Double the Fun!

Double the Fun!   My husband, son, and I are hosting Martin from Argentina and Nadine from Brazil. Both Martin and Nadine are just here for 5 months. They both leave in a few weeks and we will miss them terribly. It has been quite an experience having three teenagers in our home at once. We are so pleased that … Read More

‘Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season!   This holiday season has been even more special thanks to our Danish Exchange Student Morten and his family! They sent us a package in November that contained their Danish Holiday Tradition – celebration of Christmas Month – opening a gift every day of December leading up to Christmas. I had to decorate an additional tree in … Read More

Working as Local Coordinators for ICES…

Working as Local Coordinators for ICES brought the wonderful opportunity to participate in this year’s annual incentive trip to Italy!   Having never been to Italy before, we were excited to see the ancient ruins of Rome, the cosmopolitan city of Milan, and the breathtaking beauty of Lake Como. The sights were nothing short of amazing, and experiencing them as … Read More

My Experience as an Exchange Student in the U.S.

My Experience as an Exchange Student in the U.S.   #1. Being an Exchange Student in America-the Most Precious Birthday Gift in my Life   In August 30th, 2013, I left my family in South Korea and headed to America. It was actually my birthday, and I had never imagined it would be one of the best birthday presents of … Read More

It has been already 4 months since I came here to the U.S.

It has been already 4 months since I came here to the U.S.   It seems like if it was just yesterday when I got off the plane on the 30th of July at the Kansas City airport and had met the best family I could. First thing we had done was that we went to the best restaurant I’ve … Read More

In Touch with Nature

In Touch with Nature   When I began communicating with our most recent exchange student (Oskar from Germany), I was very curious as to why he had asked to be placed somewhere on the western coast of the US. His reply was that he wanted to experience a part of the US that was more rural, having already visited New … Read More