Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tiger's Quest Book Signing

Since I'm an avid reader, my friend Danielle told me about a book called "Tiger's Curse" that she loved. I devoured it and we both waited impatiently for the second book to come out. The author, Colleen Houck, had a book signing close to our house so we decided to go. It was small and personal which I loved. We were able to ask questions and she told us fun little tidbits about the series. Danielle even won an ARC for the next book which won't be published until December. It was SO good. We brought our oldest girls along with us. Megan is halfway through the book and really enjoying it. If I can't go to India I can't think of a better way to get there than through an amazing story.

Megan made a shirt that said, "Radishes Rock" and the author had a pic taken to put on her blog. Radishes you say? Gotta read the book.

Megan getting her book signed.

Danielle (with the ARC...oooohhhhh), Gabi (won an audio book), and Megan

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Pismo Beach

A couple weeks ago we went to Pismo Beach to go camping. We happily left our 115 degree weather for the 65 degree temperatures in Pismo. It was overcast, windy, and pretty cold. Apparently, we've become wimps. My kids will normally go into the water no matter what the temperature but it was too cold even for them. It was nice camping right by the water though.

This vacation was quite an adventure. Aaron has lots of fun sand toys (it pays to be related to the right people ;) and we all helped hauling them up. Everyone got stuck in the sand multiple times. I was pleasantly surprised to see that people were constantly stopping to help tow other people out of the sand.

The kids loved playing in the sand with their cousins and friends. They didn't seem to care that there was sand in their food, their bedding, their get the picture. But we did have great company and great food!