Remember when I told you guys about the new position I accepted as a local care coordinator with an international au pair agency? No? Ok. Read about it here if you want to be brought up to date.
Today I am going over to the home of the woman who has been filling my position temporarily while I've finished up my training. I'm finally done with the 16 part training series and ready to take on my new families and au pairs. Part of my job will be organizing a monthly activity for the 10 au pairs. I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but I would love some suggestions from you. Especially if you're from Twin Cities metro. Think educational. Fun. Interactive. Social. Unique. Inexpensive (they only allow me a budget of $5 per au pair but they are expected to pay a little of their own money too if needed). Did I mention FUN! I need to have six activities lined up for the next six months. Pretty sure snow tubing or ice skating will be one of my winter activities. You can't live in MinneSNOWta for a year and not partake in some obligatory outdoor activities. It will be SNOW fun. ;)
Also. Thanks to those who left sweet words regarding my post on Saturday. I'm actually in pretty good spirits about everything, and I can't help but attribute that to those of you who've kept the good vibes, thoughts, and prayers coming our way. I've also recently had an aha moment about our current situation. Jesse and I have so much to give. And since our desire to have a family of our own isn't becoming a reality right.this.minute we've decided to begin the volunteer process with the Big Brother/Big Sister program in the Twin Cities. This Saturday we are attending an informational session on the program and are hoping to get that ball rolling after the first of the year. I'd love to hear from anyone who is or has been a part of this organization. I can't help but think of only the positives of an opportunity like this, but I'm sure there are things I am not thinking of too. Hit me up and let me know your thoughts.
Hope this finds you and yours doing super swell and stuff.