It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-August. This summer has gone so quickly. We’ve been trying to keep the blog going, but we’ve managed to keep ourselves busy with other things! I thought I’d give a quick summary of our summer:
Marilyn turns 6! August 4th marked the one-year anniversary of our kitty cat requisition. It’s been 12 months of bitten wrists and craziness, but we never regretted it. We bought a big baguette which Marilyn thinks is her birthday present. We’ll just let her keep thinking that.
Tony and Shannon’s wedding. Two of our best friends from high school tied the knot in July. We made a journey up to Grande Prairie to attend, and to visit with my family. My parents treated us to a great dinner at The Keg, and we were able to squeeze in coffee and brunch with my grandma. Sam also was able to see some old friends while we were in town. Although we only had two days, we managed to see a lot of people. The wedding was very nice and we wish the both of them the best.
Sam’s supervisor’s wedding. It has been a very wedding-ful summer. Sam’s grad school supervisor got married here in Regina. There was a beautiful ceremony at the Ramada, and then everyone went to a wine bar down the street for the reception. Sam and I both really enjoyed the wedding. It’s easy to forget how beautiful downtown Regina is if you don’t live in the core.
New neighbours. The house that we moved into has a basement suite, so we get new people moving in every once in a while. Recently a young couple moved in. We were considering putting a mane on Marilyn and telling them they can’t move in because there’s a lion in the basement.
Sam defends her master’s thesis! In July, Sam officially passed her defense with no revisions and completed all of her requirements to graduate with an MA. It’s been a long two years for her, filled with many long nights babysitting participants in the lab and running stats. Her convocation will be in October and we’ll get to see her family when they come up to attend.