It's officially fall here in Hanover! The leaves have fallen off about 70% of the trees which leaves purple, red, yellow, and green beautiful hillsides. Driving anywhere here gives a great view of all the autumn beauty, whether it's across the river to Vermont or just a mile away to the Co-op. The kids at the childcare center enjoy throwing the dead leaves up in the air, or they did enjoy throwing the leaves until we teachers found a tick and put a kibosh on that.
Travis is busy with assignments, projects, classes, and a TA-ship. He is enjoying his classes, and is especially enjoying being a grad TA. Here's a guy who loves his academics! He is also making time to continue learning how to play the guitar, which I enjoy as well because I get free concerts from the couch. He's a hard worker and a constant inspiration to me as I see him pursuing the things that he is passionate about - God, academics, music, and endless learning.
I'm not quite as busy with extracurriculars, but working at the childcare center takes enough energy on its own. I love working with the kids and I still feel so fortunate to have been hired at the center. I have been trying to work in some Spanish vocabulary at school here and there, and when Travis and I try Spanish conversation sometimes, it just feels so good to be speaking that beautiful language. Linguistics is also [always] on my mind, so look out for an amateur article that I am currently attempting to research!
The foliage provides excellent opportunity for wannabe photographers, so I thought I would share some pictures from our backyard to make up for this brief and tardy entry: