A 20-foot UHaul is loaded and waiting for us outside with a full tank of gas. The Jeep is prepped and there are new movies on the iPad for the kids. Our apartment here in Sherbrooke is empty and clean, waiting for its next tenants. And we're hitting the road early this morning (well, 9am) … Continue reading Today’s the Day!
Allen here, writing to say that today we celebrate Melissa! Whether it’s loving on our kiddos, helping others, or leading a Bible study, her love for God and making Him known shines through. She is always looking for ways to bless others through gifts, time, or an encouraging word. She is adventurous and pours her … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Melissa!
Day 19 Today was a day for errands before we fly out again to get our kiddos. We got the oil changed in the Jeep, returned the UHaul, signed our taxes, got COVID tests done, bought a few things we needed at the store, then finished our packing and cleaning at home. We ate dinner … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 3.2
Days 12-17 Alaska to Yukon to British Columbia to Alberta to Saskatchewan to Manitoba to Ontario to Quebec in less than a week. We saw 77 bison (including babies!), one caribou, nine deer, two eagles, one fox, one lynx, eight moose, and 35 sheep. We slept in the UHaul twice and four random hotels along … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 2.2-2.7
Day 10 Today was all about our yard sale... and yet, I was so busy running around that I didn't take any pictures. I'm pretty sure Allen didn't sit down between 7:00am and 9:30pm, except to get in the car and hang up signs. So instead, above is a picture of what we did after … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 1.10
Day 8 Y’all, we didn’t touch anything for the yard sale OR the UHaul today! We didn’t organize or price anything. We didn’t move or pack anything. It was glorious. Instead, we spent the day having lunch with friends, visiting my former work and seeing lots of friends, spending the afternoon with friends at their … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 1.8
Day 7 We worked on yard sale stuff all morning (sorting, putting on tables, pricing), but the exciting thing today was updating our missions display at our sending church! New family picture, new canvas prints of Chateau Frontenac, ice skates, blanket, hockey stick, and a maple syrup bucket… We were going for a streamlined and … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 1.7
Happy Friday, friends! We're off on a little field trip today with the language school students at Parole de Vie to a Cabane à Sucre (a sugar cabin, where they harvest and make maple syrup), but first, here are five favorites from our week: Family ice cream date. After our failed coffee date last weekend, … Continue reading Some Weekly Favorites
We had a failed coffee date this week. On Sunday, we packed up the kids to go get cocoas and coffee at a local cafe. But when we entered the cafe, literally every table was occupied. There were no available seats! Undeterred, I ordered “trois chocolats chauds, petit et pas trop chaud” (three hot chocolates, … Continue reading Failed Coffee Date
Quick prayer request before we get to the fun stuff: Out of nowhere last night, about 2 hours after we put him to bed, Hudson woke up coughing and with a really scratchy sounding throat. We have given him some medicine, but he struggled to sleep all night. Thank you so much for your encouragement … Continue reading Hello Quebec! – MK News