16 July 2009

Host Family :)


So today I got very exciting news!  I have a host family :)

I will be living in the city of Molde. It is a very beautiful city close to the coast, in the county of Møre and Romsdal.  Molde's many attractions include a beautiful waterfall in the middle of town and a panoramic view of 87 snow-covered peaks in the Romsdal Alps.  The town offers sea and snow, sailing and skiing, mountain climbing and jazz festivals.  in summer, the long days of sunlight and the cool, moist air produce so many blooming flowers, that Molde can rightly call itself the "City of Roses" 

So basically Molde sounds like an amazing city that I will love!  My host mom told me there are a lot of places to hike and that it is very beautiful there! 

ferry to molde

Now to talk about my host family!  

I am going to have a big family, my host parents and 6 siblings =) I have been an only child my whole life, except when we hosted Goncalo, and I have always wanted siblings!  This will be new for me!

Hanna and Ingvild are my younger host sisters.  They are 10 years old and identical twins.  They look absolutely adorable and loooooove Hannah Montana! They are also involved in dancing and enjoy music.  They will be living at home with me the whole year. 
Kjetil and Edvard are my two host brothers that are closest to my age.  Neither of them will be living at home while I am there.  Kjetil will be going to school outside Molde to study for a year. Edvard is living in Oslo and will be attending the University of Oslo in the fall. He is very interested in music as am I!

 My older host siblings are Andre and Elisabeth.  Elisabeth lives in Australia right now and is educated as a nurse.  Andre will be living at home until September when he will actually be moving to Australia!  

 My host parents are Einar and Britt.  Einar is involved with the factory and Britt works in business.  They both love music and movies!  Britt played in the marching band for years and Einar plays guitar, he is actually in a rock band!  They both seem soooooooo nice and I can't thank them enough for taking me into their home =)  I really do appreciate it.

I can't wait to meet the entire family in person!  They seem so nice and I don't think I could have asked for a better or more caring family :)  They spend the holidays together having fun and enjoying each other's company.  I have a feeling this year is going to be amazing thanks to them. So this is for my host family: Tusen takk!!!  :D

Getting a host family makes this exchange so much more realistic.  I still am feeling like I am going no where.  But each day I am getting closer to having my dream come true :)  I am so grateful I have a family now, I was honestly a little scared that I wouldn't get one before I left!  

More exciting news: I also got my flight schedule!  I have to be in New York on August 19th.  Our plane leaves on August 20th and we will land in Stockholm early on the 21st.  Then there is an hour flight to Oslo! :)  

Can't wait!!!