Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Little Halloween Giveaway

I had the urge to make a pumpkin hat out of Lion Brand Super Bulky Yarn because I knew it would be quick. I set out to find patterns, but I found nothing I was looking for so I attempted to make my own pattern.   

I think it turned out so cute, but apparently my youngest daughter is too cool to wear it so I'm giving it or a colorful and fun Halloween pillowcase away. Head on over to my My World of Crazy Fun's Facebook page and become a fan by pressing "like" AND post a comment on the giveaway photo. I'll be drawing a name from fans who have commented on Monday October 1st. 
In the mean time I will write up the pattern I used and post it soon. Good luck and until the next time. . . .

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Solstice

Happy Fall Solstice! It's closer to the end of Fall here. Pretty soon we'll be seeing the white stuff.

Not quite ready for winter, but the kids sure are. Until the next time. . . .

Friday, September 21, 2012

Under Water

Remember the crazy weather I mentioned in a previous post? Well it's still here and causing a lot of damage. Check out the front page of the Anchorage Daily news here. You'll notice that not only is the crazy weather featured, but crazy people as well.

While my residence is no where near affected, unfortunately I can't say the same about our cabin on the Yentna river. I'm really hoping this rain lets up soon. For more information on the flooding, check out the following links.

(They've been doing a fantastic job updating on the flooding out in the Mat-Su)

Until the next time. . . .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tough Alaska Chick

The weather in this part of Alaska is still wild and crazy only now they have issued flood warnings in some areas due to all the rain. So not only are people having to contend with the hurricane force winds, but some have to be evacuated from their homes due to flooding. Fortunately, other than an occasional power outage, the storm has had little impact at my house. 

In fact, I braved the breeze and rain to do a senior photo shoot yesterday and I have to say, my senior is definitely a tough Alaska chick. Knowing the weather was far from ideal, she still wanted to go ahead with the shoot and I'm glad we did.

You see, this was a very special photo shoot for me because I've known Miss B since she was born and I was honored when she asked me if I'd take her senior photos. 

Considering how wet it was and the fact that I couldn't keep my lens dry, we managed to get some good shots.

We will be meeting again on a better day for a second shoot to get some more creative poses in when we're not so rushed.

Beautiful easy going people sure make taking photos fun, and I can't wait to meet up with this lovely young lady again. Until the next time. . . .

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I Love Power

I really do love power. I'm not talking control power, although I do like that too, but electricity. After over 33 hours without power, it is finally back on. We had a crazy wind storm with hurricane force winds in many parts of the Anchorage area.  I wanted to share some photos submitted to the media from community members after a the wind storm.

Here is a chart the Anchorage Daily News posted on the preliminary wind speeds of the recent storm. 

The wind blew over a wooden flag pole downtown where this time capsule had been hidden. What a neat hidden treasure.

There were many reported trampolines and swing sets that were said to be damaged. Ours were fine, but then again the wind wasn't as strong where we are located.

Unfortunately Merrill Field was hit with some of the strongest winds so there was damage to some aircrafts.

Many people don't have garages or don't use them, so there were quite a few reports of damaged vehicles. 

Check out this uprooted tree. Anchorage is used to seeing winds, but not often do they do this much damage. I'm just thankful for the crews that worked tirelessly to restore power and clean up the debris. Many worked for over 24 hours cold, wet and tired. I hope that those with medical needs that require electricity weren't too negatively affected. I'm glad it's over and I sure hope we don't see one of those storms in the middle of winter. In case we do though, I will have extra gas for my back-up generator and a lot of wood for the wood stove stored.

To check out more photos of the damage caused by the crazy winds, check out the Anchorage Daily News or KTUU's reader submitted photo page.

Until the next time. . . 
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