Day 2 and 3 (so far)... Rainy days mean indoor activities. Last night we opted in for a simple dinner of brats with peppers and onion (—check out his mustard and ketchup action) and brussels.
The boys played video games, we had a nice talk over dinner, then the boys played a new board game.
It was so fun to hear them chatting away...and lots of laughter. And our student really took to the board game- they played for a couple hours!
Today he had a field trip and grabbed some souvenirs, then we came home to hang out with some great friends.
Now we are off to dinner!
We’ve had a busy last few months, and especially last few weeks. We bought a house that we weren’t looking for, moved, are working on getting the old house ready to sell and getting the new house set up to live in, lotsa kid activities to juggle including volunteering and a talent show (auditions, rehearsals, costumes). I know this isn’t much compared to others, but it’s a lot for us. All good, positive things. But a lot.
However, all of them are topped off with this:
We are welcoming our first exchange student on Monday! He is from Peru, and will be with us two weeks. Then our guy will go and visit his family for two weeks in March.
We are thrilled to be able to participate in this program (through the school), where the purpose is to enrich lives by expanding our global perspective.
The kid made this welcome sign for the airport. We are nervous and excited and can’t wait to meet our new family member :) 👨👩👦👦
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If your “18 for 2018” doesn’t include “Eat More New Orleans Cuisine” then you may want to edit that list! Enjoy our Eggs Sardou and BBQ Shrimp & Grits for Sat/Sun Brunch or our Po’ Boys and gumbo for lunch/dinner! Celebrate Mardi Gras season with us and experience the Big Easy-crafted with BrewRiver passion! Festivities and events all week- see posts for details #priorities#18for2018#nolacuisine
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If you can't wait until Sunday, come see us tonight at the @luckyturtlecincy and take down your fair share of @madtreebrewing's crushable beer with their first 200 can PsycHOPathy challenge. You'll also be benefiting the @incubatorkitchencollective which is a great reason to show up & show out. Eat well, drink well, do good. ✌ #followthesmoke
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Many of you know what the last year and a half has been like for BrewRiver. If you have been here since last March, you know that we are located right in the middle of the hill slide that occurred on Riverside Drive. We have put everything we have into the restaurant to stay open during a very difficult 7.5 months of full on construction. We don't take it lightly that we are asking for help, and therefore decided to do an incentivized funding campaign. Our biggest ask is that you share this with your friends and family. Getting the word out, is our biggest challenge. Thank you in advance for supporting our "little restaurant that could".
(click +Read More on the gofundme page to see the whole story).
Big day is here. We aren’t anywhere near as ready as we’d hoped, but that’s ok.
The kid has never seen the inside of a moving truck. Like every other kid, and maybe even some big kids, he wants to sleep up there.
It’s his first move - at least the first one he’ll remember, since he was less than 6mos old when we moved into our current and only house we’ve had as a family.
I’ve not done too much reflection on this point as of yet, mainly because there’s been too much to do in very short time. More to come on that front, I’m sure. However, on my way to drop this guy at a volunteer gig (he’ll miss all the “fun”), I did regale him with stories of a couple of my own past moving adventures (aka horror stories). He seemed equally amused and horrified, which is just about spot on.
Hell, we all have them. Here’s hoping today doesn’t get added to the list. See you on the other side!
I will miss looking at this tree during winter in our front yard. Yesterday the birds were filling the one next to it. I stood and watched them for quite some time, flying back and forth, or just hanging out in their perch.