Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wishful Wednesday: holiday memory

Wishful Wednesday

Kelsey's question this week is

'I wish' .... I could relive one particular holiday experience over and over again, and it would be _____!

I had a hard time coming up with one particular moment (because all my holidays have been wonderful) so I decided to blog about one of my favorite presents I got growing up (that is close enough, right?).

And it was when I got my Samantha American Girl Doll when I was 7! I remember looking through my neighbor Nicole's catalog and I wanted Samantha so bad. Then Christmas morning I woke up and saw her under my tree - yipee!!!

And every Christmas I would see a new Samantha accessory under the tree: her closet, bed, birthday set (the best!!), etc... And then once her collection was complete, along came Felicity.
However, fellow American Girl fans, I have sad news - Samantha is retired!! When I went to go do this post I went to the American Girl website to get some pictures and to my shock, they have "put her in the American Girl archives," whatever the heck that means! I had so many good memories playing with my friends and their American Girl dolls I feel a little crushed right now.

At least she is packed away safely at my parents house!

You can head over to Kelsey's site to add your holiday memory too!

25 comments:

Cee said...

I had Samantha too! I remember I got her bed for Christmas once, it was very exciting

Teresa said...

Sweet!
I adore watching my niece open up all of her American Doll accessories each Christmas!
It's amazing!
When they were in New York...
my sister made reservations for Lily & here American Dolls and the entire family to have breakfast at The American Doll store's cafe.
Soooo cute!
XXOOXX

The SSS Sophisticate said...

A tragic loss for the American Girl family. Thank god we bought her before it was too late. I still don't understand how they can retire the best one!?!?

Petes Speaks said...

You had an American Girl Doll too?! Man, I sure missed out. :)

Jenni said...

Seriously!? Samantha was my favorite!!!! I loved her clothes, her adventures...everything! How sad....

Katie said...

I can remember begging and pleading with my parents that I needed an American girl doll, however, that never happened! Sad day! I now have a 2 year old God daughter and I will definitely be getting her one at some point in her life!

Confessions Of A Domestic Goddess said...

I had a Samantha doll too!! I thought her clothes were the cutest.

xoxo!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

hahaha.
I got Samantha when I was 7 too...I think.
I got Kirsten for xmas when I was 5 from my gram. Then, I got Molly the next year. Then Samantha.
Now, my Gram gets the great grandkids American Dolls. They didnt have the big store when we were little though. We just had to drool over the catalog! :) Great memory!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I ALWAYS wanted an American Doll and never got one :( So sad!!!

Don't tell anyone you already posted to next weeks topic -- haha JK!!!

{lovely little things} said...

I'm so sad to hear this. Felicity was my fave but my sister had Samantha. She had some of the best dressy outfits!

Brown Girl said...

I never had the dolls but I had the books, we were too poor for the dolls! Ha! I did love the books!

Jax said...

Awwww! Precious! I didn't even KNOW about American Girl! How crazy is that?! I'm not sure I cared about dolls a lot til I was a little older.. I was kinda a tomboy.. as in TOTAL tomboy. Weird to think of now... ha! Cute memory, girlie!

Kristin said...

OMG, my lil' sis and I were just talking about Samantha. She was my fave and Molly was my sister's. I SO wanted that doll. Sigh.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I use to love LOVE love my American dolls!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Awe...I loved Samantha, she was my favorite!

New England Girl said...

I loved the American Girls. :) I don't remember the name of mine, but she was blonde, long hair... I loved her! I must have her somewhere.

Melissa said...

Oh, Samantha was my American Girl Doll of choice, too! I was so proud of her little bed with that brass headboard, and my parents surprised me with a matching one for my bed, which was a pretty epic gift moment.

Selma said...

Ah...this is sweet! :) How can a doll retire?! I wonder. Poor one.

Jax said...

Love love LOVE that you got the Jersey Shore reference! I thought everyone would but I think you're one of two who commented on it.. haah! :) And second, thanks for your sweet comment!

hope you had a fabulous weekend, girlie!

And my friends were just talking about American Girl dolls the other day. Totalyl thought of this post. One of their daughters has FOUR. YES FOUR. She's 5 years old. Whoa. hah!

Heather said...

OH i had her too and loved her!! I need to find her at my mom's house when we are home! Love this!!

You Are My Fave said...

I begged my mom for Samantha but alas, I never got it. A couple years ago I went to the American Girl store in NY to make up for it.

Nicole Marie said...

what!! how could they retire her!! sad!! i had her too! loved her!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I loved my American Girl doll! I had Kirsten and once her collection was complete, moved on to Felicity too! Unfortuntatly I grew up and lost interest before Felicity was finished, hopefully they don't retire her too!

Annie said...

i never got an american girl doll!
i was a little jealous when my sis got one even though she is 8 years younger than me, ha!

Kelly said...

i so remember getting my samantha doll and her bed all in one christmas! it was the best christmas for me as a kid.

i miss those days!!

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