May 24, 2010

May 12, 2010



Thought we'd give a new blog a try.  Hope this blog will both entertain and enlighten those who happen to pass by.  Of course, there will be lots of pictures still.

Married life has been lovely.  40 days and counting.  The learning curve of how to be a spouse has been steep (as expected) but we're getting the hang of it.  Goodtimes.  Living in Copan Ruinas, a quaint little tourist town in western Honduras.  Trying to get used to the heat, walking up hilly cobblestone streets, and water shortages.  You'd think the mucho slower pace of life would be a welcome change...until it comes to getting leaky toilets fixed and the shower head installed after not having bathing facilities for a week and half in an apartment that was given a month to be ready for its new tenants (take a breath)...
Matt (on the phone to the landlord): "We're in Copan now."
Landlord: "Oh.  When were you planning on moving in?"
Matt: "Uh...right now."
Landlord: "Oh."
Welcome to Copan.

After a week of sulking in an untiled, waterless, showerless apartment, we finally started pulling together a home that was worthy to live in.  Or at least tolerable for the next six months. It's all good now, though.  We have water, we have food, we have storage (yes!), we have nice neighbours who invited us to our first neighbourly visit.

And if any of you are wondering, our weddings photos won't be ready for a while still.  But our stupendous photographer, Morgaine Owens, had posted one sweet photo of us on her blog.

Isn't it dreamy...

Can't wait for the rest.  And by the way...if any of you have some nice photos of our wedding that you wouldn't mind passing on to us, that would be super.

We'll try to be good at keeping up this cyperspace scrapbook for those of you who are interested.  There's more to come...the honeymoon, life in Copan, learning espaƱol, stuff we've been doing, and other random goodness.