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I think Omaha got 8" on average? That's what the map said. I always feel great cleaning out my storage spaces! It's like a mental cleansing.

I have had a crazy week, and I'm not ready for the weekend to end! haha.

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Just stopping by to say "hi". I'm keeping busy with the Nursing school activities and classes. our third year students will graduate on March 17th and I've been asked to do a Power point so I was around taking many photos too. Since I was gone a year of their studies I didn't have enough photos to really make a PPT. Now I'm ready to get started at it. This morning I'm going into the attic to work some. On April 20th I'm having a garage sale with another gal. She leaves for the States in May....for retirement so she needs to get rid of everything that she's not already promised to someone else or that she doesn't plan to give away. I figure this is my good opportunity to get rid of as much as possible since I leave for retirement at the end of next year, Dec. 2014.

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So how much snow did Omaha get?

I teach all morning here today. This afternoon a friend and I are going grocery shopping and then this evening I'm invited to her house for dinner and a dvd movie.



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Rub it in, Carolyn, haha!

I think the schools went a little overkill with the snow day thing last night. UNO will be open at 10 AM tomorrow, but I have to be there at 9:15 to make up a quiz. A little worried about the roads, and not looking forward to cleaning off my car. Oh well! C'est la vie, la vie continue. Happy I have a heated apartment to spend this day in.

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I heard that Omaha will have a snowstorm on Thursday. That is when I'm glad to be living and working on the equator in Africa! I'll return to the States Dec 2014 for retirement though and I do plan to live in Omaha.
Stay warm and safe everyone.

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Stay safe in the upcoming snow everyone. Fremont has already closed school for thursday.

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I'm reading some great things!!!! Interviews, half marathons, great job guys!

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So I have been also training for a half marathon in May, never thought this would be possible as I just started running in August, but as my lengths get farther I find my hips are starting to not like me. So I'm trying to take it slow this week as I have the trek up the tower on Saturday. 40 floors but I'm sure I'll get through.

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Been to the gym twice so far this week. And got a call first thing this morning about an interview for an application I just put in on friday. fingers crossed...it's with the school district...and it would be nice to have all the same days off my kids do....as well as summer vacation...lol

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I'm glad for Saturday as I have lots of projects to get done today. Or at leas to work on.....! I'm not sure how many I'll finish.

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Did everyone have a Happy Valentine's Day yesterday? It is not celebrated here in Africa but I did get a heart decoration from some of the American kids. I hope you had a good day.

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Yesterday I spent time tweaking my Sparkgoals. I added goals like Reading a motivational article, walking at least xx steps, avoiding drinking soft drinks certain days, avoiding snacking after 8pm, etc. With these changes I'll be more on track than I have been.

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It's hard sometimes to be 100%. I'm glad you're recognizing where you need to improve and changing things, Carolyn!

I'm in my 2nd week of my 5K training... and it is going well I think. I am glad I'm taking it slowly because running hasn't been my strongsuit in the past. Ran for 1.5 minute intervals with 3 minute walking in between. I still go at 4 mph which isn't too bad I think.

This week is going to be BUSY with Lab and with school. Hopefully I'll have time to stay sparking! haha

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I'm headed to church in the village of Kanda this morning. Their service is a bit later than others so I won't leave home til 9am.
I've not been eating wisely lately and have been gaining some weight back so I'm now motivated to get that off and keep going.

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emoticon I'm going to sort through some things in the attic this morning before it gets too hot to be up there.

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I've been pretty busy with work and with also preparing a power point for our Nursing School graduation as well as a photo book for a missionary who will be retiring and leaving Africa in May. I've been gathering old photos and also taking new ones.

My weight is up and down. So is my eating.

It's been so hot here in the afternoons. It's difficult to do anything productive when it's so hot.

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Hang in there Shannon!

I have a "Yay for me" today! I'm back in the lower end of my weight range at 136.4 lbs.

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Great job Carolyn!!!!!


The financial issue is still an issue but... oh well.
I have had two days in a row where I have eaten too much to lose weight. I am not eating enough during the day is the problem, I think... I've been SO busy with studying I just keep forgetting.... then I'm ravenous and don't eat slow enough. It's a problem, and I'll fix it.

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It sounds as if some of you have had your share of problems lately... Wendy and Shannon. So sorry.

My friend who came back to Africa with me over six weeks ago will leave this morning. She's headed back to the States. It has been great having her here but now.... I get to start using my office again! She's been sleeping in my office and I've not had a chance to set it up since returning from a year in the States.
I was able to post a blog yesterday. I tried a couple more times mid January but without success as my blog was lost in cyberspace. I hope it keeps working now. Nancy took many photos that I have copies of so I'm trying to post blogs with some of these photos. I'll add some to my gallery some day as well.

Now that I'll be alone in the house again I'll be able to cook differently as well. I lost 7 pounds since leaving the States and I hope to work on getting my weight down more.

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Good job Wendy and Shannon! It's HARD to stay on track when life is throwing curve balls! However, you two did it! Yay for you both!

I'm hoping to shake this crud that I have. Luckily it was a snow day so I can try to recoup some at home. However, I felt the need to scrub the kitchen floor, baseboards, etc. Well, I think that's my workout for the day as I have NO energy!

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Oh my gosh, Wendy! I'm sorry to hear that. I'm glad that you stayed on track through that tough time, I'm sure it helps to feel in control of that part of your life.


I just had a major financial issue come up today... and I went straight to the gym. Thank goodness, because I tend to STRESS about things like crazy and I think it helped a lot.

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Hello, got flu two weeks ago...then the whole family caught it as well, we are on the mend...just left with coughing. Then i got laid off...so it's been a fun two weeks.

Still managed to track my intake and lose weight so its a win in my book...lol

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I've been pretty busy. Today I give an exam to my Nursing students.
My friend from Omaha who came with me to Africa will be leaving here on Thursday. It's been nice having her here and she's been a big help to me as I settled back in.

My weight is staying about the same, 7 pounds down from Omaha weight. I've been at the same spot for weeks. Now it's time for me to work on it more.

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Hahaha, MJ. I think you're saying you had a special needs student who needed evaluation and had a meeting about them? I know quite a few teachers so I TRY to learn the lingo.

Had a very busy day today, and I will be up awhile longer finishing homework. Gah!

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Today I will teach two classes. I'm not quite ready for them so this note will be short!

I'm glad it's FRIDAY!!

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Lab talk is beyond me, too! emoticon I can through some educational lingo in there like we had an MDT and then the IEP with the OT and PT present. The SLP came to discuss the student with the ACP teacher. Get the idea?! emoticon

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Lab talk is beyond me. The lab I work in is for student Nurses.... and the lab has mannequins in it!

I'm on the "airport run" this morning so will go grocery shopping first and then drive out to the airport to pick up two people who are arriving.

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lol, i've had to make my own gels before too but sometimes buy them (depending on the kind of gel. I do work at UNMC actually :) Some days I do feel like a rock star, but other days I feel like an indentured servant, but that's grad school for ya :D

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Bahaha that's SO true! In some of my labs we use the Wizard kit, but we've had to make our own reagents too. And we have to make our own gels in my class labs (Whereas in my lab, we just buy them). It's definitely interesting to have both experiences.

I'm excited to know a cancer researcher!!!! Do you feel like a rockstar somedays? You should. Do you work at UNMC? The professor who's lab I work in does Parkinsons research with them, and if I wasn't graduating in May I would push to be included in that. As it is, I am looking for expression of (and if so, phenotype caused by) a gene in Drosophila melanogaster. Good ol' Drosophila haha. I'm pre med, but I also love being in a lab so it's my backup.

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a cancer research lab (mostly cellular biology, molecular biology, and some biochemsitry) and you could fit in how to isolate DNA in 3-4 min... follow the instructions in the kit would be all you would have to say ;) (lol, some labs use kits but i still have to isolate DNA by hand due to technical reasons)

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ISMEME: What kind of lab? I might take you up on that ;-)

I, too, am feeling the aches and headache... I just want to sleeeeep. But I have immunology, biochemistry, and neurobiology to study... and a speech topic to decide on! We have to give a "how to" speech and I'm just blanking on what I know how to do that I could describe in 3-4 minutes... I wanted to do "how to isolate DNA" but I don't think I could fit that in haha.

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I am so ready for spring! I'm definitely not a fan of the cold. :) and, i may have caught my first icky cold of the season (sore throat, body aches, stuffy sinuses) :/ anyone wanna go to lab (work) for me? :D thought it was worth a try ;)

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Stay "warm"? It was 100 degrees F outside yesterday! Of course I'm living here on the equator!!

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I thought I was crazy taking the pup for a walk today! It's COLD! Stay warm and find some type of exercise to do! I added a little strength training today.

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ISMEME... congrats on doubling your run yesterday! Train well for that half marathon.

I sat a lot yesterday but I did take a short walk late in the afternoon. This morning.... I teach a class at the Nursing School. Actually I will give an exam. It is prepared but I will go down early to photocopy it.

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Carolyn, my nose froze just running to HyVee tonight haha. Hope you're enjoying the heat!

ISMEME- I laughed when I read your post. Great job! I think goals are fantastic. Take care of your knee, though!

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I think I lost my mind yesterday. I normally run about 3.7 mi (the distance from my apt to the end of the trail and back). I was wondering/doubting if I could pull off a 10K length, so decided to double it yesterday. Well, I ended up with 7.4 mi in 1:22:03 :) (an ave 11 min per mi). Last night, a friend that I don't see too frequently asked me to run a half marathon with her in May. She managed to talk me into it (provided my knee holds up. Yep, I think I've lost my mind. I had never considered a half until yesterday.

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Happy Belated Birthday Shannon! emoticon

I've been keeping busy over here. Also, it's been Sunny and HOT!

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I had a fantastic Friday!!!! My friends and I went out for my birthday last night.

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Hi all. I've been pretty busy these days. Did not even Spark yesterday except to spin the wheel and update my status. Tonight 9 of the first year nursing students are coming over for dinner..



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I love the warmer weather atm :) but am sad I will be busy until after dark most of the next couple days so I will be unable to hit the trail. :/ but it will warm up again at some point :D


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So happy for you, MJ!

I am SO excited about the weather forcast. 40's and 50's for the next few days. WOOT WOOT!

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I've had a great week, so far!! Calories in check and exercise has been going well. We'll see how Friday's weigh-in goes.

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emoticon Congratulations Ismeme on reaching goal!!

Here is a hyper link to your blog:

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That's AWESOME!!!!! Congrats!

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I'm a Ph.D. grad student who is from Nebraska and going to grad school in Omaha as well. Tuesday morning I reached my goal weigh of 125 pounds after losing 95 pounds (starting from 220) since March of 2011. I finally posted a sparkpeople blog on it and would love to get a popular blog award again, so more people can see it and see that by following and sticking with SparkPeople they can reach their goal weight too... no matter how crazy and hectic life gets. Please stop past my blog and like it to help be get a popular blog award, and comment if you feel inclined. Thank you!

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Has everyone had a good weekend? I hope so!
I have slept too much, but I have had a relaxing weekend. I plan on going to a coffee house later on to study. Tomorrow is my birthday, and I am a huge birthday-lover... so I am looking forward to it haha.

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Shannon... here's the link to the article:
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I'm attending an annual prayer retreat this weekend so won't be Sparking much. We have a special speaker from the States as well as someone from the States who is leading music.



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Oh! I loved this article! http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiva
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It's called "11 Lessons I learned After 1 Year on Sparkpeople"

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Chris... great to have you back on SparkPeople!

I started teaching my nursing class on Monday. My class meets Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. This week though we Americans have a prayer retreat so I'll give my class an assignment to do for Friday as I will not be there. The class is on two subjects, Nursing Ethics and Management.

I've been exercising some but not enough yet. Yesterday I took a short walk with my Nordic poles. It's slow walking out here on the uneven gravel road but I'm doing it. That in itself is a miracle after my knee break.

Have a good day everyone!!

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I am very happy the weather is better! But leaving my apartment means I get dripped on from the melting snow haha.

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Wendy;
Welcome from a mom of six here! I don't live in Omaha either, but love the Spark team. I'm across the river in an Iowa town, but work in Omaha. I love finding other moms on Sparkpeople so we can help each other out.

I took a break from Sparking for most of December, but am getting back in gear. My body is sore from my workouts, but that means I'm challenging my muscles. I've started eating low carb again without too much difficulty. I guess since it's the new year, my brain is happy with giving the carbs up for a while.

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Wendy- My daughter was born in Seattle. I grew up in Omaha, but moved there for a few years, then to North Carolina, but I wanted to finish my degree in Omaha so back we came. I LOVE the views in Seattle as well. My parents live on a hill, so we get to see the mountains when visibility is good! Itís breath-taking. I never go to Freemont, mainly because I donít have a reason to if that makes sense. Have you noticed the similarities of naming between Omaha and Seattle? Bellevue, Freemont, Crossroads? When Iím there I constantly have to specify which metro Iím referring to. Iím glad you posted!

Kelly- I re-read my post from earlier and realized I sounded pushy! Iím sorry! I really didnít mean to. Kaylee was underweight for a time, and I had to work with it, so I sympathizeÖ not to the extent you worry about it though, Iím sure. Kaylee is in love with those Cuties oranges right now, and I started eating them. YUM. Theyíre like Gushers hahaha.

As for me these last few days, Iíve been in a funk! Iíve worked out and been active above and beyond but I made a bad food choice yesterdayÖ cheesecake factory oreo cheesecake. I donít even love it! (it was good but not worth it) So I went above my BMR calorie allowance because of it. Shouldíve looked up the calories BEFORE! (880!!!!!!!!) However, I am proud of myself because I didn't eat the whole thing at the restaurant. I ate until I was satisfied, then put my fork down.

I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend! Enjoy your movie, Carolyn, and great job on your progress since arriving in Africa!

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Wendy.... welcome.

My dinner for the Nursing students last night went well. Afterwards we watched a movie and then I drove them home. Today I worked in the attic... pricing for a garage sale that I'll have at the end of the month. Another gal and I are having the sale. This afternoon I went to a birthday party for two kids, age 5 and 2.

Tonight I'm watching a movie and TV.

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Carolyn - He really did though. He would unwrap one and shove it in my face. And I'm not discouraged at all. I know I'll make it through.

Shannon - Coby loves his fruit. In between Reeses, he was eating oranges, blueberries, and apples. I know he needs to learn healthy eating habits. He was failure to thrive as a baby and is still super skinny. He's a snacker, so he doesn't do meals unless he's hitting a growth spurt. But because of my paranoia about him being underweight, I let him eat as he wants.

Wendy - Nice to see you. I have some friends out in Fremont. Not that I go out there. I hate Ramen, but my child will eat a whole package by himself. He does that at Daddy's or when my boyfriend comes over cause I won't make what I won't eat.

I work tonight. Blah. But I get to look forward to lasagna for dinner, as well as some time with the boyfriend. Hopefully I get out on time. It's only my second time alone, so I probably won't.

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Been on this board for awhile but never posted. Used to live in Omaha, but moved to Fremont last fall. Still work in Omaha tho...lol and hate the drive, but oh well.

Have 5 kids, so hubby and I have our hands full, and our checking account empty...lol But we've been trying to teach them healthier eating habits more lately. Even tho they'd live happily on chicken nuggets and ramen (barf).

Joined the Fremont Y over new years and went for the first time last night, managed to do some laps for like 30 minutes, it was harder than I thought...lol

Pensievegazer - ah Seattle, I was born there and miss the views almost every day.

Nice to meet you all, anyone close to fremont? lol

Do not ask "is this good or bad...is this right or wrong for me?"...but instead ask "for where I want to be in the future, is this the WISE choice for me?"

"I have the right to do anything." you say - but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" - but not everything is constructive. I Corinthians 10:23


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I've had a good few days- I got back into Omaha from Seattle on Wednesday (after horrible plane delays and being the oversold passengers on a flight), and I have been enjoying my me time while my daughter is in school before I start back. I go back to school Monday. Still following my "program," but somehow I haven't lost anything... I was even good most days on vacation! (There was one day that I went over my calories but oh well)

Kelly- It was so much harder for me when Kaylee (my daughter) was smaller! I've learned that teaching HER proper eating habits was important as well... so I did, and we both eat fairly balanced diets. I shove fruit at her all the time haha.

I hope everyone has a fantastic New Year... slow and steady!

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Kelly....Riiiiight.... small kid feeds you Reeses while you sleep???? Remember this is not a DIET, it is a LIFESYLE change. Take it slowly and don't get discouraged by one day. you made a wise choice at BK by staying away from the meal....and fries. They also have some good salads there, even their simple fresh salad.

I'm having some of the nursing students over for dinner tonight so have chicken cooking in the crock pot.



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I wish I had you as a teacher. That would've been awesome.

Had to work this morning. Day shift doesn't drag as much as my evening shifts do. But I've been super itchy. Right now, my arm looks like a cat dug it's claws into me. Mom gave me benadryl at dinner. I crashed on the couch when I got home and I'm still tired. Nothing like benadryl to make you sleep. My poor man's sleeping pills.

Today was a horrible day to start my diet. I was ill-prepared, which was my downfall. I didn't eat all day while I was working. Then needed food by the time I was off. So BK was my friend, at least I just got a burger instead of a full meal. Then, because it's the little brother's birthday, I ended up going to Applebee's for dinner. Then came home and while I'm sleeping the kid fed me Reese's.

BTW.. small children make terrible diet support.

Tomorrow is a new day, and I will do better. Once January has reached it's end, dieting will be easier. Not nearly as many birthdays to contend with. :-)

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Kelly...congratulations on finishing school and getting your first nursing job. WooHoo!

I'm working on my class for Monday. For six weeks I will be teaching a nursing class on Ethics and Management to the third year students.

Have a good day everyone.


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I'm back! Let's hope I stick around this time. Doing the 1 pound a week this time. Slow and easy.

So, I got my first real nursing job. I'm working as a correctional nurse in a prison. I've been doing it for a month now and I love it. It's not as scary as I thought it would be. Way excited.

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It is C-O-L-D here today!! Running errands, meeting with some friends and basically just getting things done before I head back to work next week. I could very easy be a stay home mom/wife! Might as well get that thought out of my mind because we couldn't meet bills on one income. Good think I like my job, too! emoticon

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It's raining this morning. Yesterday was so hot and humid that I hope that the rain will cool things down. I do not know the temperature yesterday but I suppose it was in the upper 80s. I'll be working on my class today. It starts on Monday and I'll teach this class M-W-F for the next six weeks.

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Happy New year. I went to bed at 10PM still tired from babysitting for over 2 days.

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Happy New Year! It was a rather uneventful evening last night. The three oldest were at friends' houses. The youngest had three friends spend the night here. We ended up having five extra kids here, but it was all good! May 2013 find you all healthy and happy!

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Happy New Year! emoticon emoticon

I had 10 others over for a New Year's eve party last night. Seven of us stayed up past midnight...playing a game.

Have a good 2013!

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