Thursday, September 11, 2008

This is the note my life ended on ...before pierre...

This is the group of kids we were babysitting when we got the phone call about Pierre. We had to make a decision amid all the chaos and be prayerful and hopeful in the middle of all this.. Yes, this is the only time all thirteen kids sat still...We had a great time though in spite of the stress.

Then the day Pierre was coming to stay, I had planned to can peaches and I couldn't, not do it. I have a ceramic stove top and the water would not boil at all...Finally Julie, saint that she is, took all the bottles to her house and processed them for me. All 50 Bottles of them!! Thank heavens for sweet Julie. I don't know how to survive without her.
So that is all you missed in my life while I went on about Pierre....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ok now for the moment you have all been waiting for!!!

This is our exchange student from France!!! His name is Pierre. He is sixteen years old and a BLAST!! Not to mention how handsome he is .... all the girls LOVE him. We love him too, but not quite in the same way as the girls...

He likes to Ski (something I am not good at, but will have to try again) and play tennis (He can play with Shawn) and watch movies and play on the computer. He is a pretty easy person to get along with and he loves to work out- which is good for me because I just bring him to the Gym when I work out or teach and he'll work out for hours. We are so glad to have him here and I think he likes us too!!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Pierre is sixteen and very kind for a teenage boy. He is a handsome boy and very helpful and sweet. All the girls at church are going to start stalking him I am sure. I have no idea how to raise a teenager,but I guess I will find out. So far he is really easy to sit and watch movies with, or eat with. He doesn't eat a lot and is very skinny, but likes sports so I am sure he will eat more when he starts playing sports. He has a great sense of humor and likes to laugh at everything funny. I think this will work out quite nicely. He took the kids outside yesterday and jumped on the trampoline with all of them. It was cute to watch and the kids LOVE him.