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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Church at Home

Daddy took the other two children to church today and mommy stayed home with Joyanne and Calvin. Calvin had immunizations on Thursday and is still pretty fussy from them. Despite staying home, we still got dressed up, listened to Hide Em In Your Heart by Steve Green and listened to a sermon online from Mission Bible Church (our hometown church).

We hope your family had a nice Sunday and spent time in God's presence in fellowship with other believers today.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Trip to the Old City

Today we ventured down to the Old City of Quebec once again. Last Saturday, we neglected to take our camera. It was nice and breezy next to the St. Lawrence. A beautiful reprieve from the heat in our apartment!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Week Away

Our first week in Quebec City has been an adjustment. It seems as though we had to travel across Canada to experience summer. Folks we said good-bye to in the Lower Mainland in BC are still waiting for summer to arrive. Not in Quebec City however! Since arriving, the temperatures have been 20+ with the humidity making it feel anywhere from 30 to 35 degrees. Being sticky, and feeling as though we're breathing within a sauna is becoming more normal. Trying to keep clothes on the kids is our new challenge :)

Our formal language studies don't begin until August 1st, so until then we are familiarizing ourselves with the city and taking advantage of this spare time to set up our apartment.

Thank you for all who prayed for us during our travels. We arrived safe and sound, despite our flight to Toronto being cancelled. It was a mad dash in Abbotsford, which made for a swift good-bye to Rob's mom. But the children did so well on the flight across Canada, and two parents managed 4 kids under 5 years just fine.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Finishing Up

Since returning from the island, we have been BUSY! Our crates are full, and we are counting down the short days until Wednesday when we fly to Quebec City to begin French training.

We sorted through everything we own and managed to put everything into categories. I can't believe how much stuff we got rid of. In a way, it felt good to simplify our life here. But at one point I started to panic a little! We will be starting from scratch basically, when we come home. We really didn't want to store too much furniture and things for others to be responsible for.

We found ourselves putting things into four categories

  • Thrift or give away
  • Throw Away
  • Store
  • Pack (for Quebec, or for Africa)
Our house was emptied quick! And in all of that activity, two realtors came through. No offers yet, however.