I have so much to share with all of you about what's been going on over the past few weeks, but I wanted to take the time to celebrate this special occasion. :)
To commemorate my accomplishment, Beast'sbelle insisted on a photo shoot (you know how she is). ;) She gathered my friends and we all got together to take some pictures. I hope you enjoy these shots of the faces you've come to know and love over the past few years. :)
Here we all are, gathered together for a group photo. Of course, there are many missing from our midst who have moved on over the years: Tiana, Isabella, and more. This is our core group now. :}
Rapunzel was very sweet and let me borrow her super fancy dress since it was such a special occasion. I don't think she's actually worn it other than that one day. It is pretty stiff and itchy, so I can't say that I blame her. I couldn't wait to get it off after the pictures were done. ;)
Eugene and Rapunzel with their sweet little family. Well...I guess their family's not so little, but you know what I mean. ;) Rapunzel was getting pretty frazzled trying to keep four kids sitting still for pictures (any moms out there will be able to sympathize). ;) Oh, and you'll notice that even Pascal made an appearance. :)
Here is Ben, the doll I thought I should be with for all my days. Funny how things change. ;) I really hate to show you these pictures when I'm not caught up on things...talk about major spoilers!! As you can probably tell from the pics, though, Ben and Paige are quite serious, both in personality and in their relationship. (Hee hee...I just couldn't resist!) ;)
They're so cute together! I promise I'll give you the whole story soon!! ;)
Here I am with the two most important dolls in my life. ;)
Eugene and Rapunzel got to pose for a nice couple picture, too.
Thomas agreed to keep an eye on his younger sisters while they did so.
He's such a good older brother! ;)
And of course, Rapunzel and I needed a picture together. She's been such a dear friend to me throughout all of the crazy events of the past few years.
I honestly don't know what I'd do without her friendship. :)
Beast'sbelle thought we should get a mother/daughter picture, too. :)
The men of Belle's Bulletins. ;)
So, as most of you should know by now, Belle's Bulletins is drawing to a close. I've already gone into my reasons in an earlier post, so I won't repeat them here. The blog will continue for at least a couple more weeks (more on that in a moment). While it will be strange to stop sharing everything important that happens here on the blog, I know I'm making the right choice. It's time for me to move on and spend more time with my family and friends and less time stressing over blog posts. :} I plan on continuing to update my Facebook page every once in a while, so you'll be able to check out what I'm up to over there. And for those of you who have expressed concern over this, I will keep my blog open so that everyone can continue to read my past posts. :)
Now on to something fun. :) Per one of my readers' suggestions, we are going to do something very special here at Belle's Bulletins to go out with a bang, so to speak. ;) Two weeks from today, I will publish an interview post with questions from our readers. Several of my friends have agreed to be part of a special Belle's Bulletins Panel. You, my readers, can ask any (appropriate, of course) question of any of the dolls participating! Here are the participants:
-Belle (me!) ;)
To ask a question, simply leave it in the comments below. In two weeks, we'll put up the post with all of our answers. :)
If you happen to have a question for someone not included in the panel list, go ahead and leave it in the comments and tell us who the question is for. I'll do my best to get an answer for you. ;)
I had originally planned to give a big, heartfelt thank you speech now, but I find I'm not quite ready. I think I'll save it for my very last post instead. :}
I'll talk to you again soon, dearest readers. I can't wait to see the questions you leave for us! :)
P.S. I almost forgot! Since I'm putting up a special blogoversary header, I wanted to include my old header here: