So we have been in St. Maarten for 2 months and I haven't posted a blog yet. It's funny because the reason I started this blog was for the fact that we came here. We are always pretty busy at work, which is why I haven't posted anything yet, but we also have a lot of fun too. We go to the beach almost any day we have off. As you can probably imagine, the beaches on this island are amazing! We also like to go snorkeling with our friends from the ward. There are a few other married couples in our ward from the states. They are here to attend medical school for 2 years. All of them have children, which makes Brittany extremely baby hungry. We don't have any set plans for having a baby yet, but I'm sure when we do I will post it on here. It's great to have people to hang out with because in Hyannis, MA there was nobody. I love my wife more than anything in the world, but it's always nice to have people to hang out with.
Besides Brittany and I, there are two other interns that are here to manage the other Del Sol store we just opened about 3 weeks ago. I was in charge of almost everything that had to do with opening the second store. Also, when the new interns arrived I had to train them on all the store operations. I really enjoy my job, but sometimes it can be stressful, just like any other job. The other two interns are single LDS guys. One of them is a returned missionary, Seth and the other has yet to go, Brandon. We live in the same complex as them, and our stores are very close together. Because of this, we share a car, which is good because then the cost is divided between the four of us. Also gas is more than $4 a gallon here, so we share that cost as well. The two guys have been here a month and our arrangement with the car seems to be working out alright.
To wrap it up, we are enjoying our stay here on the beautiful caribbean island of St. Maarten. We have played with the idea of staying for another 4 months, but for right now that thought is gone and we are planning on coming home in January. This way Brittany can finish her last semester at SUU, then we can move up to Salt Lake where I can find a permanent job, Britt can do her student teaching and we can start having kids. This is our plan, but the way things have been going in our lives, it can change at any time.
So Kyle and Whitney are married. It's crazy that it has already been almost a year and a half since we got hitched. Time flies when you're having fun. We have already had quite a few adventures in the short time that we have been married, and we have many more to come. When we get back from the Caribbean, Brittany has one more semester at SUU, which she will do from January 08 until May 08. After that comes student teaching, which will either be in the summer or the fall. As for me, I hope to get a permanent job at Del Sol headquarters in Sandy. If that doesn't work out, we were still able to have these amazing adventures and memories.
Fenway Park is unbelieveable. Just being in the stadium sends chills up your back. I think even if you weren't a Red Sox fan, you would think this park was great. This was the one thing I had to make sure to do while I was here. I am so glad I was able to see a game there. We had to wait in line for 3 hours before the game even started to get tickets. Then when we got to the ticket office, they told us all they had left was seats behind home plate for $205 or they had standing tickets for $20. So obviously we took the standing ones. We were in a really good spot to see the game, but we had to stand the whole time. By the end of the day we were exhausted, but it was worth it and I'd do it again anyday.
So we just found out that we are going to the Caribbean for 4 months to manage a Del Sol store. We are really excited and since we won't have our phones this will be a great way to let you know about our adventures. This is the first blog just to test it out. I think I will write more about our adventures so far. That way, if nothing else, we will have a record for ourself of what we did while we were young and without little chilins.