Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Christmas tree made in Sunday School by M. at age 4.
Friday, December 14, 2012
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Mmmmm....maybe some peppermint candy ice cream would be good, too!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Do you know what Advent is?
Advent is about HOPE. Not just wishful thinking, like "Gee, I hope that my Powerball ticket is the winning ticket." The kind of hope we're talking about is looking forward to something we know will come to pass. Jesus came to Bethlehem, Jesus comes into our hearts, and Jesus will come again.
Advent is also about LOVE, JOY and PEACE.
Here's a 2 minute video that explains Advent. We actually saw this at church today, at the end of our Pastor's sermon. We hope you like it!
We don't usually "do" music (or videos for that matter) on our blog, but this is from The Nutcracker - so if you like that, turn up your volume a little, okay?
- Jen & Samantha, Chief Companion Doll
Sunday, October 28, 2012
We are still trying to find the perfect name for her. I am sure we'll find it soon!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Then, in August, my darling, almost 17 year old daughter, was cleaning out her closet (a huge undertaking - I rarely venture into her room), she brought her Bitty Baby to me and said that I could take care of her for her. She brought me her suitcase, moses basket, feeding chair, and an assortment of clothes (I know there are more Bitty Baby clothes mixed in with her other AG doll clothes)! I managed to remove a couple white marks from the bck of Bitty's head, fade an ink mark on her leg, and get her nice and cleaned up. While DD named her Corolle baby (her first, which she is keeping in her room), Bitty Baby has always been Bitty. So, here she is in a new outfit:
Bitty is about 15 years old, but still a wonderful, darling baby.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Then Tilly followed us home from Target on September 2nd. She is from Brazil. Originally, her name was Zelia, but she insists on being called Tilly.
Here's the entire Hearts for Hearts group at our house. Tilly, Tipi, Lila, Anita, Lisa and Dory.
Lila acts sweet and innocent, but she could barely stand still for the photo - she wanted to kick off her shoes and run barefoot through the grass.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Fun loving Lisa grabbed the green tee-shirt and shorts!
Not to be left out on "denim day," Dory dug out a Friends2BMade outfit from the clothes box. She's feeling very patriotic!
Anita borrowed Dory's capris outfit, so she could be wearing denim, too! It still feels like summer here, and we're loving it!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
She wanted her photo taken with Maryland's State Flower, the Black Eyed Susan's. She is glad to be home, after traveling from Germany, to California and then to Maryland! She is still a little jet-lagged.
Then she discovered that there are sedum in the yard with her name, Autumn Joy - well, at least part of their name is hers. So she wanted to take her photo there, too.
But Joy was getting a bit bored with looking at flowers and asked if she could climb a tree in the yard. She isn't tall enough to reach the lowest branches of the tree, so Jen told her she would help her SIT in the tree, if she promised to hold on and sit VERY STILL.
It did seem a little high to Joy, so she was glad to get down when the picture was taken. The humidity was starting to make us sticky, and the bugs were beginning to bite (they like to come out in the evening, too, I guess), so we decided to come back indoors.
Friday, July 27, 2012
This cute little girl arrived on the postal bus today! She is trying on the name Joy. Jen suggested it to her, because she felt so joyful when Joy arrived. She is the 2012 Plusczokdolls Yahoo! group doll. This year, Heidi allowed members to select a sculpt and a wig from a list of dolls. Joy is the Heidi sculpt in the Lilli wig. She is borrowing one of Nicole Patrice's dresses. Nicole is a Bleuette, and this dress was one of the first that Jen made for her. Nicole also leant Joy a pair of sandals to wear. We have a couple Boneka dresses that Joy can wear, too, but this is the coolest thing we could find for Joy to wear on a day with a heat index exceeding 100F!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Not much remains of the town.
We could see what the archeologists had uncovered.
It is hard to imagine people living here, but they did!
The walk lead through the ruins of the town and around the earthen mounds that made up Fort Anderson.
We were glad we visited Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson in the morning, because it was getting very hot when we decided it was time to go! Then we drove to Southport and had lunch at a pizza and sub restaurant before heading to the NC Martime Museum. We got a tour by a museum guide, then took a few photos.
This was our favorite exhibit, but we are a bit sad that these girls are left to live out their days, behind glass without the benefit of body, dress and human companionship!
We had a fun day and learned a lot!
Gwynith Linette and Lisa