Picture provided by Anya, Rhonda and Alberta are my featured mothers:)
They are friends of ours from back home in Wisconsin!
Grandson, Gramma and Great Gram.
Miigwech Rhonda and Alberta. Happy Mother's Day.
Did the Bethel thing. Ate sushi 2 times this weekend at VIP. Walked all over, cabbed back. Shopped at Sammy's Market for good deals on random food items. Shopped at AC for whatever Sammy's didn't have (such as hairspray and gel for prom). Shopped at Swanson's for paint and floodlights. Principal Eric approved a new paint job in my house! Yay! I'm hoping to get it done before leaving in 10 DAYS!!!!!!! Did you read that right? 10 days and I'm on my way home! Officially completing my first year teaching in 'the bush', rural Alaska! I couldn't have done it without the encouragement of YOU all and my wonderful friends in Quinhagak and most of all God. He's amazing. It's gonna take me all summer to even begin to process this experience, just in time to return for round two in early August.
Anya and I went to the Lion's Club Mother's Day breakfast this morning then to church at Bethel Evangelical Covenant. They gave us flowers at both places, even at my confessing that I'm not a 'mother' and trying to give back the pretty roses. They assured me they weren't discriminating between current mom's and future mom's. Hum, I smiled. In that case, "thank you and I hope so". Hind sight though, made me wonder it I had gained more weight over the winter than I realized looking down to make sure I could still see my feet.
Up and coming events in Quinhagak! This week we have prom and graduation on Friday. Channel 2 News anchor out of Anchorage, Megan Baldino, has accepted the invitation to be the speaker at our graduation so it will be exciting to have a celebrity in Quin.
Ani and I will be really busy this next weekend cleaning and finishing up stuff. He is in for a ride. Literally, he's never been in a kennel for very long, never on a plane or in a car or in a city. Lol, this is gonna be interesting! I'm considering drugging him...any ideas. Pray for us.
Shout Out To: My friend Erin here in Bethel who just graduated with her Master's on Friday! Congratulations Erin!