We’re in our final days at Parole de Vie! In one week, we load a UHaul (again) and move to Quebec City. We’re packing boxes, cleaning, trying to use up the rest of our perishable groceries. But we’re also able to enjoy a few more sunsets from our back porch: In other news… Clara’s Kindergarten … Continue reading The Final Stretch
We drove up to Québec City yesterday afternoon to spend the night. It's a quick trip - we're heading back to Sherbrooke this afternoon - but it is so nice to be here for a little bit. We move up in just 11 sleeps! We had dinner last night with Tim and Barbara, our dear … Continue reading We’re in Québec!
Your favorite pint-sized reporters are back! Ruth, Clara, and Hudson are ready to talk all about the things we’re taking to Quebec City when we move, their time at the ranch in Oregon with Mimi and Papa, and what we’ve been up to since getting home. It’s adorable. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/7E_CgL82Okc
The other day, while leaving the grocery store in the rain and before loading bags into the Jeep, an old man noticed our Alaska license plate (which will soon be replaced with a Quebec plate). With a wide smile, he said, “Bienvenue au Québec!” Welcome to Quebec! I didn’t have the heart to tell him … Continue reading May Thoughts
After a super long day and night of travel Tuesday / Wednesday, we are home! We are not caught up on sleep (though our kids slept for about 13+ hours Wednesday night) and we are not unpacked (we aren’t motivated to do so since we’re moving in less than three weeks). But we’re home!! The … Continue reading We’re Home!!
Day 27 Part 4 of our trip is coming to an end. The last week in Oregon with my parents has been restful and quiet, punctuated by cozy fires in the wood stove, hot coffee, and lots of Ranch adventures. We’re so thankful for my parents and all they have done to encourage and support … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.8
Day 26 After an early morning interview in French with Ruth and Clara’s school for the fall, we finished packing our suitcases and said, “See ya later” to the Ranch. Mom and Dad drove us to my grandma’s house in Southern Oregon to spend the night before our early flight tomorrow. The weather has been … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.7
Day 25 Happy Mother’s Day to my mama (that pretty lady on the left!) and to Mama Brenda, the loving woman who raised Allen and is already home with Jesus! We celebrated with presents and cards at home, a fun morning at church (we shared an update about serving in Quebec!), lunch at a Chinese … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.6
Day 24 We had a quiet morning, followed by an adventure afternoon! The boys made a trash run and the girls went to a baby shower in town for our sweet friend, Patience. Ruth and Clara loved being at the baby shower, and both napped on the way home. It rained, snowed, hailed, and finally, … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.5
Day 23 The weather alternated between rain and sun all day, which meant we saw some beautiful rainbows, played in fun mud puddles, and picked lots of spring desert flowers. We’re really enjoying time with my parents… we haven’t been here at the ranch in about a year and a half and so much has … Continue reading Batts’ Epic Trip – 4.4