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Wednesday, October 26, 2011



I'm the brat on the left.
The one in the middle is TWYLIGHTWUNDER and the one on the far right is the French Immersion Teacher.

Note the mullet not the passive aggressive behaviour, but, if we can blame it on the mullet, let's. (She had my cat!)

Don't touch my hairdresser, I NEEEEEEED her.

Waaaaaay back in the Genesis of blogging here at Spark the first thing I started to do on my health journey was to learn to take care of my 'special' hair. All three layers...even the Fifi layer. Best investment is what you're walking around in all day. Takes that Self Esteem Meter up an instant notch as you're waiting for the rest of your body to show results of your hard work.

I LUVS my HAIR!

Favourite hair song...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtHr7gluh08

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/29/2011 9:55PM

    My sister told me tonight that she showed this vlog to her coworker.
Really?
Why is that?
She wanted his opinion on my hairstyle.
Um ~ I'm gonna squish her.
OR
Hack her account.

Wait? What's that? HE liked my hair.
Never mind.
I win.

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 10/28/2011 12:39AM

    I think one of the best things you did for yourself was give yourself that beauty of a cut! You look darling and the boots..excellent choice, would have been mine too. Gotta love Bday presents early!

I am not sure of this phobia thing you are experiencing, but I get it. Just unbelievable to someone like me who thinks you look amazing, you are so outgoing and vivacious!

Glad you took the plunge...and your lil boy deserves a WAHOOOOOOOO! He was thinking of his mom and not thinking you were a bit selfish..which he is right!

Hugs,

Kristin

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LENKA763 10/27/2011 9:43AM

    we need a lot of things...but you need to sometimes treat yourself!

(pss. it is a secret but I bought boots too, not as fashionable like your)

LOve your hair..

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CHR15A113N 10/27/2011 8:57AM

    Your hair looks awesome and way to go on the bday purchase! You deserve those boots and you're gonna kill it in them!

Did you say phonebook? I didn't know those existed anymore..

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ASRMOM 10/26/2011 11:06PM

    So jealous! I want those boots--and the courage to get a real haircut. You ROCK!!

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MNOT2THICK 10/26/2011 10:50PM

    emoticonThe Mullet.

You look marvelous, hair is banging gorgeous. Yes, your hairdresser is a keeper. And yes those boots are hotttttttt. Nice.


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AQUABUNNY 10/26/2011 10:39PM

    love your hair and love the boots! Enjoy them you deserve them! You have inspired me to finally get my hair cut--I've been postponing it for about 3 months now. And I also have a hair stylist that I LOVE so much I won't share, so I am not sure why I have put it off for so long! :)



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SHASSYSUE2 10/26/2011 4:34PM

    Girl I LOVE YOUR Hair!!!! You would not be Liz without the hair!!!! emoticon

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DRKEYEZ820 10/26/2011 1:56PM

    YESSSSSSSSSS GIRLLLLLLL so proud of u buying those boots! They are freakin cuteeeeeeee! Im the same way though and i know exactly how u feel, i might have something in the cart, and then i always put it back because i say i dont NEED that! I always buy things for the kids or the hubby when they NEED it, so why cant i buy something because i need it. Like a new shirt. lol. Like really?!

And lovin the hair, totally rockin, and ur right if i lived near u, id probably steal the hair dresser LMAO. I got mine trimmed the other day..... i say to the lady i want just enough hair where i can pull it back into a small pony tail, she litterally only cut a 1/2 inch off lol. Doesnt look like i got much of a cut. When i lose more weight im gonna pay the extra money to get my hair rockin too!

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KATHSDEV 10/26/2011 12:00PM

    WTG! Love the hair and the boots! Think I might have to go do a little shopping ;)

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NAVYMOM133 10/26/2011 11:41AM

    emoticon YAYAYAY!!!! Good for you! I am So GLAD you got those beautiful boots! They are perfect, just love them. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to ENJOY the heck out of them!! Wear them with style, pride and the knowing that you DID IT! You gave your body and mind a huge gift in time for your birthday. Celebrate your successes, my friend.

Oh, ahem... Yes, we'll need a full-length picture of you IN the boots, with the FABULOUS hair (love the lines - the back is super cool!), in time for the big day. You have a camera and we know this info, so...!
emoticon Smile, says the Circle!!!
Melly

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SUECHRIS50 10/26/2011 10:00AM

    you are a hoot!I love your hair GIRL!!Yes,you are my daughters age...hmmm emoticon

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PEARL8264 10/26/2011 9:21AM

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GOLFGMA 10/26/2011 8:34AM

    Great blog. Hair is very important. Read my blog "It's A Girly Thing" and you'll understand my position.
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MOSTMOM1 10/26/2011 8:30AM

    LoVe the DO! Giraffe neck?? What the heck?? You crazy.
Mama got bOOt!! WOOHOO!! Happy bday to you, sistah.
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I would follow my hairdresser to the ends of the world, or at least anywhere within the tri-state area.

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LINTPICKER 10/26/2011 6:06AM

    I'm with you on the hair! There are definite priorities in life!! I am 56 and my hair is long.... who said old has to be short! Only my mother...she was a teen in the 20's so she loves a bob cut.

Stick to what you love.

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WINNIE1978 10/26/2011 5:34AM

    Love the hair and the boots!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/26/2011 12:47AM

    emoticonSo glad you got your boots.

And you rock your hairstyle. Don't buy into the age thing. I'm going to be 47 in Dec. and was told I had to chop my hair off when I turned thirty. It was down to my waist until I donated it at age 45. And I started growing it back out the second I got it cut. emoticon Plus rules are made to be broken right? At least the silly ones. emoticon



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NANCYRUBIO 10/26/2011 12:44AM

    I glad you love your hair, wish I loved mine

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Oct. 23, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

bOring!

The In*Law's 40th Wedding Anniversary Photo Session produced one of our family:


added later, cuz, I played with my photo thingy!

  
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MOSTMOM1 10/24/2011 11:11PM

    Buy the boots! A girl's gotta have bday boots!
And your family is gorgeous--like Family Circle, BHG, Pottery Barn Catalog gorgeous. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.
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I*AM*BLESSED 10/24/2011 10:34PM

    I really lIke your pics. You have a beautiful family, Lizzy.

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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/24/2011 7:21PM

    FYI - I was the one who asked her why she has so much energy..... she acts like this 24/7 now, lol...

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NAVYMOM133 10/24/2011 10:12AM

    Your new family pictures are wonderful! Love the couple shots, too.
I think it's natural to have these anti-climactic feelings, Liz, but equally important to remind yourself that, "YES! I did it! I created a goal and worked my way there! It was a birthday goal to myself and I am going to celebrate it!"
I hope today is a cartwheel day for you! You looked so pretty in your black sweater and beautiful blouse, vlogging. It's an adjustment from the *HUGE* I-DID-IT moments and the fun fanfare to the everyday living the good life. Resist the blahs, keep it creative, keep talking! For me personally, a small bummer about the high points is that the regular days can feel like 'lows'. Resist those tricky feelings. Embrace your birthday, new roots, boots (?) - yep, it's your day and you worked hard so get a mantra going, woman! You Are Worth It!!
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Melly

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 10/23/2011 11:33PM

    You could never ever be boring and I love your vlog and blogs! Your family is so beautiful! What a lucky, loved and blessed family.

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BIGGEEKDAD 10/23/2011 9:59PM

    You have an absolutely beautiful family. You are all so photogenic.

I also appreciate and respect how open and honest you are with your blogs. Maybe someday I'll share some of my real story - just know that you are never alone...

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ADVENTURESEEKER 10/23/2011 9:15PM

    \o/ energy! I skipped to my car today! lol Weight-loss does that to a person. emoticon

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WINNIE1978 10/23/2011 8:04PM

    You have a beautiful family.

Buy the boots!!! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 10/23/2011 7:43PM

    You look FAB~ulous! Your family is a beautiful blessing. You have ACHIEVED your goal. REWARD yourself, woman! Reward & ENJOY! Go for it! Love you, gal~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 10/23/2011 6:21PM

    I so love this picture!!!! Your family is beautiful!!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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MYSTERYROSE74 10/23/2011 6:13PM

    Get the boots!! You deserve them after all your hard work. emoticon

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MNOT2THICK 10/23/2011 6:06PM

    I have caught a few of those vents and most of the motivating and sharing. I enjoy them all because they lead to your growth and mine. Issues you share and address touch so many and I am one of them, so vent if you need to, my eyes are here to read.

You do have many blessings and talents. So what cooking is not one of them.
As for the growth spurts of your youngins,ummmm, how tall is mama and papa.
I am just saying, 5 tall kids in the future.



Love the family photo, very pretty. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/23/2011 5:46PM

    Rock the boots...you ARE worth it!!!! emoticon It is okay to treat yourself.

Love the family photo. emoticon

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The Fire-Alarm Thin-Waist Connection

Saturday, October 22, 2011



I'm on this "Fad Diet" for stoopid people. It's equivalent to, 'What-dipstick-forgot-to-set-the-timer-on-
the-microwave-because-the-one-on-the-s
tove-is-busted-and-set-the-fire-alarm-
off-again? Diet.

It's a Retro Diet, I know. It's working.

My whole family loves me for it!

Seriously though, as a new bride my husband taught me to cook and patiently suffered whilst I experimented my culinary concoctions on him. He was supposed to be the one to stay at home and I was going to be the bread-winner. What did I need to know how to cook for?! I'll blame it on hormones, but, we did a last minute switch and I needed to learn some stuff fast'ish'. My younger children had bland taste buds and poor memories, so, no one came out permanently scarred from the experience. I was slimmer then. I used the fire alarm as my oven timer. A habit I have again formed.

I'm just wondering how true is The Fire-Alarm Thin-Waist Connection?


Doesn't this curb your appetite?



Cpt. Jack our fish in the back ground is a little nervous of his potential demise seeing our Fish Sticks!


I see, "MOM OF THE YEAR!!!!" all over my kiddies faces!!!



You know if you add enough Ketchup......



**These were staged photos. Honest! I mean really...where are the green beans and the french fries I served, oh, and the juice? No, the early burnt fish sticks were a 'little' more edible. Odd thing is, my kids are getting used to the steady decline in my cooking.

Food has become absolutely unsacred to me again. I really need to find some middle ground...

  
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DAWNFIRE72 10/25/2011 10:09PM

    I'm certain that there is a correlation between fire alarm = ready food and a smaller waist line because I know I don't like to eat charcoal dinner (I have in the past because darn those boxed fish and chips are expensive). I no longer use that particular buzzer to decide if the food is ready.

I am trying to teach my girls that putting the chicken in at 4:30 or 5:00 at a lower temperature is better than putting it in at 5:30 at a much higher temperature. That and rice takes at least a half hour to make if you don't want it burnt and I hate the "ready in 5 minute" stuff. Trying to teach patience to a teenager is difficult though.

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LILLI56 10/24/2011 10:56PM

    When I 1st got married, I was cooking hamburgers in the broiler. Well, I got sidetracked and one side was burnt, I mean burnt, but the other side looked fine. I told my husband that they were for the kids (paid them back for eating all the pot roast before I got home) I flipped them over and put them on a plate and we went out to eat. (by the way my kids were 16 and 18, so they knew how to fix stuff and drive to fast food if they so desired)

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MOSTMOM1 10/24/2011 10:33PM

    Bwahaha! Ketchup covers a multitude of sins.
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ANEWBETHSTL 10/24/2011 9:26PM

    Awwww...poor kiddos emoticon

I think they need to learn how to cook and cook for their Mom LOL



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BEATLETOT 10/24/2011 10:40AM

    These pictures are hysterical!!! I love it!

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LENKA763 10/24/2011 10:11AM

    I didn't know , that the firealarm supposed to be the cooking timer :)

LOL.

my advice to you...SLOWCOOKER! i don't think you can burn anything in there!

hugs :)

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 10/23/2011 11:28PM

    LOL! Oh my gosh, I can't let my boys see this or they will think you taught me how to cook! Cooking has never ever been my thing and once I burnt pot pies so bad..well..lets just say the firemen didn't think I should do much more cooking. Yikes! I am more careful now, but come to think of it..I like your new way to diet. Although, personally it never stopped me from eating, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten so big bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Cute and adorable kids..and so funny about the fish..I'd be scared too! emoticon emoticon

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PEGGYO 10/23/2011 9:36PM

    keep on keeping on

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SHASSYSUE2 10/23/2011 7:56AM

    THAT IS TO FUNNY!!!! Those were some FIRE ROASTED fish sticks!!! Maybe it is time to teach the kiddos how to cook!!! LOL!! emoticon

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JENNYBAKER247 10/23/2011 5:56AM

    lol, I LUV it!!! You ROCK!!! So like me, really!!! Lucky the kids learned to cook. Hubby did a good job too. Doing better these days. Have to, or else I'd starve, lol. My problem is that I can do Dinner Parties, and Functions but the ever day dinner thing, Oh My Hat!!! 100% for effort!!!
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MKPRINCESS007 10/23/2011 12:02AM

    Too funny that the joke in my house for a looonnngg time was just what CRYSTLE said........smoke alarm=done. LOL. As I always knew, one of my soul sisters lives in a snowglobe.........Hey, you can't be perfect in EVERYTHING! That is what I always tell my boys! :)



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MNOT2THICK 10/22/2011 10:01PM

    emoticonOh my goodness. Scrape off the burn and eat on.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 10/22/2011 8:53PM

    lol!

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JEANUT 10/22/2011 8:40PM

    been there done that...set the smoke alarm off

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WINNIE1978 10/22/2011 8:29PM

    Love the pictures!

With enough ketchup just about anything is edible! emoticon

I'm a pretty good cook... but don't ask me to bake!

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I*AM*BLESSED 10/22/2011 8:27PM

    I.LOVE.YOU.FUNNY.WOMAN.!!!

P
A-LEEZ start writing for a living! You could be the new and improved Erma Bombeck...

I am SO serious!

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VERITY50 10/22/2011 8:01PM

    You are so funny. Your kids will be true survivors who will never take anything for granted. BTW aren't they old enough to start cooking some simple meals? Because I am a working mom I taught my kids early to "cook". I have all boys and they know their way around the microwave. Simple things like cereal and milk, boiled eggs for egg salad, peanut butter and jelly, grilled cheese, cold cut sandwiches, frozen pasta dishes, cooked ground turkey with sloppy joe can sauce, etc. I can go on and on with simple easy to prepare meals that you can delegate to the older kids or put together yourself when dinner burns or you forgot to plan a perfectly balanced meal.

My boys now make many more complex meals, including baking cookies and brownies. Also with a large family each child can develop their own area of expertise. All together they can put together a complete meal. My siblings and I (from family of 8 kids) do this still when we all get together.

You are a perfect mom. The one God designed especially for your children. Have fun with them! emoticon emoticon

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ASRMOM 10/22/2011 7:55PM

    I get it! "Unfortuantly)"I have learned (after 14 years) to do okay. Today my hubby said the favorite part of his day was breakfast and supper. Not sure is the day was terrible or I'm better.....

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/22/2011 7:42PM

    How fun of your kids to pose for you. emoticon

We have a friend and we tease her because when the smoke alarm goes off you know the food is done..LOL Maybe I've been missing something all these years. emoticon

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Big Foot and Bob Sighting

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wassup?!!!
That's all this vlog is about...wassup over here.
"Trying" to steal some sanity time after Mom left. Nope.

  
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BOBALOOU 10/25/2011 12:38PM

    You have totally lost your mind. And I hope you don't find it anytime soon. Nice video blog.....great to hear the family. Keep up the insanity....it makes my life seem organized. You are too funny. Have a nice day....hope the hubby gets over the cold and all is well with your gang.

Kindly,

Bobaloo
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MOSTMOM1 10/24/2011 11:00PM

    My son has Gigantor size 14 feet too. I can put my shoe inside of his. What the heck?
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TWYLIGHTWUNDER 10/24/2011 7:08PM

    LOL, ok so like 7 minutes and the main topic was "Sprinkles" LOVE YOU :D

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PSVZUM 10/22/2011 5:58PM

    omg you make me laugh! emoticon

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ANEWBETHSTL 10/22/2011 10:34AM

    emoticon This is funny...they should call it what it is right?? LOL

Size 14???? Holy Cow!

I want a pair of boots too...with a chunky heel..I would so kill myself with the other heels too :)

I hope the headaches are getting better!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/22/2011 10:21AM

    How can you not love the word sprinkle? emoticon I love when it is sprinkling outside...LOL You just gotta say it with a southern accent. I think it enhances the word a lot.

I knew we were sisters at heart and when you mentioned the boots it only confirmed it. I LOVE boots. Sister just gave me a pair the other day and when I get brave I will take a full body shot and share. They are four inch leather and beautiful. She also bought me an awesome sweater dress to wear with them. Sister is my daughter Brittany. She actually bought me two dresses and a shirt the other day to bless me.

I am so sorry that you are fighting the headaches. emoticon

Today the high is suppose to be 85f (29.4C) This time of year is amazing. The next cold front should be through Monday or Tuesday.

I'm rattling on so I guess I'd better get off of here before you get a book.

((Liz)) Hope you have a SUPER day.

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MNOT2THICK 10/21/2011 11:36PM

    Gum helps with my post nasal drip.
Can I trade with you,It started out around 48 degrees F this morning and went up to about 58 today.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/21/2011 10:56PM

    Nope, my hubby has a cold. A cold that he insists that he is 'dying' from. I'm escaping death by escaping the Lip Lock.Oh, the scruffy was distractingly sexy...
65-70 SOOOOO Back porch sittin' with ya!! WOO HOO!!


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JOYFULMOMTO5 10/21/2011 10:53PM

    Okay so...40-50...COLD!!! Can you come have tea on my back porch sometime, too :o) It's a beautiful 65-70 here during the day. I missed the whole "cootie" thing, is that what you are calling his beard?
Good night, Liz...sweet dreams! emoticon

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Test your lip reading...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mama is over for a bit as are my niece and nephew.
Hubby is home.
It's FRIDAY and I stole a minute for a "Silent Vlog"

  
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TEXASFILLY 10/22/2011 9:45AM

    *LOL* Girl! You are so funny! I love your creativity and those big ol' gorgeous blue eyes of yours. *LOL* Y'all have a great weekend~ *hugs* Love ya bunches~ BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NAVYMOM133 10/22/2011 7:48AM

    Loved this!!! hehehe... "I don't know who that was..."
So nice to "see" your mom. I hope it's a great weekend! I hope Bobby feels better soon!

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ECLIPSED 10/22/2011 7:10AM

    Too funny! I like that nobody knew what you were doing and things were going on all over the place, you seriously make me laugh!

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LENKA763 10/21/2011 11:43PM

    wow, talking about silence..but there is a lot motion going on:)

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MNOT2THICK 10/21/2011 10:39PM

    emoticon emoticonThanks for giving us the sneak peak and silent treatment!

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SHASSYSUE2 10/21/2011 10:21PM

    I love it!!!! It completely cracked me up!!! I don't know if you realized it, but there were like 100 children zooming behind you at one point!!! LOL!!!! I love being able to see into your crazy but wonderful life!!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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JOYFULMOMTO5 10/21/2011 10:12PM

    That was great! I might give this a try sometime so you can see some of my madness ;)
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JEANUT 10/21/2011 9:29PM

    LOL looks like you had a mad house behind you.
Bet you will be the one ready for quiet tonight.
Have a great weekend my dear friend

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WINNIE1978 10/21/2011 9:26PM

    Your vlogs always make me smile!! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

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AHEALTHYDANI 10/21/2011 9:01PM

    Lol, I love this. Hahaha

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I*AM*BLESSED 10/21/2011 8:39PM

    That was fun! Let's do it again...

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/21/2011 8:27PM

    Enjoyed the stolen moment. Hope you are having a super Friday with your mama. emoticon

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