Oh My Goodness!!!! I am in a state of complete shock over here. I got on Blogger to do this post and checked the Doll Wardrobe's Fall Giveaway Contest results. For those of you who don't know, The Doll Wardrobe is an AMAZING blog that does all sorts of reviews on doll clothes, eBay and Etsy sellers who sell doll clothing and accessories. They've had a doll giveaway contest going for a few months now, where the winner gets to choose between an American Girl Kirsten doll, a My AG #41, and an Ivy Ling doll (Julie's best friend), plus they get an outfit from Liberty Jane Clothing. The contest ended yesterday, and the winner was announced today. You were allowed to enter yourself and other family members over the age of 18. I entered myself at the beginning of the contest, then a week later I entered my husband, thinking "why not?" Guess who won the contest...MY HUSBAND!!!!!!
I can't believe it! I'm practically hyperventilating! Because OBVIOUSLY my husband's not going to spend too much time with "his" doll. :) You should have seen the look on his face when I told him he'd won. You've got to get the full picture. My husband's into cars, racing, and football. He's very sweet and tolerant of my doll collection, and has even helped with my restringing projects. But he's all guy...not exactly the doll type (poor thing, he's stuck with me and 3 daughters). :}
So now, he's been having fun teasing me, saying, "Well, I guess I can send your Christmas present back" (he got me a workout DVD I'd been asking for...I only know because he needed me to order it). :) When I first got home this morning, I was talking about all the things I needed to do around the house, like dishes and laundry. Then I went on to describe how I needed to exercise, but my shoes were wet from the rain, so they'd have to dry first. You have to understand, my husband could care less whether or not I keep the house clean (I think I've mentioned that in a previous post). It seriously doesn't bother him...it just really bothers ME because I HATE having a messy house...so then I start apologizing, and he just laughs because it doesn't stress him out at all.
Anyway, all that to say that after he heard the news about "his" doll, he said, "Have you been a good girl? I heard there were things around the house that needed to be done!"
"I'm doing the dishes now!" I practically shrieked.
He laughed really hard. Of course, he's teasing me. He loves to tease! Some of the other things he's mentioned are attaching the doll to the top of his car or giving it to me with duct tape in its hair. But not to worry, fellow doll lovers! He knows how valuable they are and wouldn't really do that. I'm confident I'll be getting a doll for Christmas.
AAAHHHHHHH!!!! I cannot believe it!!! :) :) :) :)
Sorry, I know this post is a little random...I'm just a wee bit excited, if you couldn't tell. :)
So you may be wondering which of the 3 I'm going to pick. Unless something drastically changes in the next 24 hours, I'm planning on picking the My AG#41. I really like her because she looks the closest to me out of all the My AG dolls. I think Ruthie actually looks a little closer because of her eye color, but hey...why squabble over little things like that? And don't worry, I'll definitely do a blog post when she gets here. :)
One of the things that makes this so exciting is that I've never had a brand new American Girl doll before. I just can't afford to spend that much on a doll, especially when it's for me and I already have dolls of my own. What an unexpected blessing! :) Thank you, Lord! I didn't deserve this, but thanks so much.
Some of you may remember this one from my Disney Store purchase. I love how it looks on the tree! :)
Here's Belle in her pink dress with the enchanted rose. You're supposed to put a Christmas light through a hole under the table, but it's so small that the light usually ends up getting stuck or breaking. Not the greatest design. Anyway, this is another Disney/Enesco ornament from the same era. And yes, I know her face paint is hideous. :)
These are my Mrs. Potts and Chip ornaments from Hallmark. I got them for Christmas a few years ago from my Mom and Dad. They look really cute on the tree, and the quality and detail in their faces is amazing.
This is yet another Disney/Enesco ornament, purchased at ToysRUs when I was in college. Belle comes on a gold base with a little wheel on the back. When you turn the wheel, she spins in a circle.
And here's my beautiful Disney Store Belle ornament, made of resin and cloth. I'm sorry I didn't get all of her in the pic. She's hanging at the back of the tree and was hard to get to. You can see another pic of her in the post about my Beauty and the Beast collection. I really love this ornament, too. They did a great job on her face and all the details of her dress.