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.
I thought you might enjoy some of our wedding photos.
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!
Alex has been photobombing since long before it was a ‘thing’. I’m glad Erin Leydon caught this on camera.
Yes, we did a choreographed father-daughter dance.
Lucy. Our stubborn, but loving German Shepherd.
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!
Our current sleeping situation.
Our almost-ready new home.
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.
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!