"Do the coloring books multiply during the night?" "Should we get a pet hamster? Is that even allowed in our apartment?" "Why didn't we move the bookcases to the living room sooner?" "Where did we put that tote of holiday decor? I'd love to decorate for Easter." "Where's the library again?" "Do I need to … Continue reading A List: Random Questions We’re Asking Ourselves This Week
A Week in PA
Last Monday, we packed up our rental car and headed south to Pennsylvania for a little R&R at ABWE with our family. It was just what we needed! We split the 11-hour drive into two days, staying a night in New York on the way there and back. And both mornings in New York, we … Continue reading A Week in PA
Friday Favorites: 10 March 2023
Hey hey friends! Happy Friday! We finished reading Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder this week as part of our homeschool plan so today, we're having a party! It includes wearing long dresses, making paper dolls, and attempting syrup snow candy. We kicked off the celebration last night with eating pancake … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 10 March 2023
All Quebec schools have spring break at the same time, and it's this week! All schools are out of session for a week right now. For most, that means kids are enrolled in a camp or club for the week, but for us, it means Clara is home and we can do fun things together! … Continue reading Spring Break!
Answer to Prayer
Over three weeks ago, after her dental surgery, Ruth stopped talking. But last night, God said « YES! » to countless prayers, and Ruth started talking again! To hear her say I love you, Mama was an answer to prayer. (And the poop jokes that accompanied it were fine, too, after three weeks of radio … Continue reading Answer to Prayer
Friday Favorites: 3 March 2023
Earlier this week, as part of her homeschool morning journal prompt, I asked Ruth, "If you could do anything this week, what would it be?" She drew a picture of us in Hawaii, swimming with dolphins. Same girl, same. Instead, we gained about 10 inches of snow this week and definitely didn’t go to Hawaii. … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 3 March 2023
February 2023 Review
What. A. Month. How was February only 28 days long when it felt like a million years going through it? But now, in hindsight, we blinked and it's gone. Earlier this week, I was thinking about what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4.16-18: Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet … Continue reading February 2023 Review
Québec is a French city. A lot of people know English, also, but French is the core and heart of the city. So what does that mean for us in everyday life? Grocery Shopping. Not just interactions with staff and other customers, but signage in grocery shops is all in French, too. Looking for cheese? … Continue reading Everyday French
Friday Favorites: 24 February 2023
Happy Friday. I'm currently writing this Thursday evening, with snow falling serenely outside while our three kids play quietly and calmly (for now) at the kitchen table in their brand-new sensory bins. A dear friend recommended making one for Ruth, thinking it could help her process through her recent life events. So of course, the … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 24 February 2023
Happy Birthday, Kendall!
Kendall, our adopted family member here in Quebec, is celebrating her birthday today! Kendall has been in our family for over a year now and we are all so thankful for her. From how she serves our family to how she serves students at Laval University, her friends, and her roommates, Kendall is one of … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Kendall!