Date: Thursday 08/18/2011
I'M NOT HOMELESS ANYMORE!!
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!
Yesterday I sat and listen to music when I heard my phone! I saw the number was unknown and then I smiled! I was almost sure! I took the phone and Sonja from Explorius said Hello, I have good news! You might know it!! She told me that they found me a host family!! I didn't know how to react.. I just cried because I was so happy!! My body shaked very much and it was så unreal!!
I'm going to ARRINGTON, VIRGINIA! I'm going to stay with the Smith family!
Father: Stuart Smith
Mother: Betsy Smith
Brother: Benjamin "Ben" Smith, 15 - soon 16
Sister: Kaleigh Smith, 14
Grandma: Beth Smith
Pets: Two dogs, Jake and Bob and 3 chickens
They're so sweet and very open to me! They camp a lot which is awesome! Ben and Kaleigh like the sport I want to attend! They skii which is WONDERFUL because I love to skii! :) They're very active which is great because I am too!
My school is Nelson County High School and it sounds great! The school starts 24th August which is very soon!!!
Thanks for following! :)
Over and out
Date: Saturday 07/16/2011
1st of August and a little lovely girl, Cajsa :)
The calender says July 16 and i'm so happy and excited! I still haven't got my host family but I know I'll get it very soon because of my allergy!! I'm allergic to cats - because of that I have to be placed before 1st of August - ONLY 11 DAYS OF WORKING!! WOOOHOOO!! I believe in it now!! I try my very best to be patient but I have to admit that it's really, really hard! I've benn unplaced for 150 days (5 months)! Damn, it's hard!
Laura - a very good friend has just got her host family - in Michigan! I think I know 10-15 students to Michigan!!
I really wish her the best time in USA :) She deserves it!
This week has been amazing! I've been together with 3 amazing girls - Christine, Nea and Mie who have got their family! Christine = Wisconsin, Nea = Indiana and Mie = Michigan (yeah! one more for Michigan)! We had a sleep-over at my house and it was SO cosy!
I had birthday in March and I got a book where I can write down everything! I got it from my cousin's little girl named Cajsa! She's 5 years old! I got a picture of her as well and around the picture she has drawn two hearts - the one is mine and the other belongs to her :) She has drawn a string which connects the two hearts. Then she told me that the string will keep us together forever! OH MY GOD!! I didn't know what to say and I almost cried! Trust me I cried inside!! She's only 5 years! I can promise you that I'll bring that picture with me when I leave! No doubt!! I'll mis my friends and my Family + MY LITTLE DOG, CHARLEY!! And I'll miss Cajsa SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! I simply love that girl to much!
Well... There's not so much to tell yet! Hopefully there'll be something about a family very soon!! I'll hang in!! :) I CAN'T WAIT MUCH LONGER!!!
OVER AND OUT
Date: Sunday 07/03/2011
200 students from ICES are unplaced!!
Hey again :)
First, thank you so much for reading my blog! It warms and gives me the desire to continue!
The calender says July and there's under 1 month to the first departure which is Friday July 29. The last departure is September 13! I travel with Explorius and they're all so friendly - I have never regretted my choice! All the students are very, very sweet and I'm very thankful! I feel that we're like one big family :)
As the headline says still 200 students from ICES are unplaced! :( buhu! Well, I wasn't happy when I heard that from a friend because I'm one of these 200 unplaced students! I try my very best to be patient and be happy, for heeey, I'm going to USA for 10 months!!
I graduated from my school June 23 which is 10 days ago and I already miss my class, 9.a, soooooo much!! It's so unrealistic!
My life is crazy! I haven't realized that I graduated from my school and I haven't realized that I will soon move to US for 10 months! But as the famous danish author H.C.Andersen said: Life is the most wonderful faitytale!
Over and out
Date: Friday 07/01/2011
The status right now is that I haven't got a family yet - buhu!! For about 5 months ago I got an e-mail from Explorius that ICES has accepted me in USA and they started to find a family for me!! ICES has tried for 5 month!!! 5 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG (!!!!!!) months! 1 week feels like 1 month! So I really, really hope that I'll get my host family very soon. To get a host family is my biggest wish! I'm so grateful that a family wants to open their home and heart for me!! It's really a big gift!
Maybe I'll end up in the state Minnesota because of an AR called Carol Hines - I met her in Copenhagen in May and she's a very, very lovely person! She has committed to find me a family - I'm so grateful!
I graduated from my school June 24 and it was a very big day for me and my class!! It all ended with a lot of tears! But it's not a goodbye but a see ya later!!
Over and Out Mie