Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This year however, I knew that I wanted to give my favorite holiday its dues. Realizing that most people travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had invited neighbors and friends to come over to our house the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate. Even though Jesse and I had a Thanksgiving Japanese meal on Thanksgiving, I still wanted to celebrate the day traditionally.
Everyone I invited was excited, and they were all really happy that someone had come up with the idea. I went out and bought two turkey breasts (there is definitely not enough freezer space for a full bird) and told everyone it was potluck style- so bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish. Everyone brought such amazing food! We had brussel sprouts with bacon, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, real mashed potatoes, potatoes with crunchy onions, stuffing, homemade bread, carrot cake and apple pie. I'm probably forgetting something, but it was all amazing! It really made me happy to have friends over to celebrate everything that we are thankful for. For many of our neighbors, they have never been in our home, so it was a nice way to bring the apartment complex together. It finally feels like the holiday season has started and it helped me realize that holidays away from home don't necessarily have to be sad. Everyone that came over tonight brought with them a piece of their Thanksgiving tradition and it was a fantastic evening. I'm very thankful to have such supportive friends, without them I wouldn't have had this wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Jesse, carving up the turkey breast.
The table with all the delicious yummies on it.
Ryan and Alex scooping up their food.
Dan and Katie watching soccer. I suppose it makes sense to watch futbol on Thanksgiving in Honduras!
I felt like it was a great evening. Thanks everyone!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This is Alex and Jesse's sashimi boat. They split it for dinner.
Friday, the four of us went on a hike on one of the surrounding mountains. There is a path up the mountain to the words Coca-Cola (kind of like the Hollywood sign) on the mountain. We walked most of the way there, then hiked up the mountain. Below are some of the beautiful pictures of the city from the mountain. Since it has rained recently, there wasn't a cloud of smog and pollution covering the city.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I really felt like I used a lot of recycled goods; can't you see the recycled newspaper in my turkey?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Fantastic isn't it?
Gotta love the way Hondurans build their buildings! Yesterday morning, I came into school, unlocked my classroom door, and turned on my lights and fans. When a piece of ceiling tile fell shortly thereafter, it hit the ceiling fan and proceeded to shatter into many pieces of fiberglass all over my room. Luckily for me, Caitlin didn't have class on Tuesday morning so I was forced to relocate my classes for the day into the art room.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Now finally, the addition! Stools!!! I love countertops like this, and as soon as I walked into this apartment, I knew that I wanted to get stools for the countertop. Now these stools are handmade from a guy in San Pedro. The lovely cost for these stools?? $15 for the pair! I felt I could spend the money to have stools to sit on at the countertop.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I have decided that I want to go to the continent of Africa for my next job, I just have to convince Jesse of this. He wants to go somewhere stable, and safe. He doesn't want another San Pedro Sula adventure! Africa will not be a safe, secure place; most places have unstable governments or high poverty and crime rates. Some areas are better than others, I just need to find the right place, school, country. If its French-speaking, well that's even better! I'm working on Jesse so that everyone can come visit me in Africa!!