A Day in the Life: Luciana Isadora

Luciana here, everybody! Yippee!

Aw, you guys, this is the last post for ADITL! This series has been so fun, and I feel like you’ve all really gotten to see what each of us girls’ interests are. Do you have any ideas for a new series we could do? Comment below, please!

And now, onto my day.

8:00 AM: Rise and shine, everybody! It’s so nice that the sun rises shortly after 7 o’clock now. In the winter, we don’t see it until around 9:30 – but now, I get to have the beautiful sunlight stream through my window each morning. It’s my favorite part about the summers here. I also like to start my mornings with some stretching and relaxation time. I do this with Tessa, since she does it for ballet. We also do a little Bible study in the morning. Today’s scripture comes out of Corinthians:

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Pretty good lesson, right?

9:00 AM: After a quick shower in lukewarm water (to conserve energy, I installed a fixture in all the showers so they won’t run hot water for more than five minutes. Crystal is not a fan of this idea. I’m hoping she’ll adjust), I get out, put on some running clothes, and jog over to a nearby park. This is one of the best places in town to watch wildlife (right now, tiny baby geese!), plus I’m taking water samples home to test the pH levels for  my AP Chemistry class (yes, I know I’m in middle school, but hey, I still love science!)

11 AM: I generally don’t eat breakfast because it makes my stomach hurt when I eat early in the morning. This generally results in me eating a big lunch instead. Since Tessa and Grace went to the new French café downtown for lunch, Crystal was put in charge of making lunch.

I’m not sure whose idea THAT was.

As soon as I walk in the door, a terrible burning smell hits me in the face. This is the following conversation:

“Crystal, what’s going on?”

“I’m making lunch, Luci!”

“What is that smell?”

“Your lunch.”

“Why does it smell like that, though?”

“BECAUSE YOUR LUNCH IS BURNING!!!”

An quick inspection of the kitchen reveals that the burning is coming from some failed grilled cheeses. I propose that we order a pizza instead, which Crystal complains will make her feel “bloated,” but I promise to help her clean up the mess in exchange for letting me order out. This seems to satisfy her.

2:00 PM: Emily, Molly, and I head downtown to the museum for the opening of a new science exhibit. The exhibit is about natural disasters in the world, with a special focus on earthquakes and tsunamis, since those both affect Alaska more than others natural disasters. There are videos and pictures comparing the 1964 earthquake to the one we had last year. Both very scary!

5:00 PM: Since the snow is melting outside, my sisters and I decide to have a bonfire in the backyard. We carry out stacks of warm blankets and pull chairs up to the fire. Lindsey and I get a fire going. I try to explain to the girls the scientific process behind starting a fire (exothermic chemical processes, anyone?), but they tune it out for the most part. Morgan kindly half-listens to me, but I’m coming to the conclusion that science is mostly my thing in this family.

6:30 PM: Time for youth group! Crystal, Morgan, and Tessa head to the evening service in the sanctuary, and the rest of us go upstairs. This week’s lesson is from Genesis and the creation of the world. I especially like the part where God creates the moon, stars, and sun:

14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.

I feel so lucky that we have the opportunity to study the beautiful heavens! Who says science and God can’t go hand-in-hand?

8:30 PM: We stop for milkshakes on the way home. I order chocolate. McKenna claims this is “boring.” Crystal says it’s “classy.” Thus, an argument on whether a milkshake can be classy or not ensues. (What do you think? Can you use the word “classy” to describe a milkshake? Comment below, people!)

9:30 PM: I get ready for bed and then sit at my window for a while, staring out at the stars above. This always calms me down (which I need, since the sucrose from the milkshake is still coursing through my body). Pretty soon, it’ll be too light at night to do this.

9:45 PM: Lights out. Goodnight, friends!

Luciana

The Family Meeting (A Photostory)

Soo . . . I know these pictures seem to look the same. That’s because I did this in my backyard, which was NOT a super great place to take pictures because it’s super cluttered and has too much out-of-proportion junk in the background, so I zoomed in a lot. Plus, for this photostory, the dolls don’t move much, which resulted in not-so-great shots . . . which is why I haven’t posted this yet. I took the pictures a month or so ago, and I wasn’t really happy with it. But the script is pretty funny, so maybe you’ll like it anyway.

Also, you guys were so sweet in the comments in my last post! I’m glad to be back from my never-announced hiatus. In case you missed my announcements, I am now a part-time public schooler, meaning I am not as home as much as I used to be. Plus, skiing just started today, so I don’t get a whole lot of free time this year. I will try to post as much as possible, though!

And now . . . onto the photostory!

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“Hello, everybody, and thanks for coming to the family meeting!” I greet my sisters.

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“You’re welcome,” McKenna replies. “Can we hurry this up? I have gymnastics practice in an hour.”

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“Um, sure,” I say. “Who has anything they would like to share with the family?”

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My sisters stare at me blankly.

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Le sigh. “Molly, how about you?”

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“Oh, I got an A++ on my calculus quiz!” Molly shares exuberantly.

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“What a shock,” Crystal yawns, leaning back on AGs in Alaska’s pallet fort.

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“Okay,” I intervene. “Lindsey? Did you hear back from that police officer?”

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“Chill, Morgan,” Lindsey sighs. “I’ve got it covered. He said he deals with rowdy teenagers all the time.”

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“Great,” I say. “How are you doing, Tessa? Anything to share?”

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“Excellent!” Tessa replies. “Dance classes are great, and I even decided that I might want to take music lessons as well. Maybe Emily could teach me?”

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“Ooh, speaking of music,” Crystal interrupts, before Emily can reply to this. “I got a guitar. Want to see?”

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“Um, Crystal, how about we-”

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Too late. Crystal runs into the house at the speed of lightning, returning with a turquoise guitar haphazardly strung around her neck.

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And then promptly hits the ground.

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“You okay there, Crys?” I ask, concerned. The poor dear will prombably start complaining about her smudged makeup any second now . . .

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“I’m fine!” Crystal answers, popping back up. “Ready to hear my song?” She begins to sing rather off-key. I grimace.

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The rest of my sisters are having the same reaction.

“Will you knock it off already?” Molly groans. “You sound worse than my Intro to Musical Arts professor.”

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“Please, Crystal!” Luciana begs. “My ears can’t take any more!”

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“Maybe some voice lessons or something . . .” I mutter.

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Crystal ponders this for a moment. “Yeah, you’re probably right, guys. Emily?”

“Yeah, sure, Crystal.”

-End of Photostory-

Belive it or not, I’ve had Tenney’s guitar since April, when I visited the AG Place Dallas. Since then, I’ve collected a few more musical instruments, which may appear in upcoming posts . . .

I’ll check back with you guys later. Have a great Sunday!

AGs in Alaska

 

Pumpkin Pals (A Photoshoot)

Happy fall, guys! I think the last time I blogged it was still summer, so I’ve really missed all of you wonderful blogging people. The last time I blogged it was still summer, so things have definitely changed around here. Birch leaves scatter the ground, Halloween decorations are on display, and we’re now accustomed to the mid-to-upper 40’s weather.

I’ve been meaning to do this photoshoot for a few weeks now. Since it appears that it’ll be snowing within a week or two, I decided that now was the time to act. Fall photoshoots are the best, yes?

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Spider!!!

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I actually took this picture upside down, and then flipped it over!

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See you guys later! Have a great week!

AGs in Alaska

Review of Luciana’s Flight Suit

Hey guys! I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend. Whilst I was writing my review of Tenney’s Spotlight Outfit, I realized how much I love writing reviews. I recently purchased Luciana’s Flight Suit for a project I am doing and decided to do a review on it.

You can buy the outfit here.

All pictures from American Girl.

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The outfit is adorable, needless to say. It is a one-piece blue jumpsuit that zips all the way up to her neck. As you can probably imagine, the suit is a bit difficult to get on the doll. It took me a couple of minutes to put it on her. It is tight, which makes the doll unable to sit up straight in the jumpsuit.

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This outfit is made of high-quality material, which I was extremely pleased with. I was a bit nervous when I opened it for fear of finding and outfit made with cheap fabric, but I was actually very happy. The shoes are ADORABLE and very simple, so they will go well with other outfits.

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The jumpsuit has several patches on it. There is a “Space Camp” patch, a “Space & Rocket Center” patch, and a patch that has Luciana’s name on it. The patches are not made of . . . whatever real patches are made of. Thread? Anyway, they are more like iron-on stickers, minus the smooth sticker feel.

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On the right arm, there is a “Mars” sticker and a “NASA” sticker. On the left arm there is an American flag patch (not shown).

Overall, I give this outfit a 4/5. My only complains are that it is difficult to get on the doll, and she can’t sit down in it. Other than that, I was impressed by the high quality of material that AG chose for this outfit. I highly recommend it if you like NASA-related things. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

AGs in Alaska

Luci On The Deck (A Photoshoot)

Yay! Luci’s first photoshoot!

Luci is a gorgeous doll and her meet outfit is ADORABLE. Guys, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve had her for a MONTH already and I haven’t taken her out of her meet outfit.

Now, let’s get onto the photoshoot!

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I thought that the flowers on the deck coordinated with her dress so nicely. Flowers are super fun to photograph, don’t you agree?

You can see that Luci’s eyes have that downward tilt that is supposedly an AG glitch, but I think it gives her nice character.

Which picture is your favorite? Do you have Luciana? Do you like flower photography, too? What do you think of Luci’s eyes?

AGs in Alaska

Guess Who Showed Up // I So Do Love Weird Post Titles

You probably saw this coming.

I couldn’t resist.

She was just so cute, so sweet.

Perfect for my collection.

Guess who arrived a few weeks ago?

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A BOX!!! *JAZZ HANDS*

(The hands belong to ten of my friends, who were at my house when this miraculous, life-changing event occured.) Okay, there aren’t twenty hands in the picture, but I promise there were twenty hands there! Well, when you count mine, my mom’s, my friends’ moms’ . . . okay, that’s a lot of hands.

Never mind.

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There she is!

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Luciana.

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Eeek!!!

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She’s so cuteeeee!!!! (Yeah, my friends love Callie . . . you can see her in the background).

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I treated myself to Luci’s pajamas as well, which are super adorable.

So we’re up to nine now.

You can go check out Luci’s profile on the Meet The Dolls page, which I’m not going to bother linking for you because that involves work. 🙂

Okay, fine, I’ll link it for you. HERE

Huge thanks to Jewel for answering all of my questions about Luciana. I really appreciate it, Jewel!

Expect to see an adorable photoshoot of Luci soon!

Bye for now. 🙂

AGs in Alaska