Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You Are Invited

If you are reading this, consider yourself invited.  :)  We would love to have all our friends (especially those in this area) come out to celebrate Patrick's year here in America and bid him a fond farewell.  Friends of ours are graciously hosting this open house for us at their lovely home and pool...Patrick has spent much time with them and especially their teenage boys, and we are so thankful for their hospitality!  In case you can't view the invite, the date is July 25th and it is an open house so you may stop by any time between 2 pm and 5 pm.  The pool will be open for swimming, and we'll have snacks and cake of course.  The address is 1952 Lucile Lane in St. Cloud. 

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that we love Patrick as one of our own children.  He officially leaves on July 29th.  I have that marked on our family calendar as "the saddest day of the year."  But we know that it is a great and joyful reunion waiting for him on the other side of the ocean.  I have been trying to prepare for that day since the day he arrived in America.  Time marches on and tears are very close...

Please come celebrate with us!! 


  1. I'm sad for you! It's apparent that you guys have been great host parents. I'm sure you'll really miss him.

  2. :( I got teary-eyed reading that last paragraph. *sigh*