Holly has now been at our house for a little over a month. It feels like she has been here longer, but in a good way. We seem to be trying to pack as much as possible into every day lately. Things are going very well I think. She is fitting in nicely both at home and at school. This week, she will run in her first Cross Country meet. We are very excited about it. I think she will do very well. She is always one of the top 4 or 5 girls that finish when they run races during practice. At the football games of course, she’s like every other teenager and doesn’t want to sit with us in the reserved section, which might as well be called the grown-up section. She has made quite a few close friends on her own and goes off with them frequently on the weekends. She now has a cell phone, so I don’t worry about her as much.
We found her a small TV for her room, so she can explore the wonders of American television. She often joins us in the living room during the afternoon and evenings to watch things, but this way, she can watch or listen to all that MTV has to offer while she does homework. Just like every other American teenager, I suppose.