Today is Chinese New Year! Julie couldn't wait to celebrate with some of her friends. She decorated the house with pretty handmade lanterns and even made chinese Lo Mein noodles!
Everything smelled delicious...now to wait for her friends to arrive!
"Hmm...I'm hungry. Maybe I can eat a fortune cookie while I wait." Julie said to herself.
She chose one of the cookies, careful to crack it open to get the fortune out.
"Smile! Happy news is on it's way to you." Julie read the fortune aloud. "That's a good one!"
"I wonder what happy news I'm gonna get."
"What do you got there Alley-Oop?" a voice called behind her shoulder. Julie knew that voice!
"IVY!" she yelled. Jumping out of her seat, she wrapped her arms around her friend in a big hug.
The two friends re-united together!
"I didn't know you were coming!" Julie said, still squeezing her tight.
"Well, I couldn't celebrate Chinese New Year without my BFF!" Ivy replied.
"How long are you staying?" Julie asked. "Just for today?"
Ivy shook her head, a grin speading on her face. "Actually...I'm moving here!"
Julie gasped. That was definitely some happy news!!!
As they waited for their other friends to come, Julie and Ivy had fun catching up on all the juicy news since Julie moved away.
They couldn't wait to be able to spend even more time together again!
Julie had a very Happy Chinese New Year!!
I hope you all enjoyed the photostory! And, YES, Ivy has joined my doll family!! I've been keeping it a secret until today...I've been practically bursting with excitment!
One of my best friends was selling some of her dolls and Ivy was one of them. She had been on my wishlist and I had been wanting her for awhile. I'm so blessed and thankful for the great opportunity to be able to buy Ivy and help out my friend at the same time! Thank you so much, Hannah!! Ivy is very happy to be in her new home. Hope's doll Julie is also so excited. :)
I love her and she's in amazing condition! Girls, remember you can always buy dolls second-hand, either from Ebay or someone you know. Adopting dolls is just as special as getting one brand new. Watch out for those opportunities.
I hope you all have an awesome Chinese New Year! Here are some of the crafts in my photostory you can make:
Have fun and stay tuned for many more posts of Ivy! :)