Almost exactly a year after she arrived, Yvonne headed home to Germany. Her last day of work was officially the 15th of May. Her mom, Regina, her sister, Genina (sp?) and her boyfriend, Marco, (who she met here in the US) spent the last 10 days doing a whirlwind tour of the US. It seemed to be a lot of outlet mall shopping! Ha! To be a teenager again and to spend 7 hours at a shopping mall. I don’t think I’ll be doing that anytime soon… Anyways, it was a great year having her watch the kids, it made our transition into the working world very smooth and easy.
Yvonne won some goldfish at the county fair last year and Jeremy tried in vain to have one of her friends take them from our kitchen counter. But the day after she left, the fish were still here. Jeremy hates having goldfish in the house, so I had to take them to work today. Yvonne gave them some names, but I’ve forgotten them, so I’ve taken the liberty to rename them – they are now Statler and Waldorf after the 2 grumpy men in the balcony on the Muppet show.