Real contentment has nothing to do with either prosperity or poverty. Contentment is an inside job, the result of knowing God and living life against the backdrop of eternity.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This place is gorgeous. Kels and I arrived yesterday afternoon, met some awesome people on the plane, took a nap at our tight hostel then explored the city. It is extremely refreshing to be able to walk around the cobble stone streets, buy a freshly squeezed lemonade, buy what tasted like fried cheese grits, eat more fresh mangos and breathe in the ocean air. I bought some new sandals (my rainbows broke on the way to media luna) and even tried on a new dress.

We´ve met many friendly people and travelers, walked the wall that surrounds the old city like a barricade and ate delicious crepes for lunch. Que rico!! Everything is relatively cheap and tomorrow we will explore more of the city. More to come!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

see you soon

Our last week in the Ro, here are some shots that have wrapped up our time on this beautiful island.


how most people feel about this island

Land's End sunset with the original 3

7th grade LOVE

tearful goodbyes

senior thugs/talent show

Pastor and wifey :)

the only street sign in Roatan is where we live


meester saaack

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

7th grade international relations

So one of my best friends, Laura, is teaching the same grade in Bangkok, Thailand.

Of course we decided to have our students write pen pal letters to each other. HILARIOUS. Here are some of my favorite entries:

Non: What do you look like?
Maicky: My face is like.. well.. I have a big smile and like to make people happy.

Junior: What do you look like?
Michael: I am SEXY.

Shaq: Do you have pets?
Marlon: I have a dog and a monkey. But the monkey is my little brother, Andy.

Kate: My favorite food is KFC.
Morelyn: My favorite food is Bojangles supreme.

Kaweewat: What do you look like and what is your family like?
Angela: I have cinnamon skin color and a retarded brother named Jonahy.

Junior: I don't good in English.
Michael: No, it's not hard, just practice with spelling bees.

Ohm: I thick English is easy.
Tai: English is very easy, when are you coming to Roatan?

Monday, June 6, 2011

delicate adventures

SOOOOOO as many of you know, Ms. Kelly and I will be embarking upon our journey to South America next Tuesday. Peace out Ro. Hello Colombia!!! I can't wait for the coffee. Amongst other things like mud baths, volcano hikes and sleeping on the beach in hammocks for $1.

We have the privilege of returning to Florida before flying into Cartagena where we will be visiting with Kelly's papa during our layover. We decided we will eat Chick-Fil-A. Spicy. Chicken. Sammy. Yessss!!

We appreciate your prayers during our travels! Here is a short itinerary:

Cartagena, Taganga, Parque Tayrona, Santa Marta, Bogota, Medellin

Lima, Arequipa, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machu Picchu

We'll be back stateside around July 16th!


The way to South America...

Friday, June 3, 2011

bologna sandwiches

We had our last mentoring meeting yesterday with the boys of French Harbour. They ate lots of hotdogs, cake, cookies and fresco as we said our goodbyes, gave lots of big hugs and played lots of fun games. It's hard to believe we probably won't see many of them again.
Little Harry Jr.


Ms. Kelly with Fabrecio

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

bhajo naam - praise the name

Exam review has started, our last week of tutoring has come and we finally ate at The Deck Cafe in Los Fuertes. We've had a lot of extra time with our half day schedules and I'm not going to lie, it's been nice. Our time is usually spent riding home on our school bus, exercising, being owned by Billy Blank, visiting friends and for me, reflecting on the past year.

Kenny got a hold of my camera... 
Today was an exciting day with the French Harbour boys because they received their pen pal letters from their unknown friends in High Point, NC!! Some of them had girls, some of them had boys and it was hilarious helping them read the letters and piece together sentences in response. "Do you have a girlfriend?" "Would you like to snorkel with me when you come to Roatan?" "Are you for Barcelona or Madrid?" LOVE.

We took our class pictures today. I know I talk about them all the time but these 7th graders are the coolest kids I know. I'm going to cry like a baby on our last day of school.

7th Graders!

Pen Pal Letters