Hilden - Our Home Away from Home
Trip Start May 30, 2012
83Trip End Nov 07, 2012
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When we first got to Hilden we put our children on our backs and got the iPod maps ready for our usual new town trek. But, Gina and Andy were standing hand-in-hand on the train platform waiting to drive us to their home. Never before have we felt so much like family so quickly as we did with the Breuers. Samuel was out for a bit the first night so he asked his mom and dad to pick us up and look after us till he got back, and they did a wonderful job. The six of us enjoyed relaxing (it had been somewhat stressfull the last two weeks for the Breuers) and getting to know each other over some very tasty meals and card games. David especially enjoyed the new card games we taught him. Sam and David were delighted to find out that the Hearts card game we taught them was the same game that comes on the computer. We also enjoyed Andy's wonderful piano playing. Andy used to play the piano for a living, but also plays whenever he feels like it at home. We had our own private jazz and classical concerts all throughout our stay. Gina was delighted to have another woman in the house. She makes very elaborate cakes in the shape of things like purses, that can only truely be appreciated by another woman. She made Jessica a cake in the shape of a purse with Jessica's name on it and the reaction Gina received from Jess was just as exciting to see for everyone as the purse.
On Sunday, we all went to Sam and David's church. It just so happened, that particular Sunday, they were having a special service in German AND English run by an American missions team. The American team had come for a couple weeks to help fix up a donated apartment flat for new immigrants to Germany
We had a wonderful time with the Breuers, and we hope to be seeing them again in Calgary when they come visit Sam.