(Photo: Emili and her cousins, also Lag members, at the Nordic Heritage Museum's Yulefest)
Emili told me recently, "I am excited to go to Sweden to learn some more folk tunes and pick up some more language!" (She took some Swedish lessons recently). She continued, "I can't wait to meet the penpals too!"
Doing the pack-out practice last week was a great idea! Emili packed her suitcase by herself and had the honor of having the least amount of stuff and the smallest suitcase! As a mom, I was proud to see her with the group tromping through the neighborhood, practicing how to travel, with her fiddle case hung over her shoulder, daypack on her back, and pulling her suitcase! Brava! What a great experience for the group!!