“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

~Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy, Tacy and Tib

The days are stretching out and the sun seems to never set. Even at 9:30 at night, everyone is moving about as if it were the middle of the afternoon. Being so far north has its benefits, especially during the spring and summer months.

Our walks lately have involved multiple stops where we make millions of wishes. I’m sure our neighbors love that we are spreading the already rampant dandelion seeds throughout the neighborhood, but it’s just too hard to resist.

Elsa is wrapping up her schoool year. As of today, we could be finished, but I’m taking the opportunity to do enrichment activities with her while I can. On the other hand, Sophie is stuck in school until June 29th. I use the word stuck in the nicest way possible. I’m a teacher. I love school, but I don’t enjoy an excessively long school year. I want summer!

Once summer comes though, Canadians take it seriously. Many activities end, including dance for Elsa and CanSkate for Soren and they don’t start back up again until the fall.

We have plans to explore the Maritime Provinces, visit Minnesota and bask in every last ray of sunshine before the weather turns on us. Sophie even set up a family summer celebration complete with refreshments, a music playlist and water balloons.


Ellinor, on the other hand, is nervous for summer because she hasn’t been working out like she had hoped to. She is NOT beach body ready.


3 thoughts on “Summertime

  1. I’m so glad to see you all have settled in and are teaching I to the splendid light! Summer IS the best- wherever you are! Minnesota will be like a breath of fresh (if not humid) air!

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  2. We are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces in MN…much needed at this moment. Countdown to school ending for you! Soren misses St. Paul’s as do I. Sending my love to everyone.


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