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Friday, December 21, 2012

Yesterday was an absolute whirlwind of activities. The high school winter concert was wonderful and as I had volunteered myself for the middle school pre-concert potluck I had a lot to do. I sent out reminders to everyone to bring food and we held a bake sale.

One mother brought chocolate covered red vines to the high school bake sale which I thought was an excellent idea, so I made a bunch. They turned out really cute. Do you know how messy your hands get melting and dipping in chocolate gets? Enough to finger lick, which I did. Whoops.

I didn't really juice but a meal yesterday....a lot due to time, mostly tummy rumbles. I made:

breakfast:
1 apple
1 pear
handful of baby carrots

I think that was it. But I did stay on the water all day and I didn't (other than the occasional finger cleaning) cheat at all!! Actually I'll tell ya why

Remember, everyone is different but for me it goes like this:

Day 1: Ravenous!
I think my body or mind knew what was happening and I was simply ravenous

Day 2 & 3 Foggy & jittery
Although I haven't experienced the real headaches I have read about I was kind of in a fog (imagine sinus fog) and I had this weird sense of adrenaline rush. You know that flight or fight reaction? Yeah that one. It was WEIRD. On day 2 I went to tinkle when my bathroom door opened. I freaked myself out so bad that I got up and ran to my couch. It turned out the heater had shut off, but that initial reaction was there. Then Day 3 I was sitting at a stop light and a car pulled out in front of me. Although nothing scary had happened that "fight or flight" panic reaction went all through my body like no other. weird. I can only attribute it to the juicing because it's not a feeling I've ever gotten before and thoroughly try to avoid.

Day 4: rumbly
I'm pretty sure it's because while doing this juice fast I still get up in the morning to make my cups of coffee. Well, on day 4 it caught up with me.....with a vengeance. This is the largest contributor of why I did not make more than one meal yesterday. Everything I drank rumbled and tumbled.

This morning is better but I put my coffee down to one cup instead of my usual three. Much better difference. I know I will have to give up my coffee altogether for this project, but if I have to tell my mind that just now, it won't happen. So I let my "body" do the talking.

I am still not experiencing any hunger pangs or cravings as I did on day one so that is a bonus. Actually, I really feel as this week starts on he downward trend that the rest of this journey will probably be uneventful.

The only thing I can say is my left kidney does feel better already...even with the tummy events. I've been drinking a TON of water and my weight is now back to my ticker. I realize this is all probably "water weight" but I know from here on out it will just be progress.

As for the bake sale. I'm proud to say that the potluck and bake sale for the middle school was a success. We sold about $100 worth in an hour and someone donated $80. It really didn't take a lot of will power to refrain from eating because my hands and mind were busy.

Today is payday and I think my computer (hopefully) should be done so I can post some pictures and really get back on Spark. I've been using hubby's computer pretty much to blog only and maybe check on my Friend Feed.

Today I'm also going grocery shopping so I'll be sure to go to my Spark friend's site and get some more recipes.

Next challenge for the upcoming weeks will be to incorporate exercise in.

If I can keep this up....my dress might actually leave my daughter's closet and come to momma!!

s"eya" tomorrow!!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/31/2012 1:42AM

    Juicing is interesting. So far I've not stuck with it!! Good for you!!

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GOGETUMX2 12/23/2012 9:52AM

    Great to hear from you!!!

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SCOJEN 12/22/2012 9:22PM

    Woohoo way to go. I have been away. Sorry I missed cheering you on!

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/21/2012 10:03PM

    You are doing great.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/21/2012 4:59PM

    I hope it really helps your kidneys, to make it worth all your going through for it!! I don't think it could be water weight when you are drinking tons of water plus juice. Its probably lean tissue and fat.

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-MOJOJOJO- 12/21/2012 12:51PM

    60 days of juicing? Wow! I did 7 days earlier this year! It was hard to juice 5 times a day and I also had those headaches you read about! I felt clear headed albeit weak. It was a nice boost I needed. I'd do it again if I wasn't donating plasma! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 12/21/2012 12:37PM

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Day "Try" aka: 3

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I know, three blogs in three days! Unheard of I tell ya....It's all good. I'm just bored out of my mind since starting winter break. LOL

Yesterday proved to be much better and today thus far is really awesome. I guess day one is just like my pancakes. I always screw up the first pancake, have to throw it away and the rest turn out beautifully. I do that with test, schoolwork, just about anything I begin. That first one is always a "huh, that didn't work" and try again.

Yesterday's recipes I know I said would be the same but I was out of stuff so it went like this:

breakfast:
2 apples (red)
1 large handful baby spinach
1 large carrot

That was it. I was out of ginger and pay day is Friday.....

Lunch was REALLY different
1 red apple
1 green apple
1 large handful of spinach
2 bunches of red grapes
1 large handful of blackberries
1 red bell pepper

OMgosh that was so yummy!!!

As I also mentioned before I'm trying to more "go with the flow" of things and come dinner time, well a I didn't feel like juicing and b I wasn't hungry. I know I know...totally bad for me nutrition wise but we had a lot going on. I did however, sneak a circus peanut candy thing....

or five.....I blame hubby. LOL


Why am I telling you this? I mean, I could never tell you and you'd never know the wiser. Well, honestly because you should know everything about this so that IF you are ever adventurous and say "hey, let's give this a whirl" you won't feel too bad about a bite here either. LOL

BUT....I didn't feel ravenous at dinner. The smells weren't as intensified and my tummy actually felt pretty good. I feel pretty good. I know I'm due for a headache here soon, but I get those every morning so...

I'll let you know tomorrow what I have today but I intend on it being pretty consistent and today I think I'll actually go the whole day without actually chewing on something. LOL

In other news:

Today I will be baking lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting for a bake sale at the school. I also have to deliver pulled pork for a teacher appreciation day. My middle one has her band concert tonight and my youngest tomorrow and I'm in charge of tomorrow's potluck dinner thing. Oh that reminds me, I have to send out reminder emails. Thanks for the reminder!

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I'm trying to figure out how to put up bookshelves on a coffered ceiling. I would have my hubby do it but I know he's going to look at me like I'm nuts and I know it will look really cute. So I need to get it up there THEN show him how cute it is. LOL

I guess I better get to baking then. I have to have the pulled pork to the school here in a couple of hours so I don't have much time. My youngest' friend gave us a bag of lemons from her tree is why I'm making all the cupcakes and frosting for the bake sale....maybe I'll have enough left over for a lemon merainge pie...never made one of those before.

ahhhh...the things to do while juice fasting: bake! LOL



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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/20/2012 3:31PM

    It must be so HARD to stick with it, while you are making cupcakes and such..you must have IRON will power!! =)

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/19/2012 8:47PM

    You are doing fantastic, but why do you want a bookshelf on the ceiling?

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BLONDEDOG 12/19/2012 8:11PM

    Good grief I couldn't bake all that and not eat it! lol!!! Great job!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/19/2012 1:19PM

    Wow - you are amazing! I'm so proud of you, even with the circus peanuts. You are doing great!

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MYUTMOST4HIM 12/19/2012 11:39AM

    That is the ultimate sacrifice!!!

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Once bitten, twice shy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What does that even MEAN? LOL

I have fasted before on water for many a days and so I used that in comparison with juicing. With water, believe it or not, I was never hungry.

Day one went, well.....it came and went. I was doing great. I LOVE the breakfast juicing but having trouble finding an acceptable "dinner" recipe. I think I'm just going to have to learn to go with the flow of things.

See, I'm a pretty regimented person when it comes to stuff like this. I think that's why I can start things then "bam" something messed up and it's over. A piece of tile missing from Scrabble game? Throw it away...you know, that type of mentality. I'm working on it.

Yesterday I posted the breakfast and lunch. Both of which are highly recommended. I looked up a recipe under Juicefastingrecipe.com and picked out a dinner one.

Day 1 dinner:
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1 sweet potato
2 carrots
1 apple
1 bunch of spinach

Now, as I'm reading the recipes I notice they always have "apple" or "carrot" there IS a reason for this. Apparently these two items work GREAT as a base flavor. Mild. So, I appreciate that.

I was a dorkus in this recipe and accidentally picked up a regular potato like thing and not a sweet one. So not only was it not orange, but the juice tasted like....dirt and starch. I was a trooper and drank it though. Hey, I'm not wasting! So tip of the day. Make sure you get the right potato and wash it well.

The difference between water fasting and juice fasting thus far are enormous. I actually FEEL different with the juice. I'm not talking like "hallelujah" type thing but a) I'm hungrier. I think this is because the nutrition is going in and there's nothing "solid" with it, so the body is saying "hey, yo! What the deuce man?!"

b) If you are not careful your mouth can get a little sore. I'm not sure why that is but It's almost like when I have too much sodium. Kind weird.

c) the smells are sooooo intensified. I cooked dinner yesterday. Now mind you. I was doing okay all day yesterday...all day. I cooked up hubby a steak stuffed with spinach and butter and put it over rice. The smell of the butter just keep lingering even when I took the dog outside. I felt like this:



But I trooped on......until......dishes.

Everyone had been told to eat and there was a medallion left and some rice. I pounced on it like there was no tomorrow. **envisions woman hiding in closet with a box of Hostess** um, yeah, that was me...I didn't eat it...I inhaled it.

Then I told hubby "that tasted funny"
to which he replied
"you tasted that?"

But, I won't quit. Today marks day 2.

and Breakfast and lunch will be the same. Not because I'm loving the breakfast lunch combo but also because it's what I have in the fridge until pay day.

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the only difference is on the breakfast one I'm already out of kale so I use spinach (baby spinach) Still taste good, but not AS good as the kale. I'm really liking the kale taste. Never had it before yesterday.

Tonight for dinner I think I will try the garden salad mix. It goes like this

3 stalks of celery
1/2 bag of salad (really)
1 tomato
2 carrots (of course)
1 pepper (I'm using red I think)
I cucumber

I wonder If I should juice feta with that?

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well, enough about that.

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I need to find something productive to do. I'm out of school and my brain is already fogging up with lack of activity. I think I'm going to bake some today, maybe go for a nice LOOONG walk somewhere. I know I have to take the kids to cheer and dance and all that tonight but the days just seem to drag. What ever did I do before school??

Speaking of my grades were like this:

Forensic Anthropology (fave class) B
Cultural Anthropology - B
Nutrition - B
Public Speaking - C (uh yup, really)

and algeblah...

third times a charm right?



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LISAN0415 12/29/2012 3:15AM

    A nutritionist at our hospital always recommends eating fruits and or veggies whole rather than in juice form when attempting to lose weight, she said it is more filling and sometimes when pulverizing it, you can crush the fiber down and break down vitamins and minerals.

I know if I eat an orange I am more full than if I drink orange juice, but thats just me.

Good luck!


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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/29/2012 3:02AM

    woah, that "pounced on it" part sounded like me in my 20's, at the height of my eating disorder. At least for me, fasting would NOT promote a healthy relationship with food.

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/18/2012 8:53PM

    Recipes sound good. You are doing great. Do you read about your juice fast regularly for motivation?

Hugs,
Dayle

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HI-NRG 12/18/2012 5:36PM

    How long are you going to do this juice fasting thingy?
I wouldn't make it two days. Unless of course I could add that rice to it.
Juice soup, YUM!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/18/2012 3:46PM

    I need to try some of the other recipes. I don't mind beets but I know my girlfriend is like you, really not getting into the beets. I find you do have to scrub them - if you don't, it's like your white potato instead of sweet potato - extra grit.

The thing she suggested and does for hers when she has the beets is add the kale or asparagus - they kind of help counteract the beets I guess. Also some cacao nubs (like the stuff they use to make chocolate with but in a more natural state) or even just unsweetened dark chocolate - it's a raw food, high in antioxidents, and being unsweetened, it gets "sweetened" by the fruits or sweeter veggies in your mixture.

I need to get back into more juicing... we're just juicing in the morning, usually a blend of apple banana asparagus, maybe an avocado, flax seed, water, stevia, kale or spinach, triple berry blend, just kinda whatever we find!!! haha.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/18/2012 2:02PM

    Terrific grades - that is awesome. Good luck on the juicing. I hope it works for you.

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KIMCOLLINGS 12/18/2012 1:53PM

    Wow....good job on the grades. That is hard work with such a full life! I just had a sweet potato, carrot, ginger juice. I just love the sweet potato. It gives it a creamy texture sort of and the flavor of that combo is so terrific! I feel guilty when I drink it, like it's dessert. I had 16 oz today and it was only about 200 calories so I'm not going to feel too bad about that. I like the sounds of your dinner one tonight. 1/2 a bag of lettuce...that's a lot of lettuce going on! Do you add anything to your drinks like cinnamon, hot sauce, etc?

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The Adventures of Juicing: Day Uno

Monday, December 17, 2012

My computer caught a cold so it's in the shop getting fixed.

What a rough year for everyone. I'm still so sad over the Newtown incident and find myself crying everytime I see it on the news. I just with people would quit using it as ammunition for their beliefs and just come together to mourn. Just once let their be full on grief. I know if it were my baby, I wouldn't care about gun laws or which religion is worthy to put in schools. I would just want to know you were there to grieve with me in this insanity. Anyhow...that's just my one measly opinion in the midst of a billion I'm sure.

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Today marks emoticon for my juicing project. If I begin today (which I did) sixty days will put me at February 15th which is my dating anniversary with the hubster. I know, I'm such a romantic fudd. It'll be 27 years we'll have tolerated each other and what better way to celebrate than with a new (hopefully) normal BMI healthy body?

I know, this leads many of you to the "why"? Listen, I'm not going to preach this if you don't hurt my feelings. But, in a nutshell it's more then just losing the weight. Something as you all know I have been working on for over three years now. And mind you ten pounds a year is pretty nice, slow but nice, there is more to this.

First: It's good for my kidneys. I have very poor kidneys and the number one thing that is horrendous on them is protein. I'm supposed to have less protein than say oh, anyone else. On my last surgery it was about 30% functioning and I can always tell when it has trouble. For example, when one eats a Double Quarter Pounder with cheese and ends up on the floor writing in pain less then 24 hours later, it' a sure sign I've done a baaaaad thing to my body. So first thing first. I'm hoping to give these bad girls a break and just let them process nutrition and not protein. I will be supplementing my body with B12 as that comes purely from animal products and is necessary for functioning my brain. I kind of need my brain almost as much as I need my kidneys although sometimes, I wonder by how much....

I'm shooting for sixty days but here's the deal. One we all know my track record on finishing anything, but I'm going to give it a valiant effort. Two, I'm wondering what to do about Christmas or date night. I'm wondering if I take "a break" on these two days or just forge through it. I don't know and I suppose I will cross that bridge when I get there. I'm also told this is supposed to be really good on the skin....good...Not only did I get my grandma's lack of boobies, I've got her saggy skin too...already!! blek.

I'll try to get some pictures on as soon as I get my computer back. I'm hoping for it tonight or tomorrow...but we'll see.

Today's juice recipes were pretty good though.

morning: Breakfast Zinger
3 apples
handful of kale
1" ginger
2 large carrots

Lunch: Orange Burst
1 yellow bell pepper (I diatom's an orange one)
3 clementines, peeled
3 carrots
1 apple
YUM!! and a pretty orange color

I don't like beets so I'm looking up "dinner juice fast" recipes on Google. I'll see what I come up with. I do know the big thing is fruits in morning and more veggies at night.

well, that's all I have today. Going to go pick up my girls early from school. Trying to get rid of the new puppy smell from the carpets before guest come this week....I just may have to hire someone. I know my nose is extra sensitive, but UGH...I don't like it.

Hubby has his surgery date. I don't know if I mentioned that before. Actually, it's the day before Valentines day. Going to be a fun week there too. LOL

Oh, congrats to the Steelers for winning this past weekend...but did you see the Hawks win another kick butt game? I want everyone to come together on the 23rd when they play the 49ers and root those Hawks...are we clear? Got it? I want to hear all of you cuz Lordie you'll all probably hear me....

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and a special shout out to my friend Bonnie (needsincentive) who just got engaged over the weekend to her long time guy. I hope he treats her well and makes her happy. Because everyone deserves happiness.

Now, if she'd just get her arse back on Spark before I light a fire under her butt....

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/17/2012 10:08PM

    Good for you on starting the juice fast. You will do great.

On Newtown, my only child was murdered with a gun by the boyfriend. I have never blamed the gun. I own guns, appreciate my constitutional rights and am an endowment member of the NRA. It is not the gun.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/17/2012 5:33PM

    I hope the juicing works for you. I tried it once and was just too hungry. Best of luck. And I still have my juicer so I'm curious as to any mixes you really enjoy!

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HI-NRG 12/17/2012 4:52PM

   
I have been waiting with baited breath for your juicing journey.
Can you, or would you, recommend doing these recipes in a blender also?

Jolly Juicing to you this holiday season!

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KIMCOLLINGS 12/17/2012 4:52PM

    Oh yes! Hawks!!!!!! I can't get over the past two games! I'll be a hollerin' on the 23rd with ya!!

Hey...I've been juicing too and even got my boyfriend to partake this past week. He likes the carrot beet apple juice. He was a little freaked out by the color but he's always a trooper, trying new things and he liked this one! We did a few different ones and ya know what was awesome? Sweet potato, carrot, ginger. I didn't know you could juice sweet potatoes but a lot of liquid came out. It was like dessert in a glass. So good! Would love to hear more of the juices that you drink and get ideas. I asked my mom for the "juicing for dummies" book for Christmas. Hope to get it :)

Way to go on the juicing. You're going to be so healthy and glowing and Sooped up on the juice (more energy power than coffee)

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BAKER1009 12/17/2012 4:51PM

    I don't have much to say regarding the Newtown incident. Like you, it just makes me sad. I do, however, agree 100% with what you said. ((HUGS))

Um...the Steelers did not win. THANKS! And if we don't win the next two, we're screwed!! Ugh.

Good luck with the juicing! You can do this...if it's really what you want to do!!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 12/17/2012 4:49PM

    hmmm sounds do-able.
IF you will post your recipes, PLUS tell us whether it was good or not, I'll give it a whirl too.I will be one day behind you (I can start tomorrow--after you post the dinner juice, I'll go to the grocery store for the ingredients for tomorrows menu =)

About date night, I don't know much about hubby's surgery so maybe this won't work but if you can, maybe you can use some of these ideas...

Instead of eating out just do something else:
--go rock wall climbing (I did it at 220 lbs...), you can Definitely do it
--go swimming at the Y (about $20 bucks for an entire day use, for a family--prolly less for a couple, and they have weights, the pool, etc. The pool is heated..
--rent some horses and go on a ride (this would be date DAY, not date night lol)
--go to the movies and skip the junk food
--buy a sexy nightie or a costume and spice it up
--play putt-putt
--go bowling
---go to a class of some sort, I live in a nowhere getto town and even here there is a ceramics class and a stained glass making class...

I think you will have to take a day off the juice fast for xmas lol

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For Beth and well, any Steeler's fan

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So over the weekend my daughter began her first cheer competition. As my hubby didn't want to go I booked a hotel and we carpooled with someone up to San Jose. This is about 2-3 hours from where we live.

The weekend was fun and rather productive. Rumor has it all of the other Junior Large teams faked some injuries to become a Junior "small" team so they didn't have to compete against us, so we won by default. (remember they were undefeated last year) But, when the judges announced the girl's scores: us at 406 and the first place "small" division came in with 199....I guess I can see why.

Anyhow, I wanted to make this weekend special as it was just my youngest and I. I took her to the Winchester house of Mystery and we toured that. Kind of pricey but we both love old houses and this one, wow! I love it. I would tell those interested not to do the basement tour though. It's a basement. LOL

San Jose also had a Christmsa in the Park festival going on. Trin was my guide throughout the night (I did bring my cane) and we looked at all the lights and animations ( I LOVE animations) and the trains ( I LOVE TRAINS) and I felt so good and so upbeat that I said I would even go on the ferris wheel. and I did!

She said because I was "brave" enough to go on the ferris Wheel she would take me on the spinney rides ( I LOVE spinny rides)

There was one that was all sport related.

I had her take this one for Beth and Kim:


But we chose to go on this one:

Who by the way stomped Arizona 58-0 incase you hadn't heard ...

and we ended up with this face on the Seahawks spinney ride:


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CATMAGNET 12/13/2012 12:37PM

    Sounds like you guys had fun...though as a Steeler fan, it wasn't such a fun weekend. Hopefully we'll do better against Dallas on Sunday!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 12/12/2012 11:34AM

    Congrats on a victorious weekend. That's crazy about the injuries, but the girls should be proud of such a great score!

As a bengals fan, I think you chose the right spinney ride! Hurray for mother daughter time.

Congrats on concurring the ferris wheel!!!

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BAKER1009 12/12/2012 9:51AM

    58 - 0, holy crap, I did miss that! I'm not up on my scores at all form the weekend. Wow, WTG Seahawks!

Thanks for the picture...you ROCK!
I hate spinny rides...they make me puke!

It sounds like you two had a great time! I'm so glad you got that time together, cherish those memories Cori!! You're such a wonderful mom!

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 12/11/2012 8:58PM

    That is cool. Glad you had that special time together.
Hugs,
Dayle

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PEPPYPATTI 12/11/2012 8:37PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome day! Love your pics! It made me kind of home sick as I am from LA.
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