We woke up and packed up our quaint little tent/home, put on makeup for the first time in ages, and tried our best to brush out our improperly washed hair. There was a buzz of excitement as we nervously discussed what our new futures would hold; nice families? big houses? a real bed and shower perhaps?! The possibilities were endless!
|No more tent!|
|Will you be my mommy?|
James drove us down to Erika's flat in Auckland where we waited nervously like puppies in a kennel for our new owners to arrive. It was nerve-wracking to say the least. But good news...
I have a home!!!
And it is beautiful. I share a room with my dear friend Brooke and we have a beautiful huge bathroom right next door. With a shower. My hair was quite pleased. As was my B.O.
Our host family is the Butters. They have 13 children! My brain is having a hard time comprehending having double the amount of kids in my own family... that would be pure insanity! Only 5 children are still living at home. Well, technically 6 as their daughter Crystal and her little family live in a little connected apartment to the house. We haven't met all of the family yet, namely our new parents, because they are all in charge of/attending EFY this week.
But the best part?
We have a new pet.
We call her Taya.
She does lots of tricks!For instance, she shows up in our room and quickly grabs any and every object we have left within reach:
She also likes to show me how to work my computer (it turns out all you do is press the keys really fast and hard and a game should pop up. Who knew?):
|you can't see her trying to push my hand away here|
|Me: Taya, how am I looking? Taya: Not beautiful.|
|That's the face of relaxation and comfort right there|
Drum roll please....
The Final Product!
|Oh yep, that's heaps better. Daaaang.|