Currently in July ...

02 July 2014
So, I'm a day late linking up to the oh-so-fabulous Farley over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her Currently linky.  But I'm OK with that - it's summer, right.  We're allowed to be on our own schedule.

Speaking of the oh-so-fabulous Farley, I wrote to her and asked if I could change up the July Currently template a bit to make more of a Canadian theme ... because yesterday was all about celebrating Canada Day here.

Loving the summer holidays!!!  It's been a LONG year, and this is exactly what I need ... even if it does mean listening to way too many kid shows on TV.

I'm determined to stay organized this summer - I've got a way-too ambitious to-do list on my computer, organized by day, with jobs for all of us (the kiddos are NOT excited about this).  ;)  I'm worried if I don't do something like this, the summer will just slip away on me.  And I do love the satisfaction I get crossing something off the list.

I'm almost ready for the Vegas trip ... just need to do a little more shopping.  Wishing I had lost a little more weight (hate shopping right now), but it is what it is.  I did put exercising on my daily to-do list ... today's activity is some Wii Dance with the girls - figure it might as well be enjoyable and keep the girls entertained.

Yesterday was Canada Day - and we had a lovely day at my parents' cottage with the whole family.  It was a beautiful day for a BBQ and a swim (and a couple of photo opportunities).  Perfect.  We capped off the day with fireworks - it had been raining all night, but they still went ahead with them, and we cuddled in the truck with our bags of popcorn to watch the show.  Perfect.  It was a great way to kick off July, and I have a feeling the rest of the month will be just as ... perfect.  :)

Happy Wednesday!


  1. I can't believe you just got out of school. When do you go back? I got out a month ago. So jealous you are going to the Vegas Conference!! Have so much fun!!!


  2. Happy Canada Day! My dad is Canadian and I've always wanted to visit his birth place. Hopefully one of these days. My summer to do lists never quite get accomplished....especially the not so fun stuff. Good luck! Have fun in Vegas! A few of my good friends will be there. I was hoping to go, but life took over and I have to take care of a few things. Enjoy the rest of your summer break!
    Fifth Grade Wit and

  3. I love your Canada currently!!!
    We just got out of school too and I teach in the US. Our first day of school isn't until September though.
    Have so much fun at the Vegas conference!!!
    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  4. LOVE your Canada Currently!!! Way jelly you are going to VEGAS... i just couldn't get it to work into our schedule this year... HAVE A BLAST!!!

  5. Love the Canada Day family pic! Have fun in Vegas...can't wait to hear all about it!!


  6. Happy Summer!! I hope you get some down time!! I recently found your blog, and I am enjoying it. Even though my career has placed me with the younger crowd (k-2), I still find your posts relevant. Thanks for sharing!

  7. We had a severe thunderstorm warning all day here in Southeastern Ontario but no rain. Then all of a sudden at dinner time, the sun came out and the storm warning was gone. :-)
    Grade 4 Buzz

  8. Happy summer!! Try and enjoy and relax! :) Love that pic of you and your girls! Thanks for sharing :)


  9. Ahhhh... My Sweet Buddy, Jen! I can hear the "happy" in your voice. Happy Canada Day, Happy Summer, Happy Enjoy-Not-Being-at-School! Putting lots of love into this little Comments box! <3

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  10. Happy Canada Day! I love the way you changed up the Currently. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
    Artistry of Education

  11. Yay! for summer! I love the picture water-side. So fun!

    Safe travels to Vegas!
    Mary Beth