I walked into the parlor at our house and noticed my mother sitting at the desk. “Oh! Mother, I didn’t think you would still be awake.” I said with surprise. “What are you doing home so early?” She inquired, ignoring what I had just said.
“I was just feeling a little tired.” I fibbed and took a seat.
“Liesel, what is it? What’s troubling you?” My mother questioned as she studied me. Somehow mothers always know when something is bothering their children.
“Nothing.” I replied quite simply, then went on to say, “How are you feeling, Mother? Is your headache gone?” I inquired, trying to change the subject.
“Yes, I am feeling much better. Now, would you please tell me what’s wrong?” She asked in her gentle motherly tone.
“Nothing – it’s just – nothing, I’m fine.” I quickly assured her as I reached for the teapot.
“I know you don’t do well in large crowds. Were you feeling uncomfortable?” Mother tried again, but I just couldn’t tell her.
“Would you like a cup of tea?” I offered, ignoring her question. Mother sighed and said, “Yes, thank you.”
As I was carrying the cup and saucer, I felt so nervous that I was trembling and dropped them on the floor.
“I’m so sorry! I’ll clean it up.” I apologized and reached down to pick up the cup and saucer.
I closed my eyes and looked away with a sigh. “You’re right, Mother. Something is on my mind.” I confessed.
“It’s Father. Some of the other women were talking about the great things their fathers are doing and what a success they are, that it got me to thinking about him.” I lied again. Mother couldn’t know about my meeting with Frederic.
“You didn’t say anything, did you?” Mother asked in a panic.
“No, no, of course not!” I assured her and continued, “But I was wondering… What would happen if someone did find out?” I inquired with caution, not wanting to alarm my mother more than I already had.
“That’s not something to wonder, Liesel, because no one will find out.” Mother answered.
“I know, it’s just that I’m curious. What would happen if others knew?” I asked again.
Mother stood and headed for the door. “If others knew, we would be shamed and we would become the laughingstock of the kingdom. We could lose our house, our riches, and all that we had. We’d go back to poverty.” She finally explained with a trembling voice.
“No one must find out what your father really was and we must do anything to keep others from knowing the truth.” She said sternly.
“Anything?” I repeated.
“Anything.” She said and went upstairs. I knew I had upset her and that I had brought up a painful topic, but I just had to know for sure.
“Well, I have my answer then. She said we have to do anything, so that’s exactly what I’ll do. Even if it means doing something for Frederic.”
That concludes part 2! Look for part 3 coming soon! 😀
Okay, I took like a gazillion pictures at the store of like EVERYTHING, so this is gonna have to be split into two or three parts! Crazy, huh?! So this part I’ll be focusing on the Beforever Characters 🙂
Here’s the table with all the food. I didn’t eat any of it…. What is wrong with me?! I think it’s because I felt stressed (we got there like 10 minutes before 10), they were just about to have a drawing, and I had gum. So yeah… I really wanted a muffin, though! LOL!
So true! 😀
Here’s the drawing – you had a chance to win Maryellen’s TV or a Bitty Baby!
Here’s Maryellen’s display!!! YAY!!
I love her collection SO much!! Like seriously – I want a lot of it! LOL
Doesn’t that spot look so empty?? I feel like there should be more there than just Maryellen herself!
Here’s her diner!! AAAHH!!!! It’s SO amazing!!! I can’t tell you how much I love it. I don’t care how much it is, I will buy this someday! 😀
Here’s my Maryellen visiting Grace’s La Patisserie 🙂
I just now realized that those are the only Maryellen photos I took…. What is wrong with me?! Ugh!
Oh! LOL! Here’s another picture of her diner! Isn’t it amazing??? 😀
Here’s Julie’s display 🙂
I love this coat so much, like oh my gosh! :O
I also really love this dress! It’s so cute!
What do you think of her new pajamas? I personally like her old ones better, but I think the new ones are still cute 🙂
Samantha’s Gazebo…. Aaaahh! So pretty!!!
The coat… :O I have a thing for coats, jackets, vests, pretty much anything that you wear over something LOL!
Oh, gosh, AG!! Why do you have so many amazingly huge furniture pieces that I want???
Samantha’s display is so full!! She has so much stuff!! (why not make Josefina’s collection a little bigger….)
Kit has a lot of cute stuff in her collection! I love the desk, the typewriter, her outfits – I really should get some of her outfits…
Like this one!! OMGOSH isn’t it the cutest?! 😀
*Sigh* Poor Josefina. Her collection is so small. I feel like she’s so neglected…. 🙁
Yay! Rebecca!! 😀
This dress is so amazing!
Alright, Addy and Josefina really need some more attention! Their collections are so small compared to the others! 🙁
Well, that ends this part! I’m sorry I didn’t get more pictures of Maryellen’s collection… Maybe I was too into looking at her stuff that I just forgot to take pics or something. Sorry about that 😕 Ummm…. I just realized that I have no pictures of Kaya or her collection…. I don’t even remember seeing her there! I must have walked passed it or something… Hmmm….
Anyways, it was a really fun day and it was so great to meet Mya, Amelia, and Rebekah! 😀
Look for part 2 of “Masquerade” coming later today and I will post the next part of the store photos tomorrow! Bye for now!
As you all should know by now, I got MARYELLEN!!! I really didn’t think I’d make enough money to get her in such a short time, but I’m so glad and thankful I did! She is absolutely beautiful and oh! Her hair!! I think she has one of my favorite doll wigs! It’s BEAUTIFUL! 😀
Now, let’s get on to the photoshoot and review! 🙂
Maryellen is a beautiful girl with lovely hazel eyes and strawberry blonde hair. I’d have to say, though, that I am not so impressed with her bangs. Both Maryellen and Grace have that weird section of hair that flops over. You can move that piece up and out of the way, though, which is probably what I’ll do from now on 🙂
Here are her pretty eyes. They are a green hazel. The colors I see in her eyes are green and brown. It looks like Maryellen and Clara (MAG/TM #21) share the same eye color. You can click on the picture and zoom in to see the color perfectly 🙂
Her outfit is ADORABLE and great quality!
I love the colors of the dress so much! It looks really beach-y and sorta candy shop-ish to me 😀 The stripes are white, coral, red, and mint 🙂
I really like the bits of ribbon and two bows and the sweetheart neckline, SO cute! 😀
Her knit shrug is probably my favorite piece of this outfit! It’s adorable!! It is very soft and easy to get on and off. The “M” is embroidered on 🙂 Oh, and there’s no need to worry about the velcro from the dress snagging the shrug either. The dress velcros quite nicely in the back 🙂
She comes with her hair styled in a high ponytail. Her curls are so pretty and I love the color of her hair!! 😀 Oh, and something that is SO weird is that her tag said “Care for your doll with straight hair”…. I’m like – That is wavy/curly! Not straight at all! 😛
The ribbon bow is attached to a hair scrunchie.
Here’s the back of the shrug so you can see the lovely details. I love the design! 🙂
Her shoes are some of my favorite AG shoes, I think! They velcro on nicely 🙂
Well, I think that wraps up the review! Now get ready for just pictures! 😀
Oh, right! Here’s a closeup of her hair color. The colors in her hair are blonde, red, and what seems to be orange-ish to me…? I could be wrong, though 😉
I LOVE the sun ray shining down on this one! 😀
And that ends this photoshoot! Be sure to let me know which picture you liked best! 🙂
What do you think of Maryellen? Do you plan on getting her someday?
I’ll post the pictures I took at the debut either later today or tomorrow 🙂
It was the biggest night of the entire year – the Duke and Duchess’ Annual Springtime Ball. I had not wished to go because I never did too well at large parties, balls, or anything such as that, but I knew I had to. If I hadn’t accepted the generous invitation – which was shocking I’d even received one – My family and I would have been completely disgraced. So at the ball, I did my best to engage with some of the other rich girls, but that didn’t go so well. I ended up listening more than talking.
I looked behind me and saw a young man watching the men and women dance away to the music.
Wait a second. I knew that face.
My heart was racing and I found it hard for me to breathe. “Calm. Stay calm.” I told myself.
“Please excuse me, ladies.” I said politely with a quick curtsy.
As I hurried toward the exit, someone tapped my shoulder.
“May I have this dance?” That horrid man inquired with a bow.
Knowing how improper it would be for me to refuse, I reluctantly said, “You may.”
We danced in silence for a moment. I didn’t dare speak or even look at him in the eye. I completely and utterly despised him.
“You know why I’m here, Liesel.” He whispered with a threatening tone.
“On the contrary, Frederic, I have no idea why you’re here.” I stated, still not even making eye contact.
“I need you to do something for me.” He began, his eyes squinted and cruel. He continued on to say, “And you will do it, because I’ve got a bit of leverage, which is something you’ll never have on me.”
“And what is that?” I questioned with disgust. “I knew your father. I know what he was and what he did. And I also know how you and your family have tried to hide it all your lives, but the truth has a way of coming out one way or another. Get me what I need, and I’ll keep your little secret.” Frederic offered. I was trying so hard to get the tears in my eyes to disappear. I knew that if I didn’t do what he wanted, he would expose the truth to everyone and our family would be shamed for eternity.
Anger and fear boiled up inside of me and I pushed myself away from him and fled from the palace, leaving Frederic standing alone with a scowl on his face.
That concludes part 1!!! 😀 😀
Day 15 – Ten Favorite Foods:
1. Donuts!! Seriously, they are the best 😀
2. Cake Pops! Particularly the Birthday Cake flavor from Starbucks 🙂
3. French Toast! My favorite breakfast food 🙂
4. Shrimp Tacos! Mmmmm….
5. In N Out Burgers! In my opinion, they have the best burgers 😀
6. Garlic Bread
7. Oatmeal Squares!! This is my all time favorite cereal! 😀
8. Oooh!! Strawberry Toaster Strudels!!!
9. Popcorn!! Disneyland has the best popcorn!
10. Okay, I guess I’ll do another meal type food LOL! Hmm… I’ll say Chicken Fettuccine! 🙂
That was hard. I feel like I’m missing so many awesome foods LOLOL! XD
Now for the announcements!
First, I am going to Maryellen’s Debut in LA on August 27th!! EEE! I’m going to the First Look Event, so if you’re going, be sure to look for me there! I will probably be wearing a purple/pinkish tank top with foil gold stars on it and shorts. You should all know what I look like already, but to refresh, I have brown, curly, fluffy hair and brown eyes and freckles! 🙂 I’ll update you all if outfit plans change or something 😀
Second, check out this great giveaway over at AmericanGirlPlace!
If you’d like a chance to win the outfit pictured above, make sure to go enter the giveaway by clicking here! Kaitlyn is such an amazing seamstress 🙂
That’s all for now! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend 🙂
Are you going to Maryellen’s debut? What do you think of her?