Esther and I have the special opportunity to abandon our empty nest and be parents for a year. Christina is the daughter of Esther's cousin Kjellaug who lives in Norway. Christina will be living with us and attending high school here. We are looking forward to having Christina in our lives and home this year. Kjellaug and Christina arrived a week ago, and Kjellaug stayed for a week to help Christina get adjusted. Unfortunately, Esther had to work during the days, but we packed the evening and weekend with social engagements. Fortunately, I did not have responsibilities for the week and was able to chauffeur the ladies to shopping and getting registered for school. Christina jumped right into social life and tried out for a couple of sports, settling on swimming for the Fall. We were the recipients of hosting the honored guests and were able to spend time with the Eides in Cle Elem, Anna in Tacoma, Markus and Steph in Seattle and the George Eide family in Lake Tapps. The busy week ended with a good bye to Kjellaug. We are excited for our 'parenting' adventure to begin.