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Going quiet for a time...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

We found out this morning that my sister-in-law Katy has passed away. With a few other things going on in life right now, I'm going to take a bit of time to be quiet. I'll be around, I'll likely still track, but I will just be rather low key.
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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 5/29/2011 9:57AM

    Oh honey, I'm so sorry. And I'm even more thankful for both you and Bill that you had your time with her in Texas recently. It is never easy, but know that many, many people are thinking of you, lifting you up in positive thoughts and prayers, and sending healing energy your way. Know that we're here for you if you decide you need some additional support. Do what you need to do for you. We'll still be around when you get back. Love you. emoticon

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CLARABRUNNING 5/28/2011 9:30PM

    so sorry to hear this my friend. I am sure that is really tough - I am close with my 3 sisters in law. love ya girl! Clara

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MRSBENNETT2 5/25/2011 7:57PM

    Candy - so sorry for your loss! Take care of eachother. See you around!

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ROBBIEMARIE 5/23/2011 5:25PM

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I am very happy that you were able to recently spend some time with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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CHAZERAY 5/22/2011 9:35PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You and Bill are in my thoughts.

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GAYEMC 5/21/2011 8:41PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about Katy. Glad you got to visit with her recently. Take care of yourself and DH.

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TUNIE- 5/21/2011 2:00PM

    My sincerest condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I look forward to hearing from you again when you are ready. (hugs)

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WISLNDR 5/21/2011 1:16PM

    emoticon I'm sorry for your loss.

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KASHMIR 5/20/2011 1:11PM

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RIGBY31 5/20/2011 12:36PM

    I'm so sorry. Take care. emoticon

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REALLY_ROBIN 5/20/2011 12:23PM

    Candy I'm so sorry! I know the feeling...it took me a month to work through my stuff and I just needed to be down. Just remember we are here, if you need us! Hugs...Robin

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AFMARVIN 5/20/2011 12:09PM

    So sorry, thinking of you and your family.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/20/2011 6:49AM

    How heartbreaking emoticonmy condolences emoticon

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BAILEE_GRAVES 5/20/2011 6:11AM

    So sorry Candy! Please pass my condolences on to Bill as well. I know this is going to be a difficult time for all of you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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GAYLEP67 5/20/2011 2:26AM

    My heart is with you at this sad time Candy. You, Bill, and the entire clan will be in my thoughts.

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LMLOPEZ 5/19/2011 11:47PM

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME 5/19/2011 11:28PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.

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DITZYCHICK 5/19/2011 10:26PM

    emoticonto you and your husband. It isn't easy saying goodbye to loved ones...take all the time you need. You and your family are very much in my thoughts.

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KIMBANN 5/19/2011 9:39PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping your and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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REZILLIANCE 5/19/2011 7:48PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss, all the best to you and your family in this hard time. Take all the time you need.

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COOKWITHME65 5/19/2011 7:39PM

    So sorry to hear of your families loss.

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IMIN2GENES 5/19/2011 7:39PM

    So sorry for your loss! My condolences are with you and your family. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers.
Chris
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PARNELI 5/19/2011 6:29PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

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SLIGHTLYBRAINY 5/19/2011 6:21PM

    I am sorry for your loss.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 5/19/2011 5:55PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take good care of yourself.

~Irish (aka The Incredible Shrinking Mom)

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/19/2011 5:20PM

    Condolences to you and your family.

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WALKAWAY 5/19/2011 5:14PM

    You and your family are in my prayers. I am truly sorry for your loss. Let me know if you need anything. Sending you hugs.

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9 miles w/ the Tribe...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I had a meltdown running 7.5 mi two weeks ago. I felt alright running 6.2 last Sunday. I felt goood doing 4 mi on a trail on Tuesday, and still achey doing an easy 3 on Thursday.

I wasn't sure what to expect for today's run. TOM started yesterday. I stayed up too late catching up with Private Practice. I did not eat healthy for dinner. I was bloated for a variety of reason.

I went anyway, even though I tried everything to talk myself out of it. I just ignored myself, and went. Go figure.

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After today, I'm able to believe, just a little bit more, I can do a Half. I appreciate it if all y'all KNOW I can do one, I really do. If I don't believe it in my heart, though, it'll never happen. Today, I'm that much closer.

Simply showing up and finishing is no longer enough for me. I do not expect perfection. I do expect progress, and improvement.

Today, I saw both, and I am happy.
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WALKAWAY 5/15/2011 10:36PM

    Way to go my friend. emoticon

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RIGBY31 5/15/2011 2:37PM

    emoticon You're awesome!

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KAREN42BOYS 5/15/2011 12:02PM

    (first post since returning from Italy)

I totally get what you mean about taking on an audacious goal. It's too big to imagine really doing, but that's part of what makes the journey so cool. Somewhere in the last 2 weeks, I've figured out that I KNOW I can get through the sprint triathlon. I've done the training, and compared to most of the triathlon world it's going to be a sorry time, but it will be a fabulous time for me. I'm guessing my time will be about 2 hours plus transition times. We'll see... for me and for you. :)

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DITZYCHICK 5/15/2011 12:59AM

    Great job getting out there and giving yourself the opportunity to be proud!!! It would have been too easy not to have gone...well done girl!!!

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KASHMIR 5/14/2011 9:57PM

    Love It!!!!

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LMLOPEZ 5/14/2011 9:45PM

    emoticon!!!!!!!!!
You rock for running your nine-and I have no doubt in my mind that you could (and probably will) run a half, a full or whatever you wish!!!!
Great job.

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IMIN2GENES 5/14/2011 8:10PM

    Awesome! I am so happy for you! Such great progress!
Chris
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WISLNDR 5/14/2011 5:59PM

    Good for you, you will do an awesome job!!

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GAYEMC 5/14/2011 4:51PM

    Oh Candy, I have no doubt that you can do a half. I remember a year ago when you did the Mayor's Walk. Look how far you've come. Hope you had a nice run this morning. I enjoyed the 2.5 mile walk and was happy it didn't rain. And my body is stiff. Can't imagine how yours feels. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Weekend Plans..

Friday, May 13, 2011

My weekend starts in approx. 35 minutes!
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I'll head home and scoop up the Hubster and walk to the gym (1.5 mi).
We'll get our ST done.
We'll walk home (1.5 mi).

We'll have something healthy and nutritious. I type this 'out loud' so that it's in writing and harder to ignore. Maybe. See, Auntie Flo has arrived, and she's a cranky ole bat as usual. I'm extra tired and when I'm extra tired I tend to go for the cheap and easy eats - taco salad from El Loco Burrito perhaps, or heck even Popeyes! It's been a long while since we've had either one.

Anyway, the PLAN is to eat well and not too much.

Then I'm getting up early tomorrow morning, which will actually be sleeping in for me - 5:30 a.m.
I'll hydrate, I'll eat, and I'll head off to meet the Tribe at 8:30 for our long slow run.

9 miles.

9 miles.

9 miles.

No, my record does not have a skip in it. I just had to type that outloud a few times. 9 miles. I've lost my ever-lovin' mind, but there you go. It'll be fine, I'm sure.

I just snorted.

Then, after that, Lindsay and Chris and Most Importantly RILEY will be arriving to stay the night. They have a roommate in Salem who has his young daughters (think 2 and 4 y/o) every other weekend, which is this weekend. The kids opted to come to Portland for the weekend for whatever reason. Who am I to question? Maybe we really will get to have the baby every other weekend after all?

I figure while I'm languishing on the couch.. erm.. recovering on the couch, I can be a baby-hog as much as I want! If they try and take him away from me for someone else to hold I'll just whine that he was good for what ails me LOL

We're planning healthy beer-butt chicken roasted on the grill with veggies/potatos for dinner that night.

Sunday, I'll sleep in until I hear the baby, then get up and get back to baby-hogging again.
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It's what I'm good at!

I hope your weekend will be as good, as zany, as restful, as joyful, and as sunshiny as I hope mine is!
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DITZYCHICK 5/14/2011 11:42AM

    I think it's really neat that your husband is so supportive of you and joins you in your healthy lifestyle!!! Makes it so much easier, doesn't it? I'll just keep working on it for me here and hope to inspire my family members in some way!

Enjoy your fitness, healthy nutrition, baby cuddling filled weekend my friend!!!

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ANNESYLVIA 5/14/2011 8:48AM

    Enjoy that baby! And yes, my weekend already started very eventful! With stay over company as well. Gotta love family!


Hugs,

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BAILEE_GRAVES 5/14/2011 8:30AM

    Sounds like wonderful weekend plans. Enjoy the baby!!

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WISLNDR 5/14/2011 7:06AM

    Hey, sounds like a fun weekend! Every bit of it!! (Probably because I'm still on HM recovery and don't have to run today. 9 miles? . . . . .HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA)

Enjoy your weekend!

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LMLOPEZ 5/13/2011 10:50PM

    At least it's 9 miles-and not 27 LOL!!!
Sounds like you have a great plan in place-kiss on that baby and you won't even care how many miles you run!
Me, I plan to sleep in and run later-and hopefully golf with my honey in the afternoon. My weekend started yesterday and I'm "working it" and playing it!! emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 5/13/2011 10:02PM

    Baby hogging! I love it! You crack me up, my friend!

Kick butt on that run! I know you can do it! Then enjoy all the baby hogging you can get!
Chris


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GAYEMC 5/13/2011 9:27PM

    OMG Candy, as usual you crack me up. I had a great aunt (annie) growing up who I thought was the most mean person on earth. When I aged, I remembered her fondly. Have a great run with the tribe, I'll be thinking of you on my 2.5 mile Doggie Dash through the poop (way too much of it last year!) have fun with Riley!

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KASHMIR 5/13/2011 6:26PM

    I'll be thinking of you baby hogging while I'm doing my 9 miles Sunday morning!

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Happy Mother's Day and Cinco 10K...

Sunday, May 08, 2011

If you're a Mother, Grandmother, or Auntie I hope you've had a wonderful day.
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The rest is a quickie blog - covering my 10K today. We've been so busy since Riley arrived, and hardly home, I know and shamedly admit I'm behind on your blogs and notes. Do forgive me - I'll be catching up soon, promise!

Today was the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K. Courtney and I did the 10K, and Bill did the 5K. Well, Courtney and I did the same race, but the girl is in a running class far and beyond me LOL She rocked it in a fantastic 56 minutes!

Bill did splendid as well. I felt bad running off from him in the opposite direction, but it was ok, he understood LOL We're waiting for official results, but we think he managed to shave off 3-4 minutes from his last 5K.

Me? I did alright as well. My last (and first!) 10K, I ran 6 mi in 1:23. Today, I ran 6.25 in 1:23 again - only a quarter mile further. Go figure! I'm basing this on Garmin time/distance of course. We haven't gotten official results yet.

A few snaps, taken by Tim, our step-ex-wife's S.O.

Our gang emoticon I love that we do these things together. Courtney, as fast as she is, is always so supportive and waits for us old dogs to finish up LOL


I look like I'm walking? Pfffft. I'm running! Slowly! But running!


Finish time. It took a few minutes to reach the starting line, so I'm thinking my Garmin is pretty accurate! Yay me! Improvement, no matter how small, is positive forward motion. Love it!

This time, I feel much better physically. Last 10K, I felt wiped out, completely, afterward. This time, I feel human, and I'm grateful - it means my endurance is increasing, and that's what I want/need. We've made a simple dinner of turkey meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Quick and easy was exactly what we needed.

We'll rest up tonight, and head back down to Salem tomorrow. Lindsay and Riley will be going home, so we want to see him in his natural environment. And change his clothes a dozen times to make sure he wears some of the MANY outfits Granny and Mimi (step-ex-wife Laure) have gotten him LOL

I hope you've all had a great day, and here's to a great week to come!
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ANNESYLVIA 5/11/2011 8:11PM

    emoticon Yes, YOU ARE A RUNNER! Rawr! my little duckling! RAWR!

Anne

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RIGBY31 5/9/2011 10:58PM

    I love the family pics! And you look fabulous, girl!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon It really is great that you all run races together.

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GAYEMC 5/9/2011 8:58PM

    You're rockin it girl! WTG on the time. Took me almost 2 hrs to wakl the 6.6 miles and with leg pain never got to do some running intervals. Love that green jacket, you are looking HOT! Now I've got to catch up with your other blogs. Congrats Grandma!

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LMLOPEZ 5/9/2011 5:18PM

    I love that you finished "faster" for that quarter mile-improvement IS improvement!! Great job on the run and you are looking like you feel awesome as well!!!
Keep on runnin!!! And enjoy that grandbaby!!!


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GAYLEP67 5/8/2011 11:22PM

    LOL! Okay so I just finished reading Teresa's comments so I'll add: When you're done slapping yourself upside of your head, slap yourself up the other side of your head for me!

Seriously Candy...you're doing GREAT and you DO NOT LOOK LIKE YOU ARE WALKING!!! I am so incredibly proud of you for truly embracing your new life. You go girl! You wear it well!
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BAILEE_GRAVES 5/8/2011 8:11PM

    OK Missy.....we're gonna work on that self confidence of yours!

"Well, I did alright." SERIOUSLY?!?!?!!! Slap yourself upside of your head for me!! You did awesome!!

I love that you and Bill (and courtney, too) are doing this together. I feel so lost now that Samantha has moved and Kevin just can't seem to get motivated. I've got to find me a new buddy!

But you guys are just wonderful and I'm SO very proud of all of you!

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I'm completely smitten!..

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen...


Please allow me to introduce Riley Jacob Bailey.


He's the most wonderful baby EVER!


Yes, your kids and grandkids are cute, too.


I just happen to be completely smitten and partial to OUR baby LOL

We keep teasing Lindsay and Chris (proud parents) that they can have him every fourth weekend, while the rest of us (me and Bill, Mimi Laure and Tim, Auntie Courtney) share joint custody of him with them. I can't understand why they just chuckle and shake their heads at us!

Time to get ready to head down and see him again today. They live about an hour away, so we have to soak up all the Riley time that we can, while we can. We have the Cinco de Mayo 5K/10K tomorrow on what will hopefully be a dry day! Fingers crossed.

Later taters!
Granny C~
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TERRYT55 5/10/2011 9:16AM

    Oh...he is beautiful! Congrats. There is nothing better than grand-children! Enjoy every second with him! emoticon

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RIGBY31 5/9/2011 10:57PM

    Beautiful miracle! Congratulations to everyone!

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DITZYCHICK 5/9/2011 9:03PM

    Ah...so very sweet! Enjoy each moment to it's fullest because they grow so fast. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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GAYEMC 5/9/2011 9:03PM

    What a handsome boy! Congrats to the new grandparents.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/9/2011 9:30AM

    Awesome! I know just what you mean.

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ANNESYLVIA 5/9/2011 6:31AM

    emoticonto the proud grandparents!

In about six months the parents will be more than happy to let the family volunteer a few hours of babysitting. In fact, when my son was about 3ish and daughter about 1ish we asked the grandparents once and uncle Ralphie once to watch the babies for an entire weekend!!! We needed it and they loved it. Your time will come!!

Anne

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HEALTH4LYFE 5/9/2011 5:55AM

    beautiful new addition to your family! emoticon

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KASHMIR 5/9/2011 12:20AM

    Beautiful!

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MRSBENNETT2 5/8/2011 5:25PM

    Oh so sweet! Give the little squirt a big kiss and snuggle for me, please! Congrats to the proud parents and grandparents!

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BAILEE_GRAVES 5/8/2011 8:11AM

    Oh Candy! Congratulations to you and Bill. And yes, he is the MOST beautiful baby ever! Enjoy every minute with him!!
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GAYLEP67 5/8/2011 1:00AM

    Congratulations Grandma! He's gorgeous and I can see just why you're so smitten.

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WALKAWAY 5/7/2011 11:07PM

    What a cutie! Congrats.

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IMIN2GENES 5/7/2011 9:29PM

    Too cute! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful moment! Congratulations Granny C!
Chris


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KIMBANN 5/7/2011 6:29PM

    Aww - so sweet! Congratulations!


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IRISHBEANERGAL 5/7/2011 2:43PM

    Woo Hoo! Way to go grandma! Lovely baby, lovely pictures!

~Irish (aka The Incredible Shrinking Mom)

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STALEYK 5/7/2011 2:14PM

    I can see why...Gorgeous baby! No wonder you are proud. Have they agreed to the every 4th weekend yet???? Congrats! emoticon

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MALKS_ARIA 5/7/2011 2:11PM

    Congrats....

I think i would be completely Smitten too!
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LINDSEYINAZ 5/7/2011 12:51PM

    Congrats on a beautiful baby!!

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