I was away at college and during the school year of 1996-1997 my parents decided to host an exchange student. That is when Jo from New Zealand entered our lives. She lived with my parents and we got the chance to hang out whenever I made a trip home.
Over the years we have kept in touch, through email and now MySpace and Facebook, and she returned in 2001 for a visit. Once again, just this past week she was back in the states again. She had just spent 13 months living and working in London, but on her way home, she stopped over in CA for a visit. She arrived in Sacramento on Monday November 24th and spent a few days here. We didn't really do much as Jo wanted to spend her time playing with Caty, so we hung around the house, except for a few shopping trips. The two of them played many games of Candy Land, cooked in Caty's kitchen making: cookies, cakes, eggs, you name it, they made it. During the week, Caitlyn had her "quiet time" instead of napping and Jo, the lucky lady that she is, got to experience Caty having a tantrum or two. Yes, for those of you that still don't believe me, it happens. Maybe I can persuade Jo to post a comment on here about the tantrums. I'll see what I can do.
Anyways, it was so great spending a few days with Jo. I love listening to her talk; her accent is awesome! I know that it's going to be several more years before we see each other again, as I don't see our family traveling to NZ anytime soon and she said it will be 5 or more years before she comes back for a visit. So for the time being, we have Facebook and MySpace to keep us in touch.
Enjoy the pictures!
Caty trying on Jo's boots - a tad bit too big!
Having story time
Cooking up something YUMMY!