In September of 2003, Darric went to Austin, Texas to attend a class for work. When he came home he brought the girls each a souvenir. Madison got a Julia doll that she was very excited about. She ended up renaming her Jennifer Julia. Mackenzie got a very nice doll that for days I thought was porcelain, but it's not. (it cost over a hundred dollars) He is a very realistic looking doll, that got named Austin (because that's where he's from) and sometimes people have to look at it a couple times to make sure it's not real.
It's been about two years now and the girls still have their special dolls. Jennifer Julia has had her dress sewn up and she's been washed a couple times. Austin only wears half of the outfit that he came with and his hair is in need of a good brush. But they're still hanging in there and they are still both the girls' number one doll choice. (photo taken March 29, 2005)