Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A New Adventure



In mid January we will be welcoming a Korean foreign exchange student into our home. Today we completed the final step in the application process, the home visit, so it's finally official. We are excited at the opportunity to learn from and teach this eager student about our culture etc. He will be attending school at Columbia (with the boys). He's 15 and his life dream/goal is to go to MIT. We look forward to and are very thankful for the journey ahead. I'm excited to share all our adventures with him with you all. =) If any of you have experience or would like to suggest activities, meals, day/weekend trips etc we would love to hear from you.

Have a great week. =)

9 comments:

rebecca marie said...

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Marissa said...

Do you NOT have enough going on in your life? WOW Lady you are amazing!!

How fun. Growing up we had 2 exchange students from France stay w/ us, it was a blast! You guys will have a great time I am sure.

Sue said...

Exchange students are awesome people and they will learn from you and you will learn from them. We had a student from Japan when I was in high school and it was my pleasure then to travel to Japan. You will have a life long connection with this young man. I know your hands are full and your hearts are heavy but I think in so many respects this might make your hands a bit less fun and your hearts a bit less heavy.

shauna Wagner said...

They like rice. I know that sounds bad but-------well, they do. I suggest buying the rice cooker at Costco it is a steamer and cooker. I love mine (i got a new one) mine cost $25 or $30 and it has a timer and different rice settings for whit, brown etc.

As you know our student was a trouble maker but we knew that going in since he had been in 3 homes already. You will have a good one and your boys will attach themselves to him right away.

love you guys!

liz said...

wow, you are one strong woman. i know that you and your family are going to be awesome with this

Chunks said...

How incredibly awesome, I'm sure you will learn so much as will he in return. With everything you have around you, your family is amazing and the strength you have is from your family, no doubt this student will learn life lessons that he won't find anywhere else. Congratulations on having this experience welcome you in January!!

Jess said...

Hey Angela, I was just wanting you to know that I have been thinking and praying for your precious family a lot today. Especially for your sweetie girl. We love you guys!



Oh, we had a exchange student from Japan when I maybe 5...I loved him and his name was Junepai...that's all I remember...I was 5.

TX Hazens said...

We had a Belgium foreign exchange student stay with us for 5 months. We had a wonderful experience. This last summer my oldest went on exchange to France for 3 weeks and then the French girl she stayed with came to the USA for 3 weeks. I love doing exchanges.

The Coatney's said...

Ang, I just read your other blog this morning but didn't know how to leave you a message. I love you. God loves you and he's so happy to have Had home, where her body is perfect and she's feels only happiness. Please let me know when the funeral is. We would love to come. We love you so much, and Brandon, and the boys.