All night I've been trying to catch up on my blogging for one main purpose: to introduce you to our new friends, Kim and Mai!
(And for those of you who may wonder why I didn't just skip ahead to them and go back and finish blogging that other stuff... I guess you don't know me very well. I'm too OCD for that. Everything must be done in order.)
So. On to Kim and Mai. Who are they, you ask?
Recently I heard about CRISP (Community Responding to International Students Program) at one of the local universities here. It's a family friendship program which connects local families with the international students attending there to give both groups the opportunity to learn more about the others' culture and make new friends. A few weeks ago I asked Ben if we could participate and he agreed. So I filled out an application and said that we would be happy to "host" one or two students. This past Wednesday was the meet and greet kick-off dinner, and we met our newest friends. Mai is on the left, and Kim is on the right. They are both from Vietnam, so we hope to learn a lot about them and their country this year! I can already tell we are going to have a lot of fun.