Sunday, August 19, 2012

meet our roomie!


Meet our new roommate, Lindsey. She is an awesome addition to our household- as of two weeks ago. She is in her last semester at UNI and then will head out to do student teaching. Until then, the Hoskinson basement is her home!
It wasn't too long ago, my cousin mentioned to me at a family gathering that "you guys sure don't like to do things normally do you?" Not exactly sure if I should take it as a compliment but I will ha ha. She was referring to the number of roommates Mark and I have had since being married. We had Liz (right after we got married- before she got married), my sister for a summer, we lived in the Hansen's basement for a few months, and also lived in the Kraayenbrink's basement for a few months. Now- Lindsey. All in six years(ish). At first, some may assume this means Mark and I don't want to be alone! That is definitely not the case. It just often seems like these opportunities have worked out well. We have either had the opportunity to open our home to someone who needed it for a certain period of time or someone has been generous enough to do the same for us. It seems to me that living in community really makes sense. It is where you often grow as the good, the bad, the ugly all comes out! Plus, we have space that isn't being used so that seems to make sense too. This is a different season (with two little kiddos) to share a living space so I'm sure we'll have some learning along the way. But we are excited to have our sweet new roomie.
*When I first wrote this post, I knew our list of roomies didn't seem complete. And my friend Kelsi reminded me of the semester she lived with us (up until the first week of when we had Addelyn!) Wow, the list is getting so long I can't even keep track anymore. Kelsi was another great Hoskinson roommate that we have lots of great memories with:)

2 comments:

The Schilling's said...

Plus it's fun! And you forgot another roomie in there.... ME! You guys are such awesome hosts & have been such a blessing in my life! Miss you!

Laura Hoy said...

Can the Hoy's move in with you next after Lindsey leaves? :)