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Favorite Photos…

We have gotten a bit behind at posting photos, so I thought this blog post would mostly include some of our favorite images over the past few months. They of course don’t capture the full picture of our lives here, but I wanted to share them anyway.  There isn’t an enormous amount to report these days.  I feel like I am teaching all the time; 22 classes a week to be exact.  As you can probably imagine, there are a lot of challenges that come with a rigorous teaching schedule, language barriers, and lack of resources.  Scot is continuing his seismic data mapping for the Ministry of Lands/Survey and Geology.  Tomorrow is my thirty-first birthday.  It is hard to believe that I was twenty-nine when we came to Tonga… We joke that our time here is a bit like being on the television show, “Lost.”  It sometimes feels like a time warp, and I somehow expect to return to the U.S. with everything the same as when we left.  Birthdays are reminders that time is in fact moving!! Anyway, a longer blog post is to come.  Enjoy the pictures and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in our lives!


The man next to Scot in this photo is the Prime Minister of Tonga.

Traditional Tongan Dance

Traditional Tongan Dance

Lizards in our kitchen

Lizards in our kitchen

Students of mine performing traditional dance

Students of mine performing traditional dance

One of my favorite students!

One of my favorite students!

Fire dance at Hina Cave

Fire dance at Hina Cave

Hina Cave Fire dance

Hina Cave Fire dance

Quintessential Tonga

Quintessential Tonga

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