Wednesday, September 5, 2012

July Is Blurry

Only Parent Chronicles

Summer is usually pretty chill around my house. 

The kids are reaching that age where they're really too old for daycare or day camp, but the idea of leaving them at home unsupervised all day makes Fear Factor seem like child's play.

Fortunately, because he works in a kitchen, my fiance is home for the better part of the day. Which is probably why, when I received an email from the youth group coordinator at church saying there were exchange students from Spain in need of host families for the month of July, I thought it sounded like a great idea.
Even Ming Ming thought I was crazy.
So on July 1, we welcomed a 16 year-old boy from Madrid into our home for one month.

Normally, this wouldn't be too much to take on, but this summer found us in the midst of wedding planning. And if that weren't enough, days before our Spanish friend arrived, my fiance and I made an offer on a house just a town away.

July came and went in a blur. We made sure our visitor saw all that the Twin Cities had to offer. We visited the Mall of America, saw multiple fire works displays, spent a day at the local amusement park, hit the beach, and many other fun, touristy things.

We sent him home on July 28, and quickly realized we had 3 days until our closing...


Having a house guest limited our ability to get much packing done in July, so the last few days of the month were a packing frenzy.

August found us adjusting to our new house...and scrambling to get our back-to-school lists out of the way. 

Dropping the kids of for their first day of school had me breathing a huge sigh of relief. Routine is near. There  is light at the end of the tunnel of chaos.


Rebecca said...

wow a exchange students I always thought it would be fun to do that host a student

Babes Mami said...

Busy month!! Congrats on the house!

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