From our corner of snow Canada to to wherever yours may be, merry Christmas! “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” - Isaiah 9:6 Merry Christmas, friends. … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Between class, French, and doing homework, we tried to squeeze in some fun family time this week. Morning breaks were sometimes filled with LEGO creations. Last Saturday, we took a train ride and explored the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum with the kids. The girls graduated to booster seats in the Jeep! They were super excited! … Continue reading Friday Faves
Guess what?! Allen broke his first bone over the weekend… We wish we had an epic and intriguing story behind what happened, but… we don’t. He simply stubbed his pinky toe, breaking it in the process, and tripped to the floor. With that, please pray for pain relief as he chases kids throughout the day … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: Exams & Another Broken Bone
What a whirlwind of a week full of travels, sunsets, and French exams! Through all of the craziness that is our day-to-day life, we do have some favorite moments. Here are our top five from the week: 1. The kiddos loved hanging out with cousins last weekend in Alabama. We were only in town for … Continue reading Five Faves
Today we celebrate Melissa’s birthday! So I, Allen, am guest-posting in her honor. Here are five fun facts about about her and the blessing she is. Melissa loves God, her family, and her friends. Every day she strives to make the Lord known through her conversations with others and her generous heart. As a wife, … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Melissa!
Hard to believe, but it’s the final week of our winter term with Parole de Vie! We are studying like crazy for vocabulary, phonetics, oral, and written exams... But come Thursday or Friday, we will be on a long weekend break! There is a women’s conference at our church this weekend, and Allen is flying … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: Finals Week
Sometimes when we teach kids’ classes, we make the kids retell the lesson in 10 words. It’s a great way to have them recap what stood out, and we always love how they synthesize everything we discussed. Well, to sum up this week in ten words, I’d say, “We had adventures, did homework and tests, … Continue reading Friday Favorites: 19 March 2021
Hi, friends. After a much needed and refreshing marriage retreat weekend, our family was hit with an aggressive stomach bug. At the time of writing this post (by Allen), Melissa and all our kiddos are sick. I am on the brink of catching it myself. Please be praying for a quick recovery and perseverance as … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: Sick Edition (not in a good way)
Bon vendredi (Happy Friday)! As we look over the past week, we have really seen God working to encourage and sustain us through His Word, family, and friends. Friday, we had friends (hi, Shelly and Justin!) over for dinner. The kids played hard and had a great time decorating cookies together (which meant they slept … Continue reading Friday Favorites
Between settling in Tennessee, beginning language school, and establishing a new routine, it’s been quite the week! In no particular order, here are some of our favorite highlights from the last seven days. We officially started language school! We are no longer driving 500-700 miles a day! The kids feel right at home here! The … Continue reading Friday Favorites: Settling In