We went camping about a week ago. It was fun. Let me run down the highlights with you.

We started off leaving about 7 hours late. Oh yes, we brought enough stuff to survive in the wilderness for several months.

On the way there, we had a barf-a-bration. The girls will never forget it. It was right by Bridal Veil Falls, but we didn't know that until the return trip home because it was pitch black out and on the side of the freeway. Later, Juliette commented, "Here comes the barf." It was sad.

We finally got to camp and had to set up in the dark. I brought an electric pump with a car adapter for the air mattresses, but they were not the correct wattages. They didn't work. We luckily had a hand pump, and I am good at hand pumping.

It was pretty fun once we got camping. Juliette "Loves June bugs." Kate was terrified of the pit toilets and Sarah swam across the lake twice. There was a bear who destroyed the campsite across from us the first night, he was back the second night.

We also had a little Dora-type adventure to "pee-rock, fork and chopsticks, dog treeeeeeee!!!!"

One of the days, Juliette played in the sand for hours and when we got back to camp after she threw a massive fit, I sat her in the inflatable raft and she fell asleep. I also got a picture of her that reminds me a little of someone in the family... I am sure you can guess who.


Sarah on TV

Sarah has been working on a show with her theater group. Here is a little news feature that was on TV tonight.



Announcing my return to the world of musical theater- I will be playing the role of Ariel Moore in "Footloose" the musical at the Runaway Stage, here in Sacramento. I am hoping that I will learn a lot about acting. I will also get to sing George's favorite song, "Holding On For A Hero". I don't know if I have the chops to actually make him cry like the fairy godmother in Shrek 2 did. Oh yeah, that was the leaping horse, right.



25 Random Things

This was a Facebook tag that I just completed, so I thought I might as well make a blog post out of it.

1. I am deathly afraid of spiders.
2. I dream about chemistry almost every night.
3. When I am not dreaming about chemistry I usually have dreams about dancing.
4. I regret giving up dancing when I was 18.
5. My 17 month old daughter just counted to ten and I wasn't all that surprised.
6. I am married to a genius.
7. I am smarter than my husband :)
8. I am afraid to go to the mountains if I am pregnant.
9. All of my best friends from childhood have left me here, alone, in California.
10. I love Cal with every fiber of my being. GO BEARS!!!
11. I have a hard time making myself go to bed at a reasonable hour.
12. I don't believe in giving talismanic power to words.
13. I can only play the guitar part in GHWT on medium but I can sing on Expert
14. I laughed so hard at the nanerpus commercial for Dennys during the Super Bowl that I cried
15. I am obsessed with Gymboree clothing
16. I am about to be a Great Aunt just about any day now
17. I still intend to get a PhD in chemistry
18. My daughters all share names with characters on LOST (unintentionally! I am not quite THAT geeky!)
19. I really am very geeky.
20. My babies are growing up and it is making me a little sad.
21. I am not afraid to get old.
22. I am somewhat afraid of ending up alone.
23. I like to eat junk food at night in bed while I read and it drives my Husband CRAZY.
24. My husband first confessed his love for me at Home Depot when I was engaged to someone else and under the impression that George was not interested in me.
25. George dumped me after we dated for a few months way back during our Junior year in HS and I acted like I didn't care but I could not even go to school that day and even though it got better I did not go a day without thinking of him even up until the day he told me not to marry someone else because I should marry him. Good times....