Sunday, October 2, 2011
We first met at the beginning of September and had her over for dinner. Tonight was a big international student/host family potluck on campus to introduce the new students. I was excited because I haven't been to a large potluck in years. I have fond memories of church potlucks growing up. I even got to use a picnic basket (thanks, Heather!). :o) However, I was a bit disappointed. The food selection left much to be desired as it seemed to be mostly pan after pan of greasy scalloped potatoes (I happened to bring cheesy potatoes and it was on a different serving line). Half the desserts were some form of apple crisp or pie (I brought apple cake). I guess next time I'll have to be a bit more creative! Lincoln did pretty well, but after a not so patient wait for our table to be dismissed to the food line and Emily announcing that her tummy was very angry because it was so hungry, she ended up eating nothing but potato chips, a cookie, and a purple frosted brownie. Neither of them had any sit at all during the new student introductions.
But we made it, and we're excited to get to know Andjelka better. As someone who studied abroad in college, I know how much it would have meant to have a host family. I'm hoping for some fun-filled years to come!
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