Village Life

Update Overload!

Well, it's no secret that I have been M.I.A. for the past couple of months. I apologize to those of ...
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Our First Culture Day

January was a busy, hectic, wonderful month that involved a great deal of change. After returning from winter vacation, we ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Volleyball Jamboree in Kokhanok

This past week, the Lake and Peninsula School District held its annual volleyball jamboree in Kokhanok. Kokhanok, a village of about 170 people, ...
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November in Newhalen

This last weekend, Tyler and I went riding with Kate and Bill to survey the last remnants of autumn before ...
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Akutaq for Snack

t's here! Friday is finally here! And what better way to kick it off than with a little akutaq? Akutaq (a-goo-duk), ...
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A Day in the Life of a Bush Alaska Teacher

Have you ever wondered what an average day is like for a teacher in rural Alaska? That was my biggest ...
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Scenes from a Sunday Run

Earlier today, I took a run down the main road that leads from Newhalen to Iliamna. I brought my camera ...
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Home Sweet Home

Today, I'm going to show you a few photos of our school-provided housing! And, to be honest, a few photos ...
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Our New Honda

Well, she has arrived! After several long weeks of waiting, our new Honda Rancher has finally come to us. Tyler got a ...
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Up the Mountain

Yesterday, Tyler and I took our first Honda ride up Roadhouse Mountain. Once again, I find myself at a loss ...
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Our Backyard

Have I mentioned that my new home is gorgeous? Yeah, sorry. You'll probably hear that again. And again. One of ...
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My First Potluck

If you've been following along, you know that all of the experiences I've been having are firsts here in Newhalen ...
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FLYING IN A BUSH PLANE

What an absolute whirlwind this past week and a half has been! In the past 10 days, I have managed ...
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OUR FIRST FISHING TRIP

I know some of you have been wondering about my husband, Tyler. Tyler stayed in Korea two weeks longer than ...
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MY FIRST WEEK IN NEWHALEN

Let me preface this post by saying that pictures and words cannot communicate the splendor of this place. I am ...
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