Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Our Host Family

This summer, as well as last summer, Brian and I have lived with a host family, the Joachims (pronounced Yo-kims). We were a little apprehensive last year about living with a host family because we'd never done it before, but I am so glad we decided to anyway. The Joachims are wonderful! They are gracious enough to let us have the basement all to ourselves which includes a bedroom, bathroom, and den with a big screen tv! Their two boys, Joey (12) and Josh (9 I think), provide quite a bit of entertainment for us too. With the boys and the two German Shepherds (Griz and Roni) around, there never seems to be a dull moment! Anyway, thought you might enjoy some pictures of the family so you can put faces with names. Most of these pictures were taken by Kari when they went down to Florida to watch some Red Sox spring training games. Tim and Joey are huge Red Sox fans.

In other exciting news, Josh is getting some hamsters soon thanks to his good behavior in school these last few weeks. Tim and Kari were actually hoping he'd screw up so that they didn't have to buy the rodents, but unfortunately, as Josh said last night, "his good behavior has been up and running."

Also, Brian is coming home tonight (3am) from a long road trip in Canada. I'm so excited to see him. Thankfully these long road trips don't occur too often. Enjoy the rest of the pictures!


Joey and Kari

Roni and Griz

Even Griz is a Red Sox fan.

Josh and Joey


stew said...

Host families are the best. I have had a few in my days and they have been nothing but wonderful. Well except for the one family who only kept me because they got free season tickets for keeping a player. I think the "room" they gave me was actually a large closet, and I can't recall them ever having food in the house. Sounds like y'all are getting back into the swing of things. Keep up the great blogging LA and if you don't like it here, then move to CANADA!!!

Cathy (Lindsay's Mom) said...

As far as I'm concerned, the Joachims are a gift from heaven! They have been so gracious and hospitable and it gives me great peace of mind to know you and Brian are with such a wonderful family while you're so far away from your own. I'm loving this whole 'blogging' thing. I have shared your blog-site with many folks, especially at church, who ask about you regularly and love to keep up with what's going on in your lives. This crazy life of yours may seem mundane at times to you, but to many people who have never had such experiences, it seems like a great adventure. Enjoy and take advantage of the opportunities if affords you. You are very special!