Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Josey is Back!

Josey is back from the 5-day school field trip to the Alps!! She was one of 50 kids from her school who made the journey to the Alps to visit their pen pals, ski, snow shoe, and frolic in the snow.

I sure missed that girl a ton. She missed us, too. We got a tearful phone call on Wednesday morning. We (Mike, Max, Susie, Mark, Sean, and I) all went to the Pyrenees to ski for 2 days while she was gone. We were there when she called. She was so homesick! We explained to her that being homesick and missing your family is completely normal – and to have fun anyway!

She is now a “red” skier. In France, the rating system for ski runs is a bit different. In order beginning with the easiest:

  • Green
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Black

She even has a cool pin to commemorate the trip.

Other cool things they did on the field trip . . .

  • She also got to go snow shoeing, but she said that wasn’t so fun.
  • A honey maker came to their chalet one evening, and they got to learn about making honey. They also got to taste several different honeys. She brought home Miel de Savon for us.
  • Their last night, they also had a soiree! There was dancing until almost midnight. Rumor has it that she may have danced with a boy.

She is glad to be home, and we are happy to have her home

Love to all!

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