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Belt Notch

Thursday, September 08, 2011


Notch in the belt...
WOO HOO!

  
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ECLIPSED 9/10/2011 12:27PM

    You look fantastic! The body, the hair, the jeans (size 14!) And don't EVER feel like you don't deserve it! You DO deserve it and you've worked hard to get where you are! Almost to goal, woohoo! And yes, I'm yelling at you lol :)

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/9/2011 9:49PM

    That body is rocking this world to the core! Work that new belt notch :)

Well done!!

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JEANUT 9/9/2011 9:32PM

    Woo Hoo, Ms skinny is having to punch another hole in her belt. Way to go sweetie. I'm so proud of you.

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MNOT2THICK 9/9/2011 8:05AM

    emoticon emoticonSo proud of my Lizzy. Looking good girl. I love the hair too. emoticon

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MALKS_ARIA 9/9/2011 4:32AM

    Your house sounds like mine... the only difference is Dan built a door.... so we don't hear it as much anymore hehehehe (they play in the den...) But guess what... my kids play at that volume too!

I am excited you are so close to your goal!!! You can do it!!!! Another notch... I thought you may be on 2 or 3 new notches... the awesome way you have been going... but no matter :) a new Notch is AWESOME!!!

Keep up the great work!!!
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ANEWBETHSTL 9/8/2011 10:16PM

    emoticon Lizzy! That is Great!!!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 9/8/2011 8:43PM

    WOO-HOO for notch #4!!!! YAAAAY!
Your house sounds just like mine! ;o)
You are going to make your goal-NOT SABOTAGING- emoticon
Love ya!!!

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MIBELLALUNA 9/8/2011 8:06PM

    Huh oh..your vlog is freezing on me! What happened to everybody? I see a bunch of people went MIA and Private, are Hank and Sunny ok? I was BANNED I guess ! haha Bummer. How are they? How are YOU, how is the world? Oh wait, the world is going to hell in a handbasket, nevermind...haha

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MESAJOGGER 9/8/2011 7:52PM

    Love your hair! Silky smooth. :-) Awesome work on the notch, Woo Hoo!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/8/2011 7:36PM

    You are doing GREAT Liz! Be proud, keep pushing forward. emoticon

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MKPRINCESS007 9/8/2011 6:11PM

    I can't get the Vlog to play...........not sure why. Going to try on another computer in a bit..........have a feeling it is good news with a new notch in your belt! Way to go! :)

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IMNENA23 9/8/2011 3:27PM

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SHASSYSUE2 9/8/2011 1:57PM

    Okay, so I won't tell you how good you are doing!! I do the same exact thing!!! So from now on I am going to say, GET OFF YOUR BUTT!!! GET GOING YOUR BIRTHDAY IS QUICKLY APPROACHING!!! Ha Ha!!! I love your kids!!!!! By the way your Hair is MARVELOUS!!!! I just smile during your whole blog!!!! You are a bright spot in my day!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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JUST2SWEET 9/8/2011 1:39PM

    Your vlogs are so entertaining,and inspiring thanks for sharing.

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JERUSHA4247 9/8/2011 1:20PM

    Best motivational video ever! CONGRATULATIONS!

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SUMMERGIRLTASHA 9/8/2011 12:05PM

    HaHa! Loved your parenting comment!!! and, "I'll beat them later..." and, "the 13 year old will need extensive counseling and send me the bill." Very funny stuff! Congrats on your new Notch! No more sabotage girl! I know EXACTLY what you mean!!! For me, it's like I hit a new low weight and something in my head goes, "Cool, now I can reward myself and eat whatever I want!" Yes the addict inside me still speaks! LOUDLY sometimes! Totally cool about the Corporate Fast. I keep dancing around the 57-59 pounds area. 57, 58, 59, 57, 58, 59, 59, 58, 59, it goes on like this for days...Maybe something in me says, "you are not worth it" to push. like it is too scary or something... or maybe, it is just a lack of self discipline. Or maybe it is too much busyness. I am worse on Sunday than any other day of the week! This should be a day when I am more, "Spiritual" than other days, but, no, Sundays mean busy and stressful and no time to rest, exercise or eat right. (hear the self justification?) Being a pastor's wife, Sunday is definitely tough. I need to plan better for it I think...
Anyway enough rambling on my part...Excellent job on the weight loss!

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PAWSINAZ 9/8/2011 11:20AM

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Singin' In The Rain

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

I'm adding to "My List", Singing in the rain.
I reworded "Bring back my baby to me", with, "Bring back my sanity to me". I had a great vlog last night. It would've sealed my need to be certifiable.
I had five minutes to blog. Everyone has just decided to be done with recess and ruin my sanity time.
Same thing happened yesterday.
I haven't been making my list and it is depressing me.
I'm going to be more thorough in my list. I'm going to make new goals with personal, family, spiritual, etc. Then relist and print.
I have to go off to do school. My daydreaming Romeo that took 7 hours to dilly-dally through 3 subjects yesterday is being uber cooperative today and I am embracing the moment so I won't be embracing the straight jacket.
I'll be touching base later.
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MKPRINCESS007 9/8/2011 6:16PM

    I am singing right along with you! What else can we do??????? :)

Big hugs!
Karen

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JUST2SWEET 9/8/2011 1:25PM

    Take it from someone who has just become an empty nester, there will come a day when you long for the insanity... Love the singing in the rain on your page....Breath in breath out!

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KMICHA 9/8/2011 12:15PM

    hang in there sweetie! And this too shall pass!!! Hugs!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/8/2011 10:18AM

    I remember those days. Hang in there. emoticon emoticon

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LENKA763 9/7/2011 11:07PM

    Lizzy, take a deep breath...and relax !
you are doing great job.

I can't even begin to think to teach my kids...the would not survive the day:)

hugs Lenka

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MNOT2THICK 9/7/2011 10:29PM

    emoticonWhen life give you lemons!!! emoticon emoticon

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GRATEFULBOB 9/7/2011 3:01PM

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JEANUT 9/7/2011 2:39PM

    Hang in there sweetie you can make it.
Make that list, I'd go nuts without my planner keeping up with everything.
Here's a though for the day
your Gene Kelly back ground made me thing of those old dance movies with him or Fred Astaire. You know how everyone talked about how great they were.... well Ginger Rogers did every thing they did but backwards in long dresses and high heels.
You are a great mom and teacher, just don't forget you.
So Ginger, I hope you have a great day.

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SHASSYSUE2 9/7/2011 10:40AM

    I just love you Girlfriend!!!! HUGS!!! Shannon

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Smurf this, XBOX!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Last Night, fueled on a teeny nap, my darling husband treated us to the Drive-In. I think he has had it planned in his head all week, but, likes to 'shock and awe' us. I was wondering why he was insistent on me not lettinghim sleep past 6p.m. and then snarled at me when I gave him until 6:30 p.m. thinking that I was being a sweety. He had plans!
Alas, we made it just in time! We usually take the kids to play in their classic, hazardous park equipment kid area before hand, but, my 'sweetness' kinda put a dent in that. I'm alright with the way that happened because everything there were puddles that lead to China all over the place, so, I imagine the equipment was pretty slippery.
Anywho, it was a WONDERFUL night to end a really intense week.


The two movies we watched were:
First:


Which my youngest (3.5 yo) got to stay awake for, but, then she fell asleep...so, we're not counting her vote. She did vote for SMURFS.

Second:


SMURFS:4
SPY KIDS:2
(biased vote for Smurfs:1)

The WINNER is:


My eldest son (13) voted Smurfs.
He said the deciding factor was the villains. Apparently the villain in the Spy kids movie was 'lame' (too 'cheesy') and the one in Smurfs was a riot. He enjoys laughing at the villains.

My eldest daughter (12) voted Spy Kids.
She loved the girls being the tough guys and she LOVED the "Cheesy humour".

Tank (7.5) voted Smurfs.
He enjoyed the humour.

Marshmallow (6) voted Spy Kids.
He liked the family reconciliation. I'd give give you the verbatim explanation, but, it would spoil the movie.

Princess (3) voted Smurfs...she only watched the Smurfs though. I think it honestly would be a tough one for her because she would LOVE to do some Kung-Fu maneuvers on her siblings like in the Spy Kids movie...

Hubby voted Smurfs...one sec., I'll interrupt his Zombie shoot-'em game on the first working XBOX to ask him why....
"Nostalgia"
I asked for a sentence, he one-upped me and gave you one word. I'm so shocked.

Myself, I voted for Smurfs.
Why?
I'd like to think it wasn't because it was the movie with the least amount of bathroom breaks. I mean, really how many times do my children need to pee?!! Each of them had to go per movie 5 times each?! I'm logging it in my fitness log. Because it was a long dark walk to the bathrooms and back at the drive-in and it gave me the 'heebie-geebies', I'm logging the energy I had generated to form the goose bumps that covered me from head to toe each time!

Gargamel

Yup. I don't want anyone to go under false pretenses thinking they're going to see an Eddy Murphy or Robin Williams, but, asides from Smurf nostalgia...Hank Azaria is soooooo cool and he sealed my approval with his performance.



Have a Blessed Weekend!!



  
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JULIAMOONCHILD 9/7/2011 1:30PM

    What fUN!!! emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 9/3/2011 11:10PM

    The kids are little "livewires" I wonder where they get it!!! LOL!!! Your house must be a riot to be in!!!! LOVE YA!!! Shannon

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DAWNFIRE72 9/3/2011 5:00PM

    The drive in is a blast. I know we took our kids for the very first time this year and we got a triple bill of Captain America, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Green Lantern. For us Captain America was hands down the winner.

Sounds like a great family night and your kids will remember it for years I'm sure.

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MNOT2THICK 9/3/2011 4:27PM

    I agree with Eclipsed. There is so much love, joy and fun with your fam. Yes, the kiddies are quite adorable. I vote for seeing the Smurfs emoticon

Hope the sore neck ends soon.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 9/3/2011 4:24PM

    Did someone call XBOX for me? I kid you not...right now hubby is on the phone with a rep from XBOX troubleshooting the XBOX situation. They called us...do you think Chris Downy has XBOX connections? I always thought he was more into the Wii, maybe he's into the Kinect though. Maybe he has both like us?!

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ECLIPSED 9/3/2011 2:59PM

    When you said you're neck was sore, I though "oh no, not Liz too!" Then you mentioned me by name and I felt really special :) I hope you're feeling better, and it doesn't last like 4+ weeks and counting!

I was laughing at your son when he was making the cuckoo sign, I love your kids, they're all so real and I love the way you interact with all of them.

Sorry to hear about the plumbing again! Here's to a hot shower and clean kids lol!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/3/2011 2:08PM

    Your kiddos are adorable! emoticon

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My List

Friday, September 02, 2011

MKPRINCESS007 What's Your Legacy? www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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After my twilight venomous blog post that I have since deleted, I have devoured Karen's positive blog with gusto supremo. I promise in the future to be a more positive blogger/vlogger....think a green shade...not quite yellow, but, not the purple I've been deleting. K?!
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Knowing that I NEED to lament; what I will be doing is reopening my blogging account on blogspot and doing my "Deep Snow" over there with my homeschooling/homemaking stuff. That will keep things bright and cheery over here and, and, and, and, and, AND...(I lost my train of thought, where was I going with that....I'll just pause and have a sip of coffee....OH!)...AND, then you won't be clicking on deleted links. Good plan, eh? So, I'll just link at the bottom of the positive post a link that says, "Deep Snow" and you can click on it if you feel like goin' snowshoeing.

Movin' on.

Karen gave me that nudge I needed to put into words the inner most desires that I need to get onto paper and make happen. My own 'Bucket List". It will be so tame that you may have no appreciation, but, I am looking forward to having them on paper so that I can post them and make them a reality.

1. Incorporate a Bed Time ritual for my children.


My world is absolutely foreign to 95% of you. I come from a home where my mother would tuck us in to crisp clean sheets, pray with us, kiss us on our heads and threaten our existence if we made a peep before sun break. I found security in that and I had wonderful sleep. I married a man that was raised by hippies. They fell asleep whenever, wherever, and under whatever they could find. We started bed routines at the standards compared to my childhood and have morphed into hubby's. Last night I was up until 4 a.m. How am I to function? *sips coffee*
Now, seeing that the eldest is 13 and 6ft3", it is obviously doing him no harm. None the less. We are back on schedule. No really we are.



2. Read to my children from the Bible everyday.
A proverb a day keeps the Devil at bay.
Yesterday we read Proverbs and Proverbs 1:33 is the one that the older ones and I found peace with since the pedophile moved into the hamlet.
"But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."
We're not promised suffering-free lives, but, we can be fear-free. His Peace when we obey Him. I have no idea what h3ll can be dished out to my children, but, I know that this year I am making it my goal to equip them with 'soul-matches'. They can store them inside and use them when their candles get snuffed out by the Dark one...my babies will be fighters. I will equip them.




3. Pray with my children everyday. Not just at bedtime.




4. Read for enjoyment with my children everyday.




5. 15minute Tidies. My husband and I have dedicated this season of our lives to the children. Our home comes after them, but, as you can imagine I am aching to do gardening and get my Victorian home under control. However, the dust bunnies (if only they were bunnies...they're elephants) can wait, I will savour the precious ones I get now. I want 15 intervals of tidying done 3x's a day. It barely skims the surface, but, right now it's one room focused then one neglected and it's wearing my nerves. So, I'll do as Lenka and Leiigh do and take it off bit by bit.

I'll have to get more specific as I go,but, that's a huge step for me.



6. Outdoor time Everyday. I love gardening and walking. I can live out there. Then why have I been hiding for 2 weeks in here? My husband is gone so much I'm getting pity glances. People are assuming he's leaving me. Then there are the guys parking on our corner lot for forever on our dead street with the brazen flirty faces...so, I'm in hiding.
Everything is fine, with Spock and I.
We'll know soon about the jobs he has applied for and I'll tell you as soon as we get word.

Anyway, Katie grabbed some photos for me of the garden on her DSI XL (it's a glorified game boy) so that I could show you what's going on with my garden.

These are my Mammoth Sunflowers in my heart bed...I have scarlet runner beans, and my cucumbers in there. The Morning glories are holding the sunflowers up against the arbor.


Front view with Morning Glories...



Link to new blog:
"Deep Snow" snowglobemama.blogspot.com/

  
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SHASSYSUE2 9/3/2011 12:04AM

    Liz, you are a true Gem!! I hope that you make all your goals, but more importantly, I am glad that you are taking the time with your kids, that is truly special. Mine just started Highschool, and the time has flown by, and there are so many things I wish I could go back and do over, but I can't. Enjoy those Angels while you can.... HUGS!! Shannon

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MNOT2THICK 9/2/2011 9:13PM

    Liz, between homeschooling, homework, home economics, home maintainance, Home landscaping, homeostasis, homeopathic, sorry,I lost my train of thought.

It is beautiful that your focus is on your blessings. The dust bunnies will be homey until you get them. emoticon

I have dusty bunnies with no 5 children, no teaching, no landscaping and no hubby, emoticon emoticon

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ECLIPSED 9/2/2011 7:21PM

    Wow, what a comeback blog! I guess you really had some time to think while you were away. Your goals for you and your children seem so simple when you read them, but just getting them in a bedtime routine can be so hard! But if I know you, you'll go through all of these before next weekend, lol! Seriously, I know you can do it :)

Oh, I felt like slogging through the deep snow too. That's a whole 'nother topic!

Welcome back........I missed you
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MAMACAT2_3 9/2/2011 4:55PM

    I need to do a bit of that as well...I'm really negative this week, ack!! For me this long holiday weekend is all about regrouping and getting back to a more positive outlook on life!! :o)

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LENKA763 9/2/2011 2:20PM

    Hi LIz,
I have no idea about at least 1/2 of the blog you just wrote.But I do understand the importance of getting this done.I know I need to work on bed time routine as well.

so let do it.
My one room a week is going pretty good so,if you just find a little bit of time and desire if is DOABLE.

I love the 'FEAR NOT" ....

and your sunflowers are to die for ...have you seen all the color of Morning Glories I have?
I 'm saving the seed for next year...woohoo!

thank you for remanding of those great looking flowers.

hugs Lenka

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/2/2011 1:32PM

    I love hearing from you Liz. Your goals for your and your children are awesome. As you know they will be grown and gone before you know it. These things you plan they will take with them and pass on to their little ones. emoticon

Getting my boots for the days we need to go deep. emoticon

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DaNcE PaRtY FrIdAy ~ Circus

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tornadoes have passed on. WOO HOO!!
Celebration time here.

I love Dance Parties!
sry no kids, still a Circus!

I saw LOVNGMENOW posting them (Dance Party Friday) and daring others and I hadn't danced in decades even in my own kitchen (it was tabooed by my peers). I was so sick with a neurological disease this Spring that I could not move from the pain and loathed my existence. The pounds were pouring onto my frame at an alarming rate with my increased inactivity. When I saw her 2 minutes of Fitness Fun a switch flipped inside of me...a spark was ignited. I love music. I love moving to music.
And I danced anyway. First it was a baby step; in my my chair and awkward, but, my body remembered soon enough.

Dance anyway....
Dance like nobody is watching. Only people that watch the Friday Dance are people that want to....not the haters...

Song: Brittany Spears ~ Circus

  
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MAMACAT2_3 8/30/2011 2:14PM

    I didn't know you hadn't danced in years, I LOVE that you are dancing your booty off now!1 I just started webcamming, I might join in on these dance party Fri.'s, love it!

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DRKEYEZ820 8/30/2011 11:28AM

    wohooo work it girl! haha
LOVED IT!

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KARENE10 8/29/2011 9:33AM

    What a fun vlog! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/28/2011 5:02PM

    You better work!

Fabulous!!

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JULIAMOONCHILD 8/28/2011 3:34PM

    You are crazy COOL! emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 8/27/2011 9:14PM

    Girlfriend!!!! Talk about a Dancing Queen!!!! If I could dance like that I would dance in FRONT of people!!!! You ROCK!!!!!

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ANGELSANDYBABY 8/27/2011 2:27PM

    Hey beautiful!
Loved it!

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MNOT2THICK 8/27/2011 1:55PM

    emoticonMove it. Loved your moves. emoticon

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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 8/27/2011 11:21AM

    Wonderful. You have progressed so far after your illness and look SO HAPPY. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep smiling. Don't worry. Be Happy. emoticon

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CHR15A113N 8/26/2011 11:08PM

    this is awesome! I love how my recent vlog turned out to me dancing in my car alone and it WAS Friday! :)

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DXP6028 8/26/2011 6:47PM

    You so crazy....

Loved it!!! Awesome, I wish I had a cam I would join you.

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BAILEE_GRAVES 8/26/2011 6:42PM

    You are simply AWESOME!!

Always, always dance like no one is watching!!

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ECLIPSED 8/26/2011 6:34PM

    I think I saw a flash of eye candy in this one :) You are looking amazing Liz!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/26/2011 6:23PM

    Makes me wanna get up and dance. I LOVE to dance. emoticon

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I*AM*BLESSED 8/26/2011 4:47PM

    Loved it...cool FX!

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