Friday, February 22, 2008

544 - Under the weather, but pictures

To me - the following pictures are God's thank you for the amazing Alaska trip. Wow - His beauty is everywhere - even way up high where i had rather not be. Praise Him!!
This is right out my window! - in flight!

See at the very tip top on the middle right hand side - that was a restaurant i was a bit too cheap and scared to trolley or pulley or whatever... tram up to. I figured Alaska was already far enough North - why go further. And yes, the following pictures where right out of my sweet, suite room! Incredible!
This was the bunch of the girls - but many are missing I think. We had 80+ and that just doesn't look like 80 to me. Oh so fun!! The ladies were not super short, but that is me on the back row a lot taller. I had to stand on a shelf or something.
Now that is some snow plow. That is the kind they use to get the avalanches off the road...
The bumpy stuff in the back ground of this picture was ocean!! or inlet or "turnagain" bay or something. It was neat - tiny glaciers i called them!

More pictures right out my hotel room.
The weather was incredible for skiing. I just didn't want to break my leg AGAIN skiing. Once is enough!

Here is the Polar Bear I asked God to show me. My daughter had been studying Alaska and such for some reason at school. She informed that only mama polars hibernate. Oh that was a joy to know as I landed! Good thing he was a bit stiff and stuffed!

The following are pictures of my kiddos and the snow/ice we have been getting here. Emmajoy is a big girl and you can see that her feet don't even begin to break the ice. It was about 5inches thick once it was all said and done. We got 1 week off school and just had yesterday and today cancelled as well for more that came through. This is not normal.

My Little Jane and daddy in the background going sledding! Clay must have have been ruled out on the appropriate sled size for him. ha ha
Of course Tucker was all over the sledding too!
Rain, snow, shine, or ice - Emmajoy wakes up in the morning and makes a B-line for her cats!! This is Boots! We call him Booters!
Our for sale sign is sort of in a ditch - that is a lot of snow!

Hey friends and strangers - and you too are welcome by the way. I am under the weather and wanted to let you - especially the aerobics ladies - know why i am being lax and spotty at best in posting. I have cellulitis - are you ready for this - of the nose................whatever. Of all places. I look like Rudolph, bozo, and the elephant woman. Not pretty - and no, i will not post a picture. Plus the swelling and redness have gone down. My medicine has given me a terrible metal taste and the steroids are making me want to go run like Forrest Gump - for days and days. I can not sleep! This too shall pass!! He is faithful and my Victor.

I hope to be well soon!! Thank you!!


Lisa said...

Love the pics! The kids are growing up so fast! Mine would be very jealous of the snow you are getting. You know we don't get that kind of thing in Charlotte much. Bummer for them! :)

I am so sorry to hear about your cellulitis. Girl, I have that too, but my nose is about the one and only place on me that is isn't ! :) hee hee

Seriously -- praying for a speedy recovery. Satan just couldn't let you get away with a victorious weekend in Alaska, it seems. But you know the Victor, so he is just grasping!

On the bright side of things...things like this make you less worried about having a bad hair day, huh? :)


Fran said...

The pictures are unbelievable!!
That kind of snow is just not seen in this neck of the woods!! Well, really any snow for that matter. :)

Hope you feel better soon. Lay low this weekend.


Nicki said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures!! I loved seeing them all!! That snow looks like so much fun!! Maybe I should show it to Kris?? =) hee hee!! I'm so glad your conference was awesome!! 80 women!! WOW!!! That's incredible!!

Janelle & Ella said...

WOW! Your trip looks AMAZING!! The pictures are gorgeous! I need to go there. I'm glad it was wonderful!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Yes Lisa - my nose was one place i thought I could count on to not be invaded by the "lite"... by the way - how did lite ever get into any part of word having to do with fat... hee hee

thanks for the prayers. i travel again on monday and tuesday. St. Louis area again.

great heairng from you.

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Fran and Nicki - yes, it was incredible. Thanks for your prayers - please keep them up... for some reason this is my season of attack. thank you much!! Leigh

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Hey Little Ella's momma!! Hope you are surviving the 2's. I don't know your situation, but if you are able to have another one it makes the 2's seem not so bad because that is not all you have to focus on.. just a thought... like we can just go out and get another in no time flat. i know crazy thought!

great hearing from you. maybe we can get a bunch of girlies and go to alaksa!! how fun woudl that be!! I would be in heaven!!

thanks for stoping by!! it is always to hear from you! Leigh

Amber said...

Leigh, just wanted to say thanks for posting pics of your kiddos! They are gorgeous! Sledding looks like fun, maybe I'll be adventurous and get out with my kids tomorrow. We've seriously been having a heat wave here, like 42 yesterday! Wierd. Hope you feel better soon! Amber

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

AMber - one of my alaskan buddies - yeah!! great to hear from you. I know snow is not that big of deal to you all. think global warming, whatever it really is, is giving ya'll the heat wave... maybe spring is on its way - you probabaly know better than to think that!! ha!

great to hear from you. leigh

Katy said...

What beautiful pictures!!! Thank you soo much for sharing them with us!!! :)

Dionna said...

Loved looking through your pics. I always feel like I could just walk on those clouds. :)

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Those pictures are just stunning! And those precious ladies just looked beautiful.

I'll be praying that you are back on your feet and feeling much better soon!!


Shonda said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. I enjoyed looking at these photos. I'm glad you had a good & safe trip. I'll be praying for your next one on Monday.

I enjoy the snow for a little while, but I guess it's a good thing I live in south Texas. The trees are starting to bloom. Yeah!!

Blessings in Christ--

Leigh said...

Be well, friend. LOVED the pictures. Beautiful!

Mel's World said...


I am so sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well and that the meds are making you wacko (well, you didn't say wacko, but I read through the lines). Ha!

I loved the pictures (especially above the clouds) and enjoy being able to "go on the journey" with you by looking through them all!

Feel better soon!

Take Care,