Our second family from Austria was in town this past week and we played like rock stars while they were here. Casey is still trying to catch up on his sleep. I tell you, Austrians know how to have fun!
If you would like to know how we were blessed to have this amazing family became part our our family click here. My sister told the story beautifully.
Let me introduce you to the Hoeferls:
Christian is way fun to joke around with and tease. He is just like a kid in a grown up body. He has an amazing gift for dealing with people and making everyone feel comfortable and welcome.
This is him when I tease him too much. (Sorry Christian but I had to post this picture)
And then there is Maude who goes on all the rides at Lagoon and goes on rocking boats even though she gets motion sickness. Who goes rock climbing (and ends up being super strong at it) even though she is afraid of heights. She will do anything for the sake of her family's happiness. She is super interesting to talk to too. Her outlook on life astounds me.
We were all so proud of Jeffery who overcame his fear of heights and climbed to the top of the cliff and allowed himself to be lowered back to the ground. He is a climbing machine! By the end of the trip he was getting more confident with his English too. Be confident Jeffrey, your English is really good!
Sweet princess Fiji (Sophia) I don't think I will ever meet such a sweet, cute, kind hearted, fun girl. Her smile lights up the room. She also has a catwalk that blows any super model out of the water.
And finally my nephew Kevin. Isn't he handsome? He is soft spoken, intelligent, reserved, responsible, and a lot of fun. He is naturally gifted at everything he does. I wish I had a little of that. I am so grateful that we have him in our lives. He is an amazing person.
We took them rock climbing and they were all naturals. But of course they were, they are from Austria where they constantly scale mountains in their lederhosen just like on the Sound of Music. And of course they are strong, just look at the Austrian native Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
While they were here we spent quality time boating, rock climbing, miniature golfing, go-cart racing, playing laser tag, late night nacho, pizza, and dessert parties, watching The Dark Knight, going to Lagoon, and eating delicious European chocolate. I could barely keep up. Thanks Jen for letting me tag along, I had a great time!