One Year!

  • 28th December 2012

So it’s been one year. One long quick year. I understand that the year didn’t pass any slower or faster than any other year but today we all looked at each other and said, “Has it already been a year?” and “Has it only been a year?”  We just sent out…

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I remember…

  • 11th September 2012

I remember where I was; I had just dropped off my last students from my school bus route and turned on the radio for the ride back to the bus depot. At that time they didn’t really know what had happened. I was then glued to my radio for the…

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These are a few of my favorite things…

  • 16th August 2012

So a couple of weeks ago we had an assignment to write 15 things that disappointed or wasn’t what we expected when we moved to France. So I decided for my mental health that I needed to come up with 30 positives about moving to Paris. Don’t want to dwell…

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Double Vision – Raeni

  • 17th June 2012

This morning it is about 7:30 the house is quiet and the sun is out. Both unusual occurrences for 7:30 on a Sunday morning.  Last night Massy had its big city wide celebration and we capped our night off with amazing fireworks that started after 11:00 last night and lasted…

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A note from Jason and Calu Ostrander

  • 1st April 2012

A note from Jason and Calu Ostrander Running For Roos by Jason Ostrander on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:02pm · Dear friends and family, On April 15th my wife and I will be running our second marathon in a year. Last October Calu and I ran the Chicago Marathon in order…

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Three Weeks – Tony

  • 18th January 2012

  Three weeks ago we arrived here at our new home in France. What could we say about the move? First it is overwhelming to move from a town of 7 800 to a city of well over 12 000 000, that’s 12 million. Thankfully, for now, we are a…

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Running for Paris

  • 15th January 2012

I don’t really understand it. Running that is. I mean I get running when there is a bear chasing you. I have never experienced that, but believe if there was a bear chasing me, I would be inclined to run. I believe in running to protect my children. Like if I have…

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Happy New Year

  • 2nd January 2012

Its New Years Day here in France we are just finishing breakfast after sleeping in a little bit – our friends and family in the Midwest are just tucking themselves into bed after welcoming the New Year.  So in the past few weeks I have had several “sad” posts. Today…

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  • 18th December 2011

So at our training that we attended this past few weeks we learned the value of saying good-bye. This is something that I struggle with. I tend to get so emotional that I can’t really say what I need to say. Since, I know this about myself and know how…

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Hannah’s Tears

  • 16th November 2011

Tonight was one of many lasts for our family. We had our last night of AWANA. While the actually time at AWANA was positive, Fayth passed her second book and got a Gold Streamwood card. In the world of AWANA this is a pretty big deal. Hannah had several friends…

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