Let's start with the couple:
Mary and Nate Mortenson! Both of them were born and raised in the midwest--Nate is from La Crosse, WI and Mary is from a small town in Minnesota. And better yet, BOTH of them went to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which is where I got my BSN degree! They definitely remind me a lot of home and I'm very happy to have them down here with me for a bit.
Now for Hady:
And last but not least, VALERIE!
So there they are: my soon to be partners in crime (that is if any of us ever gets up enough courage to go out after dark, especially after the safety talk we had the other day...). Language school starts tomorrow, so I'm sure I will have many stories to share about all of these wonderful people in the very near future! And with any luck, some of those stories will actually include a time when I was speaking Spanish and someone was understanding me :) Poco a poco as my host mother constantly tells me--I just wish my "poco" wasn't so little!