After seven years, we made a third trip to Sanibel Island. Located in the Gulf of Mexico, near the southern end of Florida, Sanibel is a family favourite.
Since we were last here, it seems to have gotten more crowded. Apparently people can spend up to two hours to get on the island for the day, and we witnessed the traffic jams leaving in the evening. Good thing we had our own condo on the beach, so no problem there.
Somehow we managed to miss this event for the first eight years of its existence, but this year we made it: Nuit Blanche, the dusk to dawn contemporary art event. And wow, I hope we don't miss it again!
After taking a year off to work, Jakob has returned to school at Humber College (North Campus) where he will be studying in the Electromechanical Engineering Technician - Automation and Robotics Profile program.
Kristin received some unexpected news today: She was the recipient of The Vale Canada Ltd. Scholarship in Environmental Science. We don't know much about the award, other than it is one of two dozen awards and scholarships given to full-time students in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences at McMaster University. And it is worth $2,000, which will cover a decent portion of her fourth year tuition.
On Thursday June 27, 2013, Jakob finished his high school career in a balmy gymnasium at Barrie North Collegiate.
We thought we learned our lesson from the last high school graduation in the family, and arrived over half an hour earlier, but the seats were all gone. Except the bleachers, that is, which actually gave us a good view and a wall to lean on. Too bad heat rises, though!
Suddenly at Kingsmere, Alliston on Thursday January 24, 2013. Paul Sealy at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Diana. Loving father of Jocelyn and Mark, and Jennifer and Dan. Remembered with love by his grandchildren Kristin and Jakob. Dear brother of David and the late Joan Sealy. Dear Uncle of Beth, Michele, and Craig.