I will try to keep my
Kilmer Ladies luncheon at Denise’s house on a stinkin’ hot day! This group has been meeting for dinner about 6-7 times a year for almost 14 years. Once upon a time, we all worked at the same school together!
Tradition dictates that once a year, the Holm and deGraaf kids pose for a picture on Grandma Southey’s rock. So far, we’ve only missed 2008 (I think).
My dad taught Sam how to wash the gutters (yes, this is the man who recently had a stroke!).
Sam finished washing the gutters with Steve’s supervision and then washed most of Steve’s too.
Steve took the kids and Roseangela to the BC Lions season opener.
I gave the boys haircuts with my dad’s hair trimmer (we have since bought our own since returning home). The “mohawks” were just goofing around for the pictures – they were shaved off after photos!
Joel, Uncle Steve and Sofia. Family photo.
We spent an hour or so at Sapperton Park with the deGraafs before our evening flight.
Speaking of which, the flights home went extremely well. I am SOOOO happy I went ahead and took the anti-anxiety medication. It actually allowed me to even enjoy the flights. There was a young woman across the aisle from me who looked completely freaked out and was even crying at times. I’m not sure if she was scared of flying, or if she had something else on her mind, but Joel said to me, “She looks like how you usually look.”!
Sofia’s headphone jack was jammed, so Mattias let her move into his seat, and he went and sat on the other side of the cabin between 2 strangers. What a trouper!
The day after we got home, I had committed myself to sell homemade cards and hairbows at a local craft fair in our village (no pictures). Mattias made Coconut Balls to sell, and he and Joel also sold some old toys. They sold everything they brought and were so pleased with themselves! I think they’ll be willing to part with more of their
Joel and Sofia just took swimming lessons for the past 2 weeks, from 9:30-12:30 every week day! Sofia earned her “beginner’s badge” and Joel earned his “beginner’s and interest badges” and pins 25, 50, 100 and 200 meters.
We finally put up, and are using, the swimming pool.
I have written one of my papers for my Finnish teaching degree (while the kids were at swimming lessons). I’m just waiting to hear from my professor how I should send it to her. If you want to read it, I can send you a copy (hahahahaha).
Today we had the 10th Annual Monäs Rodden here in our village. It’s a sailboat race, and all the boats are old-fashioned wooden ones. The weather wasn’t so great, but many people still came. Stefan helped direct parking traffic and I sold coffee and doughnuts.