Showing posts from June, 2013

The acting bug strikes again

This past semester USU did a production of Jane Austin's Emma, and the director asked Richie if we might let Sophia have a small role in it.  As I was driving Sophia to her first rehearsal I realized that thirteen years ago I was in rehearsal with the same director for Pride and Prejudice.  
Taking Sophia into the theatre was a little like going back in time; not only was it another Jane Austin play directed by the same woman, it also had the same set designer, costume designer, musical director and choreographer.  I was a little unsure about getting Sophia involved in this craziness, but she was super excited about it and she loved going to rehearsals. Several of her favorite babysitters were in the cast and she thought it was pretty fun to be in a show with the big girls.  Even though rehearsals went really late she still thought they were fun because she got do things like pretend to pick strawberries, play with dolls and ride in a real carriage (yes, Lynda put a real carriage…

San Diego Trip, Part 2: The Zoo

The next day the Calls arrived after driving all night and we went to the San Diego Zoo and the first animals we spotted were the flamingos!

Then we took a bus ride around the zoo because that place is massive and there was no way we would make it all over just walking.  We sat on the upper deck for a better view of everything.

The polar bears were the farthest from the entrance so the bus was the best way to see them.

More animals.

The panda bear.

We did a lot of walking and looked at more animals.

I was there, too!

The next day everyone went whale watching, but I stayed home with Grace and Josie, so I don't have any pictures.  They saw lots of dolphins and a few whales.

On Saturday we left San Diego and went up to L.A. for a quick visit with more cousins.  We passed the temple on the drive and ever since then Grace has called every church she sees the "San Diego Temple!"

After we visited in L.A. for a little while we drove to St. George for the night.  We actually di…