|We were so exited to have Ted's parents with us for a week!|
|Just hanging out on an old WWII tank|
|Life-long dream fulfilled - Normandy Beach|
|On the train to MTO|
|They got to stay at a castle!|
|At Monet's garden in Giverny|
We celebrated our 17th anniversary on June 20th!
|Emily with some other OM ladies at a retreat|
Daniel turned 13 in August! He has been drawing almost every day and loves creating characters for the epic story he's been working on for a few years now. Check out this amazing time-lapse video he created! He's doing better in school, working hard to learn more French. He is hilarious and asks the most profound questions about God and life. Also, we're pretty sure that he'll be taller than Emily any day now.
|The boys showing off their drawings/stories|
Timothy is doing great. His tongue hardly bothers him at all, for those of you who've asked. He is taking Judo classes twice a week, so he'll probably be able to throw us on the ground soon. He's doing wonderfully in school, and can understand and speak French much better. He loves to draw, sing, ride his bike, and play with friends.
Ted is adapting quite well in France. He even recently tried escargot (snails), although they admittedly weren't his favorite. He can speak fairly easily in French, and has been able to preach, pray, and lead worship in French with Michelle. He's also discovered a love for rugby, and is looking forward to getting to play the drums again soon!
|The boys watching the Rugby World Cup|
Michelle is doing better with French too. Speaking is getting easier, and she's able to read books in French and write fairly well. She's also discovered that music makes sense in any language! She's been learning to play guitar and had joined the worship team at church (great for language and courage).
|With some of the singers at Hillsong Church in Paris|
Overall, life in France is going pretty well. We're learning more about the language and culture every day, meeting local people, and settling into a new way of life. We're so thankful for the privilege to serve God in this country, and we can't wait to see what's around the corner!
|Back to school|
|We loved hanging out with the Jones family this summer.|
|Lunch with our class at the language school|
|Cousins at the beach|
|A day off while training with OM in the Netherlands|