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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Greetings from Alaska!

The Steddums (formerly of Greenbrier, now in Alaska) wanted to write something for the school blog because their children miss their friends so much....

Alaska is the most beautiful place we have lived in our 20 years with the Army. There are mountains everywhere, and we even have a moose family that lives in our yard. That is real cool. Right now the temperature is 48* and our high today is 61*. The warmest it's been this summer is 72* and that felt pretty warm to us. At 48* people wear shorts and no jackets, not something we would have done down there. Right now we have 14 hours of daylight but when we arrived in June, there was 20 hours. We lose 5 minutes of daylight each day so pretty soon we will only have daylight for 4 hours each day. We are told it is supposed to start snowing in about 4 weeks. Kimo and LeiLani love their school and are making new friends quickly. Though I must say that school-wise, Greenbrier is way more advanced than they are up here.

It has been a shock and adjustment but I do believe it's going well. We miss all of our friends from the area and I personally miss walking into the school and having everyone know my name. Greenbrier was more than our school, everyone became our family and during our year without the kids' dad, everyone made us feel like they were there if we needed anything and I do thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Be on the lookout for an Alaskan basket at the silent auction and bid bid bid. You may even find a note in there from us.

Take care and have a wonderful school year. We miss you all very much and hope to hear from you soon.

The Steddums

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear from you all. Alaska sounds just so beautiful. What an adventure to have as a family. We all appreciate your military service!
All is well at Greenbrier so far. The kids are starting to buckle down and get into the routine.
Thanks for thinking of us and keep in touch.