As a quick update, Emily and I have bought a house (on June 6th) just outside of Salmon Arm, B.C. It has 5 acres of forest and meadow around it, with plenty of wildlife, birds and bugs to keep us happy. We both taught for the whole year, Emily teaching Grades 3, 4 and Kindergarten in the French Immersion school in Salmon Arm and me in a Grade 4 class in Enderby. Things for the Fall are locked up for Emily, and she just landed a permanent teaching job at that French Immersion school (Bastion Elementary) teaching French Kindergarten!!! We are pumped:) As for me over in the English camp, it will be a wait-and-see up to early September I'm guessing.
We've loved being back in Canada, and were blasted with a heavy winter - tons of snow and really cold temperatures - to remind us that we really do have 4 seasons here. And they all count. Currently we're looking forward to heading back to those low temperatures as it's been 30 degrees or more for the past 2 weeks with no end in sight. We have enjoyed getting your emails and photos of what you're all up to, and it's been really great to see those of you who we haven't seen for, um, over 4 years!
We're not too sure how we're going to use this blog (or if we're going to use it) now that we're back, but we will be posting photos and stories from our hiking trip into Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park in the Rocky Mountains, which we're heading to on July 30th. Hope to hear from you soon, and in the meantime enjoy your summer (or winter) months!