Saturday, October 6, 2012

And One More Makes Six!

Hi Friends!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but there have been BIG changes in the Terlap household this week;  we have officially gone from a family of 5 to a family of 6!  We were thrilled to welcome Raffi into our home this week.  Raffi is an exchange student from Austria, and she's been on my swim team for the past 7 weeks.  She is a complete sweetheart, and a great swimmer!  She is fun to be around and a joy to coach.  She even laughs at my jokes.  : ) 

When we found out Raffi's initial placement wasn't working out, we jumped at the chance to have her move in with us.  Once we committed to hosting her, things moved really fast around here.  We shuffled a few things around and turned our den into a bedroom.  A few marathon interviews later, she became our new "daughter." 

This week has been a whirlwind of fun.  Because she's on the swim team, she has the same crazy, busy schedule as the girls and I.  Add on the fact that this week is Homecoming week, and it's been especially busy.  We have snuck in a few actual sit down meals, but for the most part, it's been go, go, go.  I am so glad she'll be with us until June;  we'll have plenty of time to get to know her better.  In the meantime, we are busy making lists of things we want to do with her while she's with us.  First up:  go apple picking tomorrow so we can make Austrian Apple Strudel.  Raffi brought an Austrian cookbook, and I'm anxious to learn how to make some of her favorite dishes.

Hooray for new adventures with our new daughter!



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