(Our New Family)

When Jeff and I settled down together, we both agreed that someday, we’d like to spend a year or two abroad, preferably somewhere that we could practice our German. We envisioned bringing our child(ren) with us so they could be exposed to another tongue at a young age.

By “young age,” I did not have 2 months in mind! But my sweet one applied for a job in Austria when Dash was about that age (I can see those of you who know Jeff well nodding your heads: yep, sounds like Jeff!). And naturally he was interviewed. And got pretty far in the process. The company decided the fit wasn’t perfect, and I breathed a giant sigh of relief, because I was not ready to go on that big of an adventure yet.

So we did the next best thing: we brought Germany to us, in the form of Lisa, our German exchange student. She arrived a week ago.

Wilkommen Lisa!

We are all still getting to know each other, and I think Lisa is still in shock, having moved in with total strangers, but it’s going well. I think it’s going to be an exciting year. Or at least a funny one; listening to our garbled German is cracking up everyone (that said, our German is already 100% better in just a week. This means we can now speak at about a 2nd grade level!)