Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer fun photo dump

Hey, everybody! I've been having a wonderful, restful summer. I'm trying desperately to get passports issued to the kids who we're taking on a trip to the UK in August. It'll be the last family trip that we pay for since they are nearly all adults now and will, by next year (please God), have jobs and lives of their own that can't be disrupted. I'm really looking forward to this last blast. Here are some photos of the things we've been getting up to since my last post.

Audrey had a birthday. She's 17 now. Where does the time go?

I finally got myself out to Quyon to see Henry race. I think I may have been bad luck because he crashed in the last lap. But doesn't he look good right there? Le sigh...

I lost my mum 20 years ago. Man, it seems like yesterday. I've been thinking about her a lot lately. 

I made challah for the neighbour

My teams The Dunrobin Dames and The ORCC Dukes and Dames got some bling at the Dragonboat festival 

The weather was shitty, but we came away with a gold a silver and a bronze. Sweet deal!

A couple of days later on Canada Day, I paddled down the Rideau Canal with some friends. Man, I live in the most beautiful city!

Audrey and I visited Auntie Bernice in the old folks home (are they still called that?). She entertained us with "Please Release Me" on the piano

Audrey and her speedboat hair on a visit to my sister- and brother-in-law's place by the water

Incredibly and impressively, Scott waterskied for the first time in 30 years. I'm not allowed to mention that he pulled a groin muscle.

Henry went tubing

I just sat there with the wind in my "hair"

This is why I love to get away. Seeing these three hanging together without devices

Elliott and I decided to have a summer beer taste test

Six cans later and we blearily decided that this was our favourite

Comfy shoes bought for our UK walkabout

Mud mask deployed for lovely clean pores
And that's it for now. I have to wander away now to shower after my run this morning and find 2 guarantors for those damned passports. There's always something to do. But I love that my summer off gives me stress-free time to do it. See you soon...

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