Whoops, I said last time that the next blog would be about the hike. You'll have to remain on the edges of your seats for that one since I have to mention the Jungle Camp Open House!
As I mentioned on the blog before we went out to Jungle Camp, the Open House was on the weekend of July 5-6. That Saturday morning I woke up at 8am to a quiet knocking on the door. I went out, and through the cloudy plastic of our door I could see a lady. I thought maybe it was someone coming to remind us of something for open house. As I got closer my jaw dropped- it was my mom, all the way from Nebraska to surprise us! I was so shocked and excited. She wouldn't tell us how she had gotten here, but a few hours later my Uncle Helmut and Aunt Jean from Winnepeg showed up and the story got told. Mom had ridden a bus all day from Omaha, Nebraska to Winnepeg, and then the three of them drove over to Ontario. What a drive and sacrifice to surprise us! Very, very cool. :)
We had lots of other surprises that weekend- Jim and Gerri and Ruth and Rudy drove over together from Pt., Brad and Tanya and their little girl came from Bft., Chris and Dawn R. stopped by, Bill and Laura McK drove up on their motorcycle, Uncle Bob and Aunt Joyce dropped in and Dennis' cousin Annette came on Sunday. We were also tickled to see the guests we knew were coming: Dad and Mom E., Brenda, and Ron and Sabrina and their kids! What a great time!
Would you believe all this?!?!?! Fresh fruit after a month of not having any was soooo tasty and a bit of a shock to the system! We were so thankful for all the yummy gifts that our friends brought! Some even brought non-edible gifts- we felt so blessed, and the girls blew bubbles to their hearts content.