One of the highlights of yesterday was meeting our foreign exchange student, Rodrigo. I found out today that his full name is Carlos Rodrigo Pacheco Lainfiesta, so our family calls him Pache. I decided that since he's living in the US right now, he should have an American nickname and since Carl wasn't spunky enough for him, we decided on Rod....I think it suits him. (he goes home next week after being with my family for 2 months and when I asked him today if was excited to see his family he responded with "no, not really"...he seems to be enjoying this time with my fam).
Today was spent looking at the 1700 pictures my dad brought back with him from Africa (holy cow some of the stuff is intense). Tonight we hung Christmas lights outside on the two "christmas trees" that we have in our front yard...top right photo is my dad having conquered them... Lenny flew in tonight (the whole gangs here--this really is the perfect weekend) and we all spent our night laughing hysterically at the ridiculous obstacles that the game Cranium has to offer. (P.S. Katelyn, look at Hunter in the middle left photo....HE BOUGHT NEW PAJAMAS finally!) None of this was until my dad spent some time playing the piano for us (that's one of the things I've missed the most.)I can't believe the last time I saw these people was June...geeze person I've missed my family.