Real Family, meet Visiting Family
One of my favorite nights with my family in town was getting to introduce them to my visiting family. As mentioned in older posts, students can sign up through DIS to have a Danish family that they can spend time with, eat meals with, and get that feel of home while abroad. Now I might be biased, but I feel I got the best visiting family. Ryan, I am sure will refute this but we will just chalk that up to a difference in opinions.
The evening was great. My visiting family cooked us a traditional Danish Christmas meal. I tried caviar for the first time ever and was obsessed with the pork they served. For dessert my real sister, Maddie, and Camilla, Jonas and I chopped up tons of different fruits. You name it, it was in that fruit salad- strawberries, kiwi, apple, raspberries, cantalope, melon- it was ALL there. Then we added a sugary homemade yogurt type topping. I was in love. (Tina, if you are reading this, I want the recipe!)
Overall, the evening was a success. You always worry a little bit when introducing family members to others. Of course, you yourself has grown to appreciate and love your family’s ‘little quirks’, but will others find them as amusing? Well, the answer was yes in this case. I was so happy to hear from Tina that she never felt like there was awkward pauses in conversation or a lack of things to talk about. Conversation (and wine haha) flowed all night and we had a great time getting to know everyone. I am so glad I was able to blend my real and visiting families together into one big family!
Pictures: Real mama and host mom (L), the delicious pork (C), and all my siblings (R)