Sunday, November 20, 2011


Marie-Grace up close, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

I had been thinking that Marie Grace was a strong candidate for coming to our house in 2012, competing with Rebecca and the 2012 Girl of the Year. We really don't have a lot of room for more 18" dolls here, but I can't help myself! Anyway, my plans were accelerated when American Girl had a 25% off sale for a week on everything in the Marie Grace/Cecile collection. I love the new mold and think she is one gorgeous girl. When I bought Josefina from the AGDC store, I thought this line was too frilly/fancy, but away from the store-overload, I think she is perfect. She is from the same era as Elsie Dinsmore, a series that I've really enjoyed reading. Since she is a girl from the pre-Civil War South, she reminds me of both my husband (a North Carolina boy) and my Dad (a Civil War buff)...
My father left this world for his Heavenly home last month after fighting renal cancer, brain cancer and radiation necrosis of the brain. I will miss him greatly, but he was a man of great faith, so I know some day, I will see him again, when I am called home to be with our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Meet Gwynith Linette

This is Gwynith Linette, originally uploaded by JLP2000.

This is my first MyAG doll. There are historic and Girl of the Year dolls living here, but no MyAG. I am looking forward to getting to know her, since doesn't have stories already written about her like all of the others. Her name means "Blessed Grace" - something very fitting for this season of my life.