I Have an Announcement!

Guys guys guys guys guys guys guys!

I HAVE NEWS!!!!!

As you may have noticed, I have been posting less and less on this blog.

That does not, and I repeat, DOES NOT mean I am going to stop blogging on American Girls in Alaska.

I actually started a new blog!

I introduce to you . . .

SWINGSETS & SNAPSHOTS!!!

Click here to go check it out.

I will still be posting on both of my blogs, guys. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that I feel quite limited in what I can post about on my doll blog. I’m sure many of you feel the same. I don’t want to be limited by only being able to post about dolls, so on my personal blog, I’ll be posting about photography, traveling, reading, writing, Alaskan life, my pets, and maybe even cooking!

Plus, since I’m leaving for Europe in 37 LONGGGGGGGGG DAYS, I decided I needed to have a place to post about my adventures!

One last thing – I’VE DECIDED TO GO BY AN ALIAS.

You may no longer call me AGsinAlaska.

Sorry, that sounded super demanding.

Pleaseย don’t call me AGsinAlaska.

Unless you want to. I’m not actually opposed to it. ๐Ÿ˜‚

My new name is Morgan McCartie.

Why Morgan McCartie, you may wonder?

Well, due to some strange family history, my last name was, about five bazillion years ago, changed from McCartie to my current last name. And Morgan is a name my parents considered for me before I was born. Since the two go together quite well . . .

(Not sure what point I’m making here, but okay.)

Anyway, I look forward to seeing you over on my new blog!

AGs in Alaska

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4 Years . . . What?

You guys.

I just got a notification saying I’ve been blogging with WordPress for four years.

Four years.

Time really flies, doesn’t it?

*fireworks*

*oh wait*

*here you go*

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I’ve Missed You Guys!!! + A Poll

Hey friends! I MISSED YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!

(Click here to take my poll.)

Life has gotten a little crazy around here, what with skiing and now track and field, and school on top of all of that.

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But did you guys really think I would just abandon you like that?

No, of course not.

I was recently looking back through some of my old blog posts and realized that I miss blogging. A lot. So I’m going to make more of an effort to allow time for writing posts.

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I have no plan to quit blogging anytime soon, and once summer comes, I will have a lot more time to take pictures and write stories.

Also, I need to upgrade my blog plan. I hardly have any storage space left. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s to more awesome blogging, friends!

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AGs in Alaska

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.

 

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