I struck it so lucky and had a wonderful host family. Two brothers, two sisters. How my host Mom coped with 5 teenagers in the house I'll never know!
Seven years ago hubby and I travelled back to the USA to visit. Within an hour of arriving my host Dad said it felt like no time had passed at all. We had a wonderful, but very short stay.
Tomorrow we will drive from San Diego to Tucson (where many of my host family now live) to spend three weeks with them! I am so excited.
ALL of my host family will be there for Christmas and they will all meet our children.
For me, this is the highlight of our trip. It is hard to describe our relationship, but I like to call them part of my extended family.
Ps. Thank you to my faithful commenters, it is lovely to get your comments, sometimes it can feel like you are just writing to yourself and I must admit, if it weren't for you guys I'd close my blog. I have felt really disheartened this year and pretty much invisible so I appreciate those who take the time.
I apologise if my comments are few and far between on others posts while we are traveling, the iPad is a bit hit and miss when it comes to commenting and has a habit of freezing mid comment.