Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spring has Sprung in Unalaska!!!

Last week, we were learning about commas.  The assignment was to write a "friendly letter" to anyone they wanted.  One of my sweet boys wrote the following letter to me :)  Too cute!
On Thursday, the sun showed it's lovely self so we decided to go look for beach glass with Josh and Prudo. It was wonderful!  It's so nice to finally see the sun!

Prudo found a stick

Peanut decided to chase after this eagle - good thing the eagle flew off!  Little does Peanut know, but that eagle could win that battle!  Silly girl!
 My Trooper has been having mechanical trouble.  I finally took her in to the shop and they discovered that it is a fuel pump and fuel line problem.  I am grateful they were able to diagnose the problem and are able to fix it.  In the meantime, we have been needing to walk to and from school.  Luckily it has been so nice the last couple of mornings!  This was our walk last Friday!

Hi Foxy!!!  Ran right in front of the school!  :)

Right outside the HS English classroom :)

One of my girls came in from lunch recess on Friday and asked me, "Miss Wood, can you hang upside down on the bars?"  I responded with, "Well, I used to be able to do that - I'm not sure if I can still do it though".  She then says, "I challenge you!"  :)  OK, game on!!!

Then Mr. Gook had to try too!!  Josh will be my teaching partner next year!  I'm really looking forward to it!  I think we are going to have a VERY fun year!!
 We came inside from enjoying the sunshine to eat some DELICIOUS ice-cream cake!!  Yummy!!

Then, since the sun was still out after school, we decided to go to Josh's house for a BBQ.  Erin and I packed up our backpacks and camp chairs and headed out.  Along the way I saw my first flower of the season!!  Spring is here!!!  (Hopefully, at least!)

View from Josh's deck - not too shabby!!!

Last week while kayaking, Josh found this big ol' buoy and towed it home for the desk.  Now it's the deck couch!

Trent made pizza on the BBQ!  Mmmm!!!  :)

me, Erin, and Mary
We ended up getting about 5 hours of direct sunshine!!  It was glorious!!!!  The perfect end of the work week!!!  :)

Happy Sunday all,
Love, Am

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wine Tasting - Mexico - Easter - Sunshine - SNOW - Sunbathing - Rats

Last weekend we went to the Wine Tasting Extravaganza.  We had such a great time and the food and wine were DELICIOUS!!  :)  There were eight stations with food and wine pairings and they nailed it!!!  Seriously, scrumptious!

Ern & Ber
Josh, Erin, and I - apparently it was "make a face" picture :)
Josh, Erin, me and Trent 
Josh and Erin
Several weeks ago now, we went to "Mexico" to celebrate the boys' birthdays.  Amy hosted us at her house and we turned the hear up and wore our summer clothes.  It was super fun!  And it was wonderful to pretend that it was nice weather!  We are STILL having snow!  Brr!! 
Yes, Erin is driving...but luckily the speed limit is only 30 mph
Toss the ring on the cactus
Emily & I
Myself, Julie, & Heather
Amy & Brina
Julie & Ryan
Troy & Brina
Erin & Josh
 HAPPY EASTER!!!  We had an adult Easter egg hunt - in the snow!  :)  Chilly but fun!

Then we lost a boot...the search commences

All the girls: L to R:  Heather, Amy, Emily, me, Brina,and Erin
Front row: Ali and Julie

Unalaska mountains


My eggs - Josh gave me the "winning egg" idea for the cracked chicky...we didn't win, but we made the Top 5!

Check out those sunglasses!!  That means SUNSHINE!!  :)  woot woot!

This is my poor Gertie on April 10th - still snowing and cold

Stopped to enjoy the sunshine on the walk home from school - gotta get the Vitamin D somehow :)

Hi Foxy Loxie
Last Friday, Erin came into my classroom to tell me that they "caught" an enormous rat in the computer lady's office...EWWWWW!!!!!

Sorry, again, for being SO behind on my's been a VERY busy month.  Doesn't even seem like I've had a chance to take a breath.  But I'll try to do better!
Happy Monday!
Love, Am