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Merry Christmas AGDC Dolls! December 25, 2010


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope you guys had a WONDERFUL day and that you got everything you wanted. Let us be reminded that today is NOT about Santa, presents, treats, etc. It’s about our Savior Christ Jesus being born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. He is the TRUE reason for the season and why Christmas is what it is. Unfortunately people nowadays try to block that from us, saying how Christmas is about gifts or winter or whatever. CHRISTmas is about CHRIST, and we can’t forget that this holiday season. I pray that all of you and your families have a wonderful Christmas and Christmas break! (and to you guys up north, don’t take advantage of the snow! We don’t have any 😉 )

It was early December 25—Christmas morning. It was the day people had been talking about for months. The dolls were still asleep, dreaming about what the morning would bring.

“IIIIIITTTTTTSSSSS CCCCCHHHHHHRRRRRIIIIISSSSSTTTTMMMMMAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” shouted Samantha on the top of her lungs.

“IIIIIITTTTTSSSSSS CHHHHHRRRRIIIIISSSTTTMMMMASSSS!” repeated Kit.

The girls got up and began jumping on their sisters to wake them up.

“What’s all this about?” asked an annoyed Kathleen.

“ITS CHRISTMAS!” shouted Kit in reply.

Poor Eva and Addy were getting stomped on by Samantha.

The rambunctious two soon awoke the whole gang. The girls had decided to sleep in their Christmas dresses, because for one, Madeline was too lazy to change them, and second, because they had been so tired after their Christmas Eve service and gift exchange that they just hit the sack. 

“Oh my goodness, sisters,” said Elsie. “It is again the day of our Saviors birth! Now let us go and see what treats Saint Nicholas brought!”

“Oh Elsie, you’re so old fashioned.” Samantha sighed. “PRESENTS FROM SANTA EVERYONE! LET’S GO!!!!!”

The girls walked quietly into their living room, filled with beautiful gifts. 

Delete caption“Santa” had eaten the cookies and milk and left a special note to the girls. 

Molly picked up the note to read it.

“Dear girls, Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! You all were very good girls. Thanks for the cookies and the reindeer food. Comet couldn’t get enough!
*Samantha – watch that mouth of yours. I don’t want you on my naughty list.

Merry Christmas!
Santa Claus

Next the dolls darted to presents. Unfortunately Madeline did not have time to wrap them like normally but the dolls were excited anyway. Kit and Sammi got into all the candy.


Felicity and Eva loved the clothes Santa brought them.

Felicity loved the crimson red color of Kit’s Christmas Dress and Eva loved the Cheerleading outfit and Diva nail stickers!

Julie loved the Rebecca Play Scenes and Paper Dolls and the Princess and the Frog movie she got.

Kathleen and Lulu were the first the open the stocking. They also loved the Rhema Marvanne CDs. She is the dolls’ favorite singer!

Josefina loved the Shirley Temple movie collection she got, with 14 features!

*Note the Shirley Temple autobiography in the background- I got that too (you can probably tell I love Shirley Temple). I am on chapter 3 and it is great so far! I’s a huge book though!

You can just guess the two girls who were ecstatic about the old-timey sewing machine.

It was a great morning in itself.

Just as Josefina was opening her dvd to see what disks were inside, a small piece of paper dropped out. It read:

“There’s one more gift yet to meet – Follow these clues, this fantastic gift can’t be beat!
Clue 1:
When I first got here, I had a look. Then a bubble bath I took!”

To read the rest of the story, click HERE. If it doesn’t load on your computer, let me know. 🙂

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

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GOTY 2010 Lanie BIG NEWS! December 12, 2009

Filed under: Lanie Holland- GOTY 2010,New Friends,TOP SECRET,What's New — Madeline@AGDC @ 12:03 AM

BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NE
OK, so we’ve got some MAJOR, GIANT, BIGGEST, NEWS EVER SO FAR FOR THE GIRL OF THE YEAR 2010 LANIE.

Let’s review some facts:
1. Her books are written by Jane Kurtz
2. Her name is Lanie Holland
3. Her book plots went online informing us she cares about the earth and likes to garden. (I guess you could call her a Go-Green girl?)

Let’s review some “rumors” that have been spread.
1. She is likely to be African American. (PROVED WRONG)
2. She is a gardening, care-about-the-earth girl. (PROVED RIGHT!)

Well, now we have one of the most important things of all- her book cover! Based on the stuff she is holding, she does look like a gardening girl.  She doesn’t look girly-girl, I mean, to me she doesn’t based on her outfit. Here, take a look at my comment on DollDiaries.com, where this was found, and you can se what I think about her:

“Well, Lanie isn’t African American or another nationality or whatever-you-call-it, but she is BEAUTIFUL. She looks unique, a feature I value in dolls, (if you look at the dolls I own, the 9 out of the 10 dolls I have are “unique” and not just really plain.) I will think about her. She is VERY pretty. Love the curlies! Her outfit seems cute too, and not one of a girly-girl. Her hair makes her seem that way, but I hope she’s cute-sporty!”

UPDATE: Cover of Lanie’s second book, ‘Lanie’s Real Adventures’

Well, that’s my opinion! You can share yours and post MORE information about this new Lanie here, at AGDC,or e-mail me at:
madelineward17@yahoo.com

 

Traveling Doll Mia! Part 1 October 19, 2009

Filed under: All Dolls,Doll Fun,Mia,Molly,New Friends,Welcome! — Madeline@AGDC @ 11:56 PM

IMG_1716“And a one, two, spin.. and stop.” Mia Moyer spun around twice on Thin Cruster lake. It was a cold day in winter, and Mia went out to ice skate. “I can’t wait!” she said to herself. “In just two days I will get to be in the Lucerene Girls Ice Arena Competition! I HAVE to win best ice skater, or I will certainly die.” Mia spun around and did a full jump. Nothing could stop her from winning! She just HAD to. Good sport or not, it would all pay off soon, right?

IMG_1717“Mia!” Mia stopped and saw her best friend, Marina, approaching her. “Yeah, Marina. What do you need?” Mia said. “First of all,” Marina said sharply. “WHAT in the world so you thing your doing, out here in the cold, in your “skating outfit”? You gotta get a sweater on! And come inside, you don’t need this ice-skating!” Mia felt hurt but nodded slowly. “but… your not wearing a sweater, either.” Mia said quietly, her head bowed. Marina’s expression did not change. “Well, so what? I am only out here to get YOU, for a mere minute! Now come on!” Mia could not argue. She knew Marina had some spiky approach on people, but it was worth it. At least to Mia. Marina was also the very best friend AFTER her preformance. It was Ok.

IMG_1718 “Ok, Mia!” said Marina happily as they were inside Marina’s house drinking Hot Chocolate. “I got you a little gift, just for you and your ice skating thing. I DO care about it, I just don’t want you shivering out in the cold.” Mia nodded. “Oh, your just great, Mary.” But Mia hesitated to open it. It was something very fancy and crazy for sure. But it had to be from Marina’s heart. So she opened it quickly.

IMG_1719 It WAS something awfully crazy. It was a springing, colorful hairbow. “Marina….. I don’t know what to say…. I mean, it’s-” Marina cut Mia off. “I KNOW, right! You will TOTALLY wear it because it’s the best gift you’ve ever had!” Mia bit her lip. “Marina, I already have my outfit planned for the competition. But look, I will wear it sometime, I promise. Pinkie.” Mia smiled and felt more confident. “OK,” Marina said. “I guess it wouldn’t hurt if you don’t wear it for the competition. I know! We can be rainbow girls for halloween! And we can wear the hairbows! And matching skirts And, And! And—– I’m not making any sense, am I?” Mia laughed. “Let’s talk about this like, when it’s actually OCTOBER! Ok, I will see ya later, Mary!”

IMG_1720Mia’s plans were to get out of the skating outfit and cuddle up to some TV in pajamas, but NO. Her owner, Ally, had OTHER plans. Next thing she knew, Mia wound up in a travel book bag.
And then, Mia had a car-ride to…  to…. A SLEEPOVER! Flashes of girls went by. Laughing and noises and lights filled Mia’s long night. It must have been a birthday sleepover. But, the restless night was finally over and Mia found herself very tired, but she just couldn’t fall asleep. OOhhhoooHHHHuuuuuHH…

IMG_1721Right before Mia’s eyes closed for a while, she felt a dainty, light hand pat her head. She looked up. “Mary…I mean, Marina???” she asked drowsily. ” The girl made a face. “No… my name is Eva Grace, I’m one of the dolls here. Welcome to AGDC, American Girl Doll Central. You must be Mia! You’re the second one we’ve had, you know.” Now it was Mia’s turn to make a face. “I am…uh… not sure what those words stand for. I’m supposed to go straight home with my owner, Ally, when this is over, so please, ma’am, Miss Eva, don’t let her forget me. ” Eva Grace didn’t tell Mia the truth about the young girl’s stay, but she said simply, “Come and meet the girls. I know you’ll like them.”

IMG_1722“Ok, Mia,” said Eva Grace. “These are, Kit with the blond hair and blue eyes; Josefina is the girl in the blue dress with braided hair; Elsie is the historical, fancy girl with the brunette curls; and at the end you have Samantha in the cute, sporty outfit.
IMG_1723“Right here we have these girls. The first african-american girl with the blue dress and necklace is Lulu; the girl with glasses and a pink dress is Molly; you’ll see african-american Addy in the yellow easter dress. Now in the black and white outfit with red hair is Felicity.

IMG_1726Lastly but not leastly, Kathleen with the black bows and red curls; and Maggie, who’s..um….has to be fixed up a little. You’ll learn about Maggie’s history…..later.

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Mia was pleased with meeting new friends, but her dreams in her nap that day were filled with strange pictures and scenes, and when Mia woke up, she knew something was TERRIBLY, HORRIBLY, UNFORGETABLEY WRONG.

IMG_1729NO. This could not be happening. Mia sprung to the window and began kicking and screaming and yelling, tears running down her cheeks. “NO, ALLY!” Mia screamed. “HOW DID YOU FORGET ME!!! YOU DON’T LOVE ME ANYMORE, YOU FOGOT ME IN A STRANGE PLACE! PLEASE COME GET ME, ALLY! I’M SCARED!!!!!” This happening could be in a horror movie in the doll world, so Mia was in total freaking out. “AHHHHHHH! ALLLLY!”
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IMG_1731 Mia ran to a corner and began to cry. Then another girl came up to her. Mia just wished it would stop. “What’s wrong?” asked the girl. Mia reconized her as Molly. “Oh, Molly, something terrible has happened. Ally forgot me!!! She doesn’t love me anymore and wants to give me up! I want her to come get me and love me again!!! But she forgot me! She..she… I WANT TO GO HOME!!!” Mia let out a yelping cry. But Molly rubbed her back. She wanted to laugh at the silly incident, but she didn’t want to make Mia feel bad. “It’s ok, Mia. You are only staying for two days. That means you visit, you are going home soon. Your owner still loves you a lot. She wants you to have FUN, so don’t cry! ‘-giggle-‘ Ok, you come dress in something cozy, and meet me in the living room and talk.

IMG_1732Mia chose a purple cozy outfit and joined Molly. “Molly… I have to tell you something!!!” Mia said. Molly looked concerned. “Tell me, then!” Mia let out a shaking breath. “Molly, something else is terrible. I have a really important thing, the Lucerene Girls Ice Arena Competition, and it’s in TWO DAYS! I don’t know what to do.” Molly nodded. “And you WILL make it. We will do it. I will take you to Thin Cruster Lake tomorrow. But right now, let’s get some dinner. I’m hungry, and I’m sure you are too!”
IMG_1751What are Mia and Molly eating for dinner? Can you guess?

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A NEW member of AGDC!-Kathleen and Elsie get reunited! October 17, 2009

Filed under: All Dolls,Doll Fun,Elsie,Kathleen,Life Of Faith,New Friends,Welcome! — Madeline@AGDC @ 4:28 PM

IMG_1674“C’mon, Kathleen! I KNOW something’s wrong.” Samantha insisted her sister one day. “No,” said Kathleen. “Nothing’s wrong. Just because I do not want to play right now doesn’t mean I am upset!” Samantha sighed. “Come ON, Kathleen. You gotta tell me.” Kathleen looked up at her sister. “WELL,” she began. “Ever since Josie told me she could find Elsie, it was one thing that wouldn’t come out of my mind. Voices have been taunting me saying, ‘You can never find Elsie. She went out of business,’ and things like that. It’s hard to explain. Things seem to revolve around that lately, in my world. ‘Sigh.’ ” Samantha heart rose a little. “YEAH, ABOUT THAT. You wait here, little angel Kathleen.” Samantha jumped of Madeline’s bed, the place they had been sitting, and ran away.

IMG_1675 Hushed voices rose from a far side on in the room.
“So, it’s set?” whispered Samantha. Josefina nodded.
“Yeah, I think she’s out there. You go ahead and get Kathleen.”
Samantha smiled ear to ear. “Oh, can you imagine the look on her face when-”
Josie pressed a finger against her lips. “Hush, we can’t spread a rumor. Just go get Kathleen, I’ll be ready for you.”

IMG_1672“Kathleen, you have got to come with me,” told Samantha to Kathleen the very next minute. “I think I know how to  make all your taunting voices leave you. Kathleen followed her sister Sam into the hallway, then stopped. There, far in the dark but more glorious than the rising sun, came coming a small girl. But not just any girl. Beautiful spiral ringlets framed her face and ran down her back. She wore a big fancy dress with bows and frills. And she had, the most kindest, christian eyes that seem to sine through the dark. Kathleen sucked in her her breath.
“Elsie?” She whispered. “OH, ELSIE! OH ELSIE!!!!!!”

IMG_1676“Oh, Kathleen! Shall it be you?” The girl named Elsie Dinsmore shouted. “OMGoodness, Elsie Rebecca Dinsmore! It IS me but I can’t believe you! YOU are here!!! AHH!” The two girls, best friends and twin sisters, danced and jumped. “AHH, KATHLEEN! The Lord is good! For He has brought us together again!!!” The two little godly girls danced and discussed the amazing Lord. The other 8 girls danced in.

IMG_1677In all the fun, Katheen studied her companion’s face. It was precious, and it had shining hazel eyes with eyelashes like spiders. She had color in her cheecks and face and had  tiny ringlets circle her face. And she had the prettiest, prettiest, smile. She was smiling. Elsie was glad to be here. With a home that loved her, countless sisters and companions, Kathleen,  and Madeline and most importantly the Lord.

IMG_1680After everybody was danced their heads off, Felicity felt like being helpful. “Elsie, is their anything you left in your taxi when you came here? “Elsie stopped to think. “WELL,” she said. “I DO know that Madeline’s parents bought me with four other outfits. I hope the taxi driver hasn’t gone off with them yet. I will go get it.” Felicity stopped her. “Oh no you don’t. You enjoy your time. I will go get them. So, LOL BFFs! BRB!” Elsie suddenly looked lost. “Is there anything ELSE you should tell me? LIKE THE  FACT THAT THAT RED-HEAD GIRL JUST SPOKE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?” Lulu turned to her new little sister. “Calm down, lil’ Elsie. LOL BFFs BRB just stands for ‘Laugh out Loud, Best friend forevers! Be right back!’ So you don’t need to worry, girl. We all speak english here! So, LOL!” Elsie laughed. “OK, I’ll LOL BFFs!”

IMG_1684Felcity came in later with a stack of clothes. “This is it, I think?” she asked Elsie. “Thank you, Miss Felicity. You are a big help.  Yes, those are my clothes.” Elsie began taking them out and putting them in her wardrobe that Nick, Madeline’s brother, had made for her. But then she stopped. “I know!” she said. “Let’s all play dress up! You can all use my clothes, I’ve got plenty to share!” And so they did. But first, Kathleen went up to Josefina.

IMG_1682 With tears of joy in her eyes, Kathleen sputtered out. “How….how did you this, Josefina??? It’s such a remarkable time. And you were the girl behind it. How did you find Elsie?” Josefina smiled at Kathleen’s interest. “Well, It wasn’t just me, first of all. It was mostly Madeline’s parents. It was Madeline’s birthday and I told them what she wanted. The day after LOF went out of business, Madeline’s dad went to the store, picking up Elsie, before it was too late. But I was taking care of Elsie under the bed in her parent’s room. I nursed her until it was time for her to be given to Madeline! And to you, of course.” Kathleen smiled. “You are wonderful! And so are Madeline’s parents! And mostly God!”
The End-But not of Elsie’s adventures! 😉

BEHIND THE SCENES…
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Yes, I got Elsie my birthday, which is October 17.  I first opened the clothes and then my parents were like, “sorry. We tried to find her but she was sold out. We can find her soon, though.” I got  a little upset because I had hopes of getting  Elsie. Then my mom said, “can you get the vaccume cleaner? We have to clean up.” And when I went to get it, there was a box in there just the size for  a doll box. And you know the rest of the story! 🙂 Here’s the clothes I got:
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From left to right: Kathleen’s feedsack nightgown set with sockies and a blanket ; Violet’s school apron set with hairbow clips; Millie’s school dress set with socks, shoes, and hairbow clips. Bottom: Yellow undergarmet set (not sure who’s).

IMG_1690Last but not least, this is Elsie posing in front of the wardrobe my brother made me for the dolls out of the Elsie box.

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ANOTHER NEW DOLL?-KATHLEEN August 4, 2009

Filed under: Josefina,Kathleen,New Friends,Samantha,Welcome! — Madeline@AGDC @ 3:08 PM

About a week after I got Samantha, we had a garage sale. I made $135 in it, selling all my old toys. I decided I want to buy a Life-Of-Faith-Doll. Thankfully those dolls are not just order-online sort of thing. They had the dolls at Family Christian Stores, which is very close to us. I went and bought Kathleen Mckenzie. She even came with a nightgown and a little Bible! Please enjoy Samantha and Josefina’s adventure when they met Kathleen.

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One day, Josefina went hiking in the mountains. She was with Samantha, who was not very interested in hiking, and was far behind. Josie stopped when she saw a mysterious looking object underneath a pile of rocks? “What’s that?” she wondered.

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“Maybe I can get it out,” Josie said. She pulled and pushed and pulled, pushed and pulled, but the box wouldn’t budge. She really wanted to know what was in the box, so she called for help. “SAMANTHA!!!” she cried. “COME HERE, FAST!”

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The two girls pulled the box right out of the rocks. “Thank you, Sam!” said Josie.
The words on the box were two blurry to read, and the picture was faded. “I wonder what it is?” asked Samantha. “I don’t know, but it looks exiting! Let’s open it!” cried Josefina. Samantha didn’t like the idea, but she had no other choice to follow her sister.

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“MhmmHmmHMM!” said a object inside. It was wrapped with paper and string. “What is it?” asked Josie. “I…I…I think it is a little girl.” Sam said, a shake in her voice. “C’mon, let’s get her out!”

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Out  came a pretty little girl with an old-fashioned green dress and long, red, curly hair. She had freckles all across her face and a little book in her hand. “Hello,girls” she said. “My name is Kathleen Mckenzie, and I come from Scotland to America in the 1930’s,” said Kathleen, sharing her history. “But you may call me Katie.” she said.

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“What is that little book?” asked Samantha. “This is the Bible, it tells about God and Jesus.” answered Katie. “I will read some verses to you,” she said.

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Here is a close-up picture of Katie. She is an all-vinyl doll. Her eyes do not close like American Girl Dolls do, but she is very cute!!!! Now you will be able to see her in upcoming posts!

 

WELCOMING A NEW DOLL-SAMANTHA! August 3, 2009

Filed under: New Friends,Samantha,Welcome! — Madeline@AGDC @ 8:03 PM

You may have noticed that in “Meet my Dolls” there is no Samantha doll, but in “Traveling Maria Kit-Day 1” there is Samantha and she gives Maria Kit a present. I just  got a retired, pleasent company, pre-mattel version of Samantha. I got her on Ebay for $40 with my own money. Here are pictures from her first night!
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Samantha’s welcome sign
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A group photo of my dolls- with Mia and Maria Kit
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Samantha is welcomed by lots of friends!
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Close up of Samantha
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Me doing Samantha’s hair
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Samantha ready for bed
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Samantha reading the “Meet Julie” book. Sorry it is a little blurry.

Hope you liked them!