Friday, July 4, 2008

A Quick Update

I usually try to be more on top of the blog, but it's been a busy few days. Since the last post, I handled a near-disaster in the planetarium, kayaked 9 miles (also for work - it has its ups and downs), threw my sister Stephie a bridal shower, and took Stellan to the zoo for the first time. I hope to have more details and photos of these events soon.
Also, in case you hadn't heard yet, the mountains of Goleta are ablaze with a wildfire that is looking more and more ominous. The evacuations continue as the fire has started to creep down the hills with a change in the wind. We're pretty safe here in Isla Vista (knock on wood), but we are concerned for those who live closer to the danger zone. As the night falls, we all go outside to watch the flames jump and dive; it's scary, but awe-inspiring also.
Finally, this is just a quickie post as we're packing for a 4th of July/anniversary/Stellan's birthday trip to Florida. We leave early in the morning and we'll be back on Tuesday evening. I'm sure we'll have some fun stuff to report to you upon our return. Happy 4th of July from the Smoky Jar!

1 comment:

Patrick & Leigh said...

I didn't realize that there were fires so close to you! I hope that they get them under control soon! Happy Birthday to Stellan!!