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So far it has been a super busy July.  And we are loving and making the most of our summer. 

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What better way to kick off July than with a Canada day celebration.  Took my daughter Aurora and my sister in Law to see some awesome local fireworks.  The firefighters of Norwood out did them selves yet again. 

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We went to eat at the Mandarin with family (above are some of the mandarins awesome koi  fish) we laid great grandma to rest in Uttica  Ontario and afterwards it was wonderful to spend time with family.  She would be very honoured that we all gathered together and we hope to plan many more family reunions in the future.  Life is short make the best of it. 

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We took Aurora to the zoo and then went to see the movie inside out.  Wonderful movie.  We of course had to kill 2 hours so we spent the last bit of daylight at the Peterborough zoo.  With hardly anyone there we got plenty of exercise on the large slide.  The goats were the ones to put on the big show this time as they attempted to reach the leaves on the tree

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The first week of July is always insane.  Our church kicks off every summer with VBS this year it was everest VBS and it was awesome.  150 kids and Jr.  Leaders packed our building along with countless volunteers.  Nick and I ran tech this year which was totally out of my comfort zone but God Provided,  he comforted,  he healed,  he forgave and he loves me forever HOLD  ON!  The kids were amazing such a wonderful group of kids.  VBS is an absolute blessing to be a part of. 

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After a long week at VBS… Actually it goes by way too fast…anyways after our long week of zero sleep Nick and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary.  We spent half The Dy trying to figure out what to do… Finally we settled for a walk through the mall where I bought a batman car freshner woohoo.  We went thrift shopping then had a lovely dinner at East Side Mario’s and then we slept ad soon as we got home.  Ah wonderful sleeeeeep

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Oh and we went and saw Minions as a family too then had a lovely dinner and a beach evening.  We played some volleyball and guess what?  I still suck at sports who knew? 

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Oh and #DeadRaccoonTO happened.  I’m not in Toronto but Conrad the dead raccoon had a beautiful tribute.  Check out Conrad the Toronto raccoon it blew up social media and it brought tears to my eyes. 

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Tim Hortons released Reese cup donuts.  Good bye everyone’s diets and hello diabetes!  Drool. 

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World snake day was this month too.  I took the opportunity to handle all my snakes.  Yep all 6 of em.  And did some photo shoots.  Love my guys… And gal. 

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Spent a Saturday out fishing on sturgeon Lake in bobcaygeon.  Water was so calm and even though we only caught 3 fish and almost caught a muskie we had a blast.  I got over my fear of canoing out on open water and even started to enjoy riding all the waves made by the boats.  The sunset was phenomenal too. 

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And just recently I acquired a new snake.  I traded mad Eye my baby boa for a young spider pinstripe ball Python.  We named him Data.  He ate his first meal with us and is a sweet heart.  Excited to introduce him into our outreach program. 

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Speaking of outreach we did one this month too for havelock weird animal vbs.  The kids loved it.  Our snakes and guinea pig were a huge hit.  We are set up for another outreach in August.  Love educating kids on critters. 

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July isn’t over yet there’s a few days left but my goodness is this summer flying.  Now time to focus on getting together with friends and family and enjoy it while it lasts.  To be continued. 

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