Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Raising our Children in the Way They Should Go

Check out my full guest post at Intentional by Grace. Here is a sneak peak.

As a parent, it is so exciting to imagine what the future holds for our daughter: Will Adah have my height? Will she be sporty like her father? Will she become a missionary or a doctor? Will she have kids of her own one day?
But for every happy moment of day dreaming, there is usually a thought that snaps me back to reality: Will she be stubborn like her dad? Will she be nosy like her mom? Will she repeat the same mistakes we made growing up?
We were all rebellious children in some way. I am sure we have uttered at least one foul word in our lives. I am positive we disobeyed our parents at least twice. And I am more than certain that we told a fib or five. But how can we use this to help our children?
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Friday, November 9, 2012

A Halloween in Pictures

Knowing this Halloween might be our only opportunity for Adah to celebrate in a western fashion got me all excited! I found a cute, warm and cozy costume on sale! We took lots of before-hand pictures and got her all excited! Our little flower was ready to shine! So, we dressed up the munchkin and went to hang at a local church.
We met some of our language school missionary families and one of them has a son Oliver who is 6 weeks older than Adah! They like each other (much to Kevin's dismay)!
We played some games (in French)!
We made others smile!
Then we took our basket to go knock on one door! (Adah didn't need the candy but mama needed the pictures!)
"Cogner" means "to knock"! And you say "Halloween" instead of "trick-or-treat"! Also note, you say "Halloween" with a French accent (Owl-oh-win!)
YAY! Another day practicing French, enjoying the culture, and being a silly family!