It’s been a while since I’ve had a new entry on here, but how time flies’ when things are going well and things are fun!
I went home again if some of you didn’t know for another friend’s wedding! The beautiful Allie Johnson (now a Flake!) J It was a great trip again to see family and friends. I took a little more time this trip and was able to head up to San Francisco for a few days and see some lovely faces I haven’t seen in years!!
When I got back to Belize it was HOLIDAY SEASON!! I had another great time at the Sambuyla household on Garifuna Settlement day. Then, it was Thanksgiving in OW! This year the Northies wanted to do a progressive dinner at three houses: appetizers, dinner, and dessert. I offered to host the dinner portion of the meal and it was good times. I made my first turkey in the oven and it was absolutely delicious (no one got sick…so it was a good start for future turkey dinners!)
And then this biggest news to hit Orange Walk was that my parents and brother, Guy, came to visit!! The trip was AWESOME! I’m not going to lie and say I was a little nervous for their visit because I wasn’t sure how they would fair with the weather, food, culture, language, etc. But, it was great; they did fantastic on their first real trip outside of the States. We had 3 great days in OW, visiting my host family, seeing the preschool in Santa Martha and hosting a lunch for the school, going to Lamanai and meeting with my work partner’s family and we can’t forget the copious amounts of rice and beans we all had!
Then it was off to Cayo for 2 days to visit with my host family in Succotz and do some cave tubing at Caves Branch. Then, we went to beautiful Caye Caulker for 3 days! We did some awesome snorkeling on the love boat and went to the little Goff Caye and had some freshly caught fish from our wonderful friend and fisherman, Cannon.
Then, right before Christmas I went to Playa del Carmen with some friends and spent a few nights there and survived the end of the world on December 21, 2012!!
I spent Christmas in Orange Walk again this year and it was very nice and relaxing. Just hung out with friends and host families and had a really mellow break. It was very enjoyable and I was able to catch up on some much needed sleep, reading and laundry!
Miss you all, love you all! And I will be seeing you all sooner than later!! xoxo!