We had a WONDERFUL surprise this week and Janell and the girls drove down to T.O. for a night to surprise Hannah and come to the play that she was in at school. Of course I knew and it was the HARDEST thing to keep a secret, but I DID IT! I think the Stringer Girls liked surprising Hannah as well. I was on the phone with Emily on their drive up to see us and I was asking her what she was doing and she, not wanting to ruin the surprise, puts her hand over the phone and says to her mom "Does Auntie Mo know?" Well now, if I didn't know, I would have gotten it out of her then!! I can't tell you how much I enjoy spending time with my sister and the girls - they are so full of life! (Janell, don't forget to send me the pics!)
Let's see, what else have we been up to...
Brian is busy preparing for the end of the school year - report cards, updating student folders, etc. I had no idea all the work that teachers put in "after hours". The man has the patience of a saint to be a 3rd grade teacher and his dedication to the kids and bettering them amazes me.
I have just been working, working and oh, yes, working. My co-worker Bryna had her baby and is now on maternity leave and I have been really struggling to keep my head above water. I have until October and then I get her back full time so I cannot wait for that day!
We have been of course camping as much as we can. There is nothing like setting up camp and then sitting down to do NOTHING except enjoy being outdoors! Hannah and I went on a girls only camping trip to McGrath State Beach while Brian had a golf tournament weekend and we had a blast.
At one point I thought I was going to light my hair on fire after pouring too much gasoline in the fire pit to start a fire, but by golly, I was not able to struggle to get a flame so I figured I would make sure it would light - and it did. :) Hannah took pictures of our set up and the fire so that Brian would believe that we did it all by ourselves. It was really great to spend time with her, although being two females camping alone, at night we "locked" ourselves in the tent by using key rings to keep the zippers together. If we wanted to go to the bathroom at night we were out of luck.
Brian and I got to get away for Memorial weekend and went camping with his family up in Santa Ynez mountains where there is nothing to do but hike, read or sit in the river (of course I did all of the above).
Well, that's all for now...I should probably get back to work :)