Things have been busy around here for the month of June and it’s not even over yet! Here’s how the month has gone so far!
The month started with a bang with running the Ragnar Niagara race for the second year in a row.
Then, my piano students started their Royal Conservatory exams and I also played for a few vocal exams. This took me down memory lane as the exams were at the church where I took almost all my exams growing up and right across the street was the private school where Anson and I had our wedding pictures taken!
Ontario held it’s elections in June and J and I headed out (with Ironman!) to vote.
June also brought Anson’s birthday and a giant card made by the kids. Please note what the “T” in Father stands for… lol.
Anson and our friend, Michelle, have the same birthday so it was a weekend with a few celebrations including a games night and then pizza with the girls (apparently the only pic I’m in is one where I look simultaneously annoyed and confused!).
My weekend also included a baby shower for my friend, Courtney, who is having twins this summer! I loved the mat at the door so much!
The next week, Anson and I went to see Imagine Dragons in concert following a bizarre, short-lived thunderstorm in Toronto.
The concert was amazing and I shed some tears when Dan Reynolds paused during the song, “Demons,” to speak about his struggle with depression.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not a weakness. If anyone of you is suffering from depression or anxiety, I just want you to know that I am here with you. I want you to know that life is always worth living.”
He continued on telling the crowd that it is wise and strong to seek help before the band finished the song. While I am sure that this is something he speaks about at every concert, it was especially poignant to hear the week following the deaths of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.
June also brought Aimee’s 15th birthday and the Toronto Waterfront 10k. She wanted to run a race for her birthday and when this one fell right on the day, we knew it was THE ONE!
After the race, we headed to The Cheesecake Factory and met up with my in-laws for lunch and birthday celebrations!
The day after Aimee’s birthday was Father’s Day. While I don’t get sad like I used to, it is still hard to think that it’s been 9 years of Father’s Days without my dad. I had to smile, though, when I got my new softball shirt last night with my dad’s old jersey number on the back. I chose the number, but I didn’t choose the timing of the shirt’s arrival. It was somehow perfect!
The remainder of June brings the end of school, my students piano recital, my last two weeks of teaching regular lessons and the arrival of my sister in law for a summer visit.
How’s your June going?!