Checking in

Oh, hey there!  It has been a while.  I have been absolutely horrible with budgeting time for this space.  However, I made a pact to myself to get it together, as many of you have been asking me where the posts have gone!  Therefore, I thought this first post could be some basic updates of what we have been up to the last month (and a half...oops!).  

We finally joined the masses for Bike Santiago on Sundays.  I really can't imagine Sundays without this now.  Several streets in Santiago are closed off to cars on Sundays, so people can ride bicycles or run without any traffic obstruction.  The fresh air, exercise, and time together is a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning.  We found a new market on the way as well, so we have more options for where to get our fresh and local produce!  It's a win-win!

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Derek finally won me over and convinced me to join his gym.  So far my motivation levels have been pretty high, so I hope it continues.  I once saw a quote that it takes 21 days to make a habit, so I just need to push a couple more weeks!  

One our coworkers and dear friends had their wedding last week.  It was absolutely beautiful.  I wish I would have brought a better camera than my iPhone 5S to capture the little details.  Being our first wedding in Chile, it was fun to compare the customs and traditions to those we have in the States.  We danced and celebrated the couple, and wish them all the best for their marriage! 

The seasons finally changed here, so we have been enjoying the vast array of colors.  While the temperature hasn't dropped substantially, I can tell I'll be needing to transition to my fall/winter wardrobe soon.  However, this is the perfect time and weather for us to test out some of the parks we haven't yet visited!  

With autumn in full swing, the school year is also coming along nicely.  We've adjusted to our new roles, and we are really getting to know our students, their learning styles, and routines.  I'm excited to share some more teaching posts and ideas in this space this year as well. (But, don't worry, it won't become a full blown education blog, as I want to keep it free to encompass all of our lifestyle!)

That's all for now!  Have a wonderful weekend!