About

Hey Guys!

This is my About page. If you would like to know something about me, my dolls, my blog, or even just a random question-ask below in the comments!:)

~LAINEY~

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  1. Hi Lainey! This blog is really good. Keep up the good work! The name is really pretty and creative. How’d you come up with it? Overall, this blog is really creative and fun! I’ll definitely be coming back! I’ll also make sure to tell some people about it.
    -Keira

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  2. Hey Lainey! I wanted to ask some random questions:
    What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
    Historical, GOTY, or MAG?(or all three, like me!;D)
    Do you plan on doing a “doll profiles” page, or a “meet my dolls” page?

    -Keira:D

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    1. Hi Keira!
      Great!
      My favorite ice cream flavor is probably chocolate chip cookie dough! What about you?

      Hmmmm…. I don’t really know …. I guess I’ll go for all three! πŸ™‚

      And yes! I need to make one…..😁
      πŸ™‚
      Thanks for commenting, and I LOVED answering your questions! Feel free to ask as many as you like!:)
      ~LAINEY

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      1. I like reading, music, making stuff for my dolls, crafts, art, and looking at doll blogs! I’m not very good at sewing, though I enjoy it when I’m able to (though I don’t like cutting out patterns:D)! I haven’t worked on it in awhile, but I had been working on a doll apron by hand! So it sounds like we’re pretty alike! Cool!:)
        ~LAINEY~

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      2. Neat! It took me 3 years to be learn to sew a doll dress, so keep it up! I love music too!I have been playing the violin since I was 3. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hey Lainey! What are your thoughts on the new BeForever collection? I think it’s all really cute. For instance, I love Kit’s new meet outfit,and think it’s super cute, but for me, it doesn’t really resemble a poor girl struggling in the great depression. What do you think?
    -Keira:D

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    1. Hey Keira!
      I think it’s ok, though I like all the old outfits, and stuff better, and I agree that Kit’s dress doesn’t seem to fit a girl struggleling with The Great Depression. Thanks for the question!
      ~LAINEY~

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  4. Lainey–A while ago, in a comment on AmericanGirlFan, I think you asked me if I had any favorite book series, and I don’t think I ever answered… sorry… Anyways, I looooove reading! I read the first Anne of Green Gable’s book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, (then I watched the first Anne movie!), and I am now reading the second Anne book, Anne of Avonlea!! They are reeeeeaally good!!

    I also like Jane Austen! I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I have seen a few of the movies, and really like them! I’m hoping to start reading the books soon, too!!

    What books do you like?

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    1. That’s totally ok!
      I have the book Anne of Avonlea, too!
      Hm …. the name sounds familiar … though I can’t really recall it…
      Oh, I love TONS of books! Some of my favorites are the Life of Faith books, Sisters in time, the Lassie books, the AG books …… Like I said … I LOVE tons of books! πŸ˜€
      Thank’s for commenting!
      ~LAINEY~

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  5. Hi Lainey!
    How are your dogs, Nala and Sampson doing? (I remember you telling me about them in a comment on AmericanGirlFan.)

    My cat Georgie went to the vet today for a teeth cleaning, and we were sooooooo worried about him because he had to spend a lot of the day there. We’re really, really happy that he’s back home with us now!! Also, we’re thankful that it turned out he didn’t have the *deep breath* feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions that at first the vet thought he might have.

    I just really wanted to tell you about Georgie! Since you have dogs, I’m guessing that you’re probably an animal lover, too, right?

    ~~ Chrissa Marie ~~

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    1. Hey Chrissa Marie!
      They’re are both fine, and so are the rest of our animals!
      Three of our goats had babies!!! They’re ADOARABLE!!!! I may have to post a pic:)
      I’m so glad that Georgie is ok!:) I bet you’re really glad too!:)

      Yes, I am! Especially horses and small fluffy animals. ;D

      Not to get of the subject, but have you heard of the Duggars? They have 19 kids!
      -Lainey

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  6. I’m glad to hear your dogs are fine. And I didn’t know that you had other animals, too — that’s really cool!

    The baby goats must be sooooooooo cute!!! I would love to see pics! Have you named them yet? Also, have you read the AG Josefina books? I really like the story where she raised that baby goat Sombrita. That was just SO CUTE! Maybe you could name one of your baby goats Sombrita! πŸ™‚

    Yeah, I’m really, really glad that Georgie’s ok. Thanks! πŸ™‚
    I’m glad you’re an animal lover, too!

    No, I hadn’t heard of the Duggars… but wow — what a nice big family!

    Have you seen Grace’s movie trailer?
    Oh, and have you ever read the book “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”? I recently read it for the first time, and I REALLY enjoyed it!

    ~~Chrissa Marie~~

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    1. πŸ™‚
      They are!:) We’ve named most of them so far, but that would definitely be a cute name!:) I’ve read a couple of the Josefina books but none of them had Sombrita in them.
      They sure are! And they’re Christians!:)
      Yes! I have! I CAN’T WAIT for the Grace movie!!!! SO excited!!:D
      No, I haven’t, but I have seen the Shirley Temple version movie of it! I may be able to find it at my library. πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know if I do. πŸ™‚
      Thanks!:)
      -Lainey

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  7. You said:
    Hey Kathleen!
    Oh ok! That sounds good! So my will-be Copeland sisters to Saige will still be cousins to your Marie?
    That sounds like a great post! Do you mind if I do one also?
    And sure, you can put that your soon-to-be dolls, are my Saige’s and will be Cozzie and Leah Grace’s cousins if you’d like. πŸ™‚
    And I could do a related post and add that? I hope this made sense:)
    And maybe once we get them we could do some sort of post showing how they’re related?

    Posted by: Lainey | April 23, 2015 at 08:02 P

    I replied:

    Hey!
    Good. Yep :).
    No, not at all! That’s absolutely fine!
    Ok!
    Yes, that’s fine with me! I did find out that Hazel will be retiring, so we are actually saving up for her right now. Also, once we get Marie/Grace/Hazel/Willow, if you ever want to use one of my photos of them to print out as a picture for a letter or something that the cousins send or something, that’s absolutely fine! I’d appreciate it if you said something like “this is Cozzie and today I got a letter from my cousins!” and linked to my blog on cousins, though. πŸ™‚
    That would be cool! Sure! If we can get Hazel before she retires, I’ll definitely bring her if we can go in September. (FYI, my mom’s saying that we’ll have to see how our cars (they keep breaking down) and everythigng are nearer to September, so I think we’ll just have to see. Cross your fingers!)
    It would be cool if I could get Hazel before, if we can go, and if you bought Cozzie or Leah that day. Than we could take pictures of them together! I think you said you were planning on getting Caroline than, though. My assumption is that Caroline will be retired on August 27th, though, so you might want to get her sooner.

    And just double checking, Cozzie, Leah Grace, and Saige are sisters, correct? Not missing anything?
    And just FYI, ours will be set-in-stone Marie Charlotte (37) and Grace Winifred (Cozzie with Bavas International GG wig in Auburn πŸ™‚ ) as the older set of twins (13), and Hazel Adele (11) and Willow Mae (custom #35 w/ curly auburn RRG wig) as the younger twins (11), with possibly a H4H Zelia as their younger sister, name being brainstormed. πŸ™‚ IT’ll make more sense when I write the post, I promise! πŸ˜€

    You replied:
    Sounds great!;D
    That would be SO neat! We’ll have to do that! Oh! And if we do meet, I may be sorta quit at first, and will probably keep repeating: ” I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ACTUALLY MEETING YOU!!”! πŸ™‚ I really hope we can. And just so you know, I may have a friend with me. πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the info!:) I should have enough money to get Caroline if she retires in August. I just hope that she doesn’t! I LOVE her collection, though I haven’t been able to get anything from it yet. But who knows-I may find out that I don’t care for Caroline as much. I don’t know, but anyways, yes! Cozzie, Leah, and Saige will all be sisters. Their names will be Cozzie Amanda Copeland, Leah Grace Copeland, and Saige’s name is already Saige Selena Copeland. If I get Caroline, her name will be either Caroline Amaya Abbott, or Caroline Amaya(u-my-uh) Copeland or possibly McIntire. I haven’t really decided on that yet. πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to see your post! And I can’t wait to do mine!;D

    And then I checked that before I saw that you said doing this would work, so my newest comment isn’t approved, but this is what I said:
    K πŸ˜€
    HAHA YES THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD DO LOLOL! Yes, I so hope we can! I’d either keep repeating that or talk your ear off. :b That’s fine! My sister would be there, too, and possibly my friend. IDK. I would like to take her if we can go. My mom said we should see whether we can even go before seeing if we could bring a friend, LOL.
    You’re welcome! Ok, good. Yeah, it’s really cute! I prefer some of her original stuff, though, and not the newer stuff. Her nightgown, coat, and old birthday dress are adorable! And Garnet. πŸ˜‰
    Yeah, I’ve done that plenty of times. πŸ™‚ And then dolls I didn’t care for before I now love.
    Ok! I’m adding it right now! πŸ™‚ We haven’t chosen about Zelia yet, either. Well, we’ve decided if we can find her she will be, but we don’t know if we can find her. πŸ™‚
    Me neither! πŸ™‚

    And then for future refrence:
    Here’s the link:
    http://www.americangirlfan.com/2015/03/from-a-friend-friday-march-13th.html#comment-form

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  8. Hi Lainey! I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to comment back…

    I’m pretty sure Sombrita comes into Josefina’s story in the fourth book, Happy Birthday, Josefina. I actually read her first two books kind of a long time ago and then just read the rest of them earlier this year. They are reeeeeeally cute — I LOVE Josefina’s character. She’s so sweet!!

    I’m pretty excited for Grace’s movie, too! I hope AG puts more stuff about it on their website soon… you know, like movie clips and behind-the-scenes stuff. They did for Isabelle so hopefully they’ll do the same for Grace. *fingers crossed* πŸ˜‰

    Have you been reading Grace’s online journal? AG adds to it a little bit each week, and it has pictures (I think from the movie) of Grace, her friends, and even cute little Bon-Bon!! Here’s a link: http://grace.americangirl.com/

    That’s cool that you’ve seen the movie Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm! And I hope that you’ll be able to read the book sometime, too. We have the Shirley Temple version of the movie, also, but I actually haven’t ever watched it… I think I’ll ask my mom if we can have a movie night soon! πŸ™‚

    “Talk” to you later!

    ~~Chrissa Marie~~

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      1. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! That is sooooooooooo exciting!!! Thanks SO MUCH for telling me! I’m gonna go and check it out right now!! πŸ™‚
        Are you you excited for Grace’s movie, Kathleen?

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      2. It’s really cool! You’re welcome. πŸ™‚
        Umm…….kinda. :b
        I get annoyed with the GOTY movies, because I feel that the actresses are typically overdramatic, and I feel that they sometimes don’t do enough research. Actually, Chrissa’s movie was the only GOTY movie I actually enjoyed. I still watch them anyways, haha. I loved watching the dancing in Isabelle’s, though. The trailer looks like it will be a better actress (and I saw the actress in a commercial and she was really good in that), but I don’t know how much of the melo-dramatic-ness is the director and how much is the acting/actress. So really I’m just not expecting much.
        Sorry to sound like such a downer! The problem with being into acting is that you figure out exactly what you and do not like in acting, haha.

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  9. Kathleen-
    LOL!!! I guess we’ll just laugh at each other! ;D
    Ok! Cool! I’m so excited for September! It will be so awesome if we can meet!:D
    YES!!!! I LOVE Garnet!:) I really like her red dress!:)

    Yeah. πŸ™‚
    Ok!:)
    I thought that it would really cool if we go to the AG store when they’re having an event! What do you think? Oh! And I’n hoping to go on the 12th. That will be on a Saturday.

    Chrissa Marie-
    Yes! I LOVE Josefina! She SO sweet! And so mild tempered! Wish I was that way:)
    I’ll have to see if they have book four at my Library.

    I’M SO EXCITED FOR GRACE’S MOVIE IN JUNE! I saw the movie trailer, and it looks really good!:)
    Yes! I have read her journal! It’s really fun. πŸ™‚
    Cool! LOL! Have fun!:D

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    1. XD! I guess so!
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      Which red dress? I’m confuzzled.
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      YEah, I was actually just looking at weekends withe vents to see what there even is, haha. Unfortunatly they don’t have September up yet.
      Ok, I’ll see if we have anything. Our cars haven’t broken down for the past two months, so that’s good. Crossing my fingers!

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      1. YAY!!!!!!!! XD

        OH! How could I have forgotten that one? It’s my favorite out of her stuff!
        😦
        πŸ™‚ Well, the AC broke, but that broke a loooooong time ago, so…

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      2. Thankfully it broke months ago, and it doesn’t count as the car actually breaking down or anything. Cross your fingers that the cars are good until September!

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      3. πŸ˜€
        My parents are still like “SEPTEMBER? We can’t think about September yet” even though they’re planning on the curriculm I’ll be using for my hm in september. Sigh.

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      4. True!
        Umm…well we’d get Hazel, unless we had already gotten her, in which case we would get Gabby (#44) or Kit.
        Other than a doll: Grace’s coat, the MYAG striped blazer outfit, samantha’s mint dress, Rebacca’s classic meet, and the coconut cutie outfit.
        Possibly other stuff, if we have the money.

        What about you?

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      5. Which doll is Hazel again? Cool!
        So, no Marie this trip?:)
        Cool! I’m planning on getting Leah and another doll that I just click with! πŸ˜‰ Besides the two dolls, I would probably get an outfit or pet, and maybe a couple small things such as exclusives. I would get a lot more, but my mom is trying to get me into a habit of saving. πŸ˜‰ If I just get one doll I’ll probably get Garnet, and some of Kit’s and Grace’s collection along with it. πŸ˜‰ I wish September would hurry up and get here!!!!:D Do you have a set date in mind? I’m hoping on the 12th. That will be I think the second Saturday of the month, so I’m hoping that AG will have an event then. πŸ˜‰

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      6. Nope, no Marie, cause Hazel is retiring.
        Hazel is one of the younger sets of twins in the Dueren family, she has strawberry/light red hair and bangs, freckles, and hazel eyes.
        http://www.americangirl.com/shop/my-american-girl-dolls/red-hair-bangs-hazel-eyes-freckles-f1249

        Which doll? Cozi?
        Ooh, those sound like good ideas!

        I would just be worried about Caroline’s collection being completely gone at that point, because my guess would be that they either announce her archival or retire her on August 27th.

        Claire and I talked about it, and we were thinking that maybe our parents would buy us a doll as an early Christmas present (they say if that’s our only present except stockings for both of us, they could do that) and I think we might be able to get our grandparents to give us Christmas money early as well. So maybe we could get either Hazel and Kit, or, if we already got Hazel, then Kit and Josefina/Rebecca/Marie. Honestly, if we had the money for 3 dolls, we’d get three dolls, and not really care about clothes, LOL. Maybe a souvenir (we could both get the store exclusives and sign the tag or something) or two, but honestly I think it would just be dolls, LOL.

        I think they do most Saturdays. We’ve been to that store once or twice, and I think they had two events each day.
        I’ll see if we have anything on Saturday. My parents plan trips a few months in advance, so I think now that it is four months away they might be able to think about it more. It really might change though, depending on our cars. We can’t fly (money is always a bit tight around here) so here’s hoping they hold out!

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      7. Oh, ok. Cool!:) She’s pretty.
        Well, actually I found out this morning from Chrissa Marie that Caroline is retiring and she’s only available while supplies last. I’m hoping to order her today, and maybe Garnet. So that means that I’ll only be getting one doll when I go(probably Leah), an outfit, and an exclusive or two. πŸ™‚

        Yeah, I understand what you mean. πŸ™‚ I went last August to the Dallas store and I was debating between accessories, and the classic Kit. I wish now that I had gotten Kit, because I love her classic meet. To me she doesn’t look the same without it.

        Yeah, that would be neat!:)

        I hope we can!!!;D

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      8. Isn’t she? She’d kinda be the shy, music loving one. πŸ˜‰ (Not that all music lovers are shy)
        Yeah! I just saw! I was coming to tell you. I hope you can get her and Garnet! I kinda wish I had the money to get her to rewig a Caroline, cause I love her eye color…But right now I have $15. Ah well. Plus I need to get Hazel. Oh, ok, well getting a doll is better than nothing!

        Yeah, I just always am like “Dolls over clothes” But then I also know that I can sew a lot of the things AG makes – not the same quality, and not exact, but close enough. Yeah! Now she just looks like a girl who loves the 30s and Kit and wants to have clothes that look “inspired by” the 30s.

        Me too!

        What would you get other than Leah if you could get 10 outfits and a souvenir?

        Kathleen

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  10. She definitely looks like one! I can just see her with a violin or guitar…….;)

    Yeah, Caroline and Garnet will be here in about a week! So, I’ll probably do a post with her in it next Thursday!:) Wish you could get her too. πŸ™‚ Though I really understand that-go with the doll that you’ll be the most happy with. I already had Carolie on my list, so she was a definite. πŸ™‚

    Yeah, definitely! Like, I REALLY like Julie’s maxi dress, but I found I pattern that is A TON like it. So yeah, so dolls over outfits!:D And you can get other brand outfits too for cheaper!:)
    Yeah, I know that some girls like Kit’s new meet outfit…….but……I’m not the biggest fan….I think it’s because it’s sleeveless, and the buttons like kinda strange to me..:) Oh well!
    Oh my goodness….that’s hard….um…
    1) Samantha’s mint floral dress
    2) 2-in-1 cheer outfit
    3) Pink riding outfit
    4) swim suit
    5) gymnastics outfit
    6) gardening outfit
    7) the peach colored party dress
    8) western riding outfit
    9) Josefina’s night shift
    10) Kit’s nightgown
    And for a souvenir I would get probably…….the Dallas exclusive silver skirt or purple long-sleeved shirt for dolls.
    And I didn’t add Caroline’s collection, but I love her’s. πŸ™‚

    So, know I’m guessing that when I go to the Dallas AG store, I should be able to get Leah, and two outfits. Or I might do exclusives. πŸ™‚ I’m not exactly sure yet.
    What’s your budget?

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    1. Doesn’t she? She loves violin, piano, flute, and some guitar, also LotR. She’s /slightly/ obsessed with LotR, actually. πŸ˜‰

      Oh, yay! Congrats! Yeah, honestly I just like her eyes, so I just want to rewig her, LOL! Maybe if she is on JSD I can get my mom to buy her for Christmas, though I’d rather get someone else.
      Oh, I like her maxi dress, too! I don’t really love the colors, though….My mom said the colors are not at all accurate.
      Yeah,mI think it’s kinda cute as a modern dress, but historical? Nope
      Ooh, those are all cute ideas!
      Um…IDK yet. If I even could go, I don’t know if we could get our parents to buy us a Christmas doll, which they’ve never before cause money’s always tight around here. They almost did, last year, though, so maybe if it’s one we shared…..
      It just kinda depends. Between now and September, we could probably get about $120 from allowance, then hopefully someone will buy something from our Etsy shop, then chores……if we got Hazel before, I dont think we could get a doll unless we did a ton of extra chores or my parents agreed on a Christmas doll, who would be Kit, I think. So…we would probably get Hazel/Kit, and then a few historical pieces, probably:

      1. Samantha’s mint floral dress
      2. Kit’s Summer Dress
      3. Rebecca’s Classic Meet
      4. Rebecca’s Holiday Outfit
      5. Grace’s Coat
      6. Bright Stripes Outfit
      And then the violin set for Hazel.

      Obviously I doubt we could get all this (if we had the money for all that we could get another doll!) but that’ll kinda be our list that we’ll narrow down uf we can go depending on how much money we have, what dolls we’re getting, what is retiring, etc.

      Also, Caroline’s coral dress isn’t on the site anymore! 😦 That was the only thing I really wanted of hers.

      Blargh….I think I need to go earn some money……
      Also, the status is still “I can’t think about that right now. I have to wait for our relatives to even say what day in summer/fall we can visit”
      Dallas is a bit out of our way, but I really hope I can see you!

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      1. And I still haven’t posted my Dueren family thing……
        Ah well.
        Here’s a better explanation of what Hazel likes, because I didn’t do a very good job:

        Hazel is very into music, LotR, dolls, gardening, building things out of wood, lacrosse, Disney, art, and nature. She plays viola, violin, piano, and flute, and also sings. She likes to stop motion, and uploads all her AGSMs to AGtube.

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      2. Cool!:)
        Thanks!:) Hm….that would neat…you could maybe get Caroline for her eyes, but then re-wig her with a Kit wig, so you would get a mix of the two?:) Just an idea. πŸ˜‰
        πŸ™‚
        I like your list! And I get that-right now I’m just estimating on the money that I should be getting from some family members, and my mom has me on a challenge of jogging 3 miles without stopping(I’ve only done a mile so far)so if I do that, I’ll get a $50 AG gift card……so..who knows! I might get more or less money than what I’m expecting. πŸ™‚
        Aw, man! That stinks. I’m hoping that they’ll have it on Black Friday this year, because sometimes they have like Saige outfits, so I’m hoping they’ll have extras for then of Caroline’s collection.
        Me too. I’m hoping to do pet-sitting, but my family will be away a lot during the summer so I don’t know how that will work out. Oh well!:) Maybe I can sell some scarfs…….
        Me too!:)

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  11. LOL, same here. I just remembered another award I got months ago, too.

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    Oh, that’s a cool idea! I do love Kit’s eyes, though…I think I got Caroline, I would keep her wig for another custom I’ve been planning, and get a red or black wig for her.
    Yeah, family members are good idea, too! Oh, you’re so lucky! I did five miles once in one go…….all I got was overheated and a 85 on the test I took right after. (It was the middle of summer -_-)
    Yes, me too! It’s really the only thing I’m interested in from her collection. I mean, I also like her ice skates, I guess, and her coat, but…. I hope they have some os Isabelle’s stuff. I’m seriously regretting not getting her now. I always do that. -_-
    Aww, I wish I could do pet sitting! I have awful allergies, chronic sinus infections, etc. I’ve been getting migraines every day for the past….month, I think, and so I can’t be around any dogs/cats. 😦
    Ooh, scarfs?
    πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m glad I’m not alone in that. πŸ˜‰
      That sounds neat!:)
      Oh, wow! You must be in pretty good shape!:)
      Yeah, I understand what you mean…I would like to get her ballet barre….oh well!:)
      Oh, I’m SO sorry. 😦 My dad gets super bad migraines sometimes. πŸ˜₯ I’ll be praying you. πŸ™‚ I hope you can think of some ideas!:) Maybe you could wash your parents’ cars?? Or maybe you could have a bake sale or lemonade stand?:)

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      1. Nope, definitely not. πŸ˜‰
        Thank you! I love planning future customs…Do you ever want to make a custom?
        Erm….kinda, I guess. LOL. I mean, I’m definitely in better shape than a lot of my peers (I have dance to thank for that) because of all my stamina excersises and whatnot I have to do, but it doesn’t really feel like it. I guess it’s probably because all my friends are either dancers or are online, haha!
        Yeah, I wanted that too. Honestly I want to DIY it, though. It wasn’t very sturdy when I saw it in person. I think I’ll proabbly make one with PVC pipes. What else did you like from her collection?
        πŸ™‚ Thanks. You’re soooo sweet! I’m sorry your dad gets them. 😦 They’re no fun. Tell him your internet friend will be praying for him as well.
        Me too! I did think about a bake sale. I actually thought about an allergy friendly one (our family is allergic to everything, so we don’t go to bake sales) through AG. I know there are tons of girls in the local food allergy group who like AG. I also thought about doing a craft fair with some of my friends, at a local school or something, IDK. If you have any other ideas, tell me!

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      2. πŸ™‚
        I would like to, but I don’t know when I will. πŸ˜‰
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        Cool!:) I really like her dance skirt, wrap sweater, and purple leotard, and her dance case. Also Tutu:)
        Thanks. πŸ™‚
        Cool!!:)
        Um……..have you considered baby-siting?
        Oh! And about us meeting up-I will probably still be going, but if you can’t come, that’s fine, because I may end up going to the Miami store or one in Florida in October if my family decides to go the the Florida Keys-but this is hardly possible-just wanted to give you heads up. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to maybe meet you(in real life, of course!:D)!!!!!!;D

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      3. πŸ™‚
        Yeah, I know. It’s kind of hard to be able to make a list of when you’ll get each doll and everything, especially since AG retires dolls every year. Do you have any ideas for one?
        Cool! I like her purple leotard, white tutu, sparkly skirt, sewing studio (I’m so in love with this. I’m DIYing it sometime soon, I think), wrap sweater, and Isabelle.
        Welcome. πŸ™‚
        I thought about it. I don’t know if I’m legal age to do it, or if I could take special classes to become certified to do it. Also, I really only started being home alone in November, and I can’t babysit my siblings very easily, because of their epi-pens. My sister actually went to the hospital 359 days ago (aka around this time last year πŸ˜‰ ) because of her allergies, so they don’t want me to babysit my siblings. I thought about other people, though. There is one girl I’d love to hang out with more, because we had some issues over the summer and we didn’t really talk much since. Anyways, she’s about a year or two younger than me, and she doesn’t like to stay home alone, so I thought about babysitting/having a playdate with her. IDK, it’s just kind of hard to do it, becuase all my friends are online, or my age or older, and the other kids in our church are all tiny.

        Anyways, that rambling probably made no sense.

        Kathleen

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      4. Yeah. πŸ™‚ I would like one with brown locks, brown eyes, light skin, and freckles!:)
        Cool! Oh yeah-that studio is awesome!:D
        Oh. πŸ™‚
        I’m so sorry about your sister. 😦 I’m glad that she was ok. πŸ™‚
        πŸ™‚
        Yeah.
        That’s understandable. πŸ™‚
        And it made plenty of sense!:) How do you make your costums?

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      5. Ooh! She sounds gorgeous!
        Isn’t it? I love it!
        Yep. 😦 She’s gone twice to the ER in the past 6 years.
        πŸ™‚
        Um, well..I haven”t bewigged yet, but I’ve freckled Emily, Rubye, Becca, and Piper. I took a set of watercolors, and mixed a bit of red with a bit of brown till I got a natural looking color. I took paintbrushes of various brush sizes (though they were all tiny) and a toothpick, and dipped them in the paint before very lightly touching it onto the dolls face. After I did a few freckles in an area, I took my finger and pressed it on the paint, getting it more into the vinyl, and making it lighter as well.
        It’s kind of similar to what AGSmiless uses, but not quite. She has a tutorial on her Youtube if you want to look at that.
        I’ll be rewigging Becca as soon as we get Hazel, so I’ll post how I do that on my blog then. πŸ™‚ I have a few barabies I might make a wig for, as well, so I’ll post that soon. (The AG wigs will be bought, but I’m making the barbies.)

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  12. XD. Aww, I’m sorry. May I ask why?
    Why thank you! I’m hoping my mom will approve some today, so the Dueren’s post should be up in the next week. (Hopefully)
    Ummm, realistically, or…….? Way too many. πŸ™‚
    Realistically:
    Kit
    Hazel (#38)
    Rebecca
    Josefina
    Addy
    Felicity (if she comes back)
    Marie
    Annika (55)
    Gabby (44)
    Noelle (47)
    Maia (42)
    Rain (49)
    Lily (61)
    Willow (custom #35)
    Grace (custom #21)
    Also a few other customs. πŸ˜‰

    Aka 3 a year, and then customs. πŸ˜‰
    Aw well. I’m sure this will go down. Sure meaning hopefully. The good news is that before those 5 years are up I can hopefully get a job. (I need to check what the legal age is, but I’d hope it’s around 14)

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    1. None of us are really sure why. I got really sick, and we were thinking that it might have something to do with Sun Stroke. I had been outside all day, and I was at a lake-so yeah.
      YAY!:D
      WOW. That’s a ton! Though I would probably have that many or more. LOL!:D
      Cool! I think it just depends on the job. πŸ˜‰

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      1. Aww, ok, I’m sorry. I get overheated pretty easily, so I can’t be out very long.
        πŸ˜€ She can’t today, but she promised she would in the next few days. πŸ˜€
        LOL, what would you say? I know Cozzie and Leah, but I’m sure there are others. That seems to be the thing with us doll lovers, XD.
        IF you could choose your top ten, what would they be?
        I realized my doll list was the dolls that Claire and I are planning to get together, so my personal top ten is:
        Rebecca
        Josefina
        Grace (21)
        Willow (35)
        Marie (37)
        Hazel (38)
        Maia (42)
        Gabby (44)
        Noelle (47)
        Rain (49)
        Annika (55)
        (I cheated. That was 11. I can’t choose)

        ANYWAYS, yeah, I think so too. I know there is a legal age overall, though, so…….ya. If you could choose what you wanted to be when you grew up (a paying job) what would you choose?

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      2. Kathleen-
        πŸ™‚
        πŸ˜€ Um…………..
        1) MAG with black-brown hair, light skin, and blue eyes
        2) MAG with carmel hair, light skin, blue eyes
        3) Kit
        4) Rebecca
        5) MAG with red locks, light skin, and blue eyes
        6) MAG with layered brown hair, medium skin, and brown eyes
        7) MAG with wavy blonde hair, light skin, freckles, and brown eyes
        8) MAG with short brown hair, light skin, and brown eyes
        9) MAG with layered(or wavy) blonde hair, light skin, and blue eyes
        10) MAG 55
        Your choices sound great!:)
        I probably forgot some. πŸ˜‰

        I want to be a nurse, teacher, or work at an aquarium as a trainer. πŸ™‚ What about you? Let me guess……dancer or actor?;)

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      3. πŸ˜€

        Ooooh, those dolls would make a great doll family! I love how you can just make a doll family that’s actually a realistic combo of different hair/eye combos, just like that, and not even blink an eyelash.
        We have so many similar dolls on our wishlist, LOL!
        Hey, I always do too, so I’m sure I did as well.
        Ooh, those are really great choices!
        unfortunately, mine wouldn’t help animals/people nearly as much as yours, but I would love to be an actress or dance in Riverdance! You’re the first person to ever guess that that I know from online. Actually, I only have one friend (IRL, but now you do, too, and whoever reads this) that know I take acting as a serious thing (I don’t take classes, though), because of a thing I’ve had a problem with, which I don’t feel like sharing publicly right now. πŸ™‚ IF I ever can email you privately, or I see you IRL, I’ll tell you then. Anyways, congrats on guessing that so quickly!
        I’d also love to:
        – start my own doll company, similar to H4H, but an 18″ doll version, with dolls from around the world, and accessories and furniture as well.
        – Become president of AG (I doubt it’ll happen, though)
        – Become a lawyer
        – Become a dance teacher
        – Become a published author on the side
        – Director for movies/short films/etc
        – UN representative
        – Costume design
        – Designing and making Irish dance solo dresses/ballet tutus

        I kinda hav a lot of different things I’m interested in. πŸ˜‰
        It’s weird because when I was younger I was so set on becoming an actress or dancer. When I was 14, I was going to be Clara in the Pacific Northwest Ballet (I grew up watching the DVD of that one), then I was going to go to college in the same city as my parents if we lived in a city with a college, then graduate with a dance degree, and become a professional dancer and actress in movies or in shows, and compete in competitions. Obviously it’s kinda changed. I’d love to get back in Irish dance as soon as I stop growing (blargh, roughly 4 more years to go) and then do that until about a year before I go to college, at which point I want to travel the world for a year. Then I want to go to college, at which point I want to get into Trinity, in Dublin, and go there, since they have these fantastic dance programs with Riverdance. Then I’m not quite sure what I’ll get a degree in (except I know I want to get the Irish Arts scholarship for dance, so I’d be getting a degree in that) or do after that.

        Anywho………..where would you want to go to college?

        And I think I just wrote another way too long comment.

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      4. Thanks!:D
        LOL! Well, I think you’ve mentioned it before. πŸ˜‰
        Wow, it looks like you have everything planned out!:) With me…….well…..on the realistic side……I’ll probably go to a Nursing School close to home. Once I became a nurse I would have a job at a hospital, and volunteer at a St. Jude’s.
        So I guess that’s the more realistic side of things!:) I don’t exactly know where I’ll go to college. πŸ™‚
        Unrealistic……well, no one really knows this, but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, to be a Christian singer!! I’m pretty shy about singing in front of people now, but I’m sure that I could grow out of that. πŸ™‚ I really love music, and I take piano lessons right now. In a year or two, I’m hoping to start violin. Once I get good enough at violin, I want to be in a orchestra. Now that is pretty realistic, but I couldn’t have a job doing that. πŸ™‚ But like I said, I love singing, so I’m hoping that if I end up going to the same college that my BFF will go to, we could start singing together, and kind of move up from there. But she wants to be a missionary to Africa and start her own orphanage. I want to do some mission work too, but not as my job as much. I will probably end up doing charity work wherever it is that I end up living. And then eventually, I would like to be a stay-at-home mom, and adopt some kids, as well as having some of my own. πŸ™‚ Mostly girls!;)
        Well! I guess that’s about it! Oh! And I would also LOVE to be in a movie or two!:D Maybe we could direct our own movie together!:D Oooooh! Maybe we could direct an AG movie!!!:D:D:D:D

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      5. Ah, I guess that’s probably true. πŸ˜‰
        LOL, nowhere near planned out! I have ideas, but I’m not at all sure how realistic they are.
        Oh, wow, that sounds super cool!
        I love violin as well. Tell your friend that that’s super cool! I’d love to travel the world – being a missionary would be cool!
        YES WE COULD THAT WPULD BE SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      6. πŸ˜€
        LOL!
        Cool!:) I will!;D And it would be pretty awesome! I will probably come and help her out sometimes!:D
        IKR?!?!?!!!!
        Ok, so I know I probably drive you crazy about me talking about us maybe meeting up so much, but what do you want us to do first when we go? Do you want to do the Doll Hair Salon while we’re there? Oh! And I totally will have to bring my camera! πŸ˜€

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      7. πŸ˜‰
        Aww, I’m jealous! Maybe I can go with you occassionally. πŸ˜€

        YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M STILL SQUEALIN INSIDE FROM THAT IDEA! EEK IT WOULD BE SO COOL!
        Haha, trust me, I’m definitely nowhere near being tired of it! You can talk about it as much as you want! Maybe…..we could meet up in front of the store, I guess, and then maybe to the MYAG to look at Marie and Cozi? You’d be getting Leah Grace then, correct?

        Sure! I don’t mind the hair salon. Also, I don’t know whether you are thinking about the cafe or not, but we can’t eat there, but I’d be happy to go and sit there to talk with you. Also I don’t exactly mind being able to bring over a doll to sit next to us off the wall of dolls-maybe we could bring over Cozi and Marie and they could meet each other and Hazel! Maybe we could meet up at around noon, then go to lunch at the cafe (Claire and I could have maybe already eaten), than mayeb look at MyAGs, than Grace, than Historicals and Mary-Ellen, then maybe BB and BT? Then what about Hair Salon, everything else (like PWP and Store Exclusives), then maybe pick out our dolls and other things we are buying? IDK, but it seems like we wouldn’t want to carry it all around while we’re looking. Maybe we could even go to dinner elsewhere afterwards! We’d be spending the night (we definitely wouldn’t be able to drive there and back in one day unless we had super speed), but I doubt you will. 😦 Do you have any idea whether you will? If you do, and we had the time the next day before we had to go bach home, it would be fun to go to the Perrot Museum. I went there once when I was tiny, and it was super cool!

        What dolls would you bring? If we can get Hazel, she’s definitely being brought, and I think Claire will bring Ruthie so Ruthie can meet Kit that day since we’ll be hopefully getting her then.
        And yes, we totally need to bring our cameras and blog about it! I’m assuming you aren’t allowed to show your face online, either, since you haven’t, but maybe we could still tale pictures together as long as we didn’t post them. Or maybe a vlog with one of our dolls being the “vlogger”? IDK……..the only thing with that is I guess you’d still have to call me Kathleen in the vlog, not my real name, which I’ll definitely tell you when we meet up if we can. πŸ™‚

        Also, maybe if we both get the same thing, like a store exclusive, we could sign each other’s tag. πŸ™‚ That sounds really weird, LOL.

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      8. I’m sure that my friend wouldn’t mind!:D
        I KNOW!!!!!!!!:D:D If you ever go into th show business, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! IT WOULD BE SO SO SO AWESOME!!!!:D:D:D
        LOL! Great!:D I love planning! Especially when it’s something this exciting!:D
        Meeting up in front of the store would be great! And once the time gets closer, we could plan our outfits, so we can recognize each other better? πŸ™‚
        It’s the plan to get Leah Grace, though I may end up liking a different doll better, but yes, that is the plan. πŸ™‚ And TrulyMe first sounds great! Did you see the release today?!???!! Three new dolls!!!!!!:D
        Ok! I was thinking just a ten dollar hairstyle maybe. πŸ™‚
        That’s totally fine. We don’t have to do the Bistro(it’s probably expensive for a full meal:/), I mean, it would be fun and all, but we could always eat somewhere else, if you guys eat out? There is the Galleria right next door to the AG store, and they have some resturants in there. Have you been to the Galleria? They have an indoor skating rink, and even though I’ll probably fall, we(me and my friend) were hoping to go. It would I think be really fun for you guys if y’all wanted to, because we probably won’t be staying overnight. I’m hoping that we get there at 11 or 12, and stay till about 3-3:30ish. That museum does sound fun though but maybe we just might be able to fit that in there too. πŸ™‚
        I will probably bring Carol and Addison, or Carol and Josefina. πŸ™‚ Cool!:)
        Totally!:D I’ll have to check with my mom about showing a pic of me….we’ll see. πŸ™‚
        I have some secrets that I wouldn’t share on gee to tell you too!;D
        We’ll figure out something! I would just be afraid of losing my tag!:D LOL!

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      9. Also, when I said “we” can’t eat there, I meant my sister Claire and I because of allergies, not “we” like the two of us. πŸ™‚

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      10. πŸ˜€ I hope not!
        YES IT WOULD!!!!!!!!!!!! Actually I might be doing an acting workshop this summer. My parents decided whether we had the money to do it or not last night, so I’m waiting for them to wake up and tell me because the money is due today. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We actually just found out about it yesterday night, LOL.
        Haha, I do too. My mom jokes that if you start me planning something Iwon’t stop talking about it for a year! She’s probably right. πŸ˜‰
        Yeah, sure. Though if we’re the only three girls in that age area standing outside we might be able to guess. πŸ˜‰ Though planning outfits would be smart.
        Ok. πŸ™‚ Actually, I don’t think my sister will mind standing in the Grace department for a bit while you pick her out. πŸ˜‰

        Yes!!!!!! Which doll is your favorite? I think mine is #62 or #64 (Asian or medium Sonali) though I think #63 is super cute as well.
        πŸ™‚ My sister and I don’t think we would get a hairstyle done, but you never know! I love doing doll hair so that’s partially me going “Leave my dolls hair to ME MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA”
        Well, I don’t at all mind if you want to get something. πŸ™‚ Plus at the bistro they have that “Wall of dolls” as I call it, where basically they have every single doll in a clip on chair that you can bring over to your table. πŸ˜‰ So we could maybe bring over Marie and Leah and my sister would probably get Kit or #44.
        Oh yeah! My sister and I were actually planning on skating while we were there, LOL. I only remember being in Dallas once when I was tiny (it’s about an hour out of our way from our relatives house, so we don’t usually go) but the one thing I remember is the AG store and the skating rink. πŸ˜‰
        Aww, ok. IDK, maybe we’ll just do the museum in the morning. Besides, it might take us a while to choose the perfect doll for each of us, so…..Also, should we get a personally shopper for part of it? I know they don’t usually want you taking lids off of boxes unless you have a personal shopper, but that might also be because of 5 year olds possibly ruining dolls. I think you still can look at the dolls without their lids though without one.
        Oooooooh!!!!!!!!!!!! If I got to choose, I’d choose Addison. *coudh cough* obsessed with #44 and wants to be able to see one outside of a case *cough cough*
        Yeah…..I’m not allowed to, so I couldn’t post a picture of myself, but maybe we could still take pictures for us to frame and hang up in our room. IDK…..
        Yep, same here. Maybe if we emailed…….I feel like you were the one who said you email people sometimes. Am I dreaming?
        LOL πŸ˜‰ True. Erm……..I know people sometimes sign the dolls foot, but it shows up in pictures and whatnot and it just seems a bit, IDK……….weird?
        Also, we didn’t get Hazel because she’s now officially retired! So at the AG store I think we’ll get Kit and Rebecca/Josefina/#44. One of those, anyway. Definitely Kit.

        Kathleen the Crazy who has to keep reminding herself to not get too excited because we don’t yet know whether we can go

        P.S.-Our relatives invited us “officially” to their house for that week or so, but we’re still waiting to see how our cars do….

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      11. So glad that you get to go!:D
        LOL!
        Ok! We could maybe also try to get the dolls that we bring to look similar. Like maybe outfits with pink and red? Or blue and green?
        Ok!:)
        I like the Asian one best! She looks so much like Jess!:D
        LOL! They have some really cute ones!:) Though that’s totally fine if y’all decide that you guys don’t wont to. πŸ˜‰
        Ok, cool!:) We might. That would be super neat!:)
        Awesome!:D So I guess skating it is! EEEEEEEEEEKK!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!!!!:D:D
        Yeah. 😦 Hm……do you know f you have to pay to get a personal shopper?
        Well, even if you couldn’t, I’ll probably be bringing Addison!:D You’ll love her! πŸ˜€
        Sure that sounds great! Maybe in front of the Grace setup or something. πŸ™‚
        I e-mail back and forth with a couple of people, so sure! If you want to email, then that’s fine with me!:) I can send you one today?
        Yeah…..that does sound weird…..um………….maybe we could sign each other’s bags? I always keep my shopping bags from there. πŸ˜€
        Aw…..so you won’t be able to get hazel? I’m sorry. πŸ˜₯
        Cool!:D
        Trust me-I’m going crazy too!:D:D:D
        P.S. EEEEEK! Awesome! Please let your cars work, please let your cars work!:D Which week?

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      12. XD!
        Oooh, definitely! I have a lot of OG outfits-do you have any of those? Maybe we could even get them in the same clothes! We also have Kit’s old birthday dress and the Sweet School Dress. That’s all we have in terms of AG other than super old GOTY stuff we got from friends.
        Ok!:)
        Isn’t she adorable? I’m assuming that she’s now on your wish list? πŸ˜‰
        Yep, they do! I just know how to do them, though, so I’d rather spend my money on a doll.
        πŸ˜€ Me is like “I sit with Marie. End of story.”
        Yep! Skating! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        Nope, it’s free. You have to make a reservation and whatnot, but….So basically the only way you pay is with your time.
        πŸ˜€ I love her, so I’m super excited to maybe get to see her out of the case!
        That would be super cute! I wonder……how often do you go to Dallas? We typically go either in summer or over the winter, so maybe every year, even if we can’t shop together, we could get a photo in front of the GotY case.
        Ummm…..I need to ask my mom first, but I think she’ll say yes.
        Hmm….that might work. I guess we could always just sign a piece of paper or something. OR if there’s a craft that day, we could sign each other’s craft.
        Yep. ;( I think we might try and get a doll that looks like her and just rewig her with a similar wig though. IT’s hard to find her used….Actually, I wonder if they have her in-store still. They might. Maybe I’ll call later and see.
        πŸ˜€
        LOL, are you jumping up and down whenever it’s mentioned and crying happy tears as well? #I’manoveremotionaltween
        I mean the week of September 12th. πŸ™‚ The AC in the other car “Broke” but it just needed to be recharged, so……our ACs keep breaking.

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      13. πŸ˜€
        I don’t have any OG outfits, but I do have Kit’s Reporter Dress, so that would be somewhat similar……hm………. πŸ™‚
        πŸ™‚
        I guess so!;D
        LOL!:D
        :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
        Cool! Once it get’s a little closer. I’ll talk to my mom about it!:D Yeah, you are gonna love her!:D Her skin tone and eye color are just gorgeous!:D
        Um……….we go there about once or twice a year. Oh! Do you ever go in January?!?!?!! It would be AWESOME to go to a GOTY debut together!:D:D:D Yeah!:)
        ;( Yeah. Hope you can still get her! Kinda like me with getting Carol. πŸ™‚
        Well not exactly-more like wanting to scream and doing a happy-fit(if there’s even such a thing;D )!!! LOL!:D I completely understand that!:D
        Awesome! :-/ Hope everything works out…….:)

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      14. πŸ˜€
        Hmm….maybe Ruthie could wear her meet, and I guess IDK who I would take now. But maybe Emily in Kit’s b-day dress.
        XD
        πŸ˜€
        :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
        Ok!:D If I can go, I can figure that out if you like. πŸ™‚
        Isn’t it?!?!?!? I saw her in person once……it was in the middle of January, back in 2014. So not in a long time!
        Oooooohhhh yes GotY debuts! Well, as aforementioned, I went in mid-Jan once.
        G2G, reply to the rest later

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      15. Sounds good!:D I’ll probably put Carol in Kit’s Reporter outfit, and then Addison in a Dallas t-shirt and cap with her MAG boots, with gray leggings, and her MAG meet skirt. πŸ™‚
        Ok!:)
        πŸ™‚
        Awesome! Maybe we could sometime then……… ;D
        Ok!:)

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      16. Reply to your first reply:

        ;( Yeah. Me too…..I think it’s closed today, though, so I’m going to call tomorrow
        LOLOLOL
        Me too!

        Reply to the second:
        Perfect! Now to figure out exactly which dolls will be coming…
        Becca is cousins with Rebecca,
        Alejandra is cousins with Josefina
        Kate, Hailey, and Rubye are Kit’s cousins, and Ruthie her BFF……

        Blargh. I think I might bring Becca Ana, and I think Claire is bringing Ruthie. So I’d guess:
        – Becca or Emily in Kit’s old green b-day dress, probably with their hair in a braid or down, dunno about shoes
        – Ruthie in meet and meet shoes, hair down or in ponytail
        πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        Oooooh, that would be fantastic!
        Ok!:)
        Also, I wanted to ask you what you favorite things other than dolls are. I know about piano, singing, and music in general, but is there much else?

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      17. Hope you can get her!:)
        πŸ˜€

        Ok!:D This is kinda crazy, but I actually dressed Carol and Addison in the outfits that they are going to wear to the AG store, today!:D LOL!
        – Carol will be in Kit’s reporter dress, socks and shoes, with her hair probably in a ponytail or bun
        – Addison will be in a exclusive Dallas AG store shirt with Molly’s mock-collar, Addison’s MAG meet skirt, grayish leggings, her MAG meet outfit boots, hair in a ponytail or down with an AG cap on. πŸ™‚
        πŸ˜€
        Well, I do likes arts and crafts, swim in the pool, go roller-skating when I can(once a month lately), I’m taking sewing lessons with friends, and…………..hm……READING!!!, listening to audio CDs and my Frozen soundtrack:D, watching movies, daydreaming, and soccer!!!! I LOVE soccer!!!!:D

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      18. Me too!

        LOL!
        Ok, I just copied and pasted it into my evernote, so I’ll have it saved if we can go. Isn’t it funny that we started thinking about this back on March 22nd, and now we’re so excited! Blargh I so hope we can!
        Oh cool! I love crafting, and swimming, and roller skating, and everything else!
        Personally, I like ice-skating a bit better than roller skating, but I still think it is super fun! What is your favorite book(s)? (nerdy bookworm has to know)
        Oooh, I would love to take soccer! Unfortunately I don’t, but…oh well. My brother, Thomas, did once for a summer class.

        Also, I realized that I put the AG hairstyles link on your most recent post, but I meant to put it here for you to maybe use if you wanted to plan the hairstyles your dolls might get at the AG store. πŸ™‚
        What are you most excited about seeing IRL in terms of doll clothes? What about dolls? Accessories?

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      19. πŸ˜€
        Yeah is it! LOL! Me too! Only 109 days till the 12th of September I believe!:D That makes summer seem pretty short doesn’t it?:D
        Cool!:D
        Well, I’ve only been ice-skating ONCE, so……..yeah…….I’ll probably fall on my face again. πŸ˜€ Though now with roller skating I only usually fall if I’m playing tag, or trying to go really fast-so I SHOULD be better at ice skating this time, since I’ve been to the roller skating rink like seven times since I went ice skating. ;D
        Um…..that is super hard, because I am a book worm too! Though I’m a really big fan of the Narnia books! My two favorites are The Horse and His Boy; and The Voyage on the Dawn Treader!:)
        Cool! I played soccer for the first time this year and I LOVED it!:D
        That’s fine!:) And thanks for giving me that link!:D
        I’ll reply to the rest in a minute. πŸ™‚

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      20. Ok! So! Um…..I think the new Seaside Fun and Flamingo dress if they still have them, and also all the Mary Ellen stuff-and the new TrulyMe meet outfit, love to layer accessories, glasses, Grace’s outfits, and her bakery and bistro stuff!:) I saw the snack cart last time, but I want to check it out better this time. πŸ™‚ As for dolls……….Grace, Kit, Rebecca, Kaya, Addy, Mary Ellen, Cozi, 55, 56, New Truly Me dolls-basically all of them because I usually rush through them all-this time I want to really look at them. πŸ™‚ Basically everything!:D What about you?

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  13. Aaaaaaaahhh — Lainey, I am sooooooo excited right now! American Girl announced on their FB page that “This fall, the newest BeForever character debuts–Maryellen Larking. She follows her heart instead of the crowd!”
    And they show the cover of her book, too — She’s sooooooooo cute!!! And so far, her character / story sounds amazing!!
    What do you think?

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    1. I’ve seen Maryellen the doll and she is pretty cute, though I’m not sure if I wll be getting her or not. πŸ™‚ She doesn’t seem to be calling my name yet;)
      The books look great and I love 50’s outfits(have you seen The Andy Griffith Show?)!!:D

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  14. Do you mean the prototype pictures of her or…?… Those were really cute, but they weren’t all the same. In most of them she had regular bangs, but in one she had like side bangs…
    She seems to have half bangs on the book cover, (but they go to the other side) so I’m confused. Lol
    I cant wait to see (more) photos of the doll!! And I’m just itching for the book descriptions to be released…
    I’m excited to see more of her clothes, too! The 50’s style is fun.
    Yes, I have seen the Andy Griffith show (my Aunt loves it!) but it’s been quite a while, so I don’t really remember the clothes from it.

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      1. Kathleen —- Do you mean the dress from the cover of the book, or…?… is there a picture somewhere of the actual doll’s outfit?!
        What are you hoping Maryellen’s story will be about? My mom and I were searching the Internet last night to learn more about the fifties (although are we sure that she’s actually from that era? I don’t think AG has confirmed that…) and during that time, air travel was becoming popular, there was Civil Rights, Polio, the Cold War, space exploration,…. AG said “She follows her heart instead of the crowd!” That could mean just about anything, though… I guess we’ll have to wait until the book descriptions are released.
        So far, about the doll, we know that she has (wavy?) red hair and (side?) bangs. I wonder what face mold and eye color she’ll have?! Oh, this is all very exciting — but the suspense is driving me crazy!! Lol. πŸ˜€

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  15. Chrissa-The one on the cover of her dress. πŸ™‚ And she’s definitely 50s. IT says 1954 on her cover.
    I doubt they’d do civil rights, unfortunately, but I think she might have something to do with flying/the Space Race. G2G, I’ll comment more later!

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  16. Kathleen—– yeah, I did see the dress she’s wearing on the book cover. It’s pretty cute, although I wish it wasn’t sleeveless. (My guess is that AG will put a cute little jacket / sweater in Maryellen’s accessory set… and since it’s an accessory and not actually part of her meet outfit, that’s why it isn’t on the book cover. I still wish it was, though, because then the dress would be more modest!) :D.

    Oh WOW — I can’t believe I didn’t notice that it said 1954 right on the cover!! Now I feel rather “duh”… Anyways, thanks for pointing it out to me!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, yeah, that’s a good theory! I think it also might nave to do with the era – there were lots of sleeveless dresses, and not much else.
      You had to zoom in a lot, don’t worry. πŸ™‚ And you’re quite welcome!
      If you gave it your best guess, how would you summarize what you think will happen in her books? (i.e. – Mary Ellen is a cheerful ten year old growing up in 1954, etc.)

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  17. Kathleen—– Thanks! I do hope it’s right! Wouldn’t the dress be cute with a little cardigan sweater or maybe a bolero jacket over it? Last night, my mom and I were researching the fashions from the 1950’s and we came across a video / slideshow and in it was a teenage girl wearing a dress literally almost identical to Maryellen’s, which was really fun to see!
    Hmmmmmm…. I’m not exactly sure how I would summarize her books. I do have a lot of different story ideas, but it would take me a while to write them down / sort them out. LoL. I’ll think about it and then post my book summary ideas later — I’ll try to do it soon, but it might end up being a few days… how would you summarize Maryellen’s books?

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    1. It would be absolutely adorable! Oooh, that’s really cool! So we now know it’s somewhat historically accurate, though the kinds of clothes that have been leaked so far for her are what more privileged people would be wearing in terms of wealth, and if she’s military and moving around a lot I don’t know how accurate that is. (Not that all people in the military are poor, merely that the house pictured behind her and the overall things they’ve said lead me to believe she might have the kind of money required for Leave it to Beaver-type clothes)
      Oooh, I’m excited to see what you think will happen.
      Oh, goodness, well……….I’ll have to write an actual summary later, because I have to go in a few minutes, but I think that she:
      – is in a military family, stationed either in California or Florida, though I’d guess Florida if I had to choose
      – is going to be played in a very safe way (i.e.-I doubt the civil rights movement will show up or anything at all controversial)
      – I’d guess has siblings
      – I’d assume has a Space Race/aviation/early Cold War theme
      – I’d assume she will have a feministic outlook

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  18. Kathleen—– and Lainey, too——
    I have some reeeeeeally exciting news! AG put Maryellen’s book descriptions on their book retailing site — and a photo of the mini doll, too! You should check them out!

    So what do think?… At first, I thought the book descriptions seemed a little bit all-over-the place… but I think that’s because the new BF books are like 3 books in 1. When you try to divide the descriptions into the original titles they make more sense.
    BF book 1 = meet, school, and Christmas
    BF book 2 = birthday, saves the day, and changes for
    I’m reeeeeeally liking Maryellen’s story so far — I also like your idea of her being in a military family. I’m guessing the Civil Rights movement will be in the story at least a little bit, but don’t know for sure… Oh, or maybe they’ll mention Polio???
    Anyways, I can’t wait for the books (and doll, too, of course!) to be released this August!!
    As for the Maryellen mini doll, I think she’s REALLY cute!! She reminds me a lot of GOTY 2010, Lanie… the curly hair, side bangs, hazel / green eyes… I just wish she had freckles!!

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    1. Yeah, I saw. (and that’s because I’m replying a month late. Seriously I am so bad at replying)
      Yeah, I thought they were all over as well. Honestly, reading her descriptions I think they’re going to go a very safe route (except for probably she’ll triumph hugely over Russia in some way, breaking a secret code or something. /is being sarcastic because while AG would write something like that it’s not realistic/)
      I’m excited for the doll, and I think it will be interesting to see what her books are like. Unfortunately they’ll have to deal with one of my all time favorite books (Penny From Heaven), and if I get Mary-Ellen I’ll probably end up naming her Penny and giving her Penny’s personality anyways.
      In case you can’t tell I’ve been very annoyed with AG recently. -_-
      I have to go, I’ll reply more later. πŸ™‚

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  19. Kathleen——-
    So everyone (including us!) has been talking excitedly about Maryellen, but I’ve been thinking — we actually know pretty much about Maryellen now, but I haven’t heard anything about the 2016 GOTY yet…. Last year, I’m pretty sure in May, there were movie audition videos out on the Internet for Grace’s movie, which had some character/story info in them. Then around late summer/early fall the books became available (with descriptions, I believe) on Amazon.
    It’s already June (I know, it’s only the 2nd…) and as far as I know, there hasn’t been anything said about GOTY 2016 anywhere!!
    If you could design the GOTY, like the doll, her clothes, accessories, story, and everything about her, what would she be like?
    Do you have any of the GOTY dolls? Which AG dolls do you have?

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    1. Hi Chrissa!
      Audition videos are already out!
      http://lissieandlilly.blogspot.com/2015/06/girl-of-year-2016-gemma-clark-casting.html
      Also casting call:
      http://www.folsomtalentconnection.net/#upcoming-auditions/cw8v
      Tada! Unfortunately I’m 5’1″ so I can’t audition — so close! Blargh!
      AH THE QUESTION THAT MAKES ME WRITE LONG COMMENTS (sorry Lainey)
      I have a few different ideas.
      I’d love a non-Caucasian doll, but I did add Marie in there because she’s been my dream doll since I was tiny.
      One is Echo — light Jess mold, light freckles, dark blue (Kit’s) eyes, and #25’s wig.
      Another is Marie — light Josefina mold, light freckles, black “nerd” glasses, hazel eyes, and Rebecca’s wig, but with red and blond highlights. It would kinda be a mix of #37, #38, Isabelle’s, Mia’s, Lanie’s, and Rebecca’s hair colors, but closest to Mia’s. It’s based off of one of my friends. -_-
      Unnamed — dark Jess mold, dark brown or hazel eyes, Addy’s wig.
      Unnamed #2 — medium Addy mold, dark blue eyes, #44s wig.
      Instead of describing things, I’ll just post links to similar ones because I know LAiney’s comments would probably break because this would be too long. πŸ˜‰
      Clothes for Marie would be this:
      Meet: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/sugar-coated
      Spring: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/jumping-joy
      Summer: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/all-decked-out
      Fall: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/spot-dot
      Winter: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/color-me-plaid
      School: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/pretty-preppy
      Casual: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/accordion-me
      Party Dress: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/mint-condition
      Fancy Dress: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/floral-invitation
      Swimsuit: http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Chrissa's_Swim_Team_Gear
      PJs: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/goodnight-moose
      Coat: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/paris-pink
      Other: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/go-bow

      Clothes for unnamed gals:
      Meet: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/starry-eyed (with dark blue flats and a purple headband, not hat and boots)
      Spring: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/song-bird
      Summer: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/sweet-summer
      Fall: http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Mia%27s_Two-in-One_Skate_Outfit (the one with the sweater and skirt)
      Winter: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/well-red
      School: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/spot-dot
      Casual: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/t
      Party Dress: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/go-bow
      Fancy Dress: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/floral-invitation
      Swimsuit: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/beach
      PJs: http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Satin_Pajamas#Dress_Like_Your_Doll
      Coat: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/turn-brrrights
      Other: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/mood-mod

      Clothes for Echo:
      Meet: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/party-starter
      Spring:http://ogdolls.com/accessories/sweet-summer
      Summer: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/cute-scoot
      Fall: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/spot-dot
      Winter: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/deluxe
      School: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/sharp-fox
      Casual: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/t
      Party Dress: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/go-bow
      Fancy Dress: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/floral-invitation
      Swimsuit: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/having-ball%C2%A0
      PJs: http://americangirl.wikia.com/wiki/Addy%27s_Nightgown_(BeForever)
      Coat: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/spot-rain
      Other: http://ogdolls.com/accessories/mood-mod

      I’M OBSESSIVE I KNOW!
      Meep. Poor Lainey.
      Anyways Echo would be into music, and would enjoy violin, piano, swimming, singing, and musical theatre, especially tap. She would live in NYC with her mom, sister Holly, and her dad. IDK know what her stories would be about. -_-
      Marie would be a very nerdy person. XD She loves reading, writing, blogging, photography, and learning random facts. She lives in Seattle (I know, there’s already McKenna) with her mom, her dad, her twin sister (Grace), her cousin (Adeline), and her other two twin sisters, Willow and Hazel. She loves diversity and works for it in her neighborhood, which is a predominantly white area where people don’t know much about other cultures.
      The other two I don’t know about. AG has already had an overabundance of dancers (OK, two, but still), but I know that a lot of people think non-Caucasian girls can’t dance. Which is absolutely untrue because the three best dancers in my class are not Caucasian. Blargh. So probably a similar personality to Echo?
      Seriously this is the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Thanks. πŸ™‚
      What would you do if you could create her?
      I have (in terms of AG dolls) Emily, Ruthie, and Nicki, who I re-named Ana Rubin. πŸ™‚ We’re saving up for Rebekah right now, and then we’re planning on getting Kit, Josefina, #37, and #44. Plus a bunch of other dolls. πŸ˜‰
      Non AG:
      OG dolls are: Katelyn (Katelyn), Sydney Marie (Sydney), Hailey (Hally), Rubye (Robyn), Alejandra (Alejandra), and Bella Rose (Kaylee).
      H4H are: Malaila (Shola), Rachel (Rahel), Piper (Dell), Nikita (Surjan), Tipi (Tipi), Nyesha (Nyesha), and Padma/Nahji (Nahji).
      I know you have Gwen and Chrissa, but who else?

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  20. Lainey——
    Are you having fun on your trip? I hope you’re having an amazing time!!
    I can’t wait for you to come back, though!! I’m really missing you!
    Love, Chrissa Marie

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  21. Lainey, my family and I just found out earlier last week that we have to move — by July 15th which is only 23 days away from now!! And we’re worried because we have no idea where we’re going to go. Will you please pray for us?

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      1. Kathleen——
        Thank you! We haven’t found anyplace yet, but I will definitely (try to) keep you updated.
        And I’ll respond to your other comments soon! I’m not really sure when, though, because of all the (extra!) craziness of moving…. maybe, hopefully, tonight or tomorrow sometime (or if not then then maybe later this week….?…)
        Our house is rather upside-down right now (there are seriously boxes EVERYWHERE and my poor cat, Georgie, is so confused…. do you have any pets?)
        Oh, I gotta go now… “talk”to you later!
        ~~Chrissa Marie~~

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      1. It’s okay, Lainey… Thanks so much! We still haven’t found a new home yet, (and we only have like 15 days before we have to be out!) so please keep praying for us!! Other than your prayers (which we really appreciate!) I don’t really think there’s anything else you can do, but thank you anyways! πŸ™‚
        BTW, I am soooooooooo happy you’re back! I’ve really, REALLY missed you!!

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  22. Also Lainey and Chrissa Marie —
    Pictures of the supposed GOTY 2016 mini has been leaked. It’s possible they’ll change her, but right now it looks like
    -Caroline or the grey eyes
    -medium Josefina mold
    -dark blondish with brown and red streaks straight hair
    -Going to somewhere African/South American, I’d guess Brazil because of the summer Olympics next year
    -Biracial, probably partially Latina and partially white

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      1. My friend sent the link to the Ebay auction to me. πŸ™‚ It’s down now, but I saved the picture and uploaded it to Google Drive. I shared it with you, and sent the link to your email. Chrissa — IDK your email, maybe Lainey could share it with you?

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  23. Lainey and Kathleen ————-
    I love commenting to both of you but want you to know that I won’t be able to for a while because of moving. There is soooooo much that still needs to be done (packing, more packing, cleaning, etc….) and not much time to do it all.
    But please don’t think I’m ignoring you! When everything calms down and gets back to normal (only that might be a while…) I will start commenting again! Until then, I’ll miss you!!
    Also, I found that picture of GOTY ( ? ) mini doll (she’s really cute!) but thank you both anyways!!

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    1. Now I feel super bad fr not replying earlier! I haven’t been online at all for a week or two. 0.0
      Anyways, that’s completely understandable. πŸ™‚ When you want to start commenting again I’ll be very excited. πŸ˜€

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  24. Lainey——– Kathleen——–

    Sorry it’s been (what feels like) such a long time since I’ve commented!

    Everything’s been soooooo crazy!!!
    We moved out on July 16th and haven’t actually found a new home yet so we’ve been staying with friends since then.
    I think the worst part of the move is over now, so hopefully I’ll be able to comment to you guys more! I’ve missed you both!!!!

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      1. Thanks! Yeah, I hope we find a new house soon, too!! Until we do, my family and I are actually really happy where we’re staying (with our good friends) soooooo… yeah. God is taking care of us! πŸ™‚

        So what have you been doing this summer?
        I’ll try to comment more later sometime… TTFN, ta-ta for now! πŸ™‚

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  25. Chrissa – I’m so sorry I haven’t replied! I’ve been offline for ages and really busy.
    Anyways, I’m hoping you’ve found a house.

    Well, I started homeschool a few days ago, I did a summer acting class, and I’m starting dance and acting. How was your summer? (Assuming it’s already ended, most schools start before September)

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  26. Kathleen——-
    It’s ok… actually I’m sorry – sorry I haven’t commented back to you until now!
    I totally understand about being busy!
    A few weeks ago, I started playing soccer! (I’m definitely a beginner, but I’m getting better!) Thankfully, it’s neither competitive nor too professional… it’s just a random group of us who get together and play for fun, and it is soooooooooo much fun! Have you ever played soccer?
    I’ve also started babysitting (once a week) and have recently gotten pretty involved in stuff at church, too (youth group, catechism\religion class, Rosary making class…), which is all really great!
    That’s cool that you’re homeschooled! I am, too! Because of the move, though, I got a rather late start this year (my school books were all packed away in storage!), but we finally found them and school is going pretty well so far. How’s it going for you?
    Dance and acting sound like so much fun!! What kind of dance are you doing? I’ve taken some ballet and Irish step dancing, and a little bit of drama, too. It was all really fun!
    Well, I should be going now… “talk” to you later!
    ~~Chrissa Marie~~

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    1. Haha, now I took forever to reply again! Silly me.
      I always wanted to play soccer, but I never did. I had fun playing it informally with friends a few times though!
      Oh, that sounds fun!
      Oh, well, I did some over the summer, so I started a bit late too.
      YOU DID?????? *goes into overdrive mode* I was an Irish Dancer for 3.5 years! I had five injuries, actually, so I had to quit in Summer 2014, but it’s by far still my favorite style of dance and I really miss it. Did you do it competitively? I had finally gotten my solo dress, so that was pretty sad though. Anyways, I’ve taken ballet for 4 years (2 when I was tiny), tap for 2 (1 when I was tiny), and this year, I’m starting my 5th and 3rd years of those and also jazz and lyrical for the first time, which I’m actually quite enjoying even though I wasn’t sure. I’m totally a performer at heart. πŸ˜‰
      Me too! Bye! πŸ™‚

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  27. Hi Kathleen!
    Whoa, I’m sorry it took me forever (AGAIN) to comment back.
    I have very, very limited access to Internet right now, and as always, I’ve been really busy!
    Guess what? We moved AGAIN and are living in the same neighborhood we lived in before (on the same street!) Craziness, right?! It’s just another “temporary” home because it’s fully (and generously) furnished which means we can’t unpack much of our own stuff from storage (although the dolls did come with us…) *guilty grin* πŸ˜‰ It’s great for now, though, and we’re very thankful to be there!!
    What have you been doing lately?
    Wow! That’s SO cool that did Irish dancing for 3.5 years!! I’m sorry about the injuries, though… And that you didn’t get to wear your solo dress. 😦 (What did it look like?)
    I only took Irish dance for one semester (because that’s as long as I was in that Co-op) so no, I didn’t dance competitively, but I had a lot of fun!!
    I’ve done more ballet — some when I was really young and then another year\couple years a few years ago, (did that make sense? Lol) all of which I learned from my friends’ older sister (also a friend, mom of the little boys I babysit for.) Ok, that was a long explanation… :p Anyways, ballet was pretty fun!
    Good-bye, Kathleen! “Talk” to ya later! πŸ™‚
    Your friend,
    ~~Chrissa Marie~~
    P.S. Happy (belated) thanksgiving!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. I do too, sometimes, don’t worry about it!
      Oh, again? Wow! I’m glad you found a place to stay (and that the dolls came too, LOL).
      Working on an Etsy shop release, schoolwork, writing (NaNoWriMo whoo-hoo!), dance….My regular crazy life! How about you?
      Yes, I wish I could have for longer, it’s really fun. Well, I wore it for a few things…just only for a month though. Can’t say, sorry.
      Aww, sorry you couldn’t take much! Which dances did you learn?
      (Yes, it did!) I really enjoy ballet! It’s so HARD though. The first week after summer vacation I groaned every time I sat down after ballet. It hurt!
      Bye!
      Kathleen
      P.S. — Aww, happy (really belated) Thanksgiving and early Christmas to you!

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