Thursday, September 6, 2007

Land that I love...and Meme...






I've been waiting to post these pictures for a while...they are from our trip to Alaska last year...in late August and early September. I miss that place so dearly...the guys went fly fishing throughout the wilderness areas through a lodge they were staying at. They would fly them to various spots weather permitting, drop them off with a guide (gun in hand...to scare away bears, I'll post those later) and they would fish all day...have lunch on the shore...and basically have the time of their lives. These pictures are some that my sweet hubbin took while traveling with the boys....they are gorgeous...again...I love this land!

The girls and I took the more civilized approach of touring the great state of Alaska...we stayed in hotels, road trains, boats, rafts, horseback, car and van....oh! and a few memorable taxi rides. We had a blast...when I locate those fun pics...I'll share them as well.

I was also tagged to do a meme...now I'm not quite sure what meme means...being relatively knew at this...but I'm always game...

Here's the scoop...
It's the middle name meme...I am to come up with a word for each letter in my middle name that describes me or is pertinent in my life...I then in my own words pass this along to anyone I choose to tag...a person for each of my letters...now my middle name is not one that I am terribly fond of...and it has 7 letters...so I know I won't be able to come up w/7 names that haven't already participated...feel free if you see this to join in on the fun...

Here goes...and know this is a difficult thing to do...putting my middle name out there for everyone to see....

A- Animated...I tend to use my hands and tons of expressions when I am talking or telling a story...yea...I know...SHOCKING!!

N- Naps...gotta love those these days...I didn't care too much for them as a child...because there were too many things to see and do...but since children and now...I love them.

N- (I don't think I should have to repeat a letter...but I will) Nurturing...I think it is something I was born to do...I hope I'm not a smother mother...though!

E- Effervescent - my husband and others tell me I have a bubbly personality...not gassy...bubbly!! There is a difference.

T- Thoughtful....my husband tells me all the time that I am thoughtful...something I never really "THOUGHT" of...but I am glad I am...I like thoughtful people, too...and I have found many in blogland....love it!!

T- (whats up with this repeat letter thing?) Talker...yes I could have been easier on myself with this one...but you all know it to be true...I used to get in trouble all the time for "talks too much"...it was always...Teresa, is a great student, very kind, smart and imaginative...but Teresa...."talks too much!"...Well, honestly I tried so hard not to talk...I tried to change...it would hurt my feelings and I felt so bad for talking too much...but I couldn't help myself...words just came spilling out...all the time...still does...but I am learning after 50 years to listen a little more...good thing my husband is a good listener...I can remember hearing this..."talks too much" all the time...so I honestly tried to change...be different...then I would always hear..."just be yourself"...talk about confusing!! So HOW could I be myself w/o talking...I still struggle with that...but I do believe in being a better listener these days.

E- Energetic...well, I used to have more Energy...but I am the Energizer Bunny when it comes to finding exactly what I'm looking for...I don't give up till I find it...especially when shopping for others...I have been known to wear out a daughter or DIL, husband or son on more than one occasions...I think they might not like to shop b/c of that...not that I am a big shopper...I just like to get what I know is EXACTLY right!

Wow...now you know why it took me so long to reply to this tag...have fun...if you decide to take the challenge...and enjoy my pictures of Alaska...don't they just make the temperature around you drop by at least 10 or so degrees???

9 comments:

joan said...

How beautiful! I leave for Alaska in two weeks and this makes me very excited. These are great! Looks like a wonderful time.

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Kari said...

Lovely pictures. I have two sisters-in-law that live in Alaska. They absolutely love it! And right about now, I think I would love it, too. It's sure cooler than here, isn't it? (Weather wise, anyway).

Thanks for your encouragement lately. This menopause thing is going to kill me. I have entire chunks of time when I feel like I'm just as crazy as a loon. (Although, in all honesty, I don't really know exactly how crazy a loon can be, but you know what I mean, right?) I'm working as hard as I ever have in my whole life just to hang on until this particular storm passes. Hey - you suppose there's a "menopause support group" out there? lol If so, SIGN ME UP! Thanks again for your encouragement - you'll never know how much it means to me!

justabeachkat said...

Wow...love the Alaska photos. Just gorgeous!

The meme was fun to read.

Hugs!
Kat

tina said...

I loved the "meme" too! keep talking!!

Terri and Bob said...

I have always wanted to go to Alaska but DH does not. Maybe one day I will do a cruise on my own!

Deb said...

What an amazing opportunity; it looks like a gorgeous place to visit.
I really want to thank you for your comments Teresa ~ they always put a smile on my face! And I haven't forgotten about your question about my locket. I hope to post on it sometime soon.
Take care,

Deb

Susie Q said...

Oh how I hope to see Alaska someday soon. Lovely pictures!
Bill has been there on military work and loved it.

I always love to see what you are up to dear Teresa!

LOVED your meme!!

Hugs,
Sue

Nancy said...

No wonder I loved your photos! They're of my state! Alaska is just plain natural beauty. It looks like "up north" but I don't know where. Oh, I am so envious of your trip and I live here! Alaska really is a beautiful place. I wish everyone could come visit. Thank you for sharing your pictures. Nancy