Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Last year, since my dolls had such a big Halloween bash, they were too tired out for Thanksgiving and just had a small Colonial affair. This year, though, tons of dolls got together to thank God, talk with each other, and enjoy good food:

 The Colonists had a special tea party.

 Mia, Kirsten, Addy, Cecile, Samantha and Nellie enjoyed lasagna and carrot cake.

 Nicki, Jonathon, Saila, and Kanani cut into the turkey and gobbled it down with corn, muffins, broccoli and cheese.

 Melody, Jamie, Kohanna, and Kennedy had a vegetarian dinner of green things and salad.

And as you can tell I was running out of food, poor Alexis, Saige, Sophie, Tris, and Laurel had to be content with hot dogs, muffins, and french fries.

 My sister recently came back from a mission trip to Guatemala so my dolls celebrated the work she did there by having a Thanksgiving feast in her honor. My sister worked with women, praying for and with them, and helping them as much as possible.

 She was amazed to see that even though so many people of Guatemala were terribly poor, living with no running water, a dirt floor, no washer/dryer or anything we take for granted, they were rich in spirit, praising God in the blessings they had and relying on him for whatever they need.

 For celebrations, Guatemalan women would wear colorful skirts and embroidered blouses.

Meat is a delicacy in the poorer parts of Guatemala where my sister worked. Because it is so expensive, many people only eat it for special occasions.

Miranda happens to be wearing an authentically made in Guatemala outfit! I was at a church rummage sale and happened to spot this outfit. When I read the tag I couldn’t believe it was made from a Guatemalan woman who makes doll outfits and sells them at bazaars.

Here are close ups of the rest of the Guatemalan clan:

Sonali.

Tatiana

Josefina

Lauryn

Happy Thanksgiving!!

-Heather

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About jackylina

Hi, I'm Heather (the human) and Jacky (the doll) wanted us to start a blog together about all the dolls in my room. I collect 18"dolls such as American Girl, Carpatina, Magic Attic, and Kidz n Cats. I love dressing them up and creating photo stories for you to enjoy! I'm a Christian and you will see a Christian influence in this blog because I can't help glorifying the Lord!
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8 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Marilyn says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all.
    Marilyn

  2. Marion says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy!
    Marion

  3. bennettv says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I love all of the dolls celebrating your sister’s mission work in Guatemala. What a wonderful experience that must have been for her! I am in love with all of the colourful clothing those dolls are wearing too! That outfit made in Guatemala is absolutely beautiful! 🙂

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

    • jackylina says:

      Thanks! Yeah, my sister had a GREAT time there. She wants to go back and do more. Besides helping women, her group got to hike up a volcano (it took two days, they camped on the mountain) and the night they got to the top was the night of the super moon! She said it was absolutely incredible. The volcano next to them was erupting with lava and they could see everything so clearly by the light of the moon. The bad part is her camera broke a few days before the hike which means no pictures! 😦

  4. Jen says:

    Enjoyed the post and hearing about your sister’s trip! Your tables remind me of one Thanksgiving where we had so many people we had to go outside and walk around the side of the house to get to access to the other end of the house.
    Hope your day was 😊

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! It looks like all your dolls had a good time. 🙂

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