Saturday, August 29, 2009

Guerilla Goodness Part 1

Everytime I see this video it brings tears of joy & happiness to my eyes.

My friend Rachel, posted it on her blog along with this challenge for Guerilla Goodness (think random acts of kindness).

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this idea! I will be helping her with her act of Goodness, and she'll be helping me! If you love this idea too and want to help, call me!

Friday, August 28, 2009

A new face..

Danielle got her braces off yesterday. She's so funny. She keeps smiling and saying "I have a new face..." She stopped by so she could take her first bite of an apple in almost 2 years.

Her first bite.

What a tiny little bite! She worked so hard for it, too!

At long last...a real bite! A bite worth waiting for!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Another visitor

Milca registered for school today. I think she'll do ok with her classes. She's got a good variety of subjects and nothing that she won't be able to do with a little help. She should have a fun year! We went to the beach this afternoon. This was the first time Milca had been to the Pacific Ocean.
The girls took a walk down the beach while I stayed near the jetty and hunted agates. I was having no luck finding agates until they came back, and then I found alot! Both Milca & Megan found several within the first few minutes! The first rock Milca picked up was an agate twice as big as my thumbnail! I was very impressed!

Milca is going white water rafting this weekend with all the Rotary exchange students in Oregon. Lucky girl! Tonight we had Andrea from Switzerland spend the night with us. She's staying with a family in Coos Bay and they asked if she could stay here in order to carpool to their event this weekend. They're going to have a lot of fun. Wish I could go!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

She's arrived!

Megan made this sign. Isn't it beautiful? We didn't notice that something was missing from it until the morning we left to pick Milca up from the airport! I guess even though we can speak English, we certainly can't write English! Whoops! Milca also has a blog, where she posted the same picture. One of her Brazilian friends caught the spelling error! We all had a good laugh about it!

Milca arrived on August 21st from Brazil.

We were surprised to find that she speaks very little English! Our first night at home was very interesting. Milca is an exchange student with Rotary International, and Rotary has a list of "first night" questions that we are supposed to discuss the first night she's here. How do you explain curfew or how to turn the shower on or when to go to bed at night & wake up in the morning to someone that speaks little English? We managed, but it took us awhile. Every day, she does a little better, but I'm worried about what classes she will take in school.