Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Today marks the one-year anniversary of The Butcher family's move to Nome, Alaska. We have learned some amazing things and met some amazing people. We have experienced a whole other slice to life that has been different from what we lived before. This experience makes us cherish so much more, quite more in-depth than any other life we have ever led. Simple things. Some things are more precious just because they cost a bit more. Food tends to get used more and not just thrown away as leftovers. People are quieter here, and that's a good thing, as if they do not have to fill the void with noise or even unnecessary speech. It has been a grand experience actually living here, more than just a tourist on one of those cruise ships. We have mingled with the people, taught them, coached them, played with them.