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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beautiful Saturday...

It was a rare weather day in Barrow yesterday and time stood still long enough for us to enjoy our day together. What an awesome blessing to be home and to spend the day as a family. We started out with a quick stop at a rummage sale. We scored a few wonderful toys for Ellie and some household items. From there we came home and did some reorganizing of our arctic entry and connex. What's a connex? It's a large shipping container. We are using ours like a carless garage. It's wonderful! Anyhow, when Ellie went down for a nap I was able to completing my guest designer work for Clear Dollar Stamps. It feels so good to have met my deadline and then to have some of the house organized and spiffy. For an extra special treat we ordered out for pizza!!!

You'd think that's all we could squeeze into one day but it wasn't! The weather was to nice to stay indoors so we went for an evening walk along the beach and drive out to Clear Water Lake. It's a dangerous time right now in Barrow as there has been polar bear spottings in and out of town. My bestfriend's husband was hunting this week for caribou and came across polar bears on two different outings. Scary!!! Although they are cute and cuddly looking polar bears have been known to eat what they can catch including humans. To sum it up it was a wonderful day and it's days like that that you cherish for a long while during the long winter months.

Have a blessed Sunday and enjoy your family.


The first photo is of the tundra. Notice that it's already turn to the Fall time colors. So beautiful! The second snapshot is of me with Ellie at the beach. The third shot is of a jelly fish! Yep, that's a jelly fish living in the frigid arctic ocean.


Rose Ann said...

Wonderful pictures, Nancy!! I so enjoy when you share your world with us southerners!! ;)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous pics Nancy! Thanks for sharing...it is roasting here in ND...upper 90's today...ugh! Give me 60's please. ;)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I want to visit Alaska and plan on coming there one day.

Polar Bears--eek. I get the creeps watching the smiling Polar Bears in those Coca-Cola commercials. I told dh they were not cute, they were viscious and have creepy smiles. LOL We have black bears in the Smoky Mountains and I'd prefer not to be near one of those either.

Doris said...

We have black bears here in NJ, but they're pretty tame. I guess they can get enough to eat from our garbage pails without having to hunt humans!lol Anyway, we watch Deadliest Catch on TV which is all about crab fishing in the Bering Sea. They caught a jelly fish there once, and I was surprised to see how big it was! Thanks for the lovely pictures!

Cassandra Rae said...

Oh wow! Beautiful pictures and sounds like an awesome day. I love hearing and seeing your life in Barrow.