Please Be Praying

Hi everybody. I’m not sure if you heard, but at 8:28 AM this morning, there was a MASSIVE 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the city of Anchorage, Alaska.

The earthquake was felt in cities all over Alaska, not just Anchorage. I was in school at the time, about to begin my ASL class when suddenly, the classroom started shaking back and forth. We all dove under our tables and watched as chunks of the ceiling began crashing to the ground. The power went out for about ten seconds, until the emergency power kicked in and the fire alarms went off due to dust. No one was injured, but it was terrifying.

The whole earthquake lasted for only about a minute, but there are still aftershocks being felt now (over six hours later). One aftershock was even registered as its own, smaller earthquake.

Schools in Anchorage, (the city where the biggest damage was felt), are closed until Wednesday.

Here are some pictures so you can get an idea of what the quake was like:

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The power is out in many places. The international airport was evacuated. There was a fire in Anchorage. Traffic is so clogged up, there are people who have not even reached their homes yet. Roads are split, and several overpasses collapsed. We are still in a state of emergency.

Alaska is no stranger to earthquakes, with an average of 40,000 each year and more than the other 49 states combined ( Alaska holds the record for biggest earthquake in the US (the Good Friday earthquake in 1964, which was a 9.2.)

Please be praying for the safety of Alaskans and we recover and rebuild from the damage, and pray for those who are not yet safe in their homes.

God bless you, and have a great weekend.



On Being Thankful (Poems and Pictures)

Hey, guys! I hope you’re all having a fantastic Thanksgiving. Honestly, I feel like I was just doing this – as each year passes, the time flies faster. If you’re not in too much of a food coma, I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to read this post. The poems are not mine, and I’m not quite sure who wrote them exactly, but I thought they would be appropriate for today.

I’m accompanying the poems with pictures I took of things other than dolls. Quick warning, though – they’re completely unedited (except where I blurred out the info on Jax and Callie’s collars). 🙂 So if you dare to look, go ahead . . .

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Mom and Dad and all the folks

Who sit around the table

Railroad tracks in Girdwood, AK

All give thanks to the Lord above

For the fact that we are able


Taken from a float plane but I have no idea where we were at the time 🙂

To have the food and shelter 

We all need to survive


And have the love of family

That makes it good to be alive


Lord, as we bow our heads to pray

We celebrate Thanksgiving Day


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Homer Harbor in Homer, AK

Help us have the right attitude

As we turn to You (sic) in gratitude




Fireweed in Homer, AK

Thank you for our festive food;

Thank you, Lord, for this good food;

On the beach in Homer, AK

Thank for blessings great and small;

Thank you, thank you for it all



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Near Nikiski, AK

So grateful for the whispers

Of loved ones departed


Kachemak Bay, Homer, AK

Still here to warm our hearts

As we gather ’round the table


Kachemak Bay, Homer, AK

So grateful for the right now

With loved ones by our side



For another chance to laugh and share

And speak out loud


University of Texas Campus, Austin, TX

Our thanks

For one another



Let me know what you thought in the comments, and tell me all about your Thanksgiving traditions and feast!





AGs in Alaska

Credits: Thanksgiving Blessings by Joanna Fuchs


The Most Awesome Christmas Post Ever

Hey guys. Before you begin another yawn-inducing week at school (or incredibly thrilling, if that’s how you feel), please take the time to read this post!

For my big Christmas post this year, I decided to do something a little bit different and very time-consuming. So if you don’t notice many posts from me in your Reader, that’s why.

However, this does NOT mean I’m going on hiatus.


Instead, I will be posting maybe once every couple of weeks until my big Christmas spectacular, since I will need lots of time for that.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. I’ll see you all in my Thanksgiving post, if not before that.

To make it up to you, please admire this adorable picture of my Chihuahua.


Have a great week!

P.S. If you have not been reading my posts on my website, please take a minute to hop on over there right now. I made a couple changes to suit the fall season.

AGs in Alaska