We ran up to Canadian Tire (which is like a Sears, back in it's hay-day, minus the clothes but with a wider selection of everything else). We needed to grab some new winter boots for the kids and snow pants for me and Allen (thanks, Boxing Day sale!). And after successfully finding what we needed, … Continue reading On Sunday…
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!
Our semester is done, the campus is quiet, and Christmas is this weekend! During what is otherwise a light and fun week, Quebec installed some new Covid mandates. Everyone must have proof of vaccine to attend church, effective yesterday, and attendance is limited to 50% capacity. It’s some hard news to swallow at the end … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: 21 Dec. 2021
Allen has one more final this morning and a paper to submit, then we are both on Christmas break! Huzzah! The campus is slowly emptying out as students and families return home for the break… but our family is staying nice and cozy in our apartment here and looking forward to a quiet campus. Now … Continue reading Happy Friday!
When we woke up this morning, the song going through my head was Charlie Brown’s “Christmas Time is Here”… except with different lyrics. Finals week is hereAnxiety and fearCoffee for all that students callThat dreaded time of year Stress is in the airFlash cards everywhereConjugate verbs and learn the wordsFor dog and horse and hair … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: 14 Dec. 2021
The other day at breakfast, Hudson was telling us about his treehouse. Please note: Hudson does not have now (and has never had) a treehouse. However, he was talking to us all in great detail about who was invited into the treehouse, what kind of treasures are inside, and more. At one point, Ruth asked … Continue reading Friday Favorites
We had a fun weekend celebrating Ruth’s 6th birthday, doing homework, and hanging out together at home. But now, we’re looking at the last two weeks of the semester and the homework is stacking up higher than we seem to be able to reach. Essays, exams, vocabulary words, class sessions, presentations… We’re thankful for the … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: 7 Dec. 2021
Today is Ruth’s 6th birthday and we are celebrating her big all weekend long. Here are six things you should know about our favorite six-year-old: Ruth is a math genius. When it’s time to work on kindergarten assignments, Ruth always picks math first. She loves all things math-related and I’ve loved seeing her grow in … Continue reading Joyeux Anniversaire, Ruth!
We sent out our October / November 2021 newsletter this week! If you’re on our email list, make sure you check your inbox and junk mail. We use MailChimp for our newsletter distribution, and sometimes it gets caught in spam filters. If you aren’t on the email list, click here to read our latest update: … Continue reading Oct/Nov 2021 Newsletter
Guess what we just discovered. Here in Sherbrooke, there is a marché de poisson (a fish market) and it sells des flétans (halibut)!! For this Alaskan family, transplanted to eastern Canada, not being able to have halibut (or salmon) regularly has been a little sad. I’m going to the post office this week, which is … Continue reading Tuesday Talk: 30 Nov. 2021