Friday, August 16, 2013

Checking In

This is Jacqui, checking in. No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth or succumbed to post-partum depression. A baby who's trying her darnedest to walk and never sleep, and a ten year old who never seems to stop even when he's asleep, sure do keep a mom busy. Life threw us a little curve when Steven lost his job in April, but we've been trying to make the most of our time together before Jonas goes back to school in September.

While Steven has been job hunting, the kids and I have been trying to get out of the house every day and enjoy the summer. It's been a busy one, with lots of hiking, picnics, swimming, rolling and general summer fun. (Jonas even got his first hockey concussion when he took a stick in the mouth while playing road hockey.) Though we missed a couple of Scout camps that we were really looking forward to, and Jonas, Tasha and Jake are still trying to organize their "no parents allowed" camp, Jonas and I did get a couple of overnighters in as well, with another hopefully coming after we get back from the cottage.

I've turned into the paparazzi, and taken a thousand pictures of our adventures. I'm trying my hand at a little videography too. Here's a link to my youtube channel if you're interested in seeing what we're up to in a little more vivid way:

We're off tomorrow morning for a few days at a cottage my Mother and Father in Law have rented near Sandbanks Provincial Park. I think Jonas is having a good summer with our adventures, and going to summer day camp, but he's still got a pretty long list of things he wants to do so I think it'll be a frantic finish for the last couple of weeks of summer before school starts.

Whatever you're up to, I hope you're having fun!


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