Monday, June 27, 2011

Sisters, Sisters, there were never such devoted sisters

Only five more chances to see The Sound of Music at the Empress Theatre. Please come, if you can. Thanks!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Percy and Harry in Coyote Gulch, part deux

Okay, okay, I know that it's taken me some time to get back to the adventures of Percy and Harry, but life has been a little crazy around the Kite Strings' abode. Hopefully, more blogs about that come soon...

A word of warning: This post is a HUGE picture dump. But they are worth the scrolling.

Once we had emerged from the Crack in the Wall, we made our way down to the Escalante River tributary that runs through the Gulch. It was beautiful. We stowed our packs and headed down the mile or so to where it meets up with the Escalante.

There was only one really scary spot of slick rock, but we all made it safely and had a blast playing in the water.

After we had all filled our need to splash about, it was time to head back to the packs and make our way to where we would be camping that night.  Mr. Perfect and Women Are Jealous of that Hair Boy decided to hike up to Steven's Arch. Percy and Harry decided to make the trip as well. As you can see, the pictures were worth the time.

Most Happy Girl headed back with the others, and now comes the knee story. You remember the slick rock I mentioned earlier? It was about 20 feet above the tributary, and I was making my way across when I felt my right foot slip. It is slick rock, after all. I put my left knee down to stop myself, slid about another 6 inches, and was pulled to safety by the person ahead of me. (I have to admit that my knee is aching right now, thinking about it -- and it's been completely healed for a good month.)

When we reached the packs, everyone was so helpful cleaning up the wound and making it as safe as possible for me to continue through the water to where we were planned on stopping. We reached the camp site in about 90 minutes. It was under a bit of overhang and across the water from a clean spring. It's one of the most beautiful places I have ever slept in my life.

Mr. Perfect and Hair Boy (sorry about the shortened name, but seriously, it's a lot to type) were only about 40 minutes behind.

What grand adventures we have.

Part III coming soon...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Would I see The Book of Mormon musical?

No, and here you can read a really great post about why.

(Thanks for the link, Sweet Dulcinea!)

I once asked a friend which version of Jane Eyre was her favorite. Her response was "The book" in a tone that left no doubt about what she thought of my question and my intelligence. So, I have to reiterate her statement. If you're wondering about The Book of Mormon, I suggest you read the original. It will be your favorite version, too.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sound of Music opens tonight!

Tonight is the opening of the Empress Theatre's production of The Sound of Music. I'm playing Sister Berthe (the mean nun). It's a great production. Come and enjoy a night of theater with one of the most beloved musicals of the American stage.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Updates on the bathroom project

Here are some pictures from the on-going bathroom re-do. The new wall is framed and the door hung.

We also have a preview of where everything is going to be in the bathroom. Of course, nothing's actually hooked up or working, but all the plumbing is finished. Wah hoo!

It's all so pretty and white.

Okay, and my favorite is this picture of some decals we uncovered in the laundry room. The laundry room is right over the new master bathroom, so we've had to cut into the ceiling for the plumbing. It's amazing what you find when you pull 30+ year-old stuff off walls and ceilings.

Just makes you wonder "What were they thinking?"

Game Boy graduates from Junior High!

Game Boy has completed his junior high education with flying colors! He's very excited to start high school next year at Mr. Perfect's alma mater. Here he is in his very dapper Promotion Dance outfit.

We love the red Converse. So stylin'.


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