Since we last met…

Okay, let me start by saying I told you I’m not a blogger!  I am fully aware an entire summer has passed without a post but… life!  It is impossible to sum up our 2 1/2 months of summertime adventure in one blog post.  But I will say, it was simply wonderful.  We spent the summer in Juneau at my parent’s house (the same house I grew up in) and it was exactly what I needed to re-charge and re-fresh after a very interesting first year teaching.

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We hiked, we camped, we fished, we played on the beach in the rain, we picked berries and harvested veggies, baked and cooked and spent time as much time as humanly possible with those we love most.

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And while it rained for a solid month straight, I like to think it made us all appreciate those days when the sun did shine high, just a little more.  Never take anything for granted, right?

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Sadly, summer always comes to an end.  But with summer ending, a new adventure began!  This year we decided not to return to Naknek (don’t worry though, I still have a bunch of unshared pictures from Bristol Bay that will eventually be added here).  I was offered a job teaching kindergarten with the Haines School District, accepted, and now we are back in Southeast, just a quick (well… 2-4 hours) ferry ride from home!  We got very lucky and found the perfect house, an amazing preschool, and two incredible women that look after P during the hours when elementary school is in session (so I’m at work) but preschool is not.  We have been here a little over a month now and it has been a wonderful experience.  While it took us a little while to adjust (with lots of requests for our Naknek friends – WE MISS YOU!!! <3), the decision to move here was the right choice and we are looking forward to a year of adventure in Haines!

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Here’s to new beginnings. 

<3 Ramie

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