Monday, June 18, 2012

BIG news!

Hello everyone! I have the best news ever! We found out where my little brother, William, is! He was sent to a boarding school for boys out in the English countryside. My parents are going to adopt him! It will take awhile; all international adoptions do, unfortunately. But, we will travel there this summer to visit him, AND we will be in England during the Summer Olympics, no less!
I am so overwhelmingly happy right now. I am the one who tracked my brother down by emailing everyone I had ever known. I was able to keep my promise to him.
Oh, and one more thing. I realized that none of y'all (can you tell I've been in America awhile?) had seen a picture of William yet. So here he is, the last picture I ever took of him. He was six years old here. I bet he will still have the same unruly hair and puppy-dog eyes. I hope so.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My new friend

I've been taking French class every Monday night at my school. It is so fun! Plus, it is a much smaller group than my regular classroom during the school year, which makes it easier for me to talk to people. In fact, I even made a new friend. Her name is Sadie Campbell. Here is a picture of us together.
The best part about Sadie is that she is British, too!! Both her parents are from England, and they came here when Sadie was seven because her father was transferred.

This weekend I spent the night at Sadie's house, my first time spending the night with someone in the two years I've lived here. Sadie lives in a beautiful Victorian home with her parents and her two sisters, Mary and Clarie, and as soon as the car pulled into the driveway, we made a beeline for Sadie's bedroom.
Sadie loves dolls as much as I do. She even has a doll bed that matches her real one.
Sadie's mom still serves tea every afternoon, just like she did in England. We wanted to drink our tea outside, but it was raining, so we did the next best thing-we had it in Sadie's room with our dolls.

At night, Sadie and I got in her bed and talked for a long time about what parts of England we miss (everything, but the food especially), and our favorite parts of America (French class, hot dogs, baseball). Our dolls talked together, too.

What are your favorite things to do with your friends?

Oh, and stay tuned for the next blog post. I may or may not have some news......