Monday, December 8, 2008

My first month at site :)

Thank you all for supporting me. I miss you all very much, especially during the holiday season. :)

More street dancing.
My high school during the Sinadya sa Halaran street dancing.
My high school during the street dancing at our town festival.
Our town festival.

At dinner after the World Aids project.
Rachel demonstrating how to properly put on a condom.
Some of the kids at the school we talked at playing our game. Our game demonstrated how quickly Aids could spread.
Me and other Peace Corps volunteers walking in the World Aids Day parade.
Native Dancers
The pretty fountain in my town plaza.
Participants in the Global Peace Parade dressed in Native outfits.
Dancers at the Global Peace Parade.
Teache friends Grace and Kareen.
My kids and I before the Global Peace Parade.
These starfish are all over the beach.
So these kids are so adorable. They like to chase me on the beach while I run. Ha-ha, we have races and I try to out run them. They are REALLY fast! :)
Nippa hut on the beach.

Cutest kids in the world...

Coconut. They are everywhere.
These shells are everywhere. I think they are really cool.

I cannot believe I get to live here for two years!!

A cute little restaurant call Sand Bar.
My site it sooo pretty. I love it!
More dancing
Teacher dance number. They sang and danced to a song they made up for me called "Princess Caitlin" Soooo cute and very sweet. My school is wonderful.

Students at my welcome party.
Male teacher dance number
Students dance number
I am being serenaded here...very sweet :)
The students performed lots of little numbers for me. :)
My welcome sign at my welcome party at my high school.
My High School students at a cheer dance competition. We won by the way! They were awesome!!! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Thanksgiving on Guimaras Island

So we pushed all the beds in our Nippa hut together and slept on one huge bed. We are one big happy Peace Corps family, LoL. :)
My Peace Corps girls: Rachael, Sara, and Shauna. It was a very fun weekend!!! :)
My side of the table: Tom, Laura, and Alicia. Laura was very excited about the turkey... :)
John, Julie, and Becky
Marlo, Justin, and Sara
My dinner :)
Thanksgiving dinner was a success!!!
The finished turkey. Best turkey ever!
So I have the best uncles in the world!!! Uncle Tom and Chris sent me Chips and Salsa in my care package and I saved a bottle for Thanksgiving. So this was our Thanksgiving appetizer. Delicious!!!
Sooo... I kinda helped cook :)
John, Becky, Sara, and Ryan
Tom, John, and Marlo cooking the turkey, lechon style.
Hanging out with Rachael, Julie and Sara while everyone was cooking. :)
Cooking dinner
Our friend Alicia (who lives on a farm in the US) was our turkey killer. I did feel sorry for the little guy, but he was very tasty.
We slept in the Nippa huts. I mean can you believe this place?!?!
Soooo beautiful!!!
Playing volleyball.
We ate our Thanksgiving under a Nippa hut :) SO cool!
Beautiful Guimaras
Loading all of our stuff on the boat.
The view from our boat to Guimaras Island.
Our LIVE turkey that we brought with us to Guimaras.