>Honduras.

>About Honduras…

We were gone for a week, August 5-12. We visited an orphanage in La Ceiba, which is right on the Caribbean coast. We were able to spend some very quality time with kids from ages 1 to 21. It was amazing, and hopefully we’ll be able to afford to go back next year for a vacation/honeymoon to the Bay Islands, right off the coast of Honduras.

I have starting teaching high school Spanish, and although it’s only my second day, I love it! The staff is great, the kids are great… it will be a great year.

-Elizabeth

>Life has been busy, of course. Last Friday was my (Elizabeth’s) last day working at Yankee Candle. I worked in my classroom this week getting everything cleaned out… I ended up with eight BOXES of junk. Not measly shoe boxes, mind you. Aaron came and helped me on Tuesday, which was awesome. I ended up finishing everything and actually meeting some students on Wednesday. There was registration for the district at my building, so of course there were students roaming the school, even past the “Do Not Cross” tape. *Sigh* Adolescents. Gotta love ’em.

It’s hard to believe we’ve been married almost three months. It’s been great, though. Our apartment is finally starting to feel like home to me. I’m proud of it… especially when it’s clean. 🙂 We actually just cleaned the whole place in preparation for our trip to Honduras. We leave on TUESDAY!

We’re hoping to add a new member to our family soon… a Beagle by the name of Shiloh. We’ll be adopting him from a family at church that just doesn’t have ample room for him anymore. I’m excited… I really miss having a dog.

We’re both planning on going back to school in the spring – Aaron’s going to start finishing his Bachelor’s, and I’ve been accepted to Bradley’s school counseling program for my MA. We were very excited when we filed our FAFSAs and our “expected family contribution” for both of us combined was only $1000. Ah, the joys of being married AND both being in school at the same time.

Today, Saturday, we spent the whole day together. It’s been really nice, and now Aaron doesn’t have to go back to work until the day after we get back. I go back the 14th, and then I have my first day with the kids (that’s what I call them, haha) on the 18th.

Have a great night,

Elizabeth