Hey everyone! Before I get into the dolly part of this post, lemme just wish my oldest brother, Jacob a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 😀
Alrighty, now back to the posty (I add y’s to words sometimes because it’s fun LOL!)!
Yes, I got MAG – or now I should say, TrulyMe – #59!!! When my mom peeked in my room to see what dolls were on my wishlist, she got her for me from Jill’s Steals and Deals and I was SO excited!! I’m considering adding freckles to her so she will look more like me… What do you think?
Anyways, yesterday after I finished taking pictures for the photostory, I instantly did a photoshoot of Jocelyn! 😀
She is SO cute!! Her hair is kinda hard for styling, but it’ll be okay. It’s not much different from “Jane’s” Oh! And Jocelyn’s middle name is Marie! 😀
I’m not sure what her personality is yet. It’s so hard to think of different personalities when you have 20 dolls LOL! She’s obviously an animal lover, though 😀
I love her chocolate eyes
Her hair is so pretty! The color is VERY close to mine, only I have red highlights 😉
I FINALLY MUSTERED UP MY COURAGE AND WENT NEAR THE SCARY FLOWERS!!!! LOLOL!!! We’ve always had these pretty flowers in our backyard but I’ve always been so scared to get anywhere near them! I always think that there are rats or something living in there LOL! 😀 XD
Jocelyn is a very beautiful and rather photogenic doll and I am so grateful to have her! She will be added to the “Meet My Dolls” page just as soon as I can come up with a personality for her!
Do you think I should add freckles to Jocelyn? Do you have any suggestions for a personality?
Have a great day, everyone! 😀
Following my new mom’s directions, I headed out back to introduce myself to a couple of my many new siblings. I saw a boy and a girl playing with a little gray husky puppy. They looked friendly, but I myself have always been a shy girl and always felt a little insecure when meeting new people. I wished that my mom, Jaclynn was here to introduce me, but she had something very important to do, so I was on my own. I took a deep breath in and slowly let it out. Okay, I can do this.
I hesitantly walked over to them, but they were so distracted with the puppy that they didn’t even notice I was there. I had hoped they would notice me so they would start up a conversation, but now it was up to me. What was I to say? I guess that “hi” would work, but I felt like my voice would be so soft that they wouldn’t hear me, so instead I cleared my throat to get their attention.
They quickly looked my way, their faces very confused. The puppy however, seemed delighted to see me and started running over to me. The girl called out, “Pepper! Come here!”, but he didn’t listen. He kept right on running until he reached-
-my feet. His tiny tongue tickled so much as he licked away at my toes, I couldn’t help but giggle.
I reached down and gave his ear a little scratch.
“He really likes you!” The girl said kindly and I smiled. “So, who are you?” The boy inquired, still seeming confused.
“I’m Jocelyn. I’m your new sister…” I replied questioningly. I didn’t understand why they were so confused. I thought Jaclynn would have told them I was coming…
The boy and girl looked at each other with surprise. “I can’t believe mommy didn’t tell us!” The girl said in disbelief.
They both came closer and the girl said, “My name is Kiara and this is Dallas.”
“And that’s Pepper.” Dallas announced as he gestured to the little puppy resting by my feet.
“I’m sorry if we seemed a little rude. We were just really caught off guard when you told us you were our sister.” Kiara apologized.
“Oh, it’s okay! I understand.” I assured her.
“So how old are you?” Dallas questioned.
“Fifteen.” I replied.
“You seem to have a really nice way with animals. Do you have a pet?” Kiara inquired.
“No, I don’t, but I have always wanted a dog and a horse!” I said dreamily.
Kiara gasped. “We have to have Lissie, Saige, and Kaya show her the horses!” She exclaimed, looking at Dallas with a huge smile on her face.
“You have horses?!” I asked excitedly and probably a little too loudly. This place just suddenly got amazing!
“Yeah! We have two horses and three foals!” Kiara said, smiling broadly.
“Oh, my gosh!! FOALS?!” I squealed.
I eagerly followed Dallas into the house, with Kiara and Pepper not far behind.
Horses? Foals?! Even with how shy I am, my excitement over something can really help me feel so comfortable around people. And Dallas and Kiara were really nice, so I was sure that if the others were anything like them, I was going to absolutely love it here.
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It was my mom’s birthday, just a couple days after we had been offered the puppy and Mom and I were getting anxious for my dad’s reply. We wondered if maybe he would say yes today, since it’s my mom’s birthday…
My mom was sitting at the dining table, scrolling through Facebook on her phone and drinking her caramel coffee.
I walked in after catching up on some blogs I follow on the computer and said, “I wonder if daddy’s gonna say yes today…”
Mom looked at me and lightly shrugged her shoulders. “I don’t know.” She replied. We chatted a while longer and a text message popped up on my mom’s phone from my dad. My heart started to race. He was never on his phone at work, only when he called my mom at lunch. Maybe he was just saying “Happy Birthday”, but my hopes were raised.
I watched anxiously as my mom read her text and a smile spread across her face and her fingers began typing back.
“What did he say?” I asked with a heart full of hope.
My mom smiled at me and said, “He said ‘Have decided to let you have the puppy. Happy Birthday, I love you!'”
I started to cry and squealed and I gave my mom a huge hug. I couldn’t believe he actually said yes! And that this was even real! We were getting a puppy!!
“Are you going to tell everybody today?” I inquired. “Yeah, I think so! Probably at dinner.” She replied. “I wonder how Dallas will take it…” I said, thinking about my brother who had just lost his dog almost a year ago. I know it still hurt him, so I wondered how he would feel about having another dog around.
“He’ll probably be how I was. Maybe a little sad at first, but then happy to have a puppy around again.” Mom replied.
I nodded my head and smiled broadly. “I can’t believe we’re getting a puppy!!”
This concludes part 2! Look for part 3 coming soon!
P.S. The next photostory to be up will be the next part of Sadie’s Hope!
Hey everyone! I’m starting a little series here and I’ll probably get each part up weekly or maybe twice a week. And no, Sadie’s Hope is not cancelled. We’re hoping to have the next part up by next week sometime So without further ado, I present to you – “An Unexpected Gift”
“It was SO good, though, but I just wanna watch more!” She giggled as she leaned forward on the couch to get up.
Annika’s mom went on her phone to see a FaceBook message and Annika leaned in to read it, too. It said,
“Hi Riven-Delle! I remember reading a while back that you lost your doggy, and I wanted to offer to gift you a Labrador Retriever puppy! She’s due in a few days, so let me know ”
“Wow… That is so sweet.” Mom breathed in her awe and sad struck daze. Since it was nearing a year since their last dog’s passing, she felt really sad thinking about her.
“She’s offering to GIFT it to us?” Annika asked, making sure she read that right. “Yeah, gift.” Mom repeated. “Oh, my gosh! That is so nice…” Annika said, her voice trailing off. She thought of how sweet that lady was to offer to do that. She thought of her brother’s dog that passed away almost a year ago. And she realized how much she wanted to have a dog again. “I wish we could take it… We can’t, huh?” She asked.
“I don’t know. I don’t think so.” Mom replied. Annika felt sad inside. She knew that her dad wouldn’t want a dog again, because he had said so before, but she remembered him asking her a question just the other day… “You know it’s so interesting that this comes up now. Daddy asked me the other day – Mom wants another dog, huh? And I told him – yeah. Isn’t that interesting that this comes up just a few days after?” Annika said. Mom’s eyes widened. “Yeah.. When did he ask you that?” She inquired. “On Saturday when we went shopping for your birthday.” Annika replied. They sat in silence for a moment and Annika said, “It would be so amazing to have a puppy again. To love and cuddle and for it to love us…”
Mom agreed and started to cry. Annika knew exactly what she was thinking about.
Annika placed her arm around her mom’s shoulder and began crying, too. She missed pup, too.
“Do you want the puppy?” Annika asked her mom. “You, know, I had planned on never getting another dog. I didn’t want one, and I didn’t think it would ever happen, but this has totally opened up my heart. Yeah, I want it. And I had planned on finally cleaning up all of pup’s stuff after a year passed and selling her crate, too.” Mom replied through her tears. “Wow! That’s so interesting! It’s like, daddy asked me that question, then you had been planning to get rid of pup’s stuff, and then this lady offers to give us a puppy! Something we couldn’t even afford to buy! It’s almost like, this is meant to be.” Annika smiled, then asked, “Are you gonna talk to Daddy about it?”
“Yeah, I’ll bring it up when he calls me at lunch.” Mom answered.
As Annika was waiting for her lunch, she was telling her friend all about the puppy and all that happened. Her mom was on the phone with her dad, and she was so anxious to hear his answer!
Then she noticed her mom coming out of the hall with a smile on her face. “What happened?” Annika asked hopefully.
Mom sat down beside her daughter and said, “He told me that the reason he asked you if I wanted a dog is because he wanted to bring me a little puppy on my birthday. But he got to thinking about it all realistically and decided that it wouldn’t work out.” Annika thought it was so sweet of her dad to want to do that for her mom, but she got disappointed. “So it’s a no?” She inquired. “He’s thinking about it. He told me not to say no yet.” Mom replied with a smile.
Annika placed her hand over her mouth as happy tears entered her eyes. “Oh, my gosh!! I’m so excited!! He’s actually thinking about it!!” Annika exclaimed as tears ran down her cheeks. Annika and her mom both cried and squealed and talked more about the puppy. When mom went in the kitchen to reply to the lady, Annika grabbed her iPod and texted her friend.
***NOTE- Please click on the pictures to see the messages more clearly
They texted so much that day about puppies! Annika’s mom also said that she was thinking about breeding! When Annika went to bed that night, she prayed hard about the puppy. She prayed that if it was God’s will that they have another puppy, then that the answer would come quickly and that they would have the love and patience and strength to do this.
That ends part one! The next part will be up very soon!
“Don’t they look so good? That long one…. And-and the pink…. OOOH! AND THE CHOCOLATE!! Sorry, I’ve had a lot of treats today….”
Hi, it’s Jaclynn now! Oh, my gosh, it’s National Donut Day and Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts and I’m not eating one?? This is just sad. LOL!
Do you love donuts? What’s your favorite kind or place to buy donuts?
NOOOOO!!! AAAAAAGH!! Okay, sorry. I’m just really sad because, guess what?! Are you ready to hear this? Okay, here we go…….
AG RETIRED THREE MAG DOLLS!!!!!! Two of them I really loved and wanted, too!!!
So I had heard a rumor, that there are supposed to be 2 new MAG dolls released when the line gets revamped to TrulyMe next month…. But since there’s three dolls that are no longer available, I wonder if there will actually be three new dolls? Hmmm…..
Are you sad about these dolls retiring? What are your thoughts on TrulyMe?