On July 7th we went to the airport to pick up Martin Champaney, a French student. He is staying with our family for 3 weeks as part of the NACEL program. My friend, Paige, is also hosting a French student, Marie, and that is how I found out about the program. When Paige told me the students were from France I was totally in. Of course, I cleared it with Paul first and he said it was up to me. All of the kids were on board and we were pretty excited to meet Martin. Of course I forgot to bring my camera to the airport.
Even though he traveled all day from France and when he got to our house it was 4 am his time, he got up and went to all of church with us at 9 am. He is not from a religious family so that was pretty different to go to 3 hours of church. And he said to us "and you do this every Sunday?"
|our kids with our new adopted son, Martin|
|this was Sunday evening before heading out on a walk in the neighborhood|
|Martin brought us some very nice gifts|
this milk chocolate eiffel tower
|and this dark chocolate one|
and some other yummy chocolates
and a very cool book of France
full of beautiful photographs from all over the country