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I picked up all the new BeForever outfits a few weeks ago, immediately after they were released.  Now they’re all on sale for about 20% off.  Sigh.  But these photos I took may benefit some of you who are thinking about grabbing these items now that they are on sale.  I was gonna post a really clever story about all of them, but I ran out of energy.  I’m pretty sure I have pneumonia, because everything inside my rib cage is aching as if I’ve done hours of heavy lifting (I haven’t).

So enough complaining, and on to the photos I took a couple weeks ago!

Ivy in Julie’s coat and beret:

Kirsten in Julie’s skateboard outfit:

Mia in Julie’s Maxi Dress:

Kailey showing off Julie’s new sunglasses (she dropped Julie’s tie-dye bag behind the TV…I think I’m gonna have to punish her):

Lindsey in Julie’s Funky Flower Outfit:

Ruthie in Kit’s Springtime dress:

McKenna with Kit’s new overalls and chicken:

Isabelle in Rebecca’s bathing suit:

Julie in her holiday dress and egg chair:

Nellie in Samantha’s Special Day dress:

Felicity in Samantha’s dress:

Chrissa in Samantha’s travel set (and Samantha’s old dress):

Saige in Samantha’s Flower Picking outfit (and the hat from her hairstyling set):

Addy’s new dress:

Marie-Grace in Addy’s sewing dress:

Kaya’s new shawl outfit:

There are some really great outfits in this set.  My first thoughts were “nice, but I wish they didn’t cost so much.”  The sale prices make them just about right.  Not exactly a bargain (like $55 Julie doll from the today show), but a fair price.  I wonder how long these “limited edition” outfits will be around.  I’m also surprised Caroline and Josefina got left out for this release.  Are they on their way out?  While I would be sad to see them go, I hear we’re getting new historical characters soon!  We’ll talk more about that later.  So long for now!

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Ever since I posted old vacation photos on Monday, I’ve been yearning for another vacation!  Too bad my boss is failing to approve any vacation requests.  So, let’s look back on the adventures that my dollies and I have been on over the last few years…

February 2013, Seattle with Leonie

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April 2013, Tulip Festival with Brianne

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April 2013, Oak Harbor with Saige, Elizabeth, and Mia

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May 2013, Disneyland with Mini Kit

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June 2013, Chicago with McKenna

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June 2013, Mackinac Island with Caroline

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July 2013, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia with Jenna

August 2013, the state fair with Brianne

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September 2013, Rieke came home with me from London

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October 2013, Albuquerque with Saige

November 2013, Disney World with Mini Dolls

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January 2014, New Orleans with Cecile

March 2014, Seattle with Henriette

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March 2014, Bellingham with Ruthie (and Valerie and the twins)

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April 2014, UW and a Mariners Game with Sonali

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April/May 2014 Maui with Kanani

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May 2014, pageant in Texas with Kit

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July 2014, Whistler with Taryn

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July 2014, Nauvoo, Illinois with Chrissa

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August 2014, the zoo with Jess

October 2014, Manitoba with Saila

December 2014, the ballet with Isabelle

January 2015, Sing-a-long Sound of Music with Kirsten

January/February 2015, Disney Cruise with Grace

Where to next?

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Countdown to Grace!

Grace made an appearance on Good Morning America today.  I didn’t watch because I feel like I’ve seen enough of her, and last year’s debut of Isabelle on GMA made me really sad.  (If you didn’t see or don’t remember, there were a lot of sad little girls who did not get to take home an Isabelle doll).  But Grace’s official release is just 23 hours away!

My countdown is at T minus 3 days, and we’re at Girl of the Year 2012 McKenna.  McKenna is a gymnast from Seattle who can’t seem to focus on homework.  Here’s a photo of McKenna in her fancy dress:

I actually don’t seem to have any photos of McKenna in McKenna’s clothes, except for this one that I took yesterday.  Oh well.  McKenna is the first Girl of the Year that I bought at the Seattle store, but like this year, I couldn’t get her on the first because I was working.  By the time I did get her (I think it was Jan 5, but I’m not positive) a couple of her outfits and her beam and bar were sold out!  I hope everything I want for Grace is still available when I go to the store this year on the 3rd.

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Cuteness follows.  Here’s Julie in Kirsten’s school dress:

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McKenna gets to be Santa Lucia:

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Lindsey is ready for a journey across the plains:

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Marie-Grace looks quite angelic in Kirsten’s birthday dress:

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Molly loves Kirsten’s Nordic winter wear (I love it too):

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Emily in Kirsten’s traditional Swedish dirndl:

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Jess in Kirsten’s baking dress:

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And Kirsten is wearing the striped summer dress that I bought on ebay last week:

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Dolly A-Z: McKenna

McKenna is the Girl of the Year from 2012.  I bought her at the Seattle store a few days after New Years, and a few pieces of her collection were already sold out.  That’s why the next year I went on New Years Day.  I still got the last copy of the Saige Paints the Sky book, and we had to take it out of the hands of a little girl (“Are you going to buy that?  No?  Can I have it please?)!  Those American Girl collectors be crazy!

McKenna has nice, straight hair.  That’s a big reason she got picked to go with me to Chicago this summer.  So here she is looking cute in Chicago:

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For Halloween she is dressed as Princess Jasmine, in an outfit I bought at Disney World in 2009.  By the way, I’m going to Disney World in 11 days!

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Here’s a sweet little photo that I took of McKenna (girl of the year 2012) and her dog Cooper (who I got on sale from American Girl this year) and the new Spring Park Scene.

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If you were born yesterday, and therefore know nothing about American Girl, then I’d like to introduce you to the Girl of the Year. Well, 12 of them actually. American Girl didn’t start calling them Girls of the Year until Jess was released in 2006. Lindsey and Kailey were released as limited edition–while supplies last, and if I recall they lasted a little longer than a year. Since then, each girl has been available for only 1 year. I was going to stop after Jess, but then I saw Nicki in person at American Girl Place Chicago, and I had to take her home. After that, I just had to keep collecting. Here they are, from left to right, back row to front:

Lindsey Bergman, 2001
Kailey Hopkins, 2003
Marisol Luna, 2005
Jess Akiko McConnell, 2006
Nicki Fleming, 2007
Mia St Clair, 2008
Chrissa Maxwell, 2009
Sonali Mathews, Chrissa’s Best Friend (absent from my collection is Chrissa’s other best friend Gwen. 2009 is the only year they released more than 1 doll.)
Lanie Holland, 2010
Kanani Akina, 2011
McKenna Brooks, 2012
Saige Copeland, 2013

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Who’s your favorite Girl of the Year?

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