Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's been a loooong week

Jaelin's Journalings

Hey guys, Jaelin here! A whole bunch of stuff has happened since my last very short posting. I was supposed to post last Wednesday, but one of Momma's best friends had an emergency, and Momma didn't take her laptop, so I couldn't email her my Journaling for her to edit. And then with the crazy busy weekend (more on that in a bit) and Momma working on Memorial day, well, here we are at Wednesday again!

First on the list: Alanna and Linnea made it back from the doll hospital! I only got to meet and talk to the girls the morning they were admitted, since I didn't get to Momma's house until the night before. She took me to the friend's house mentioned above, so we talked on the drive down. Alanna's really into her Martial Arts and her superhero stuff, and it was on the drive down that Linnea and I decided we wanted to create a blog. Ahh, memories. Anyways...

Alanna in her Hospital Attire she was sent home in. She is almost ready to introduce herself to you guys... on momma's website.  We may link to that page when it's all done.

Alanna's throat was a bit froggy for the first day or two, but she's doing great now. Linnea had Momma find her glasses (she's near-sighted) and curl her hair, and she says that now all she needs is the right outfit, and she'll be ready for her debut. (Yeah, she actually called it that. And I don't know what she means by that. She's not anywhere near as "fashion conscience" as Vera is. Linnea is... well, she's interesting. Nothing mentally wrong... but she's such a dreamer, that she's absentminded. Shh, don't tell her I said that!)

Second: Not only did Linnea get her hair done Saturday, Momma had 3 new girls to add to the mix. She hasn't introduced us to them yet, but I'm sure she will. I do know that there is a new girl on our shelf (her boyfriend, TechGuy, hasn't had time [read, space either] to build us rooms, he was busy working on the above ground pool installation this weekend, but he did buy us another shelf so that we don't have to be crammed on the one we have now), who is very sweet, but hasn't told us her name either. All we know is that she didn't think the hair color she arrived with suited her, and had Momma work her magic. She's very happy now... so we'll see when she decides to tell us her name. Momma loves helping us become who we were meant to be.

Dahlia, Me (blogging, of course) and the new girl...

Third: Momma may not have been home last Thursday (she stayed the night with her friend), but I logged onto my laptop, and the girls and I all crowded around for the new Truly Me release! I must say, I saw a new cousin, and another new friend on there that seemed really sweet. I'm sure Momma will be saving up funds for the adoption process... if she isn't, I will be encouraging her to do so. After all, I know one of my Tam cousins would love to live here with us.

I'm pretty sure I'm related to the girl on the left... and the girl on the right seems so nice.

I've been enjoying Sherlock Holmes 1 and 2 a lot since TechGuy downloaded the movie onto my laptop... and I think that I got Alanna to start liking it too! She has been watching it with me, with the agreement that I have to start watching the Marvel movies with her and Linnea. I'm hoping that TechGuy will add League of Extraordinary Gentlemen to my laptop next... it's my other favorite movie, and I KNOW Alanna will like it. (From what I understand, Alanna is my best friend Dahlia's cousin. They look a bit alike, with the same face shape, so I can see that. Alanna is a bit older than us, but doesn't seem to mind me geeking around).

Alanna said she was astonded by the ending of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season finale... Momma waited for her to come back from the hospital, that was what they watched the first day after she'd gotten home. And then Momma watched the season finale of Once Upon A Time with a bunch of the girls (over half of us like OUAT. I don't mind it... but give me Grimm or Lost Girl any day of the week. BTW, not good shows for audiences under 15 or so... ask your parent's permission before watching those! Especially Lost Girl!) Hopefully Momma and TechGuy watch the Grimm Season Finale this week with me! I really really want to see where Nick, Juliet, T.Ruble and the rest of the gang end up! Will have to post all about the show when we do. Maybe I'll get to do another post this weekend even!

We know it's early, and we don't have our personality profiles up yet, but Vivienne (Linnea's sister) and Momma are Planners with a capital 'P', and were hoping I'd mention that they'd like to do a gift exchange for the holidays this year with another group of dolls. So there's my advertisement for it, lol.

Type at you later! I get to go help Momma find vacation destinations for her and her guy's 4 year anniversary now. Where would you like to go if you were on the East Coast, in Pennsylvania. (Momma doesn't do well in the car for longer than 3 hours at a time without a break, so she wants us to keep it to about a 500 mile range.) Feel free to leave her suggestions here!

- Jaelin, signing out now

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Momma advertised for us on facebook!!

LOL, okay, so technically, she's telling me that advertisements are paid for...

Jaelin here again! (Linnea and Alanna should be home this week, according to the email Momma received, and then I'm sure Linnea will be wishing to post here too!)

I was looking through the American Girl Before and After group Momma is a part of (AGBAA), and saw that someone had posted about their dolls' blog: Candidly Charlie.  Well, at that point, I called for Momma, and asked her to please put up a post about my blog!  She did, and it looks like we had a few views!  Yay for reaching the masses, lol.  It's a slow process, but I guess someone has to do it, and it might as well be me, your steampunk reporter!

I am planning on putting up a blog tomorrow too, but I wanted to give Momma a shout-out for helping me!  Thanks Momma! (she says she's got to leave for work now, so we have to shut down)

I'm going to help her make a logo for the top of my page and pick out colors and backgrounds soon too! (Okay okay, Linnea and Iris will probably help us too)

Have a great day, type at you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jaelin's First Journaling!!

Hey everyone!

This is Jaelin Gail Tam, starting Jaelin's Journalings! Momma has been reading a few doll blogs (Linnea, Iris, I, and most of the other girls have been too, when she leaves her laptop open), and she knows that I want to be a journalist, so she said that, as long as she can help up edit (since her grammar is a bit better than mine, lol), we can start a blog!! I am so excited!

Now, to be fair, Momma isn't really our momma, she adopted all of us (and is probably, according to Daddy, going to continue to adopt). She gave us all birthdays too, but we all know that we don't really age, so it's more so that we can all have a special day. (Though considering that Momma doesn't like to celebrate her birthday, I think that might be a little backwards. But she's stuck now, since she gave Vivienne and Linnea the same birthday!)

Some of the shows that we love may not be appropriate for younger readers. Again, we're not really the ages she gave us... You will have to check with your parents on them, if I (or one of the other girls) don't tell you that they are not for people under 13, or 15, or 17, etc. Just wanted to be sure you guys know that.

I'm sure Momma will be updating her blog (she said she was going to help us start ours first... until she had issues trying to figure out the site... I could have helped her with that, but she said to let her start first, then when she got the hang of it, we could blog), and will have more info on us and that sort of thing. But for now, this is OUR blog!

So, to get you started on us: Most of us love Fairytales, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Renaissance, etc. There is Comic book obsession (Alanna), Lilo and Stitch, Faeries, Dragons. There's cooking (Alanna's little sister Iris, and Linnea's twin, Vivienne, sometimes) and crochet and sewing (both of which Momma does for us). And I'm sure there will be photo shoots too, since she seems to love those. (My understanding is that anyone with dolls feels like that.)

Momma is from the South (she says she was raised in Florida, but that her father's side of the family is from Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama, and Mississippi, and that when she moved north in 2004, she got teased about having an accent for years. Sometimes she still does when she says certain things). She explained that most of the time, parents were called "Momma" and "Daddy". We all talked it over, and decided we liked those terms, and so, there you go! (We keep hoping Daddy will propose... shh!! Momma will shoot me for posting that!!)

So there you have it, my first Journaling!!!!!!

- Jaelin, signing out now

P.S. The pic is of me and Dahlia, my best friend, since Linnea, who will be my blogging buddy, is at the doll hospital. Momma will have to explain her side of it... as far as I'm concerned, she was silly to send her with her cousin, Alanna. Alanna's hair was coming apart. Linnea's... was manageable... which Momma didn't figure out until after she'd already sent her in... thank goodness she stopped them from doing anything! Two dolls with sore throats would have been worse than one!  Iris, Alanna's little sister and our other blogger, in is Momma's doll hospital getting a "tummy tuck".

P.S.S. Momma's blog is here: Dolls, Crafting, and Writing!