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 (KTVA.com) 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.

 

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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.

*Again*

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.

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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

What On Earth Have I Been Doing?

Hey guys. I’ve been hearing some things about why I haven’t been blogging lately from some friends of mine, and yes. I know I have not been blogging lately. Here’s why.

  • My cousins have been here
  • My pen pal from Texas has been here
  • My grandparents have been here
  • It’s summer in Alaska, which is the ONLY time of year you can do all the stuff you’ve needed to do for the past nine months

I know this sounds like an excuse, and yes, I probably should’ve announced a hiatus. But I’m going to do my absolute best to blog more now.

I’M NOT LEAVING, GUYS. DON’T WORRY.

BUT I am taking three classes at a public school this year, so with that, homework, and other classes, I think I may only be able to post only ONCE a week, or twice if possible.

I’m getting started right now – check out my new A Day In The Life post, featuring Grace!

AGs in Alaska

Our New Additions

Hello, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. In my “I’m Back!” post, I mentioned that we acquired some new additions in my family. Here are some of your guesses as to what the new additions might be:

the 2 members are pets!! (Mary E.)

Maybe the additions are dolls or petsโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚ย (Emma – Dazzling Dollies)

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PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!

Everybody, please welcome to the family . . .

 

Callie and Jaxon!!!!!

We acquired our new furry friends on June 11th, so it’s been a month. The puppies are five months old and are from the same litter.

 

First up, we have Callie.
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Callie is my puppy, and she is a purebred Chihuahua. She has a cute little underbite and a very sassy personality. She’s possibly the runt of the litter, but she is definitely in charge when it comes to her brother. ๐Ÿ™‚
(Don’t tell Archie, but she’s totally touching him. See the black fur?)
Next is Jaxon.
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He belongs to my brother, and he is a Chihuahua mix – possibly Dauschund or Jack Russel Terrier. He’s extremely playful and IMPOSSIBLE to housebreak. (Oh yeah, did I mention they’re NOT HOUSEBROKEN???)
That’s it for now . . . oh yeah. Quick announcement. My posting schedule is going to be sort of wonky this summer, with the extra free time I’ll have and then crazy busy weeks, so expect two posts a week – but they may not necessarily be on a Monday and a Thursday.
I’ll see y’all later this week!

What do you think of the new puppies? Which one is cuter? YES YOU MUST MAKE A DECISION. Kidding. ๐Ÿ™‚

AGs in Alaska
(Sorry if the spacing looks weird in this post. WP wasn’t cooperating. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

And . . . I’m Back!

Helloooooo, world! I’m ecstatic to be back on my blog! It’s been a great hiatus, I got the break I needed and accomplished a TON of stuff. Here’s a list, so you don’t think I was sitting around binge-watchingย Stranger Things.ย (Kidding, I don’t watch that show.)

I . . .

  • Helped out at a language-immersion camp
  • Volunteered at not one, but two Vacation Bible Schools!
  • Reorganized my room
  • Color-coordinated my bookshelf (inspired by Sam from Redhead With A Book)
  • Went on an awesome camping trip with my friends
  • Worked on a collab with another awesome blogger (more on that later!)
  • Did quite a bit of babysitting
  • Welcomed two new additions to my family (no, they’re not babies. Again, more on that later).

So, as you can see, I was quite busy.ย I feel like it’s been months, instead of less than three weeks.

This summer has been awesome so far. There are a lot of fun things happened up here in Alaska for me, and I’m not going to be any less busy than I was during my hiatus. But I just couldn’t leave you guys for very long. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a sneak peak of epic posts coming up soon:

  • Two collab posts
  • Lindsey’s Revenge (A Photostory)
  • Part 3 of The Trials of Tessa (I have learned through trying and failing to do photoseries that I am absolutely awful at them)
  • Review of Tenney’s Spotlight Outfit
  • Family Pictures (A Photostory)
  • A Summer Photoshoot, Take 2 (A Photoshoot, obviously)
  • And much, much more! (Now, if only I could find my post calendar . . .)

Like I said at the beginning of this post, I’m soooo happy to be back! I’ve missed you guys. ๐Ÿ™‚

AGs in Alaska

 

(P.S. – I’m stealing Grace’s signoff.) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I Hate To Do This, But . . .

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Hi, everybody. Now, please don’t freak out. I’m not leaving the blogging world or anything!

Deep breaths. Calm down.ย Good? Okay. Let’s continue.

I am, however, taking a short hiatus. My hiatus will last for three weeks, from June 5-25. It’s just 20 days, I think you’ll survive without me.

The good news is that I will not be completely MIA from WordPress during my hiatus. I will still check my reader and comment/reply to comments during my hiatus. I will just be unable to post.

I’m going on hiatus because summer in Alaska is CA-RAY-ZEE!!! It’s like we Alaskans try to cram as much stuff as possible into a three-month window so we can get everything done we couldn’t during the rest of the year because it was too cold or whatever.

This week, I am volunteering at a language immersion camp. This weekend, I’m going on a camping trip. Next week, I am doing not one but TWO Vacation Bible Schools in the EXACT SAME WEEK. (Could you pray for me, please?) The week after, my family is going on a little vacation. I’m going to be doing a 5K walk/run with my grandma!

So yeah. We’re a little busy.

Of course, it’s not just June. There areย the visiting relatives and friends, many camping trips, yard work, etc. But the next three weeks are going to be very very busy, so that’s why I’m hiatus-ing.

This is my first hiatus, guys, and I’m sorry that I have to take one. But there you have it. I’ll miss y’all, but I’ll be back soon!

Oh! And if I have time, Part 3 of The Trials of Tessa will be going up soon, (during my hiatus). ๐Ÿ™‚ And when I get back, I’ll be doing a couple of collabs, so you can get excited for those. ๐Ÿ™‚

I will have a days-left-until-hiatus-is-over countdown on my sidebar, so if you want a reminder of when I’m coming back, just check there!

Bye for now!

AGs in Alaska

 

A Message From Moe

Hello everyone, it is I – Moe.

If you are wondering why AGs in Alaska has not posted AT ALL this week, I am here with the long-awaited answer.

Although it’s just dolls, people. Her blog should really be about ME. Come on. Wouldn’t that be, like, a thousand times better?

*Crystal starts blabbering*ย 

Okay, fine. The real reason AGs in Alaska hasn’t posted at all this week is because of a slow wifi connection where she is. Fortunately, she is returning tonight and will be back to posting tomorrow.

How did I even get this message?

The answer: a carrier pigeon. Not the most efficient way to send notes, of course. I much prefer texting. But whatevs.

Moe, signing off.

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