hello all! what a nice day in belgium. first of all, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! i was a little worried that i wouldn't get to do my normal over the top american valentine things while in belgium, like baking and cards and stuff, but my amazing host family made it almost better than normal! it seems like i have some sort of anticipation for every holiday that's happened while i'm here, such as thanksgiving and such..but they all end up being holidays that i will remember for the rest of my life, ya know? i wonder if i'll ever be an old lady that says "back when i was an exchange student in belgium..." haha! so anywho, i woke up this morning dreading a full monday of language class and school, and end up getting a text saying our teacher is sick so there's no dutch class. but i was already awake and eating breakfast so sleeping in wasn't really an option anymore. i was pretty happy there wasn't a lesson, but i was more happy because when i came down to eat a quick breakfast and walk to school (seems i'm always running late..) there was a cute little package and card on my plate along with adorable heart candies! in the box were really cute earrings for valentines day :) my family is great!