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Life in DFW

My life as a wife and mom in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and all things fun about it!

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Plano Balloon Festival 2014

Debora Manusama-Sinaga


That Sunday morning Mr. Man woke up at 5, he took a shower, had some breakfast, and put the previous night's laundry into the dryer. I know right, 'what a good husband' you must think. But I didn't see him that way. Particularly because I was really tired (J still wakes up at least twice at night). All I wanted to do was to put J to bed for five more minutes, so that I can rest for five more minutes. So when I heard Mr. Man singing in the shower, I thought "how inconsiderate of him, making that much noise at 5.45 in the morning! doesn't he know that he's waking J up?" So I went on and disrespected him, out of my clouded judgement, tiredness and ignorance. I yelled at him using the worst words I could possibly use to the man I said "I Do" to.

He was very offended and upset. Ugh, so not a good start for a Sunday :( But being the good husband that he is, he managed to drove us to Plano for the much-anticipated Plano Balloon Festival. It was 6.45 and the sun was just rising.


It was so beautiful. I started apologizing. He was still pissed. But we both agreed, that it was a beautiful morning. Perfect weather. Ah, all we need is forgiveness.

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At 7.30 a.m., the balloons were starting to be launched. This rainbow-colored one was my favorite. The pink one below was being prepared. It was supposed to shape like a pig.

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I then managed to get 2 pancakes and 2 strips of bacon for $5 from one of the food stalls. We sat and ate, not talking that much cause Mr. Man was still very upset at how I acted earlier that morning. But still, the setting was perfect.

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We took a final look at the balloons, my battery was low so I had to take some more pictures with his phone. We then decided to head home after only 1.5 hour there. We had fun, it was beautiful, but we really needed to beautify our hearts as well, as they were a bit torn. So we got home at 10, got some sleep, and talked. It all ended with a big group hug and multiple kisses.

It's the real moments in life beyond the photos we capture with filters, crops, and hashtags that we should never forget to celebrate. Because unlike the outside setting, that can easily be beautified, these real life moments have got everything to do with your heart, from which your whole life flows.