Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gaby, Gaby, Gaby!

It's been 10 years since Gabriela Sotomayor Valdivieso of Loja, Ecuador came to spend a year with us as an AFS student.  She was back this past week for a long overdue reunion!  We spent 7 days remembering our adventures of 2001/2002 and catching up face to face rather than via facebook.  Her laugh remains contagious and her warm heart still fills every room she enters...no longer a teenager but a beautiful, accomplished, young woman.  It wasn't easy to fit in all her favorite recipes, restaurants, and people in 1 week but we gave it our best effort...
I think, the 2 sisters didn't realize they missed each other so much!

Oooooh, the Grandmas!

El Rancherito for her favorite, Quesadilla Deluxe!

They couldn't stop smiling!

Claire was 5, Olivia was 11 when these three cousins last saw each other.

Hugs from Grandma Nancy and Grandpa John

We had a terrific evening with the Kramers!

Gaby got to meet Nick and catch-up with Lauren while she was here.


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