Wednesday, August 19, 2009

flying around, had to come down sometime

Argh! Sorry I've been gone so long. I finally told myself I have to blog today because tomorrow I'm leaving to visit my grandparents in New York and will be gone about half a week. So.
July was very busy. First, my sister and I and some others from our church (including Maria from ofteacupsandtoadstools) went up to Toronto, Canada on a service trip. We helped a church there with leading a peace-themed day camp. On our last day there we went to the Royal Ontario Museum and got to see the Dead Sea Scrolls! Very amazing.
The week after that, my sister, my mom and I drove out to see some colleges in the midwest (aaaah! college is lurking around the corner!). There was one I particularly liked, but I'm not sure how costs will work out (it was extremely $$$).
This month, as well as working on some over-the-summer school assignments,I'm taking a college art history course.
Also, thank you thank you thank you all who added me to their tags, but I don't have the time right now. :( I really love tags though, they are so much fun to read and do.
If you are an avid follower of Adela (pinkchampagnefashion) then you probably know she already started school. Well on their first day of school we - Adela, Maria, J, and me - dressed up like hippy-ish bums and had a little picnic on the local parking garage roof. Below I'm including pictures from that and the Toronto trip.

This is the building the church met in.

I love this picture - so cute!

Sharpie tats!
We helped to paint the pastor's fence around his backyard. It was a lot of fun.

One of the younger childrens' classes.
This guy got clever and attached all the markers together!
I guess black squirrels are common in Toronto, but where we're from it's unheard of! We were like, "Look! A black squirrel!" and those who lived there were like, "Yeeaahh..."
I wasn't allowed to bring my camera in, but this is the museum where we saw the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The CN Tower!
We stopped by an art festival that was going on - this was our last day in Toronto and since the peace camp was over we toured - I love this artist's work, unfortunately I forgot to get his name!
There was a garbage strike going on that week...
The Eaton Center.

Niagra Falls!
Hmm...Canadian trip and parking garage trip. Not sure if there's a comparison...

(Stopped by a cake shop)

(And a used bookstore)



sammi-lise ^_^ said...

ahhh just thinking of college is scaring me!

and i love sharpie tats :)


oh, and in response to your comment, i have listened to lenka, and love her...just haven't listened to her enough to put her on my favorites list. (i only know two songs by her: the show, and don't let me fall)

Monica said...

This looks so fun. Have fun on your trip tomorrow.

Aïcha b. said...

waw i love the pictures ! really beautiful xoxo

asunlitday said...

The peace camp sounds like a ton of fun! It's always nice to work with little kids.
The Toronto trip looks like a lot of fun, and so does the little roof excursion (:

glad your back!

Karolina said...

the picnic seemed to be a lot of fun :) I'm impressed by what yu did on the church trip..

lots of sunshine

Adela said...

i'm going to steal that picture of me up against the blue sky! mwahahahaa! ;D

Lizzie said...

Pictures are SPECTACULAR, and the elephant was adorable.

Ethan Frome is, without giving too much away, considered a classic. It is a tragedy, involving a love triangle. A man has a sickly wife, finds interest in another woman, and it is ironic.

It's really short, and our teacher TOLD US WHAT HAPPENED. (I cannot discern why.) That being said, I don't want to spoil too much and I fear I might.

Indie.Tea said...

The cake shop and the sharpie tattoos were adorable.
Also...I wish you luck with going to the college of your dreams. Four years is a long time, and those four years shape the rest of your life, or so I believe.

S.Elisabeth said...

Yay looks fun. I' m glad you had a fun July.
And blahhh! College searching=NOT fun. My colleges are along the East Coast, and the money thing is absolutely terrifying.

Eliza said...

thank you so much for your comment dear! :) it looks like you hade a lot of fun there. i love used bookstores <3

iheartvintagex said...

Awesome pictures and lovely tattoos! <33

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation, I can't wait to see Dead Sea Scrolls...but never seem to make enough time :)

linaa, said...

this is so inspiring. so amazing, i loved the photos an awful amount.
omg lovee youu!


elliestories said...

such sweet tattoos!

You've been busy!

cass & cady


sid & violet

jessica danielle. said...

That exhibit at the ROM was amaaaaaaazing!
And luckily, the garbage strike is over! :)

Patty Ann said...

oooo i love the current song! that was a great post, i feel like i was on your trip with too with pictures of all the things you all did! xx

LookingGlassGirl said...

Lovely pictures. I love used bookshops. They have a sense of magic about them. By the way, I've given you an award on my blog.

Rand said...

wow looked like you did alot of great work!!!the tatoos look good+i love the bangles

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Anonymous said...

oh, the pictures were so lovely ♥