Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jelena and Jennifer come to visit...

Back in 2008, when Marisha was here for a summer internship, she and I stayed on in Mostar after a meeting we had there. Read more about that trip here. We stayed with my friend Carolyn and hung out with Jennifer and Jelena and had a wonderful time with them all. At the time I invited them to come to Banja Luka "whenever" as they had never been. And it ONLY took them 5 YEARS to take us up on the offer this past weekend! They had to come anyway for a meeting (on Friday) for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child {shoebox packages} and so it was great that they could come and stay with us and actually see Banja Luka.

The weather played along - it has been an amazing "Indian Summer" here for the past few weeks - up to 30 degrees at times, and never below 22 (at night it is, of course, cooler). Which for October is amazing! Last year this time we had the first snow! And even more amazing, it looks like it might continue into November! YAY! Here we are at the Kastel - Jennifer is on the left, Jelena in the middle, me on the right, of course (and Ljilja is taking the photo!):
We had a great time with them: Jennifer is American and Jelena is from Herzegovina and spend a lot of time together - so of course Ljilja (being from Herzegovina) and I (being a foreigner) could TOTALLY relate! Lots of fun stories to share :) And despite the fact they broke our guest bed (which is not really their fault, it was just probably time for it to break - we do have a lot of guests! And luckily we managed to fix it!) we hope they will return someday really soon!

2 comments:

Victor said...

They broke your guest bed! Ha ha!!!

Belinda Chaplin said...

actually they just completed the breaking process started by the Finnish family who stayed with us the previous week... they broke the one side and J&J broke the other - luckily it was fixable (with ducktape) and so it is now good to go...for now...
but it is one of those pull out beds that is supposed to be used every now and again, not pretty much all the time as we do! :)

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