Josefina hasn’t had a photoshoot in over a year, so last week I decided it was high time she had one!

I haven’t taken pictures with my dolls’ horse, Gingersnap, in forever.

And since Josefina loves horses and rides Gingersnap the most, kaslammo! I took them both out for some photos.

Woah. Josie’s eyes looks so huge in this picture.

I really should use the reflector I have. Then Josefina wouldn’t have so much of those shadows on her face. But no one will hold it for me, and for the life of me, I CANNOT FIGURE OUT ITS STAND.

Awwww. 

Wait… no… what is this… IS THE SUN IS COMING OUT?

NO. YOU CANNOT RUIN MY LIGHTING, SAMURAI SUN. NINJA MADI DEMANDS THAT YOU — STOP —

WAAAAA. ?

I love how Gingersnap just stares at you in her creepiness no matter which angle you look at her. She looks so tense and uncomfortable here. ? I can’t look at this photo without DYING laughing. ???

Josefina is so much more beautiful in real life. She’s not extremely photogenic, but she’s such a pretty doll.

I can’t believe I got her to ride sidesaddle! 😮 It took a minute or two to balance her, but she stayed and only fell off twice.

Gingersnap: “Beware my beady little evil eyes.”

I need some new profile pictures for Josefina — which two do you think would be best?

I like this photo. I like it a lot.

How all my photoshoots end: OKAY THE DOLL FELL OVER I’M FRUSTRATED NOW THE END.

… well, not always. Sometimes I’ll keep taking photos no matter how many times a doll falls if I want to achieve a certain shot.

But other times: OKAY THE END.

Which two photos would make good profile pictures for Josefina?

Oh, and guess who is working feverishly on Hang on to Hope? I’ve even pulled an all-nighter just to work on writing out the parts! That’s all I’m going to say for now — but that’s why I haven’t posted too much the during the past week. There’s a lot of HOTH prep going on. Expect some sneak peeks coming up here soon!

Or how about one now? ?

“Issa!” Lexi squeals. I groggily open my eyes to see her excited face and dancing eyes leaning over me, and I let out a groan.

Lexi leans back and scrunches her nose. “Ew, morning breath.”

I laugh a little for the first time since Friday. “You don’t want morning breath, don’t get in my face in the mornings.”

“Emma comes today!” Lexi squeals, getting dressed as fast as she possibly can.

I sit up. “Lexi,” I moan. “She doesn’t come until, like, five. Why are you getting ready?”

Lexi rapidly runs a brush through her hair. “I want everything to be perfect!”

“We’ve spent the entire weekend getting the house ready for her.”

“So I’d better spend today double-checking!” Lexi sets down the brush and turns to me. “Hurry up and get ready!”

I slip my phone from the dresser and check the time. “It’s seven! I wanted to sleep in for another half hour. It’s Thanksgiving break, Lexi, seriously.”

But Lexi isn’t there. I look up and around the room, then sigh. She must be off already making final preparations for Emma’s visit.

Love you guys!