So much has gone on in the last month. Some of you already know what I've been up to:
-school finished. We were all happy about that.
-as soon as school was out we packed up and headed for the trailer. We enjoyed the long Canada Day weekend settling into the new trailer. On the Monday there was the big, annual, Canada Day picnic at the camp for all the Salvation Army Churches in our division. This year, we entered a team into the ball tournament ... we didn't do very well, but it was fun. Afterwards, we all went over to the trailer for a BBQ.
-after a few days at the trailer we had to come home and pack up for Music Camp
-music camp was fun, as usual. Cameron was a camper, I was a counsellor, and Spencer was a Junior Faculty (which means he helps out with all the different programmes and gets his volunteer hours.) There was the usual water fights which culminated in a huge lynching of a few of the staff members - myself included, who was dragged from my cozy cabin while in my PJs at 1 in the morning to be soaked with the fire hose! Man, was that cold!
-the week after music camp my grandmother passed away and I spent the week in Bracebridge with my parents and my mom's family helping in whatever way I could. I couldn't do much, but I know that my mom appreciated me being there for support. It was nice to be able to spend some time with my family and walking down memory lane. On the morning of the funeral, four of us went by my Grandmother's old house (where we spent a lot of time in the summer) to take som pictures. The property was on the river, so we used to have a great time when we went there.
-after that we spent the entire week at the trailer doing nothing more than relaxing on the beach, relaxing at the pool, relaxing in the hammock, and sleeping on the couch. It was a wonderful week of doing nothing. ... well, we did one day trip to the zoo. I just got the pictures back from the zoo. It's funny because you don't see things like they really are when you are looking through a lens. Check out this picture of Cameron being a ham. Take a good look. (warning ... do not place any liquids to your mouth as you are doing so.)
...and two more pics of some of the other monkeys in the family: