As most of you probably know by now, I love American Girl.
I’m also a part of a huge Facebook group called Obsessed BST (Buy/Sell/Trade), which has well over 14,000 members.
At the beginning of May, a woman named Kammi proposed an intriguing idea: Doing a traveling doll, kind of like a Flat Stanley idea. I immediately wanted to sign up!
Kammi lives in Ohio, and was great at keeping in contact with me!
The doll, Emily, belongs to Kammi’s 7-year-old daughter. Emma is one of nine children! Amazing!
Emily came to Al and I on Tuesday, May 29th. Kammi included a journal, and asked everyone to write in the journal, add pictures, and write a short bio of the family who has her. I was so excited, and Al got in on the fun, too.
Emily is now on her way to the next destination – North Carolina! – so I wanted to share my photos of The Visit From The Vacationing Doll!
Tuesday, May 29th
Emily was so excited to get out of her box and get the packing peanuts out of her hair. She made seven new friends almost immediately. Here she is spending time with my dolls.
They apparently had a nice slumber party. I thought I could hear them trying to be quiet!
Wednesday, May 30th
Emily spent most of the day with my dolls, when we were at work.
Once I got home, Emily joined us on the couch while we ate dinner and watched TV. We’ve been re-watching Chuck on Amazon Video.
For dessert, we made s’mores in the microwave! We had the traditional Hershey’s chocolate, but I also had one with a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Yummy!
Thursday, May 31st
Today was my Friday, since I was off work on June 1st for my P.E.O. Virginia State Convention! Al proposed the idea of going out to dinner, like we normally do on Friday nights, and showing Emily downtown Portsmouth.
I think Emily really loved our mini-adventure!
Friday, June 1st – Sunday, June 3rd
I was in Blacksburg, Virginia, all weekend. I thought about taking Emily with me on the road trip, but was afraid something would happen to her. So, she happily stayed home with Molly and all her new friends. Al tells me they had slumber parties every night!
Monday, June 4th
Emily had to say farewell to her friends today. But, everyone was very excited for her next leg of the journey. I even wanted to send her along in a new outfit!
The School Stripes Dress was introduced in 2014. Emily is headed to her next destination in style!
We loved having a visit from the vacationing doll this past week!
Have you done anything like Flat Stanley?
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
Oh my goodness. This is so cute. What a lovely keepsake Emma will have at the end of Emily’s travels!
I know! It was such a pleasure doing this for her. I sent Emily off to Charlotte yesterday. I hope this is a special memory for years to come for the family.
I think it will be! 🙂
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I love that theatre and Virginia. I’ve been to Williamsburg and Mount Vernon. But there are so many more places I would love to visit there! 💖
Wonderful! I hope you get to visit more places.