Friday, September 23, 2011

Things just keep looking up

Not only did I get to go to the dentist today for 2 hours all by myself (I will write more about that later) but we had some special visitors!

When Marc was in high school his family had a foreign exchange student, Achim, live with them for a year. They have always stayed in touch with him. I have met him once before and today I got to meet him for the second time.

This time he came with his good friend, Thomas. They are out on a "guy trip" and left their girlfriends at home. They came all the way over from Switzerland and Germany to see us (and Yellowstone too).

What amazing friends they are. I felt like I had known them for years. They were so fun and so laid back and just fit right into the groove of everything.

It's times like this, though, that I do wish my kids could make it past being so overwhelmed by meeting new people. I was so wishing I could see my kids say "hello" and help them feel welcome, but I guess they will just have to do with Brother's and Sister's  shoulder shrugs and a little attention from Baby.

Here are a few pictures of Marc and his friends together. And of course some with Marc's parents and their treasured foreign exchange student!

We love you guys!

Achim, Marc and Thomas

Walking to grandma and grandpa's for dinner with Achim and Thomas

Gathering in Marc's parents' backyard for the BBQ
Then we had to gather for more pictures before we said goodbye.
Thomas, Marc, Achim and Marc's best friend from High School, Eric

with Lynne and Gary

"Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."
                                   ~ G. Randolf

1 remarks:

Rochelle said...

so fun! That would be weird but fun if all our exchange students came back to visit. you need to post a picture from way back then!!