Oh Canada

So we apologize, yet again, for falling off the wagon with the blog. Jon’s sister, Ashley, who just graduated high school, has been staying with us for the past few weeks and will be with us a few more weeks. She’s checking out schools in the area and is interning at a few photography studios, as she plans to move to Montreal to study photography. She’ll begin classes this fall back in Ohio, but wants to transfer in a couple years.

In other news, Beau is badly behaved as ever and we’re trying desperately to get him into obedience school. Between not getting calls returned and other complications, we think he will be able to start soon. Thank heavens!

Quebec flag, Canada flag, Montreal flag

Quebec flag, Canada flag, Montreal flag

And, last but not least, it is Canada Day again (tomorrow), and then the 4th of July a few days later. Funny how that works, isn’t it? Since many of our readers are American, and since I’ve heard jokes about how Canadians don’t know the national anthem (possibly the same way some American’s don’t), I’ve decided to post the lyrics. Here goes:

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Thanks to Canadian Heritage for the lyrics, and to Flickr user P M M for the flag photo, taken in Old Montreal.

Tomorrow, which is officially Canada Day, we’ll be taking Ashley to the Canada Day parade that we loved so much last year. We blogged about it, so check the archives for pictures.

One more note, for Pam, Mom, Dad, and all the family members who have requested–we have not forgotten to post pictures of our apartment. We’ve been working on a few final details, but do promise to get pictures up soon. We’ll try to get at least a few posted this week, and more to come.

Thanks for your patience, and stay posted!



Filed under Adventures, Home, Random

2 responses to “Oh Canada

  1. Pam

    Dear Kids –
    I was THRILLED to see your latest entry about Canada Day. Sounds like things are working out well with Ashley. Poor Beau – I hope that he does not develop the bad habits that our first dog did. We signed him up for classes when he was about 3 years old – took him to two classes and then they gave us our money back. Am STILL waiting for those photos – although, I did read that you are working on it. Happy Canada Day! Love, Pam

  2. Jen, Jon, Ashley and Bo,

    Glad to see the update to your blog. Now that our tatoos have faded I needed something to keep me busy. Hope you guys had fun on Canada Day and thanks for the words to the national anthem. Always wondered how that went?

    Sitting here in WV with Unc. John and Margy at 1010 am. Krissy came home last night as a surprise to John. It was very neat and she spent the night. I think she is planning to spend time with her dad………… very nice. Both Kim and Kris are still asleep but will probably rise soon. John and Kim have to work today and Mom and I are heading back h0me but will return on Saturday afternoon.

    These are difficult days and we are trying to stay as positive as possible. We certainly will be thankful when the surgery is over at the end of the month. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, we love you and look forward to seeing you at the end of the summer.


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