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August has been a busy month for us!

Liliane Rose was born on Aug. 2nd (7 lb. 10 oz., 20 in.), and she has been ruling our lives ever since.  The only schedule we’ve been able to follow is: feed the baby when she wants to be fed.  But she has been quite the model baby, and we have loved every minute with her.   I’m back at work (BJU Press Distance Learning) for the next 4 weeks to finish out my contract with the University, and Guillaume is home all day babysitting.  It’s been a bit of an adjustment for me, to go back onto a schedule, after spending 3 wonderful “vacation” weeks on no schedule.  I think it’s been an adjustment for Guillaume too, but he’s been doing a great job; besides taking care of the baby all day, he’s also gotten a lot of projects and chores done around the apartment.   He is just an amazing husband and daddy!

Next week on the 31st we’ll be heading back to Atlanta to the French consulate to hopefully get all of Liliane’s French documents and to get my Visa.  It’s just 4 weeks until we leave Greenville.   I think the fact that I’ll be leaving the US for an indeterminate amount of time is finally starting to sink in.  Wow… just 5 more weeks until I will be living in France.  I really should be practicing my French!

I may not have time for many posts before we leave, but I promise I will post frequently once we are settled in France.   We want to keep in touch with all of our friends, and I hope our friends will want to keep in touch with us!  Also, as added incentive to view my blog, I plan on posting lots of cute baby pictures 🙂

Liliane with Uncle Philippe

'I'm not so sure about this Uncle Philippe person..."


First Post

I have decided to start a blog in order to better keep in contact with all my American friends and family when we move to France this fall.   I do not anticipate blogging much between now and our move.  I just don’t think I’ll have time with working full-time for BJUP DL and packing this month, and then beginning my new full-time job as Mommy next month.

Just as an update, Guillaume and I are planning on leaving Greenville the end of September and moving to Paris, France (after a week’s visit to Lebanon to say goodbye to everyone up there).  We are expecting our first baby, a girl, to arrive in early August.   We are excited to see how God has led us this far and will continue to guide us through this transition stage in our lives.

We will miss seeing every one of you here in the States, but yet quite thankful for the many methods of communication available to us!   Please keep in touch, either on this blog, on Facebook, with IM, email, Skype, or all of the above.  And for anyone “old-fashioned,” we can even give you our snail-mail address!