Saturday, October 25, 2008

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

In recent years, our house has gone from having a majority of boys to a majority of girls. It can be fun. Sarah and Carrie have had some fun with fixing hair, and make up. We had a pretty interesting time the other night. Gracie liked the tofu dish that Didi made a couple months ago, so we were trying to replicate this. Didi wanted to know if we had something to give it some spiciness. I found the above hot sauce, but neglected to say something like "THIS is REALLY REALLY hot and you probably only need a drop or two." Well, she put it in and a while later, I started coughing and by dinner time, I was coughing, Sarah was coughing, Darrell started coughing (he thought it was his cold), but I think the spice somehow got airborne and we just couldn't help coughing. It had way too much spice in it. Gracie tried to wash it off and eat a bit of it. We had to open up some doors and windows to try to get some of it out of the kitchen. It was pretty funny. Didi kept apologizing... Also is a picture above of Gracie and Didi with a paper folded thing Gracie made the other night.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Foreign Exchange Students Galore!

This is Luke in Denmark with our first foreign exchange student Lizzie. Luke just spent some time there visiting Lizzie and her mother.
Another picture with Luke . Too bad I don't have stories to go with these pictures!
Luke and Lizzie again.
This is a picture of our current foreign exchange student Didi. She is shown here with Dino Rossi, who is running for governor of the state of Washington. Of course, I am hoping he is the FUTURE Governor of the State of Washington. We went to a rally last Saturday for him. We also did some phone calling to remind people to vote. Didi has to have 8 hours of political involvement for her Government class at school. Do you know what that means? Suzanne has to have 8 hours of political involvement. This week we also went to a Debate party on the evening of the Presidential Debate and went to a debate between one of our Representatives in the US House of Representatives and his opponent. We have about 2 1/2 hours left to do for Didi's homework.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Luke Visits Danish Dog in Denmark

OK, he is also visiting the people who own the dog. Thanks to Lizzie's mom Vibeke, I have one picture from Europe! Lizzie was our Danish Foreign Exchange student for a few weeks a couple years ago. Her mother also visited us at the time of graduation before Lizzie left. Here is Vibeke's comment: "It is so nice to have Luke here with us. I hope that you one day can come here to. He is so polite and sweet, and as you can see on the picture. Our dog Bella loves him too."