The Skies of Bristol Bay

Alaska is undeniably one of the most diverse and beautiful states in the nation.  From my living room window in Haines I can see the snow capped mountaintops and the blue waters of the inlet below.  Currently, I can see the snow quietly falling from the sky, covering the large…

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…

The Summer Of…

I recently came across a fellow teacher blogger who picks a theme to follow every summer.  You see, as teachers we have roughly two months to complete the following: -this thing called relaxation that most of us are not very good at -spend time with our family -complete college courses…

Field Trippin’

The last week of school!  I can hardly believe this year is coming to a close.  I know this sounds cliche but it seriously feels like just yesterday I was meeting my little kinder/firsties for the first time.  We went through a lot together this last year- we watched…

I get by with a little help from my friends…

Whew!  Let me start by saying this- there truly is no tired like the last month of kindergarten tired.  Spring days and the excitement of school ending means hyper and emotional students who seem to have forgotten every rule and routine we have instilled in them the last year.  Add…

Beluga May

Spring is one of the most exciting times in Alaska.  Everyone (and everything) comes alive.  With extra daylight and warmer temperatures, our frozen waters begin to thaw, our lands go from white to brown to green, flowers and plants begin to bloom and signs of summer wildlife return. In Naknek…

I’m not a blogger…

I enjoy writing.  I love taking pictures.  But blogging?  Not really my thing… Or so I thought.  I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog since moving to Bristol Bay last fall as a way to document my adventures as a first year teacher/mom…