The most wonderful (and busiest) time of the year…

Things at the Belgravia are busy these days. We have had an exceptionally busy June, welcoming guests from-  literally – all over the world. At the same time, as a family of two teachers and four school-aged kids, we’re wrapping up the end of the school year. (Friday, June 28th is the last day of school, but who’s counting?!) We’ve been attending band concerts, piano recitals, dance recitals (highland, jazz, and ballet), cast parties, and awards ceremonies. Graduation at the college took place on Friday, and Alex sang at the Convocation ceremony. In the midst of all this, Olivia ended up back in the hospital with double pneumonia, Sarah had to have dental work done (including an extraction) and I completed two more courses for my Adult Education diploma. (I got a 95 in one, but haven’t received the mark for the other yet!) Oh yes, we also celebrated my birthday and Father’s Day.

Next week, the boys have their school awards and final band concert. Evan applied for his first job yesterday, so is anxious to hear about that and hoping to start soon. I’ll be attending a course all week this week, but at least it’s taking place here in Truro, so I won’t be commuting to Pictou daily. I’d like to say I’m looking forward to the lazy days of summer, but that doesn’t seem to be our style…

A few photos from the past month:

Sarah & Olivia before their dance recital. Olivia (ballet) Sarah (Jazz).

Sarah & Olivia before their dance recital. Olivia (ballet) Sarah (Jazz).

Olivia ended up back in the hospital for a couple of nights with double pneumonia after her dance recital, hence the breathing mask and full makeup!

Olivia ended up back in the hospital for a couple of nights with double pneumonia after her dance recital, hence the breathing mask and full makeup!

A 5km family run/bike ride along the Bay of Fundy on Father's Day

A 5km family run/bike ride along the Bay of Fundy on Father’s Day

We spent an afternoon swimming and fishing at our property in Tatamagouche.

After the sun finally came out in June, we spent an afternoon swimming and fishing at our property in Tatamagouche.

We were named Best Bed & Breakfast at the Best of Colchester Awards, sponsored by the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce.

We were named Best Bed & Breakfast at the Best of Colchester Awards, sponsored by the Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce.

Not to be outdone on the day Sarah had a tooth pulled, Olivia lost her first tooth. The tooth fairy was busy at the Belgravia that night!

Not to be outdone on the day Sarah had a tooth pulled, Olivia lost her first tooth. The tooth fairy was busy at the Belgravia that night!

Alex sang O Canada at the NSCC Pictou Campus convocation ceremony in English, French, Mi'kmaq and ASL on National Aboriginal Day.

Alex sang O Canada at the NSCC Pictou Campus convocation ceremony in English, French, Mi’kmaq and ASL on National Aboriginal Day. Photo taken in my office before the ceremony began.

NSCC Pictou Campus' School of Business Faculty. Photo taken before the start of the 2013 Convocation.

NSCC Pictou Campus’ School of Business Faculty. Photo taken before the start of the 2013 Convocation.

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