Nome Sweet Nome

Welcome to my Nome Page! The summer of 2013 was an amazing journey to Nome, Alaska where I worked as a Summercise Intern – check out all my fun there!

…and now – the rest of the story!

Posted on Jun 14th, 2013

I'm hoping many of you caught on to the Paul Harvey reference this morning! I decided enough has been enough. I must fill you in on the great…

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After the race…

Posted on Jul 18th, 2013

So our second day of family vacation 2013 did not stop at the finish line of the race! No-sir-ee-bob! After the race we met some of my friends…

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Back on home ground

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2013

Well all - it's official.. my crazy summer experience in the last frontier of Alaska is done. Finished. Complete. I can not express enough how…

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Posted on Jun 23rd, 2013

Hello everyone! Yesterday was the Midnight Sun Folk Festival - there have been activities all week leading up to the big day. Here is a breakdown of…

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Cafeteria Granola

Posted on Jul 14th, 2013

What do you get when you have a poor girl that isliving in Alaska for the summer working as an interngetting no pay (hence the poor) + a cafeteria in…

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Campfires by Sunlight

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2013

Yes - you read the title right... campfires by sunlight. So it never gets dark here (well during the summer months anyway) but summer is obviously…

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Catch my radio waves

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

The other morning we had the chance to go to the only other radio station in Nome - KICY. We actually had an assistant who worked there and gave…

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Come & Get it! (the summer lunch story)

Posted on Jun 20th, 2013

Let's talk summer lunch, shall we? Last week I was on Summer Lunch duty (I was on first shift which made it a little more stressful). Three…

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Coming to an end…

Posted on Jul 29th, 2013

Well everyone... my time in Nome is quickly (ok-honestly these last few days are dragging since I have nothing left to do!) coming to an…

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Day 1 – almost Nome… I mean ‘home’

Posted on May 27th, 2013

Well... I'm off! Today I am leaving for Alaska - a day and a half that will be filled with changing planes, checking and re-checking luggage,…

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Day 1!

Posted on Jun 11th, 2013

So today was our first day of Summercise... I am soooooo exhausted! So just a quick recap - more will come tomorrow! First off, my group was in…

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Day on the town!

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2013

So today was our first day off of work at the hospital (work, attending meetings where I want to scream and or fall asleep... one in the same!)…

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Exciting News!

Posted on May 31st, 2013

So first off - today we got to actually start planning classes!!! YAY! The classes I get to teach for first session are -Track &…

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Fishin’ and hopin’ and dreamin’

Posted on Jul 20th, 2013

What day is today? Today is Saturday! Last Saturday  my wonderful family was still here with me in Nome. The highlight of the day was fishing!…

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Groceries Galore!

Posted on Jun 8th, 2013

Good morning everyone! So a few days ago I posted that I bought a few bananas, 1/2 gallon of milk and 3 peaches and would tell you the cost…

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Half Way Mark!

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

Well everyone... today marks the half way point of my adventure in Alaska! It's crazy to think my trip is already half over and that I've been here…

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Just another day at the office…

Posted on Jul 11th, 2013

So what does a normal day at the office look like in the life of a Summercise Intern? Well let me take you on a journey of a typical day (that is,…

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Posted on Jun 8th, 2013

Hello lower 48! Today was another filled day of planning, pool-training and orientation... oh, and getting tested for TB -the fun just DOES NOT…

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Nome Midnight Sun Folk Fest!

Posted on Jun 21st, 2013

Wowza.. that title was a mouthful! Today starts the Nome Midnight Sun Folk Festival! Can I get a 'woop woop' ?! So I'm not sure of the exact…

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Nutrition for Pregnancy (this girl’s on the Radio)

Posted on Jun 5th, 2013

*Starting update - today it was a balmy 42 degrees here and raining 🙁 So today we did something super cool! We got to do a radio segment for KNOM…

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Oh Mr. Sun…

Posted on Jun 15th, 2013

The sun finally decided to grace us with its presence here! (well... ok, the sun is always up in Nome-but sometimes usually all covered up by the…

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Pages in your book

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

This post may seem a little out of the norm since most of my posts are concerning Alaskan Adventures - but the homily at church this weekend was just…

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Rain rain go away.

Posted on Jun 9th, 2013

It's really rainy and cold here today! 🙁 Not very much fun since our newbie interns don't know anybody in town yet that can invite us out of the…

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Relaxing in Nome

Posted on Jul 19th, 2013

On the third day of our vacation (staycation for me I guess) we were suppose to be going on a trip to Teller. Teller is an Eskimo village about 75…

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Seals and stuff.

Posted on Jun 18th, 2013

Yesterday, even though I whined about the weather being rainy and dreary, we interns still made the best of it and enjoyed the great…

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Second Session!

Posted on Jul 12th, 2013

Today is the last day of the first week of session two for Summercise (wow...that was a mouthful!) Here is a little run-down of what session two…

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See you soon!

Posted on Jul 21st, 2013

On Sunday, my family packed up so they were ready to head out when their 153 flight departed at 8:50 pm. It was bittersweet. I knew I was going to…

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Sunshiney Evaluations!

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

So today was Evaluation Day. bum.bum.bum. *sike!*  Well, on the bum.bum.bum. part anyways - Evaluations were awesome! Our entire summercise…

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Telling about Teller!

Posted on Jul 21st, 2013

So yesterday we took a little field trip to Teller - which is an Eskimo village about 70 miles (a good 2 hour drive) from Nome. We went to do a…

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The Fun of HR…

Posted on May 30th, 2013

 So first off - see those letters up there? Ya... my amazing sister and friends sent (or sneakily snuck them into my bag without my seeing - thanks…

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This little piggy went to market

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013

Not that I'm calling Jenna or myself a pig - but on Saturday we did go to the market... actually we were the market. The farmer's market that…

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We. Are. FAMILY!

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

So over the fourth of July (little late on posting, I know!) my wonderful, supportive, amazing family came all the way up to Nome to spend some time…

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Welcome to Nome!

Posted on May 29th, 2013

Welcome to Nome... would you like a side of culture shock with that cool ocean breeze? So I arrived in Nome today! YAY! Made it safe and sound...…

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What’s this Nome thing?!

Posted on May 28th, 2013

So I realized I just jumped right into my everyday life of plane-trips and packing without explaining what in the world I'm doing going to Nome,…

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WIC-y wicky fresh!

Posted on Jul 25th, 2013

This week I was on my WIC rotation- wanna hear about it? Yes? Yes? OK! So to start off - WIC stands for Women, Infant, Children. Who do they…

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