A New Chapter

WOAH! I can’t believe it. I’m thirteen now, girls! Thirteen! That’s crazy! I think of myself and I see a mature 12 year old. But when I think of a 13 year old, I don’t quite fit that description! LOL! It feels so weird to be 13. But I suppose I’ll get used to it.

It’s a new chapter in my life! My childhood has ENDED. That’s so crazy and sad! But I don’t plan on growing up all the way right now. AG and dolls still have their place in my heart, and while they do I’ll still be a kid. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hopefully they never leave!

Oh, andย did I mention… I’m on summer vacation at the best place on earth! My forever and always home, TEXAS! โ™ฅย โ™ฅย โ™ฅ I’m sleeping at my best friend’s house every other night, and every night we’re watching the Star Wars movies in order! We’ve watched Episode 1, 2, and 3 (Revenge of the Sith ๐Ÿ˜ฎ so creepy and cool!) so far together. It’s my very first time watching Star Wars besides a little bit of the beginning of Episode 4. May I just say, IT IS SO COOL!

How many Star Wars fans do I have reading this? I am finally going to understand all those jedi and dark and light side references and jokes, after staring at them and being like, what? LOL! XD

My birthday was AWESOME! I had the Bistro Birthday Celebration at the AGP Dallas with my best friends and my Mom! Care to see aย photo or two? Or twenty? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 8.04.13 PMAll three of us in our lovely outfits! Thanks to my best friends for letting me borrow that super cute dress. And look at my curly hair! It was my dream to have curly hair on my birthday. Thanks to my best friend’s Mom mom for curling my hair!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh, and I can’t wait to get braces, LOL. August 9, please come QUICKLY!

IMG_8452At the bistro! The menu’s are so awesome.

IMG_8455Anything with the AG brand name on it is awesome! XD

IMG_8454 IMG_8474 IMG_8472ย My first time eating a yellow tomato… at the AG store! So sentimental! ๐Ÿ˜‰

IMG_8460ย My Texas BFF’S!ย โ™ฅ

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The pink lemonade is SCRUMPTIOUS. And you get free refills!

IMG_8477One of the few things the waitress told me I couldn’t keep when I asked… Believe me, I asked about everything. I’ve eaten at the bistro before, but I wanted to know what I could keep this time since it was my birthday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

IMG_8480I even asked if I could keep the doll plates and cups and the hair ties that the table next to us didn’t take with them when they left. The waitress said yes! LOL! XD

IMG_8476There’s Jasmine! And my best friend’s dolls, Caroline and Mckenna!

IMG_8456Manta, I remembered your suggestion when I looked over the Scrumptious Starters. I am SO glad I got the pretzel bites! They are delicious. I wish I had some more right now. Hehehe!

IMG_8479I got the penne pasta for my meal! I was orignially going to get the herb salmon, but my BFF asked the waitress about it and she reccomended the penne pasta instead. All four of us, (me, my BFF’s, and my Mom) got it! It was so good, and we took to-go boxes home to save room for…

IMG_8484DESSERT! Gluten-free cake and vanilla ice cream. It was SO GOOD. There was still a little left (I couldn’t finish it or I’d make myself sick. I’m not used to eating all that sugar!) and I ate the rest of it today. I’ll say that again. IT WAS SO GOOD.

IMG_8485Yummy yummy yummy!

What did I wish, you ask, as I blew out the candles? You know… I can’t tell you, or it won’t come true. ๐Ÿ˜‰

IMG_8486Smile!

I had more than enough money to buy a doll, and was serious about maybe buying Samantha or Rebecca. But I decided to save most of it and get what I really needed for my dolls – doll furniture.

I’m going to order doll bunkbeds pretty soon with the money I have left over. We all bought Lea’s Celebration Outfit, and that was the only thing we got except for I bought the Care & Keeping of You 2. Reviews coming up for the outfit when I get back! I LOVE IT SO MUCH, LOL!

IMG_8491(The sun was very bright in our eyes!)

I mad so many great memories… It was the best birthday party EVER!

But the great new days of being 13 didn’t stop there.

The day after my birthday was three straight days of pure awesomeness called Wacky Week. It’s kind of like VBS. My BFF’s and I went to it, and at first I thought it would be really corny and babyish.

BUT IT WAS SO AWESOME! I loved it so much and I am so sad it’s over. It was so fun! I laughed so hard my stomach hurt and cheered so loud my throat hurt! LOL! I made so many awesome memories with my best friends! It was AMAZING. Like, you couldn’t hear it, but if you could, you’d hear the sound of my mind being blown. That’s how seriously amazing and fun it was. My birthday and those following three days were the best four days of the year by far! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

But I didn’t forget about y’all. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m missing you girls! When I get back, I’m hopefully going to stopmotion more, even with how super busy I am, LOL. It’s so fun, and I’ve really missed it. And I’m so glad you girls like Sweet Spring Days! Your comments all make my day and make me smile. Thanks for watching my latest AGSM!

I’ll post more if I have something more to post in the nextcouple weeks of vacation… if not, I’ll post again when I’m back in Florida. I’m going to enjoy my summer vaca while it lasts – it’s going so great so far!

Miss y’all, love y’all, and see you in the next post!

Love,

By | 2016-06-30T22:03:26+00:00 June 30th, 2016|All, Birthdays, DWOD News|71 Comments

71 Comments

  1. AnonymousA June 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Oh my stars Madi! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ๐Ÿ˜€ I am SOOOO glad that you’re watching Star Wars! Enjoy being 13! YOU’RE A TEEN! 0.o

    BY THE WAY Episode 4 is THE GREATEST of ALL THE MOVIES that have been MADE (next to, of course, Frozen)

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, AA! I’m excited to watch Episode 4 tonight at my best friend’s house. I saw the beginning of it a few years ago but not the full thing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. AnonymousA June 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    SO NOW YOU KNOW WHO THREEPIO IS, RIGHT? YOU NEED A STAR WARS TEE. AND THE YELLOW TOMATO LOOKS GOOD.

    I’ve had a naturally brown tomato. It’s some sort of rare variety. 0.O

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

      Yes! LOL! He is so funny! XD
      LOL, a naturally brown tomato? Sounds cool! ๐Ÿ˜›

      • AnontmousA July 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm - Reply

        THREEPIO IS MEEEEE BUT YELLOWW

        Lol, it was actually really sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Hey do you want to sign up for camp nano? You can be in my cabin!

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison July 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

          LOLOL!

          What’s Camp Nano? I’ve heard people talk about it, but I don’t really know what that is.

          • AnonymousA July 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

            https://campnanowrimo.org/

            You set how many words you expect to write this month, and you just write. It’s really relaxing. If you’ll sign up and give me your username, I’ll invite you to my private cabin.

  3. Liz from AGH July 1, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Happy belated birthday, Madison! I have a June birthday too! I am glad you had such a good time at the AG place! Since you are becoming a Star Wars fan, there is a photo story series over at Small Dolls in A Big World. It is excellent!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Liz! Happy belated June birthday to you, too! And that’s cool, I want to check that out! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. CutePolarBear July 1, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Sounds like you had a fun birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚

    CutePolarBear

  5. Happy (late) Birthday, Madison!! Wow – 13! I felt pretty similar to how you feel when I turned 13…. I’m feeling really old right now as I realize that was 4 years ago… O_O
    I’m so glad you had a great birthday and that you are having such a great time in Texas with your friends! And…. that… you’re….. WATCHING STAR WARS OH MY GOSH!!!! *screams like a maniac*
    Ahem. In case you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with Star Wars, so whenever I hear that someone is watching it for the first time, I freak out XD
    I LOVE Revenge of The Sith!!! I need to watch it again. So hard.
    Anyways, enjoy the rest of your vacation! ๐Ÿ˜€
    ~Jaclynn~

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Jaclynn! I remember you were 13 when I first met you online. I was only nine so I thought you it was so cool I was talking to a teenager. XD. I can’t believe that’s 4 years ago. :O
      LOLOL! I know, I’m so excited to finally be watching it! Revenge of the Sith was SO cool. And creepy. And awesome. LOL! I’m so excited to watch Episode 4 tonight! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks again, I definitely will! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Whooooaaaa! I was?! XD That’s so crazy! Time flies by so fast…
        LOL! Yes, definitely! I’ve only watched it once and that was right before The Force Awakens came out, so then that just trumped everything and I forgot all about how awesome ROTS was! XD
        ~Jaclynn~

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison July 2, 2016 at 7:54 pm - Reply

          Yes, time definitely flies by!
          And LOL! I really want to watch The Force Awakens, but I don’t know if my best friends have it… hmm… I’ll ask so I can officially watch all the Star Wars movies ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Anonamouse July 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    *grins* You never leave your childhood Madison! It will always be there!

  7. AnonymousA July 1, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Madi, go on iTunes and buy Weird Al’s The Saga Begins.
    Then buy RoyishGoodLooks’ Hello From the Dark Side

  8. AnonymousA July 1, 2016 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Weird question, but are all the AG store food gluten free? Sugar free? Dye free?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      No, you have to request it to be gluten free. I just got the gluten free cake, not a gluten free meal, so I wouldn’t know how the meals go.

      • AnonymousA July 2, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

        Ah. I have some friends that are (strangely) unable to handle red dye, Blue dye, and purple dye…. at all. They have like, weird sugar rushes. So, If I am ever at AGP again, I’ll remember to ask.

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

          Hmm. I’m pretty sure the cake had a little red dye in it, because it had pink icing. That’s interesting though.

  9. Emma (Wack-A-Doodle-Dolls) July 2, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Happy Late Birthday! It looks like you had a ton of fun! Your curly hair is so pretty! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    AND STAR WARS? YAYYYYY!!!! Which side are you on? Have you decided yet? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Am I one of the people you read posts about and was like- What? XD LOL! Awesome post! I can’t wait to see the reviews! ๐Ÿ™‚
    -Emma-

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Emma!
      LOL! I haven’t decided yet! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, you and AA! I was all like… Hmm… I should really watch Star Wars so I can know what they’re talking about… XD! Thanks again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. AnonymousA July 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Tell your dad that if I invite you to my cabin that you won’t have to ‘participate’ in forums… my dad doesn’t let me on the Camp NaNo forums, either.

  11. Keira July 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Your so lucky! I’m still twelve! That dress is super cute! Where’d you get it? I get most of my stuff at Forever 21. EEEEK CURLY HAIR! I can’t curl my own hair, lol. I just straighten it usually. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    -Keira:D

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      You’re the lucky one! I LOVED being twelve! I wish I could still be twelve! LOL! XD But being 13 has it’s coolness as well. The dress was my best friend’s, but I don’t know where they got it. LOL! I’m going to try to curl my hair using homemade curlers. We’ll see how that turns out… ๐Ÿ˜›

  12. SierraMist July 4, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Looks like a cool place i bet u had a BLAST and your off your diet that’s a extra plus!!!! luv ya dresses!!! Love u so much, SierraMist

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      I sure did, thanks so much Sierra! I know, being off my diet was amazing. You know how long I had to be on that gluten-free thing! You were with me every time Kids Club or Next Level would have this awesome snack and I’d just be like… “No thank you…” ๐Ÿ™ LOL! Last night I had my Aunt Aunnette’s famous banana pudding. I wish I could bring some of it home, but I have to go back on an even stricter diet when I come home. Boo. Oh, well. When you come over again, maybe my Mom will make us some delicious gluten-free cake.

  13. The Girl Upstairs July 4, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday! I recently turned 13 and I am enjoying being a teenager! ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! That cake looks yummy…*mouth waters* And YAY for Star Wars! It’s awesome, huh?
    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
    ~Grace <3

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Grace! I’m enjoying it, too! Haha, it was. I had the rest of it a few day ago… ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ Delicious. Yes, Star Wars is AWESOME. I am watching The Force Awakens tonight, I’m so excited!
      I definitely did, thanks again, Grace! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Mayah and Izzy July 4, 2016 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Happy (late) birthday Madi!!!!!!!!!! I’m just a year away from the teen years. AND STAR WARS!?!!? I AM A STAR WARS NERD BIG TIME ๐Ÿ˜€ I read the books , they’re really interesting. 4 – 6 are the classics. So cool your getting into Star Wars ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    – Mayah

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Mayah!! Ooh, they have Star Wars books? I want to read those now… LOL! It was great seeing you at Wacky Week by the way! I was sitting with Allie and Piper on the first night just a row ahead of you.

      • Mayah and Izzy July 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

        Yeah , the books are amazing!

        P.S. Great seeing you too! Wacky Week was a blast! Since it’s our church , I’ll be volunteering next year!!!

        • Mayah and Izzy July 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm - Reply

          Also , I have been reading the scholastic Star Wars books. I’m not sure the age for the really thick books… I really enjoyed this one book , Jedi Apprentice from the series The Rising Force. It’s based before episode 1. It’s a really interesting book!

          • Molly and Madison
            Molly and Madison July 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

            I’ll have to check those books out at my library next time I go! They sound awesome!

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison July 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

          Woah, that is incredible you’re going to be volunteering! Will you be helping with next year’s Wacky Week? I wonder if I can sneak into it next year. Hopefully it’ll be before my next birthday. LOL!

  15. AnonymousA July 6, 2016 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Just a quick reminder that FFWC finale challenge stories are due tomorrow at midnight. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Oh no! I forogt! I was up late watching Star Wars… at 12am in the morning… heh, heh. XD I’ll still write my entry, sorry I didn’t turn it in on time. ๐Ÿ˜›

  16. SierraMist July 7, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi!!! Miss u wish u could come to Indiana its AWESOME here. Living here was awesome and leaving here I thought would be awesome but a little while later i realized i missed Indiana SOOOOOOOOO bad!!! Marissa missed it SOOOOO much when she first found out we were moving. I remember one night when Marissa and I had to share a bed (not far from the day that we moved) we did a lot of remonissing about all the good times and bad.Some of our relatives helped us pack up. We traveled in a caravan my Dad and a family friend up in front of us then my grandpa and grandma then Marissa,and I and our mom were in the back.I MISS LIVING HERE SOOOO BAD, but Florida is where God wants us so okay.We want to obey God so we are living in Florida. Luv,SierraMist

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      I know exactly how you feel! It was so hard for me to leave my home too. But you’re right – Florida is where God wants us too, so we’re living there for now. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Miss you so much!
      Love, MadiGrace
      P.S. I AM ALMOST DONE WITH THE 20TH CHAPTER ON MY STORY! The chapter’s are even longer than the chapters in AMERICAN GIRL NOVELS, too! I can’t believe it!!

  17. ginnie July 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Seriously, best birthday ever!!! LOL! Happy Birthday and congrats on turning 13! That’s so exciting! Also, I totally love the green dress your friends lent to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks awesome!

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      LOL! Thank you very much, Ginnie! I loved that green dress, too! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks again!

  18. Katie24 July 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi! Long time no see!
    Can you do a review on the book??

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 16, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Hi Katie! It has been a long time! How are you? ๐Ÿ˜€
      And yes, I definitley can! Do you want me to make a post about it, or just write about it in the comments to you?

  19. AGcmg July 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Happy super late birthday Madi! It looks like you had so much fun! STAR WARS YES! I hope you had a great rest of your trip with friends and family ๐Ÿ™‚
    -AGcmg-

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I defintely had a great trip, I can’t believe it’s over now! LOL! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Cherry cola22 July 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    So cool! I turned 13 last week and felt the same way. I also went to theAG store for my birthday! I love star wars! I’ve been watching them since one or two. Have you seen all the movies yet?
    ?-Kiki-?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 18, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      High five, fellow teen! ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s awesome you went to the AG store for your birthday, too! And yep, I’ve finally finished all seven movies. Now it’s time to watch them again and again! XD
      โ€ขMadiโ€ข

      • Cherry cola22 July 23, 2016 at 7:09 pm - Reply

        *High five back* what’s you favorite Starwars movie? I like The seventh and the second! ?-Kiki-?

        • Cherry cola22 July 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

          How tall are you? You looked pretty tall in your pics! I’m 5’10 ?-Kiki-?

          • Molly and Madison
            Molly and Madison July 24, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

            I believe I’m around 5’3. But I’m still growing, so that could change. ๐Ÿ˜›

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison July 24, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

          My favorite Star Wars movie is the third, but I really like the second, too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Kathleen July 18, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Madi!

    It’s been a long time since I last commented, but I wanted to tell you happy birthday. I’m glad you’re having fun! Congrats on joining the crazy doll blogger teens. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And watching Star Wars! You’ll LOVE Rey!
    You look so tall! And you thought about getting Rebecca and didn’t!?!?!
    Also – are you doing Camp NaNo? I think I saw that when I was scrolling down here and I love it- it’s super fun!

    Anyways, I’ve loved reading your blog since, well, it’s been a while, haha. Your photography and stop motions are amazing and you seem like a really sweet person!
    Happy Birthday!

    Kathleen

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Hey, Kathleen! Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yep, I shot up like a weed! XD Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever stop growing. ๐Ÿ˜› Yes, yes, I did. ๐Ÿ˜›
      I don’t think I’ll be allowed to do Camp NaNo, but it does sound fun! I have something else that I write in called Evernote.

      LOL, thank you so much, Kathleen! I’m so glad you like my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your comments always make my day. Thanks again! ๐Ÿ˜€
      โ€ขMadiโ€ข

  22. MakenzieAG July 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    AHHH Madi! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I can’t believe you are 13!! You are getting so old! I remember when you were 9 haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ I admire how much you love the Lord, and how you are so passionate about everything! You have helped me through some hard times even though we have only known each other online. I really hope someday we can meet in person! I hope you had a great vacation! Happy bday!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison July 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you very much, Makenzie! I can’t believe how much time has passed, LOL! Thank you so much, you’re so sweet. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so glad to have met you and I too hope someday we can meet in person! Thanks again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. MakenzieAG July 20, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Oh! And welcome to the star wars Fandom ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. AGfan January 13, 2017 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Sorry this is a really weird question, but what is the care and keeping of you 2 like?? I’m actually thinking of getting it…do you recommend it?! Thanks AGfan!!

    • Madison
      Madison January 13, 2017 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      Haha that’s okay! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Care and Keeping of You 2 is a really informative book that I totally recommend for anyone in the age range it recommends! I had been wanting it for a while, and it was really interesting to read (all AG books are XD), but I didn’t learn anything new from it (that’s just me personally, however). Though I’d definitely ask a parent before reading it (I asked my mom before purchasing the book) because there is definitely mature content in there. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • AGfan January 14, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

        Thanks heaps!! I wasn’t quite sure whether to get it or not, so i will definitely ask my mom!!

        • Madison
          Madison January 15, 2017 at 6:38 am - Reply

          Aw, no problem! If you do get the book, I hope you like it!

  25. Madison July 26, 2018 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Lol Madi! Youโ€™re 15 now! It looks like you had fun(2 years agoXD)
    Gluten-free cake is awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!

    https://simplyag.weebly.com/

    • Madison
      Madison August 7, 2018 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      I can hardly believe it! XD Yes, gluten-free cake is amazing.

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