New Year’s Resolutions! | A Photostory

It’s January 6th, meaning most of you guys have set your New Year’s Resolutions! In this post, the AGW crew will tell you about theirs in this photostory! I can’t wait for you guys to read this and I had so much fun making it!


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Lea: “My new year’s resolution is to get more rest and relax more. I’m always busy and out-and-about, so I want to do some self-care once in a while. I’ll probably be reading my Bible during that relaxation time. The only thing – it’ll be hard to relax with Maryellen around…”

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Maryellen: “HEYYYYYY!!!! That is SO NOT TRUE!!!!!!! Check your facts, missy! I am a VERY RELAXED PERSON!!”

Lea: *muttering* “Are you though?”

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Maryellen: “Anyways, my resolution: I want to try gymnastics. It seems really fun and I enjoy being upside down and doing a bunch of energetic things in a row. I think I have some more -”

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Jade: *interrupts* “My resolution is to get into the American Girl Academy ballet company, and I also want to learn how to do flexibility tricks.”

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Tenney: “I want the Shooting Star’s tour to be spectacular when we set off this May and for it to sell out! I also want to learn to play another instrument – maybe the violin.”

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Isabel: “Uhh, Tenney, the first one isn’t really a resolution, more of a wish…Anyways, my resolution is to make the AGA junior dance competition team and junior ballet company. I also want to start reading my Bible every day like Jade does.”

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Maryellen: “What I was SAYING before I was so RUDELY INTERRUPTED, my other resolution is to outdo myself and everyone else this April fools and pull some awesome pranks. Also, this is random but I want a skateboard, and if I get a skateboard then my other other resolution is to be able to ride it to the donut place and back by the end of summer.”

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Logan: “My resolution is, as captain of the AGA basketball team, I will lead them to the championships again this year. Also, like Tenney, I am going to try my best to help make the tour as awesome as possible.”

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Maryellen: “Charlie, that’s a weird resolution. I thought of one more: be even MORE awesome this year, if that’s even possible! My awesomeness is so insanely awesome that I will make an awesome resolution to be even more awesome!”

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Alexandra: “Maryellen, that was the most confusing resolution ever. This year, I want to write a book. I’ve written various short stories and poems, but in 2019 I want to attempt a full-length novel! Also, I’m going to audition for Tenney and Logan’s band this year, and I really want to succeed! I plan to practice guitar, piano, and singing everyday in preparation for my audition.”

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Charlie: “Every year I have some sort of complicated resolution that I forget about a week into the new year. So this year, I’ve decided to do something very simple that I know I can achieve and I will not forget. This year my resolution is to get out of bed each and every morning.”

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Felicity: “I don’t make resolutions. Instead, I make a word for the year. This year, my word of the year is release. Release the old, welcome the new, and don’t hold on to bitter or bad feelings.”

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Felicity: “Thank you all so much for reading this post! Emmie is praying that ya’ll have an awesome year. Happy 2019, everyone!”

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What are your/your dolls’ resolutions? What are you most looking forward to in 2019?

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Eleven. // More Cheesecake, Shopping, and a New Doll

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Eleven.

Wow. That seems…crazy, I guess. It’s hard to believe. You know what’s also hard to believe? How amazing Wednesday was!

And no, I’m NOT bragging, I’m sharing my adventures, so please no hate in the comments! (everyone knows virtual marshmallows are so much better)

Wait, that’s not right. I’m not sharing my adventures…Paris is!

*crickets*

Oh yeah, did I forget to introduce the new doll, Truly Me #53 doll, Paris? *squeals with excitement* She’s so cute! I love her! *brushes her awesome hairstyle* I even made a little unboxing video to kick off the post – and here it is!


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Can I take it over from here? Sure, Paris! OK!

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Hi, I’m Paris! Right now, I’m at the AG Place for Emmie’s birthday.

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“This morning, Emmie woke up to the birthday song – a family tradition! Then, she opened the wrapping paper and quickly made an unboxing video for her YouTube Channel.”

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After that, we ate breakfast and then headed over to the mall.

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This nice girl at the Grand Hotel let me take a selfie with her! However, when it was time to take the picture, she got distracted by this:

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Apparently, Z is leaving by the end of this year! Emmie’s really sad about that – she thought that Z was one of AG’s best dolls. 

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Emmie thinks this picture is artistic…I mean, if you squint your eyes and tilt your head it looks a bit artistic – Hey!

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“Whoooooooo is that girl IIIIIIII see, staaaaaaaaring straight baaaaack at meeeeeee?”

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Strike a pose!

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No offense to this CYO model, but she’s kind of creepy.

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You can get your ears pierced at the AGP now!

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After we looked around the store for a bit, we headed over to The Children’s Place for some shopping!

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Everything seemed to be 40% off for some reason.

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After stopping at Crazy 8, we headed over to California Pizza Kitchen for lunch. I had a ton of fun with the kids menu!

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More selfies!

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The pineapple pizza I ate was super good! Tenney photobombed, LOL! She came along with me to the store, and we’ve become pretty good friends.

Before…and after. Cheesecake successfully annihilated. 

Then, Emmie went ice skating! I couldn’t go, sadly, because I don’t have any skates. Emmie and her sister were the only people on the whole rink! It was super cool!

Thanks for the post, Paris! I filmed a little outro for you guys while I was on the ice:

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re; | an Easter mega-photostory / ashton’s introductory mega-photostory

So.

I was going to post a stop-motion called The Prank but I decided to post this instead. I decided that Easter is more important than April Fools and I might make a separate post later.

But anyways, on to the photo-story! If you have trouble reading it, the caption for the photo is above the photo. He is risen!

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Ashton’s POV

My hand trembles as I raise it to knock on the door. My whole life flashes before my eyes: The days of living on the streets, the days of begging for food and money, the days of wishing endlessly for parents, for a home.

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For someone to love me.

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That’s why I’m here. For a home of my own. A family of my own. A place to renew my hope, my spirit.

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I knock.

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The door opens.

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A girl stands before me. She seems to be around 13 or so, and has jet black hair with red highlights and bright brown eyes. “Hello! Who are you?”

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“Ashton. I’ve been adopted by Emmie and she told me that this is the place where the rest of her dolls live.”

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“Ah, yes, Ashton! I recognize that name. Come on in, come on in!” She gestures welcoming-ly towards the inside of the house. I follow.

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“Hey, who’s that?” A brown-haired boy about my age walks over to me and the girl. “The new kid?”

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“The new kid has a name. That name, is Ashton…”

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“Um, I don’t really have a last name. That I know of.”

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“Oh.” She looks at me awkwardly. “Um, this is just Ashton.”

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“Well, hey Just Ashton.” Then, with a smirk, the boy walks away.

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“Who was that?” I ask the girl.

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“That,” she replies, “is Logan. Your new roommate.”

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I inwardly groan, because I can tell that Logan is the kind of boy who likes to pull practical jokes–and it doesn’t help that today is April Fools Day.

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“Hi!!YoumustbeAshtonIcan’tbeleiveyou’rehere!EmmiesaidyouwerecomingtodayandIamsohappyyouarehere!!Heylemmegiveyouatourofthehouserealquickthisisthebathroom,thelivingroom, thebedrooms,andyeahnicetomeetyouI’mMaryellen!!” A redheaded girl practically knocks me over with her hug.

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“Um, hi…?” I reply awkwardly.

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“Anyways,” the girl rolls her eyes at Maryellen, “It’s time to eat!”

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Ashton’s POV

All of the dolls sit down at the table.

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“Why are we having a feast today? Is April Fools’ day really special around here or something??” I whisper to the girl.

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“Uh, no.” The girl – whose name I recently learned is Z – says, “It’s Easter, silly goose!”

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“Oh, right! Do y’all do egg hunts here?”

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“We do, but Easter is way beyond that.”

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“What does that mean?”

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“Shhh, guys, it’s time to pray!” A blue-eyed girl announces. All the dolls join hands. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do, but I just follow Z’s lead and join hands with her and Maryellen.

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“We thank You for your goodness, your mercy, your faithfulness to us. I pray that You will bless this meal and nourish it into our bodies. And thank You for all that You did for us today many years ago–You took the punishment of our sin so we wouldn’t have to die for our mistakes. And thank You for all of the wonderful blessings You’ve given this family. Amen.”

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The rest of the dolls echo, “Amen.”

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I begin to eat, wondering about the prayer that was just said. Who is this You they are talking about? What punishment?

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Ashton’s POV

“Hey, you,” I tap on the blond girl’s shoulder.

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“My name is Alexandra or Lexie for short, but how can I help you?”

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“About the prayer at dinner,” I begin, “what did it mean?”

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“Here, sit down.” She says. “Well, do you know about God?”

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“Yes, I’ve heard of the Christian religion. But I’ve never really been aware of what you guys believe until now.”

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“Well, as a Christian, I believe that God sent down His one and only Son, Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life with Him in Heaven.” (John 3:16)

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“How did this Jesus let believers go to Heaven?”

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“He died. On a cross. For our sin. He drank the cup of God’s wrath upon all sinners so we wouldn’t have to drink from it. Instead, we get to drink from the cup of God’s forgiveness. But three days later, He rose from the grave!! Jesus Christ conquered death that day.”

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“That’s crazy! want to go to Heaven. want to lead a life that honors Him. But how?”

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“Well, let’s follow the ABCs to becoming a Christian. First, A- admit to God that you’re a sinner, and repent.”

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“I am a sinner,” I cry aloud. It feels strange – yet in a weird way, comforting – to be talking to something that I can’t see.

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“Great! Now you just have to B, believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He died for you.”

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“I believe,” I reply quietly.

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“Again?”

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“I believe!” I shout loudly.

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“Lastly, for C – confess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and LORD.”

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“I have faith that Jesus Christ is my Savior and LORD!”

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She hugs me as she says a prayer of salvation over me: “Dear Lord, I pray that you will help Ashton to lead a life that honors you. Help him to understand how much you sacrificed for us. Thank you for all that you’ve done for us.”

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“Amen,” we say together.

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And from that day on, I am a new person. I have been reborn through Jesus and all the amazing things that He’s done for me.

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“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!” -Romans 5:6-10

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“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16

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“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.’ “-John 11:25 25

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