Thursday, August 22, 2013


All the boys have jobs this summer. It is good to see them working, earning money, and contributing to society- (and getting of the couch and not playing x-box all the live-long day!)
 Ben is a lifeguard- his second summer at the same outdoor pool. He has a pretty sweet tan.
 Jack works in the deli of a local grocery store. He likes that he doesn't come home smelling greasy- (his first job was at the Pizza Hut, and he would come home smelling gross!)

and Jed is a paper boy. it is only once a week, and I do half the route with him- but it gets him a bit of money, ( and the weather has been pretty nice)- we will see if he keeps doing it come winter and tons of snow. not so fun.
When I was a high schooler, I got to take over my older sister's job when she moved on. It was in a doctors office doing some filing and changing the paper on the beds between patients. It was a pretty sweet gig. Then after that my summer jobs between school years were all gotten from my older sisters, or through my Dad's work. It's all in who you know. (at least that's how it worked for me!)

did you have any sweet jobs in your past?  do tell!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

a burst of color


and after-
 we were able to run again in the second annual burst of color run, in Rosemary, Alberta. It was a lot of fun. you might notice someone new in our group- I had originally signed up for our whole family to do the run, but Ben was unable to get work off, so our nephew/cousin Tyler replaced Ben, and ran in his place. it was so fun, and not as hot out this year, which was fantastic!
after the actual run, you usually have a bit of color - mostly on your shirt, but after all the runners are in, there is a big color fight with the remaining color, and that is the funnest part of all. this is Maggie after the color fight. so fun. hopefully we can make it again next year!