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08 November 2011

Halloween & Recent Happenings

The day to day here isn't very exciting, which sometimes causes the posts to be less frequent. However we have had some fun lately and even have some pictures to show it! We continue to be on the radio Friday mornings, which has been a lot of fun. We love making connections with people other than students on the island. We'll post a link to listen live, though with the time change it would be really early for you now (6-630am). 
We participated in the annual Community Action Day a few weeks ago. We did yard work at a school for children with mental disabilities. We spent the morning weed-wacking and picking up rocks and garbage, all to provide an area for the children to play during recess. The next morning I did a race (no pictures, camera was being repaired). Owen didn't run this one since his knee is still bothering him. It wasn't my best race but it was still fun. We have another race this Friday 11/11 for St Maarten Day, a relay around the island, I'll try to get a picture or two from that but no promises. 

We have gotten a few more dives in finally! We dove 3 times while our friend's parents were here a couple weeks ago. We finally went to some new spots, including a wreck which was awesome. The best of the 6 dives was to the old bridge that was sunk offshore when the new one replaced it (got to love how they dispose of things here, just sink it!). There were also a few small yachts around the bridge, purposely sunk there to make it more interesting. A friend on the dive had an underwater camera, the pictures below are from her. We saw a ton of fish, several large barracudas, sting rays, and a turtle. I think I may have seen a baby Black Tip Reef Shark as well, but couldn't get anyone's attention to point it out and by the time I looked back it was gone. We looked up pictures online after and I'm pretty sure it was one.

And finally Halloween. This year we actually celebrated Halloween! I found a large pumpkin and got to carve it! We even roasted the seeds and all. We had a Spouses Org Halloween party with lots of fun decorations and foods. Then we went to a party at a local bar. It was nice to at least get out and enjoy some Halloween festivities. So there are some updates of the last month around here. Owen is doing much better in his classes this semester. I am 3 weeks into my Masters and it is going pretty well. So we're just working and finding time for fun where we can. Hope everyone is doing well, we've been thinking about everyone in Connecticut this last week with all the power outages. Hope everyone is back up by now. We miss you all and love hearing from you, so don't be shy!

At the the Island92 station
Community Action Day

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it's hard to smile underwater!
Huge Ray

Found pumpkins!

Fall treats
It lit up, moved, and made noises; pretty cool!

Spouses Org Halloween Party

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