Lissie’s Birthday Surprise

Hey, everyone!!! So… long story short, Felicity’s birthday was April 21, and I was super busy that day and didn’t get around to posting about until now, which turned out to be GREAT because I found the PERFECT present for her at a thrift shop on Friday! Anyway, so here is the story from Lissie’s POV!


Early one morning, I was sleeping peacefully, when suddenly I thought I heard a whinny- and it sounded familiar!

I shot straight up in bed, listening intently, but I didn’t hear any more. I must have been dreaming, or maybe it was just Gala. I thought. Oh well, I’m up now. Might as well stay up. Then it hit me: today was my birthday! I was 14!

After my personal devotion time, I went to get dressed. Hmm, what should I wear?” I wondered to myself. It had to be something special!

I finally decided that I’d borrow Chrissa’s paint splatter shirt and Bethany’s dotted leggings. I then went to the family room for worship.

To my surprise, Chrissa was blocking the door, waving frantically. “You can’t come in here yet! It’s not ready!” “Ok…” Well, I guess they’re all setting up a party. What do I do now?

I slid up against a wall, thinking over birthdays past…

I remembered how Nan had always been the first one up, the first one to wish me happy birthday…

How they would all hug me: Nan, William and little Polly…

I remembered my first birthday in the orphanage, how I had cried….

My first birthday with Bethany, the crazy sister that I never knew I had…

The first birthday I had looked at my new home with joy and gratitude, and Hope had thrown me a party…

Bethany’s voice jerked me out of my reverie: AGH! STOP DRAGGING ME, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING YOU! AHHH! She’s probably torturing poor Ginger again… I thought. Just then, Raven showed up, smiling. “We’re ready.” She said, and beckoned for me to follow her.

She led me into the family room. “SURPRISE!” Chrissa yelled. I laughed a little at the sight before my eyes. They had set up a little table with cake on it, and Chrissa was standing on a chair with a party hat on. Raven reached over and tied one on me. “Thanks, guys!” I said. “Wait, where are Bethany and Mandy?” “Oh, they’re coming!” Chrissa answered with a twinkle in her eye.

Just then, Mandy and Bethany clomped triumphantly into the room-but they weren’t alone! I could scarcely believe my eyes! It was-

PATRIOT! I rushed to the horse, tears streaming down my face. Was it really, truly him? Patriot whinnied excitedly, and I had no more doubts. This was, indeed, Penny’s foal! The prodigal colt had returned! If only Penny were here to see her runaway son come home…

I buried my face in Patriot’s mane, still in shock. Then Mandy spoke up. “I think she likes it!” and we all started to laugh.

I had only one question. “How ever did you find him?

“Well,” began Chrissa, “my-uh- you see, I know someone who saw a horse in a field that belonged to, uh, a friend of his, and uh, they let him have it, and he gave it to me.” “Yeah! We all pitched in to get things ready and take him to the vet and stuff!” Mandy added. “One thing, though…” Raven piped up. “What’s the story behind Patriot’s disappearance?”

“Patriot ran away from home-well, he jumped the fence, actually. Penny, who was his mom, and I were heartbroken, and we hadn’t seen him since. Now, he’s here! I can’t thank y’all enough. You have no idea how much this means to me. I have the best sisters ever!” I said, grabbing them in a group hug.

Suddenly, Chrissa gasped. “AHHH! WHO ATE THE CAKE!?!?”


THE END!!! So, did y’all like this story? I’m sorry I haven’t been posting a lot, I’ve been really busy and stuff

Bethany: LAME EXCUSE!

ANYWAY. Do you know who ate the cake? XD Happy about Patriot? Want to wish Felicity a belated birthday? Tell us in the comments, and have an amazing day!!!

Nothing To Hide- Season One Part Three

In Chrissa’s POV

I lead the little girl down the hall and into Hope’s room. “The dollhouse is just around the corner.” I said. I wondered what Bethany would say….

As we rounded the bend, I gasped in shock. My room had been cleaned and organized! Bethany and Leilani stood there in front of it. “Bethany!” I whispered. “Did you do this????”

“Yes.” She bit her lip. “I-I’m really sorry for going through your stuff. I know it was wrong, and so I did this to make up for it. I hope you like it.” “And I helped!” Lealani piped up.

“Will you forgive me?” Bethany asked. “Of course!” I smiled and gave her a hug.

“Ahem.” I heard Mandy clear her throat behind me. “Oh! Bethany, this is Mandy. She’s our new sister!”

“ANOTHER NEW SISTER!?!? YAY!!!! HOW OLD ARE YOU!?!? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR!?!?!? DO YOU LIKE CATS!?!?” She started firing questions at her. Thankfully, Mandy seemed used to girls like Bethany, because she grinned and answered, “I’m 10, my favorite color is green, and yes, I like cats!” I shook my head as Bethany did a victory dance. “YESSS I’M NOT THE YOUNGEST ANYMORE!!!!!”

I took Mandy over to Leilani, and they talked about going on adventures and stuff.

Then, I took her over to Felicity and Raven, who welcomed her nicely. Just then, I heard a voice: “Now, who is this?” It was Hope!


TO BE CONTINUED!

YAY CLIFFHANGERS but you obviously know I’m not going to turn down the poor doll XD

Anyway, so I hope you liked it! Never fear, however, even though Bethany and Chrissa have made up, THERE ARE MORE MYSTERIOUS THINGS TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR!

That’s all for now!!!

Nothing To Hide~Season One Part One~

Hello, all!!!! Here is the season premiere of my new photoseries, Nothing To Hide, or NTH. Basically, Chrissa is acting kinda strange, and the two “detectives”, Detective Merriman (Bethany) and Lealani (Lea), are gonna get to the bottom of it. It’s kinda like a follow-up for the mystery started in this post. I’m really sorry it took me so long, as I said before, WordPress wasn’t cooperating with me. 😑 So, let’s get on with it!!!


Lealani’s POV<<<<<<<<
's what it said!" I had just finished explaining the strange postcard to Bethany. "HMMMM…. INTERESTING!" She had a strange look on her face. "I think it's time for a little detective work! I'll be right back!"<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
ff in a flash. I sat there waiting… and waiting… and waiting…. until finally she came back.

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ve you-" My mouth dropped open. "What on earth are you wearing, Mommy!?!?!?" She looked at me sharply. "It's my detective outfit, young Lea. And please, while I'm on the job, call me Detective Merriman." I rolled my eyes. "Fine. So what are we supposed to do, Detective Merriman?" I asked.

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We need to go spy on Suspect Number 1!" "Umm… who's that?" I was confused. "It's Chrissa!" She whispered, and started walking away. I sighed and followed her.

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d slowly up to Chrissa and Raven's room. Chrissa was still unpacking all her stuff. Evidently she couldn't decide where to put what. "Hey, Chrissa!" I said cheerfully. "Leee-aaaa! You just blew our cover!" Bethany scolded. I shrugged. "Oh, well…" she muttered. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
looked up. "Oh, hi Bethany! Hi Lealani! Sorry for the mess! I was just tidying my room!" She smiled kindly. "Cool! Sooo, uhh…" Bethany started. Just then, Felicity yelled from upstairs. "Chrissa! Raven!!! Mami says we can go outside now!!" <<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Lissie!" Chrissa shouted back. "Sorry, guys! I have to go!" And with that, she grabbed her headphones and left.

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ur chance! We can look through her stuff now!" Bethany grinned. "Look through her stuff!?!? Why would we want to do that!?!?" I whined. I was starting to think that this wasn't such a good idea.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
vidence!" Bethany rolled her eyes and grabbed a bag, then plunked down on the bed. I reluctantly climbed up next to her. <<<<<<<<
ng.." <<<<<<<<
ship poster…" <<<<<<<<
hat is this strange thing?" Bethany wondered. "I don't know! Can we get out of here now? I feel like a trespasser!" I complained. "No, we need to-" Bethany started to say. But then, a harsh voice came from the doorway. <<<<<<<<
the world do you think you're doing!?!?" It was Chrissa.


DUN DUN DUN. YOU ARE GONNA GET WHATS COMIN TO YA BETHANY! JK 😂😂😂 TO BE CONTINUED…

Aka Hope 💖

Christmas Time is- HERE!?!?!?~A Photostory~Plus A Quick Craft

In Lissie’s POV

It was a lovely fall morning. I was getting ready for a run. I bent down to tie my sneakers. 

I heard Bethany coming down the ladder. “Lissie, can you come help me?” She asked. “Hang on a sec.” I said, tying my last lace.

I straightened up and looked at Bethany. My mouth immediately dropped open in shock.

Bethany stood there holding a gigantic stack of Christmas decorations. She was also wearing a gingerbread dress. 

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” I cried. “It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Why do you have the Christmas stuff out????”

“Mami said I could. I told her I was bored so she said to decorate the house except for the top floor. She wants to decorate that floor for Thanksgiving. Say, do ya wanna help me, Lissie?” She asked eagerly.

“Well, I was going to go for a run…” I paused. “Pleeeeease?” Bethany pleaded. 

“Okay, fine.” I smiled and picked up a red garland. “Hooray!!!!” Bethany cheered.

And so, we spent our afternoon decorating the Christmas tree. (The PURPLE Christmas tree…) And we had fun! It was a real sister bonding time, if you ask me.

Then, I lifted her up and she put the angel on top.

After we were done, we sat in silence looking at the beautiful tree. “Thanks for helping me, Sis.” Bethany grinned. “No problem.” I smiled back.

Suddenly, she gasped. I looked over her shoulder and saw a bunch of presents! I guess Mami got them early! I thought. “OHHHHH!!!!” She squealed. “Time to play Guess What’s In Your Present!” I groaned.  “Well, I guess Bethany’s back to being the craziest doll in the world.” “Indeed! I think this is a Shopkins set…” Bethany said.

THE END!

Now for the bonus Quick Craft!

How To Make A Doll Beanie- Requested by Kaylyn from Kaylyn’s World Blog

First, you need a sock.

Then, you are going to cut off the foot part of the sock. 

Then fit it onto your dolls’ head, and you’re done! 

Tip: I recommmend using a fuzzy sock, as they look much better than regular socks do. 😉 You could also sew on a tassel or pompom on the top of the hat. 

On a side note, I’d love to hear what color your Christmas tree is, or if yours is real! (Mine is purple, of course! And it’s not real. XD I got it from Walmart.)

-The Dolls’ Mom

Thump in the Night~Part Three~A Photostory

In Bethany’s POV

We looked at each other. We knew that voice. It was Mami.

The door to our closet-house opened, letting in light. Mami looked down at us.  “What in the world are you two doing?” She asked.

“Bethany heard a thump, and it woke her up. We both got up and figured out that it was just stuff falling off her bed. But what we are confused about is what’s going on over here.” Felicity gestured to the bed and stuff. Mami smiled. “Well, I guess it’s time for you both to learn the big news.” 

“What is it?????” I squealed in anticipation!

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“WE’RE GOING TO BE FOSTERING A DOLL!!!!!!” Mami said, excitement in her voice.

“WOW!!!! THAT’S SO AWESOME!!!!!! WHAT’S HER NAME? IS SHE NICE? DOES SHE LIKE CATS?????” I was so excited I started talking a mile a minute, and jumping up and down on my bed.

“Calm down, Bethany!” Mom scolded me. “And please stop jumping on your bed.” I slowly slid down back onto the ground.

“This is a serious matter. This girl is not a Christian, and we need to be a godly example to her. Also, she might be shy, and we don’t want to intimidate her. I think we should pray and ask God to help all three of us to be ready for this girl to be welcomed into our family.” Mami said solemnly. 

Lissie and I nodded. Then I said, “What’s she like, Mami???? I want to know everything about her!!!!” She grinned. “Well, all I can tell you is that she is 11 years old, her birthday is November 22, and so she is almost 12. Also, she loves arts and crafts and her favorite season is winter. And she loves the color purple and butterflies.” “What’s her name?” Felicity wondered, looking excited. “That’s for me to know and you to wait and see!” Mami giggled.

“What???? You’re not going to tell us????” Felicity was shocked. “Not right now, Lissie.” Mami responded sneakily. Lissie and I groaned. “Time for a little research!” I mumbled, and went to go find my iPad.
Did you like this story? It’s true, I am getting a new doll, but not for a while. Any guesses on who she is? 😁
~The Dolls’ Mom 

Summer’s End~A Photoshoot

Okay, I know it’s a little late for a summer photoshoot, but here I am, Bethany Mae Merriman, with a post-summer photoshoot!

This one is soooooo pretty. I was daydreaming. XD 

Erm… I kinda fell asleep there… XD

LOOK! A SQUIRREL!!! XD

What is that squirrel doing?

Awesome! A hawk too! Boy, that squirrel shure got out of here fast.

Yay! A grass angel! XD

Handstand!

Oof. I never was that good at gymnastics… XD

Bye everyone! Comment below and tell me what pic is your favorite. 😄
~Bethany😁

Thump in the Night~A Photostory~Part One

In Bethany’s POV:

I was sleeping soundly, dreaming about cupcakes and donuts and- well, you get the picture. Then, suddenly, out of nowhere, I heard, THUMP!

I shot straight up in the air, my eyes wide. I sat there for a minute, deciding what to do. Hmmm… I thought. Go get out of my comfy bed and figure out what cause the sound, or stay here under warm blankets and dream about dessert? As you might have guessed, dessert prevailed.

I had almost drifted off to sleep when “THUMP!” 

This time I was determined to get to the bottom of this. But, well, um, maybe for safety precautions, I should turn on the light…

It’s a good thing the light switch is right near my bed.

Let there be LIGHT! XDD

“Uuuuuuhhhhhhhhhuuuuhhh…” Felicity groaned. “Beeeetttthhhhaaaaannnnyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!” I grinned sheepishly.

“ What in the world is going on????” She said as she slid out of bed onto the floor. 

“Well, I kinda heard a thump, and it woke me up…”

“Okay,” said Felicity, standing up. “Let’s get to the bottom of this so I can go back to sleep.”

She turned around and then yelled, “WHAAAAT?????” 

I followed her gaze, then my mouth fell open in astonishment.

THIS. IS. WHAT. WE. SAW.
HEHEHE, the infamous cliffhanger. Do you have any ideas of what’s going on? I’ll post part two ASAP. 
Your sis in Christ,

-Bethany😄

Marshmallow the Cat~A Photostory~

Bethany was out for an afternoon stroll.

She was wearing her purple velvet dress, even though Felicity had said that it would get dirty. She wasn’t going to roll in the mud or anything. 


Just then, a cat walked up to her. “OH WOW!!! AREN’T YOU GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!” Do you wanna come home with me?”

The cat jumped into Bethany’s arms. “I guess that means yes!” She grinned.

She carried the cat towards the house. “What should I name you?” Bethany wondered. “Meow?” The cat said. “THATS IT! I’LL NAME YOU MARSHMALLOW!!!!!!!!”

She triumphantly marched into the house. “Felicity, meet our new cat Marshmallow!” Declared Bethany.

“What!?!? WHERE DID YOU FIND A CAT????” Felicity exclaimed. 

“Out in the bushes! Isn’t she cute?”

“Uh….. Wait, MARSHMALLOW? You named our new cat MARSHMALLOW?”

“YOU MEAN YOU THINK MOM IS GONNA LET US KEEP HER?!?!?” Bethany shrieked.

“Of course she will!” Grinned Felicity.
The End
I hope you enjoyed! Of course I am gonna let the dolls keep Marshmallow. After all, Ginger was seeming a bit lonely now that she has her own room. 
–The Dolls’ Mom 😆

THE AMAZING, WONDERFUL, AWESOME DOLLHOUSE RENOVATION PROJECT!

OKAY WORLD THIS IS BETHANY AND I AM SOOOOO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU THE ALL-NEW AMERICAN GIRL DOLLHOUSE!!!!! Ok, just so you get the idea of how AMAZING this is, here’s our dollhouse before.

AND HERE IT IS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THREE FLOORS AND A LOFT/ATTIC!!!!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? I CAN’T! (obviously, because I’m sprawled out on the floor I’M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!)

I’m not gonna give you a really detailed tour, since it’s kinda still a work in progress. If you want I might do some more room tours later.

So here is the bottom floor which is storage and me and Felicity’s room.

Storage,

The same old bunk bed and nightstand.

The infamous wall of posters.😆

The newly added desk, with a computer, and a shelf with Caroline’s stuff.

More storage on the other side.

The cool wooden ladder to get to the second floor. 😃

AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!

“Hey Lissie. Watcha doing?” “Just watching TV.” 

The living room!!! This room will probably undergo some revision later on, as it’s kinda crowded. 

The TV!!!! SO COOL!!!!!

A floor light.

My Paw Patrol Figure collection. 😄

The couch.

The other “rooms” on the second floor:

Ginger’s “house”,

The VERY MESSY guest bedroom. 

The closet.

The Polaroid string and junk room. 😆

The posters in the living room.

Onto the third floor!!!!!

READERS BE WARNED! What you are about to see is A WORK IN PROGRESS. It is kinda messy, and lacks furniture. 

THE THIRD FLOOR. DUN DUN DUN. xD 

The messy OBVIOUSLY A WORK IN PROGRESS kitchen. And dining room.

The unfinished school room.

The VERY unfinished bathroom.

To the loft!

The extremely messy loft, which some friendly bears have temporarily inhabited. XD 

And the attic, with some mysterious stuff in it. 

Well, that’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed this UTTERLY AMAZING FANTASTIC DOLLHOUSE TOUR!!!!!
Your sis in Christ,

-Bethany 💖

The Prayer meeting~Part two~ A Photostory

We each prayed, and I noticed that tonight each doll had something specific to pray for. 

Bethany prayed for Ginger, who hadn’t been herself that day,

Ocean prayed that someday she would be reunited with her mom if it be the LORD’s will,

Miracle prayed for her friend Gabi to accept Christ as her Savior,

Tessa prayed for wisdom for when she takes Matthew to meet her parents,

And Matthew asked God to tell him if he should continue his job as a journalist.

Addi prayed for the soon coming Girl Of The Year to learn about you, and also for Tessa and Matthew’s relationship,

Miracle prayed that the light of the Gospel be spread to the world, so that Jesus may come again.

When Renee’s turn came, she prayed this simple prayer: “Dear Father, I know I am not as good as I should be, but I don’t know how to be a Christian. Will you please show me to be a good Christian? Thanks. Amen.” 

After Renee said this prayer, Miracle opened her eyes and said, “Jesus will help you, Renee.” And she gave her a Bible IN FRENCH! My mouth dropped open. It was rare to find a Bible in English, let alone French! “I got it from my dad when he saw me for the last time. It is my only link to him. But I think you need it more.” 

A tear trickled down my face as I heard that little French girl say, “I would like to believe, Miracle, but I don’t know how!” And Miracle grabbed her hand and said, “I think it’s time for closing prayer. Renee, repeat this prayer after me if you truly want to be saved and you love God with all of your heart.” Renee nodded and we all closed our eyes. 

“Dear Father in Heaven,” Miracle prayed, and Renee repeated. “I ask you to please forgive me for my sins” “I ask you to please forgive me for my sins” “Come in to my life and my heart” “Come in to my life and my heart” “I love you Dear Jesus”  “I love you Dear Jesus” “Amen” “Amen”

Renee opened her eyes and looked at Miracle. “I feel so new now!” She said with tears in her eyes. Miracle smiled at her. “I’m so happy for you.” I grinned. “Welcome to the family of God, Renee!” “Yay! A new sister!” Said Bethany, and Addi and Ocean put their arms around her. “Uh oh…” whispered Tessa. “An AG employee is coming over to us!” Matthew said. “Well, I guess we’d better go before we get in trouble.” Ocean said. “Bye!” They all whispered. “Bye! Keep reading your Bible and praying!” And just like that, they were gone.

“Wow! That was sooooo cool, Renee becoming a Christian and all.” Bethany exclaimed. “Yeah! It was awesome!” I smiled. “She seems like a really awesome addition to our prayer group!” Just then, I looked at my phone. “YIKES! We need to get to bed! It’s nearly 10:00!” I said. “Okay.” Said Bethany. And so that was the end of our prayer meeting.
-Felicity 💚