We made it to Whati.

Holy Smokes! We made it to Whati safe and sound, and we are loving it! Way too much has happened in the last few weeks for me to give a detailed account so I have decided to post our most memorable photos and hopefully you get the just of it.

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I thought you might enjoy some of our wedding photos.
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It rained on our wedding day. A LOT. My friends asked what I wanted to do while we waited for the ceremony to change sites (out of the rain) … dance of course!
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Alex has been photobombing since long before it was a ‘thing’. I’m glad Erin Leydon caught this on camera.

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Yes, we did a choreographed father-daughter dance.
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Lucy. Our stubborn, but loving German Shepherd.

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Lucy’s ears popped. How cute is she? All the luggage in the background is because Joshua and I have not yet moved into our home and we have also not yet received our shipment from home.  It should be coming soon, and when it does come, boy will life feel luxurious!
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Our current sleeping situation.
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Our almost-ready new home.

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After four days in Yellowknife for the New Teachers in NWT conference Joshua and I arrived in Whati. Our principal and his wife, John and Patricia, were extremely helpful. They cooked for all the new teachers all weekend, and ensured we had everything we needed to settle in. After a few days of exploring the community and getting to know one another we had to fly out for another 'conference' in a nearby community. It was during those days in Edzo that we had cultural orientation and were introduced to traditional games and ways of living in the North. In this picture we are learning how to play 'hand games'. An extremely popular game for the people of Whati.
After four days in Yellowknife for the New Teachers in NWT Conference, Joshua and I arrived in Whati. Our principal and his wife, John and Patricia, were extremely helpful. They cooked for the new teachers all weekend, and ensured we had everything we needed to settle in. After a few days of exploring the community and getting to know one another we had to fly out for another ‘conference’ in a nearby community. It was during those days in Edzo that we had cultural orientation and were introduced to traditional games and ways of living in the North. In this picture we are learning how to play ‘hand games’. An extremely popular game for the people of Whati.
Our friend has a sauna. AMAZING! He also resides on the beach with an amazing view of the lake.
Our friend has a sauna. AMAZING! He also resides on the beach with an amazing view of the lake.
His view. Need I say more? For a moment Joshua and I forgot we were in the North, and thought we were in Minden.
His view. Need I say more? For a moment Joshua and I forgot we were in the North, and thought we were in Minden.

That is all for now. Hopefully this gives you an idea of life so far in Whati. We did just finish our first week of school, but I will post more about that once we have more stories, and time!

Rebecca

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2 comments

  1. Hi Rebecca!!

    I am just seeing your blog for the first time today – I can’t wait to follow along! I’ve enjoyed reading the updates so far and laughed at the idea of you and your mom trying to weigh all of your costco items. I hope your luggage arrives soon so you guys can start to feel more settled. I look forward to reading more about your life way up there as you have more time to post! Know that I’ll be praying for you and all of your students.

    Take care!!
    Kinsey

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    • Hi Kinsey! Congratulations on your engagement! It is a wonderful time to enjoy with family and friends…and of course your fiance : ) Thank you for reading our blog, we have been surprised at how many folks are following along. The time my mom and I spent in Costco was pretty hilarious, and it has only got more entertaining as we go along. Sometimes I stop, turn to Joshua, and just say, “is this real life? What on earth are we doing?” For example, stocking up on all the meat on sale at the grocery store at 8AM and having a polish lady scrounge in the back for me. Only then to show up at the small airport (AIR TINDI) with a Rubbermaid full of fruit and meat, and then a dog crate….nothing else. (Joshua had already checked our luggage). Silly incidents keep happening and we just roll with it and a few minutes later it sinks in that we are living an adventure, a funny adventure. We finally moved into our new place and have received all our luggage so we are two pleased, peas in a pod : ) How is school going? And how are Chloe and Peter treating you?

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