On July 21st 2010, this blog was officially declared one year old! It feels like I've only been writing in it for a couple days, though. Thanks so much to all of my followers, readers, and commenters. If it wasn't for you, this blog probably wouldn't even be here today!
I loved all of your suggestions for our "One Year Celebration" but I eventually decided on taking one photo from each month since this blog began and saying a little something about each of them. Please enjoy this journey through one amazing year!
July 2009: As well as this being the first month of "Crazy for Cali", Noelle and I try out for Coach Potter's soccer team and (to our surprise) make it! I remember being more than thrilled about this. Plus, being able to post your excitement on a blog was also very fun.
August 2009: Enjoying the view at Sunny's grandparents' house is always a lot of fun! After the busy first week of school, I was more than happy to kick back and relax at the lake and enjoy some much-needed quiet time.
September 2009: During this exciting month comes Sunny's birthday! She got to go to Disney World (she brought me along, of course) and while there, gets Rebecca Rubin!
October 2009: Gwen Thompson joins the FMSG family just in time for Halloween, as does a new family dog- Gus, Sunny's French bulldog.
November 2009: My first birthday with Sunny arrives on November 9th. Besides having a fantastic birthday party with all of my closest friends, I was able to get a Breyer Stablemate for my collection, as well!
December 2009: Merry Christmas! My twin sister, Elizabeth, comes to stay for a few weeks. We had such a great time celebrating the holidays together and doing fun activities such as decorating the house with Christmas lights, raising money for gifts, and being sisters. What's a better present than building a relationship with a long lost relative?
January 2010: Sunny creates her very own YouTube account! This also meant that we were very busy with our movie-making skills during this month. This particular photo was from the first music video we ever made, "Love Story".
February 2010: Valentine's Day creeps upon us, as does FMSG's special Sweetheart Social. Great food, great friends, and lots of candy makes this February 14th extra-amazing.
March 2010: Sunny and Marigold take Felicity and I to the American Girl Boutique & Bistro in Atlanta, where they get two awesome new dollies, Lanie and Chloe. Together we all had an awesome trip!
April 2010: Spring is in the air! Gwen, as well as many of us other students, love hanging out outdoors and enjoying the fresh, springtime breeze. With this new season comes anticipation for summer!
May 2010: Shannon starts her first modeling job in the AGMA! She's a great model and friend and I am so proud of her for even making the first cut.
June 2010: School's out and summer's in! All of us here at FMSG are more than pleased to be able to relax for a couple months. After all, a month or two without homework isn't that terrible, right?
July 2010: One year can go by so quickly that you might not even know it hit you! That's how it was for us here at "Crazy for Cali". Before we knew it, that important day was creeping up on us and we were more than excited. Again, thank you all for reading, commenting, and following this blog. I hope these pictures and captions gave you a better insight on a year in the life of a doll and all of the amazing things that can happen in just a matter of 365 days.