Odds and Ends…

It’s been a crazy week! Over the weekend we went to Philadelphia and met up with some friends (Chau and Chris) and family (our niece Candice). We had a blast.

Also, today we opened our home to a Japanese foreign exchange student. It is something that Joe and I have always wanted to do and we are very excited to have her. So now, not only do I have a pre-schooler at home but a teenager as well! I will post more about this later.

I leave you now with pictures from Philly:

Leah painted my face at the children’s museum

Leah looks at her favorite painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Leah and her cousin Candice

Newlyweds Chris and Chau


19 Responses to “Odds and Ends…”

  1. 1 JerseyGirl August 23, 2006 at 1:02 am

    Oh, to be a newlywed again! Seems like we went from newlyweds to parents in a blink of the eye!

  2. 2 Juliet August 23, 2006 at 1:21 am

    What lovely photos!I never realized it before, but Leah looks a lot like you.

    I look forward to reading about what it is like having a teenager in the house.

  3. 3 Joely's mom August 23, 2006 at 2:02 am

    Leah is adorable – and possibly a budding artist. Good luck with the new addition!

  4. 4 Lorihttp://thirdculturekid.blogs.com August 23, 2006 at 2:33 am

    Beautiful pictures – Leah’s a happy looking kid (and her mom looks pretty happy, too!).

    Enjoy your student!! I used to chaperone Japanese college students overseas (from Japan, that is), and they can be a lot of fun.

  5. 5 Connie August 23, 2006 at 3:03 am

    What a nice weekend! Great pics ;0)

    Keep us posted on life with a teen! :0)

  6. 6 Michelle August 23, 2006 at 3:57 am

    Leah is SO adorable! Looks like you guys had a good time.

  7. 7 Robin August 23, 2006 at 2:00 pm

    Have fun with your new teenager. It’s been a year since our exchange student returned home to Norway. We still keep in contact via email. 🙂

  8. 8 Doris & Dan Clark August 23, 2006 at 3:26 pm

    Lovely pics! Looks like a fun time.

    Good for you for hosting an exchange student. One day I hope to also. My aunt and uncle have done it for many years and actually have a specific room in their house for their international visitors.

    Keep smilin!

  9. 9 wzgirl August 23, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    LOVE the big toe painting.

  10. 10 Georgia and Jeff August 23, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    4 year old, 2 blogs, scrap booking, adopting, and now exchange student? You are one busy lady!

  11. 11 Jacquie August 24, 2006 at 1:23 am

    I swear, you have the cutest little girl. And she has great taste. I love that painting too!

  12. 12 Nicole (the great) August 24, 2006 at 2:42 am

    I would love to know how the exchange student thing works out. I have debated doing it myself but we live in the middle of nowhere. If I was a student, I would want to go back home after staying out here.

  13. 13 Gracencameronsmomy August 24, 2006 at 3:24 am

    Very cute, did you walk around the rest of the day that way? I am not sure I could have done that!!

  14. 14 Christina August 24, 2006 at 4:42 am

    Notice Leah’s face has a perfect ittle heart painted on it and yours has a perfect portrait painted on it. Obviusly Leah likes using many colors.
    The day sounds like fun and let me know how you like having a teenager around, if it works out I’ll send you two more.

  15. 15 Kim M. August 24, 2006 at 1:01 pm

    Great photos! Who is the artist of Leah’s favorite print? She has funky taste! Thats awesome. Hey we are planning a trip to Philly with our DTC group it’s in Sept. E-mail me if you are interested in doing the China Town tour with us!!!!

  16. 16 Melissahttp://ourprojectnh.typepad.com August 24, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Phildelphia Museum of Art rocks! I love going there when we are in town to visit family. Great pictures. Good luck with your exchange student.

  17. 17 asiangarden August 24, 2006 at 6:22 pm

    cute pictures!!!

  18. 18 Christina August 25, 2006 at 3:55 am

    PS Steph I tagged you for a meme if you would like to do it.

  19. 19 Nicole August 25, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    I didn’t know you were getting a foreign exchange student. How long is she staying??

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