September 1st, 2014 | Uncategorized
First off…Birthday shoutout to Enya Maguire, one of my three newest Irish sisters. The only thing I am missing about home right now is Labor Day…and I can live without it. The Maguires immedietly accepted us into their family, but I had no idea what that meant. It means unlimited tea and biscuits, kisses from Pippen (their dog), Four star pizza all the time, and most notable, an invite to the exclusive Enya Maguire “surprise party”! There is no time to feel home sick with a fresh cooked Sunday dinner. Baked Ham, TWO types of potatoes, and veggies. Don’t forget the TWO kinds of birthday cake as well. Most notable was the gravy Gareth slaved over for hours–there was not a drop left. Even when we are feeling lonely on campus (especially without any other students here yet) the Maguires have made it a point to keep us laughing and stuffed with treats. I am overwhelmed with their kindness and how it seems like no big deal to them! Anna is contantly offering to make us tea or drinks or anything we might desire. It feels amazing to be surrounded by such great people and I know this is only the beginning of all the new relationships I am going to build this year!