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Monday, August 11, 2008

Tundra Trample




So, where have I been lately??? I returned back to work and I've been so busy. Between Ellie getting sick and all the new arrivals to Barrow it's been tough to get some inking time in. It's a balance isn't it? I thank God for giving me a family and friends that are such a help and full of understanding. Not only that but His strength to get me through it all.



Instead of stamping lately I have been trying to spend more time with my family. We actually had time to get in a few walks while the weather has been cooperating. Here's a couple of snap shots of our last outing. We started out on the road and then decided to trump over the tundra to the beach. We never made it to the beach because it took too long to get through the marshy areas. What an adventure!!! We spotted a couple of lemmings here and there and I actually captured one with my digital camera. As soon as the little guy spied us he tried to play like he was a big fat blade of glass. It was cute.

I better get going as my day is ready to start without me.
Big SMILES,


UPDATE:
One of the questions that I received after I posted our tundra adventure was on the weather. Right now our weather is running in the 30's and 40's. We've had rain, snow, and fog lately. The snow that has fallen hasn't stuck. From late May to mid October we have our better weather where the snow melts. The ice in the ocean tends to stick around most the summer. It just recently went out and now we are expecting our yearly barge visit. The night we went on our walk it was in the 30's. It wasn't too cold but we did cut our walk short because little Ellie's face was getting cold and she didn't like having her head completely covered. I don't blame her... there was lots to see!

16 comments:

Marlou said...

Hi Nancy thank you so much for your kind words of sympathy hugzz xx

Flossie's Follies said...

What great pictures, thanks for sharing, don't think I have ever seen a lemming up close before.

chelemom said...

It is so important to spend time with family....enjoy! (Love the pics BTW!)

Sarah said...

I hope you've been enjoying your family time! I love your pictures. Thank you for sharing with us all!

Sarah G.

Angela K said...

Wow Nancy, TFS your photos with us. You guys are so bundled up, how cold is it at this time of year?

Lindsay Spencer said...

Nancy, it's so nice to hear that you'd rather be with your family than crafting. That's why I enjoy your work so much. I know that you put your family first and the beauty of that shows through in your art. The little fury critter is so cute. Check out my blog today. :)

malieta said...

There is nothing wrong with spending time with your family, that's a "good thing"! lol
I can't believe that you all are still wearing coats...does it ever warm up "up there"?
Take care and have a great day Nancy:)

Stampinmom3-Kim said...

Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful pics of Alaksa. I've been missing you while you were busy with work and such! I keep checking everyday! Your blog is great and a blessing to all who read it!

Laurie Wilson said...

I've never seen a lemming! How cute! For some reason I was thinking you had snow 24/7 and no snow in that picture that i can see... Looks like a fun family walk! I think it is admirable to spend time with family like that.

Rebecca said...

OMW!!!! Look at the lemmings! I had previously only seen them in these crazy 8mm movies our middle school library had! We'd play the lemmings jumping off the cliff backward :-)

Thanks much for sharing! You, Andrew and Ellie look like it was a fun outing!

Rose Ann said...

It looks like a wonderful time with your family, Nancy!! Lovely picture too!!

Beth said...

Nancy- Thank you so much for sharing a part of your world with us! It is so... very different than our hot and humid climate here in Alabama that I can hardly imagine it! I hate to admit it but I don't think I've ever seen a photo of a lemming! You here about them but to actually see one like we might see a raccoon or, worse, a skunk while on an outing. Just loved this!!!

Chrissy D said...

These are gorgeous pictures! Enjoy your time with your family!

Cassandra Rae said...

So cute!

Stampin' Meg said...

Brrr- you are one tuff family. Those pix are great!

Kimberly said...

Such an adorable family!