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Birds

One or two years ago I placed a birdhouse in the garden and this spring Eurasian blue tits nested in it. Putting Danny to bed one afternoon I discovered a juvenile out in the garden. After the photo shooting we left hit alone to never see it again. Let’s hope it is now safe from cat’s harm!

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Easter Holidays 2016

Easter holidays lasted two weeks and we had the kids 24/7. I took the first week off and we tried to be present (more than a physical presence) for our kids as much as possible. An overview.

** Lots of crafts **

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Easter Eggs
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Spring flower sensory bottle inspired by this
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Toilet paper rolls and pasta
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** Outing **

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On the train to the swimming pool
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Ikea according to her
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Ikea according to him
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Sunny day

** Home **

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Spring has come
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Spring table
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A friend visiting
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The little gardener
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Brother & sister

** BEM **

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Big interdenominational meeting
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The BEM stand, Loïs hiding, Danny eating
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Exhausting day for everyone… Can you spot Daniel?

►► Compare with Easter holidays 2015

February Daily – Weeks #2 and #3

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February, 9th – Leaving for the BEM Conference Week 2016 (9th-12th February)
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February, 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day!
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February, 15th – Learning how to read
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February, 16th – She tied her shoes all by herself!
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February, 17th – Home-made studio: the speaker
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… in the middle of the work area…
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… with an iPad, a photo camera and a smartphone!
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February, 18th – Video editing and offering internship opportunities within the BEM to students of the Bible Institute in Geneva
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February, 19th – Overnight at the Evangelical Faculty for Yann
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February, 20th – Birthday gift in progress

February Daily – Week #1

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February, 1st – Designing invitation cards for our local church
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February, 2nd – Drawing on cardboard box
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February, 3d – Furnishing the bathroom upstairs (50% price cut becomes 75% which means 15.7€ instead of 62.99€!!)
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February, 4th – Preparing the BEM Conference Week 2016
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February, 5th – Carnival and princess dress
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February, 6th – Nerd from father to son
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February, 7th – All good things must come to an end

Daily Life

Daily Life – BEM (public relations)

Updating the BEM website in 4 languages = 4 times 1 identical task
Updating the BEM website in 4 languages = 4 times 1 identical task

November was busy as one can be with BEM meetings at least every Mondays. December is a bit more calm, but loads of things need to be done before the holidays (next Monday). Currently updating the brand new BEM website (www.b-e-m.org) and creating the layout for the next BEM newsletter. 2016 will be all about church planting in Belgium.

Daily Life – Evangelical Faculty

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This semester is dedicated to learning Hebrew.

Daily Life – Renovation work

The future master bedroom... one day... soon...
The future master bedroom… one day… soon…

Yann tries to balance his time between his studies, church responsibilities, renovation work and parenthood. Roof is insulated for the winter, we still live at ground floor, but maybe we’ll move the bedrooms upstairs next spring.

Daily Life – Kids

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After school Loïs always needs a snack
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Photo Stream – Summer 2015

A new facade for our house:

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The future master bedroom now has a floor:

Still many hours of hard work ahead of us...
Still many hours of hard work ahead of us…

JULY

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Summer equals pool in the garden and ice cream cones
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Bike and ball games
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Short trip in a oldtimer train for Yann’s birthday (the steam locomotive was out of order, this one runs on diesel)
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Rebecq and its old watermill
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Playground
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Hand-made gift
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Our little acrobat (who turned 3 that month)
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Our sleepy gymnast
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27th July – where’s the sun hiding?!
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Summer garden

AUGUST

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Convention Week of the Baptist Association (Lyon, France)
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Blue moon (additional full moon in a year) over Lyon
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Ladies’ little man
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Col du Ferrier, our favorite pilgrimage place
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Our car was hit on the way back
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Pool during the heat wave – note that our car hadn’t been hit yet 😉
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Toulon and its naval base
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On the way back to Belgium
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Rosehip picking

SEPTEMBER… BACK TO SCHOOL!

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Daily life

We wrote in our last newsletter that our days revolved around three main axes (church plant project, studies and PR work), as well as our life as a family and renovation work in the house. We thought that maybe you would like to know what a typical day at the Parodi’s looked like […]