My Christmas Break

Well, I’m back! After a long and wonderful winter vacation, Tyler and I are safe in Newhalen. Although our break seemed busy with things to do and people to see, we feel rejuvenated and ready to start the second half of the school year. I can’t believe that we only have about four more months […]

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All Things Gingerbread

IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL BEFORE BREAK. Yes, I did need to write that three times in caps in order to relay my anticipation and excitement! Holy smokes, only three full days left before Tyler and I are […]

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Christmastime is Here

I finally have my last jam-packed weekend under my belt! Volleyball season came to a close yesterday after the Newhalen School team placed fourth at regionals. Unfortunately, that means that we won’t be going to the state tournament next weekend in Anchorage. Fortunately, it means that I have an extra weekend and an extra hour […]

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The Very Busy Teacher

Yes, I know, I know. It’s been terribly quiet around these parts lately. Ever since Halloween, I feel like someone put my life on the “heavy duty” wash cycle. I have brief moments of still and quiet where I can stumble out of the scramble and try to ground myself. I close my eyes and […]

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Christmas Tree Hunting

Today was the day to go hunting for a Christmas tree. We didn’t have to go very far to find the perfect tree. Spruce trees of all shapes and sizes pop up from the ground in all directions around Newhalen and Iliamna. All we had to do was travel a few miles from our apartment […]

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