Lindsay in Haiti

...a journal of my experiences while living in Haiti for the next two years.

Monday, June 30, 2008

The beach in Limonade

This weekend I took a little trip up north. I went to a jatropha festival (which I'll blog about later) in the small town of Terrier Rouge, just east of Cap Haitien. I went with Carolyn and Alban, two Americans who are here for the summer in Pignon with HIM. Carolyn is here to learn Creole for her job and Alban is here working and teaching. Saturday evening a group of us decided to hop in the truck and drive up to Limonade at sunset.
Olivia, who lives in Terrier Rouge, and Alban hanging out with local kids who live at the beach.
Me, Carolyn and Alban...
...hamming it up for the camera...
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Friday was kindergarten graduation. The kids performed all kinds of songs, skits, and poems (a few even in English!).

2 sets of twins
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Monday, June 23, 2008

My Uncle Mark gave me 2 tickets to see Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift while I was home- VIP seats, of course. (He has the greatest hook ups like that.) I took biz, and as always, we had a blast. Taylor Swift was adorable; a great little entertainer.

I was also able to go down to the houseboat for a few days with the family. It was a nice getaway after the funeral and everything.
Lexi chillin in the chair...
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just wanted to let you know I'm back in Haiti. I got into Port on Tuesday and flew out to Pignon Wednesday. While in Port, I stayed with a friend of mine (she's a new doctor in Pignon) at her family's beautiful house in Bel-Ville. We went to dinner in Petion-Ville where I was able to get one last cheeseburger (it was delicious, by the way)!

School is officially out for the summer. I just have to work on sending report cards out to the sponsors. I'm also doing some fun classes this summer for some of the students- computer classes and English.
So excited summer is here!!
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Monday, June 16, 2008

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Sunday, June 08, 2008

I'm taking a little break from the blog for a few days. I'm actually in Lafayette right now for my Grandpa Snouwaert's funeral and will back in Haiti next week.

Have a great week.
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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Love trying a Coke...

I think she's thinking, "Must you take a picture of everything I do?".
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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

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Bon Fet

Sunday I went to a First Communion party for some friends. It was a nice little party with an enormous spread of food; pumpkin soup, salads, rice & beans, cake, etc. The food was wonderful.
I was a bit nervous about eating it, not knowing how it was prepared. I've been sick before from bad food/water in Haiti...not fun. I also knew I had lots to do this week and couldn't spend it in the bathroom :) They handed me a plate with food piled on it and I couldn't say no thanks, I'll pass. So, I ate it all up, praying I wouldn't get sick.

Turns out, I got lucky and I'm feeling just fine.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Some helping hands...

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