class, and then wait for tonight.
Yesterday, I got up before the sun to go to Mass Ascension for the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. It is one of the coolest things I have done. Picture hundreds of hot air balloons rising into the sky with the sun. It was incredible. Hot air balloons are huge. There were so many different shapes and colors. New Mexico is famous for this festival, and for good reason. Here are some pictures from the morning.
We got to the field at 5:45. Way before the sun.
Spectators get to stand in the same place that the balloons are preparing to go up.
The first round of balloons.
The coolest balloon I have ever seen!
This cow was HUGE.
Balloons were going up everywhere we looked.
We left to go to church an hour and fifteen minutes after the Mass Ascension started and there were still tons of balloons taking to the sky.
It was seriously awesome. If you ever find yourself in New Mexico at the beginning of October, check this out. It is worth the early morning and freezing cold.