Hi everyone. I'm Julie. Welcome to my page!
As you've probably figured out, I'm not an American Girl doll like my sisters. I'm a Magic Attic doll. The Magic Attic character I was modeled after was Heather Hardin, a Jewish girl who was a lover of all things pink. That's why I have so many pink outfits. To set the records straight from the beginning, I am not Jewish, and while I like pink, it's not my favorite color.
I was Mom's first doll, a birthday present from her grandma way back in May 2001. She picked me out because American Girl totally failed at making a doll that looked like her: fair skin without freckles, brown eyes, and long, straight, medium brown hair without bangs. Luckily for me, I fit the bill perfectly.
Mom had a classmate in elementary school named Julie, a pretty brunette she admired from a distance. That's where the inspiration for my name came from. As far as I can tell from baby name websites, which never seem to totally agree, Julie means "youthful" or "soft-haired." Both are fitting for a doll, I'd say.
While all 4 of us dolls have a lot in common with my mom, she says that I am the most like her not only in appearance but also in terms of personality. We're both quiet, like to play it safe, and avoid being the center of attention.
Now for a run-down of the basics:
Here's a picture of my dog Bingo, a Shar Pei mix. He is aloof of people he doesn't know, but he warms up quickly if you scratch him behind the ears. He's happy to be wherever his humans are, whether that means just hanging out, taking a nice long walk, or trailing behind the horses on trail rides. It's fun to teach him new tricks because he usually catches on quickly. His favorite tricks are speak, spin, and play dead.
In music, "allegro" means to play something at a quick, lively tempo. My horse Allegro does have impressive speed over a short distance, as most Quarter Horses do, but she was actually named Allegro because of how quickly she responds to her rider's cues. She's very affectionate and laid back in the stable or pasture. Put a saddle on her back, though, and she becomes all business. Her best event is dressage, but she also enjoys jumping and long trail rides.