The Wintry Ballet (A Tessa Photoshoot)

Ah, finally! AGsinAlaska is posting wintry pictures!

Well, not exactly wintry . . . considering that it’s currently 34 degrees outside, everything has melted, and our backyard smells like dog pee (you know what I mean if you live anywhere that has a mud season). Just one problem – IT’S NOT SPRING.

According to my whiteboard calender, it’s only December 3rd. Plenty of time for Christmas posts, I guess?

I also realized while taking these pictures that the Trials of Tessa never came to any sort of conclusion – well, in case you didn’t know, Tessa’s a ballerina. 🙂

DSC_0648

DSC_0659

DSC_0658

DSC_0664

DSC_0657

DSC_0655

Don’t worry, my next post will definitely have something to do with Christmas, I promise.  And I can’t wait till Christmas Day (when I reveal my Big Surprise!)

Also, I just wanted to thank you all for your heartwarming support after I wrote my earthquake post. You guys were so sweet and kind, and I really appreciate it. I mentioned in my post that schools would be closed until Wednesday, but that has now been extended to December 10th. The damage is quite severe, but your prayers and kind thoughts are what keep us up here in Alaska going strong! So thank you. 🙂

Peace out.

AGs in Alaska

Did I just say peace out? *Cringes*

Advertisements

Travels With Grace #5: Texas

Hiiii, fellow travelers! It’s Grace again, with our last post from Texas! A big thank-you goes out to AGs in Alaska’s Texan friend, who helped her take some of these pics. Now, onto the photostory!

DSC_0230

I am Grace, the fearless adventurer

DSC_0231

Today I am on a search

DSC_0227

A search to find a dangerous beast of Texas

DSC_0233

The beasts are hiding today

DSC_0235

I must remain silent and still

DSC_0228

And creep stealthily

DSC_0237

They hide amongst the shadows

DSC_0238

And stalk their prey

DSC_0268

I remain unnoticed

DSC_0239

Waiting and watching

DSC_0257

Every snap of a twig

DSC_0244

Is an animal’s footfall

DSC_0246

Every breath of the wind

DSC_0285

Is the pant of a beast

DSC_0255

I am Grace, the fearless wanderer

DSC_0242

Out on a search

DSC_0284

A search for a wild animal

DSC_0249

Where are they today?

DSC_0276

Still hiding

DSC_0278

I am unable to find a wild beast of Texas

DSC_0282

And so I will return

DSC_0290

Aha! What is that I spy?

DSC_0291

A wild beast of Texas!

DSC_0292

Grace, the fearless adventurer, has succeeded in her mission

And so another journey ends, my friends. We have returned to Alaska. I hope you have all enjoyed “traveling” with me, Grace – the fearless adventurer.

Grace

Travels With Grace #3: Texas

Heyyyyyy, guys! Yes, we’re still in Dallas – and this time at the Dallas World Aquarium. There are so many cool animals here! Anything from manatees to sawfish to tarantulas . . . okay, those weren’t very cool. In fact, I avoided eye contact completely.

And to brighten your day, some funny things AGs in Alaska said on this trip!

“We have to pay sales tax here!” (There’s no sales tax in Alaska.)

“I’ve forgotten what it’s like to see houses with no driveways.” (Those aren’t really a thing in AK, either.)

“THOSE TREES ARE GREEN!!!!!!!” (And this one is pretty self-explanatory.)

DSC_0051
Underwater rocks
DSC_0033
Sting ray
DSC_0026
An alligator
DSC_0079
Very loud flamingoes
DSC_0073
PENGUINS!!! Cute but smelly . . . 
DSC_0008
Toucan!
DSC_0017
A parrot?
DSC_0030
Turtles and sting rays!

 

DSC_0055
Some shark . . .
DSC_0038
Manatee

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! There may or may not be a bonus post this weekend – AKA, the last post for the Trials of Tessa!

Grace

Travels With Grace #1: Texas

Hola, y’all! Grace here! See how I combined a Spanish word and a southern phrase into one sentence? I’m so cool!

Scratch that. I’m actually really, really hot right now.

Why?

We are in Texas!

As you hopefully already got from the title of this post.

I got such an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm from my last Travels With Grace series, in which I went to Washington State, that I decided to do the exact same thing for Texas!

Instead of staying in one town, AGs in Alaska and I will be traveling to several parts of the state. We just got into Dallas today after a total of eight hours in a plane. (AGs in Alaska hasn’t slept since the day before yesterday, but she’s wide awake. It’s beyond me.) I’m going to keep the other cities a surprise for now, but until then, you can view my adorableness in these epic pictures AGs in Alaska took!

Aquí!


Grace 2_0955Grace 1_0954Grace 3_0969DSC_0982DSC_0980DSC_0979DSC_0977DSC_0976DSC_0975DSC_0974DSC_0973DSC_0971DSC_0967DSC_0964DSC_0960DSC_0958DSC_0965DSC_0956DSC_0953DSC_0952
DSC_0984DSC_0995DSC_0993DSC_0992DSC_0991DSC_0990DSC_0988DSC_0985

So, those photos were taken in the backyard of the house we’re staying in. I hope y’all liked them!

One more quick announcement about this series: unlike last time, where I was in all of the photoshoots/stories, I am going to be more like a tour guide this time, and post lots of pictures of what we do. There will be more photoshoots of me, I promise, but also lots of pictures of the cool stuff we go do.

Bye for now!

Grace

From AGs in Alaska: I sincerely apologize for the no posting on Monday, I was super busy getting ready for vacation!