Saturday, October 1, 2016

Bienvenue à Albertville!

Welcome to Albertville!
I'm sorry that I have not been able to update you sooner, but we have been pretty busy starting our life here in France. We arrived here after a three day vacation in London, which really helped us to get used of the 9 hour time difference. We are now living on the 3rd floor apartment above a kabob shop.
The first week we struggled to find Mekdes and I a school, it was a long and complicated process, but in the end we both ended up at a catholic private middle school. The first couple weeks at school were hard, but after a while we started getting used to the way things worked. We meet with a woman at our school who speaks good English and French, and who is helping us and the other American kids at the school to learn French. Biniyam is also doing fine, and making new friends in his 2nd grade class. All of us are learning more French, petit à petit.
It's pretty hard to sum it all up, but I'll try to keep you updated.
Merci pour votre soutien, tu nous manques!

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 We went to Harry Potter World

And Biniyam went to Lego Land
Mom and Dad's School
The View from our Apartment
The Road to our School
 We took a Saturday trip to Chamonix, Mont Blanc
 The highest point in Europe
 Down the road from us is the Olympic Ice Rink,
 we went there for Mekdes' Birthday
 Exploring France