Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hello (and Goodbye) Everyone!

Please excuse my first post.  It's not going to be too exciting.  Seeing as I'm quite a novice blogger, I decided I should get the ball rolling before jetting off to Tonga. If you're family, my mom probably emailed you already to tell you I'm headed to the Peace Corps (thanks Ger!).  If you aren't lucky enough to be on Momma Graves mass email list, you can just read this!

I am going to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in the archipelago nation of Tonga!  You should really google it. It is a fascinating place and I'm so excited to have the chance to live, work, and play there for 27 months. By day, I'll be a Business Teacher at a secondary school on one of Tonga's 176 islands (176!?! I know, that's wild!).  By night, I'm hoping to be involved in a lot of extra curricular and community building groups and projects.

I leave October 5th, so call me before then and we'll chat!  Otherwise, toki sio!  I'll see you in 2 years!


  1. Nora,
    Jim & I are proud of you! You are a great role model and will do wonders in Tonga. Look forward to following your blog.


  2. Nora!

    I am so proud to call you one of my sisters! You are going to be awesome, and I know you will have a blast there! Best of luck, and safe travels! :)


  3. Nora,

    We miss you already! We enjoyed your visit to Plainfield on your way to the experience of a lifetime. Please travel safely and know that you are in our prayers. We are so proud of you and wish we could stow away in your backpack. Thank you for allowing my students from PNHS to be your pen pal - they are going to love it!


    We love you!

    Uncle Randy and Aunt Dee

  4. Hey! Thanks for the comment, I'm glad it helped :). And also thank you so much for the postcard (I'm thinking that there is only one Nora in Group 76!). Hopefully your flight to Tonga was fine and your not getting too much rain in Nuku'alofa.

    Have a great time during training!

  5. Nora!

    I'm so glad you're going to be blogging about your adventures. Good luck! Tonga is so lucky to have you.


  6. I heard that you arrived safely! Blog soon about your adventures. My students can't wait to hear about it! Love you- Aunt Dee