Gratitude Day 2: Happy Endings & Lessons Learned

What a relief that no one was hurt in last week’s magnitude 6.2 earthquake that rattled Alaskans. My school library sustained some decent damage, but my ego may have taken the biggest hit of all.  Here’s the scoop: There were three classes in the library that morning, in addition to about a dozen kids on individual passes.  When the shaking started I was walking down … Continue reading Gratitude Day 2: Happy Endings & Lessons Learned

Swan Song

There is no way to know for certain what experiences are currently cementing themselves as childhood memories for our children, but if I had to make a guess I’d say the daily cruise past Potter Marsh is something they will miss when they grow up and move away.  Especially Maggie.  Whatever the season, she presses her little nose to the car window and scopes the … Continue reading Swan Song

Duece Moose (+ Mama)

Few words today – I will let our newborn visitors speak for themselves.  This new family slept next door last night, and wandered around our yard this morning.  What a gift it was to watch them frolic and nurse.  They were close enough that we could hear them too… chomping leaves, cracking branches, and whimpering at each other.  The twins are adorable, but I was … Continue reading Duece Moose (+ Mama)