It’s been wonderful having Matthias here in NJ for the past 10 days or so. We’ve had an amazing time sightseeing, spending time with friends, enjoying shopping together, and especially talking for hours and hours! I am so thankful Matthias’ trip here has been so perfect. I don’t have time for more than posting a few photos…I will write again after Matthias leaves. It’s been hard to find time to breathe let alone update this blog. Enjoy the photos!
with my niece Angelina
visiting my Nana in the nursing home
Enjoying a wonderful evening with my friend Joy and her new husband, Eric
Matthias marvelling at his American-sized sandwich
Hanging out with my pastor, Geoff
With my beloved friends, John and Christy – we had fun playing Balderdash for a few hours!
Fun times with two of my favorite Japanese kiddos
Visiting his former host parents – he was a high school exchange student during his senior year of high school
Taking the Mega Bus to New York City – $34 for two-round trip tickets from Philly and back!
Hearing Tim Keller preach at Redeemer Church
Seeing Lady Liberty on a rainy day
in Times Square
We enjoyed seeing West Side Story
enjoying works of art at the MET
Last but not least…
It may sound weird but my neighbor has a pet monkey named Peanut. Matthias enjoyed taking photos of him and hearing about what it is like to have your own pet monkey. Peanut sleeps til noon in his own money hammock – we joked that he is just like a college kid.
There are more photos to post but I will do it later. We are having a wonderful time together and I look forward to my trip to Germany on the 28th!