So there's this boy...

He's SO nice and sweet and
 respectful and friendly and good.

And well, he likes you.


When you found this out, you informed him
that you have a love back home,
and you were not interested in a relationship.

Dennis hoped that maybe, just maybe
you might change your mind after awhile.
Or at least you could be good friends.

So he tried to hang out with you.
You always said, "no". 
When you did say "yes" you would invite everyone you knew 
to join you, so it would be one big fun get together 
with all the friends.

This night, he kind of tricked you.
We're pretty sure that he told your friends 
NOT to join the two of you for the show of lights
at the Botanical Gardens.

Thankfully (for his sake) he was just as promised...
a perfect gentleman FRIEND.

But this Mom is NOT sorry you have a safe, respectful,
Christian, guy friend who can show you around a bit.

We ALL know who makes you're heart beat.

Sarita + Antonio = Forever


Madison WI

We went to Madison to see Emily and kids, 
and to share the WI capital city with you. 

We left on a Friday morning in a mild snow storm 
and arrived there by late morning. 

We ate, the boys played in the basement, 
and then we played board games.

On Saturday, we went to the awesome Children's Museum.

We got to see and play with some really great stuff. 

You couldn't go on anything because of your arm.
But you really enjoyed watching the kids play.

We couldn't get enough of the Museum. 

We all loved it.

The fun was endless.

Eventually, we left to go out to lunch. 

On the way to lunch you got to see a picketting 
and the State Capitol Building for the first time.

We went to Ian's Pizza.

We all ate a giant 21" macaroni and cheese pizza.
it was amazing!

Back at Emily's we were all to exhausted that 
we got right into our pajamas...

the boys watched cartoons,

then they went outside in the freezing cold snow to play
in the dark with their head lamps on.

You napped and rested in our room. 

The boys had a snack and movie.

In the morning we packed, ate, said good bye, and headed home.

We had an awesome time. 


Juicin' it up!

You've always told me that 
in Paraguay you only drink 
freshly juiced juice.

Funny enough, I've had a juice 
for many years.

I never juiced since Zeek was tiny.

We had so much fun making juice today.

And although all that sugar, or vitamin boost,
or something, is a little much for my system to handle,
I'm sure we will be making fresh juices more often!


Eau Clair Aventures

 Last weekend you had another 
FES adventure through AFS.

You went and stayed with another family
in Eau Clair, WI.

Many other students from the program
stayed with new families in the same city 
at the same time.

You did different things with them all as a group.

One thing you did was ice skate.

And you fell and fractured your elbow!!!

We had to pick you up early and take you home. 
You are being very good natured about it.
You just laughed and said, 
"well, I never broke a bone in the U.S.,
so I guess this is a first for me!"

The doctors decided that you will not have to have a cast.
But you will have restricted movement for the next several weeks.

That means no Gym class for you!!! 
Whooo-hoooo! ;)