Merry Christmas from Daphne and Delaney! 

  “Merry Christmas, Delaney!” “Merry Christmas, Daphne! Look at all these presents!” The girls rushed to open the big, exciting packages under the tree. “Wow!” they both exclaimed as they ripped them open.   “A new guitar,” exclaimed Daphne. “It’s just what I wanted!” “It’s Addy!” cried Delaney. “I’ve wanted Addy for so long!” The…

Thanking Veterans

“Molly, what are you doing?” asked Emily as she peeked into the bedroom. “We are leaving soon for the Armistice Day performance!” “It’s my hair! It’s a disaster!” cried Molly. “My pincurls didn’t set at all. I need beautiful curls to be Miss Victory!” “Oh Molly, you are being so silly, your hair is fine,” said…

Welcome Melody! 

My sister added beautiful Melody to her collection! We absolutely love her. I mean love. There is not a single thing about her we don’t adore, and not a single item in her collection that we aren’t absolutely drooling over. My mom, sister, and I had planned a big outing to to to the nearest…

A Joyous Puppy Greeting

Back-to-school means super busy for me! Good-bye summer vacation (and all my ample time for doll photos, blogging, and sewing), hello early mornings and writing lesson plans. So far the year is off to a pretty good start though, and there is one thing that always keeps me going: at the end of the day…

Tent Time at Camp Gowonagin

One of my fondest memories of Girl Scout camp was our tent time, or rest time, that always took place each day right after lunch, before we went swimming. The idea was that we would all go back to our tents to take a little nap, but of course we would talk and giggle and…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 5

Chapter 5         Linda and Susan walked together to Molly’s house early the next morning wearing play clothes, their best party dresses folded neatly in their school bags. Linda had arranged that Mom would drive Nonna over at 10:15, once all of Linda’s classmates had arrived. Most of the work at been completed the night…

Linda’s Family Tree: Chapter 3

  Chapter 3         The first week of school passed quickly, and Linda found herself wishing that each school day would go slower. The evenings Linda passed with Nonna were becoming less and less bearable as Nonna became grouchier and more impossible to please. After thirty painful minutes of voice lesson, Nonna would retreat to…

Julie’s Christmas Tree

One week until Christmas! I can’t believe it! When I asked my mom what Christmas trees looked like in the 70s when she was growing up she said big lights and tinsel! I wasn’t sure if I was even going to be able to find tinsel at the store because nobody that I know uses…

Which of the AG historical series have you read?

I often mention books from the AG historical series (now Beforever) and it occurred to me that my references might be confusing for those who haven’t read them. I have read them all and love them just as much now as I did when I was at the target age, but with the frequent archival…

Snow Much Fun! 

It’s the first snow of the year! I love snow and I can’t wait until Christmas!  I took Caroline and Emily out to enjoy the winter wonderland and my sister did the same with her Kailey. The wind didn’t make for such a good hair day, but the beautiful snow more than made up for it!  …

Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!

One thing I love just as much as American Girl dolls are National Parks. I love hiking, backpacking, camping, and just being outside. In our quest to visit every U.S. national park, this summer my husband and I visited Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado during its centennial anniversary. Today specifically, September 4th, is the…