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I'm very late checking in today. DH decided to run a heavy duty scan of the computer and it took most of the day, and the whole thing now seems to be running slower.

Janet - L occasionally acts like he wants to do cross stitch. I let him try a little,but he is so not there. I think I started doing needle work - regular embroidery at 7 or 8. It was okay, but I much prefer cross stitch once I started it.

Sue - Home grown spinach sounds wonderful. We don't have much luck with growing greens and since we moved here and have an bunch of squirrels, wild rabbits, etc, we don't even try.

Denise - I like to Christmas ornaments when I'm away as well. Good thing I don't travel much.

A first trip to a movie sounds wonderful. L has only seen one at the theater (and that was Star Trek, poor child). We were going to go to another one about a month or so ago, but he decided he would rather just go out to eat.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I could use a drink to toast all of us Mom's and to you Janet for all your hard work!

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Sue~A strawberry and spinach salad sounds wonderful. Too bad there aren't any fresh berries right now!

Errands are finished, goats are de-horned (so stinky) and after everyone is de-stinked in the shower we'll tackle the dogs nails and give them baths as well. It's "take care of the animals day" around here! LOL

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I found a thimble to add to my mom's collection from her travels (I "took" them after she died.) in a quaint shop in Belize. I think Sue found the spoon she was after there as well! Still looking for something that would make an ornament. Appears a couple of us are looking for those!

After lunch I think I'll be ready to head back for a walk along the beach before beginning to pack up my belongings. I have a massage scheduled later as well. A nice last day in Belize! Anyone want to join me for drinks mid-evening in the lounge?

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A shopping spree sounds like the perfect way to wind up our trip to Belize. I need to find a souvenir spoon - I've been collecting them since I was a young child. Also should pick up something for the kids.

Not much going on around here. Washing the bedding and toothbrushes since 3 out of the 4 of us seem to be fighting colds, kept my 11 year old home the last two days since he spiked a 100.9 fever with his.

We're going to see how the spinach that DH planted last fall and kept under plastic all winter fared. Planning spinach salad for supper, don't know what else yet.

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Glad there's several going on the shopping spree! I know the kids and hubbies will like their items...especially that t-shirt. LOL

Definitely...long massages after all the walking today!

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I have a few small errands today (library and taking Isaac shopping for his dad's birthday items) and Tim will work on de-horning the baby goats. Always yucky...stinky!

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I just love my new shopping bag! I'mm gonna fill it up with souvineers for the kids. I think I'll pick up hubby a t-shirt that says "my wife went to Belize and all I got was this shirt" LOL

3yo is so excited about going to his first movie today he got up at 7:00am waking other brothers. We rarely eat out, but we are gonna try chick-fil-a for lunch. I hear they have a play area so it should be a real treat.

Everyone have a great Saturday!

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Can't wait to pick up some souvenirs. I try to get an ornament for the Christmas tree whenever we got away. It makes a nice memory thinking about the trips.

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I'll help you lyn I am good at it, my family walk away as I have to get discount on everything lol my new bike I got on sale and also got a pair of gloves, bottle holder and a lock and managet to get my cycle helmet Free lol, can I join the massage group as I have a tender rear from my 15k bike ride!!!

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Looking forward to some shopping here in Belize. I love to buy earrings when I go somewhere interesting.I wonder if I can find some cute clothes for summer? Of course I'll need to find something Belizian(?)and interesting for the kids.

Anybody good at bartering? I am terrible at it?

We'll have an easy time spotting each other with our sporty green shopping bags.



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Heartwarming!

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Hi ladies! So what are we doing our last Friday night in Belize? Can't believe we'll be packing up tomorrow and heading to our next adventure. Watch for your SparkMail this weekend revealing our new destination!

Had a good morning at Friday School. I'm thankful I am finished with having to lead a class each week. It was a fun group and fun lessons, but I'm ready to gain that time back each week that is spent planning and preparing papers/activities. I'm behind in my own "together school" planning for Spring.

We got through school at home this afternoon although Maegann was full of giggles (much nicer than the yuckies she had yesterday though) and Isaac chose a war over 2 minus 1 equals. Here's what makes it crazier .... he had just finished 8 minus 5 equals easily. He also drug his feet through his phonics work. UGH!!!

I am so noised out right now it is not even funny. I'm making the kids watch a video so I can escape for a little while.


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Belize has been great. Sorry I haven't been as active as I would have liked. The ongoing sinus issues just keep going and going.

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Yea!!! It's weekend. It has been a really hard work week for me. It's been very busy. Not that I am complaining. Busy is job security, right?

You all have a great weekend, Mommies. I will miss Belize. It was a lot of fun.

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I haven't stiched for years, but I used to love it. Its great that your teaching your daughter.
I fell asleep last night and missed all the skating:(

Cynedra- sorry about all the loses. That is hard to deal with.

I'm home with the 3 youngest til tomorrow night. Hubby and 11yo are on 30 famine at church. I think I will take youngest 3 boys to movies tomorrow. I have never taken 3yo before. Should b interesting.

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Janet - Way to go on the cross stitch and what a shame about the party. I did get my exercise in - my c25k workout and more total 65 minutes which gets me 1000+ for the month.

Hopefully, this will be the last Friday funeral (or any funeral) for a while. That makes 3 so I should be safe for a while. They always seem to come in 3s around here. Problem this morning is it is freezing and my babysitter's electricity is off. Hopefully by the time I drop S off, it will be back on.

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Cynedra~Hope you got that time to exercise that you were planning for.

Christina~Sorry you had an "anger" day. emoticon

I managed to get a lot of cross-stitching done since late this afternoon. Just sat on the sofa with Maegann and stitched. She has just been up and down all day with feeling good or not. I actually taught her how to make cross-stitches and she enjoyed that very much. I'm really thinking this is just part of wild growth spurt for her because of the complaint of her feet, calves and knees aching.

Grandma went ahead with dh's surprise party tonight without us girls which needless to say did make little girl cry. Sorry we missed it, but on the other hand glad they went ahead with it for Tim.

Waiting for ice skating to begin so I can tape it to watch tomorrow. We'll be watching our tape of Survivor tonight.

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Virtually: Enjoyed the shopping outing today followed by a swim and a massage. Aaahhh!

So tomorrow for our last Friday in Belize we need to do something really fun. Any ideas?

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Hope your daughter is feeling better.

Sorry I missed the shopping and lunch today. I wasted my day sulking in anger :( It didn't get me anywhere LOL! I spent a few min of quiet time and am in a much better place mentally and spiritually.

Wishing everyone a healthy peaceful night.

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Hope the kids are feeling better. I'm working with some others on a 50th birthday party for my brother. He turns 50 on the 17th, but we aren't having the party til the 21st. DH turned 50 twelve days after L turned 1 so we had a combo party for them. Theme was dinosaurs as it fit into both of them - little boys like them and DH was becoming one. Not that we really thought that, but it was fun.

DH is home from work today supposedly to give me a break and time away and time to exercise - something that I didn't get to do yesterday. It is now 3:30 (almost) and I have yet to get either. Oh well.

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Good morning LIL Mommies! I have a sick daughter (just feels yucky) so plan are being changed with grandma as the kids were helping her put a surprise 50th party together for their daddy tonight. I had to call her and say "cancel the party." She's willing to wait and see how Maegann is feeling this afternoon but I'm thinking if she doesn't feel well enough to do her school work..she doesn't go to grandma's.

I've got some little things to get done today like finishing up the lapbooks for Friday School (done with Penguins tomorrow!) and going through all the mission books to see what I have and what hasn't been returned. I was able to go through the church library last night and found over a dozen books that belong to this program so I grabbed them. A couple of the little girls will be thrilled as I found some they haven't read yet. I'd also like to get pictures printed out from the birthday party so that I can get these piles mailed to grandma and auntie. Now if my pile for scrapbooking would go down...I am sooooo far behind!

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Off to Belize for shopping and lunch. Hope to see you there!

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Survived the 4-year olds tonight. Only had two of them and I think that does not help the "want" to be there. Does make it easier though for planning and not really needing additional help for control. Only five more agreed to weeks! I'll feel badly telling Lina "no" when the time comes to see if I'll stay, but she knows it isn't my passion.

I've had a very up and down day and I'm thinking it is due to the new flower blend drops I started today. They are used to draw out emotions and/or help with coping. Today I've needed my Holy Basil as well which I use for leveling out stress and not letting things get to me as easily. I was also very tired by about 5 p.m. so I chose to take a quick nap before finishing up supper. I slept for almost 40 minutes and thankfully Maegann woke me up because we were almost late getting out of the house for church! Yikes!

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Tomorrow I'm heading into Belize again for some last minute shopping followed by lunch in town as well. Once back to the resort...maybe a dip in the pool and then a nice massage. Any takers?

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I am so sick and tired of snow that it isn't funny! emoticon

I worked out tonight and really enjoyed my new Ellen Barrett Slim Sculpt workout. That 45 minutes flew by! Anyone else do her workouts? emoticon

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my butt hurts from horseback riding today, i may need a massage....oh cabana boy....hehe. the beach party was a blast. Lynn you sure know how to dance in that sand. woo hoo
Well they are still calling for a storm come thurs/friday.... we will see if it happens.
well time to get boy ready for bed. he started a runny nose today wtheck
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Good job Christie on ordering the equipment!!

Olga~I missed putting up the birthday celebration yesterday for your daughter. Sorry! So here is it a day late...

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So...I did it! I ordered the sparkpeople fitness starter kit! I am kind of excited and now that I have a laptop, I can do the sparkpeople workouts here on the site. Feeling sparkwonderful today! emoticon

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Olga and I will be right there Janet! emoticon emoticon

Another snow day...can't take much more snow!

Debating on whether to buy a stability ball emoticon anyone use one?

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OK. I am putting my boots on. I'll see you all there!!!

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emoticon coming right over Janet! Come on Mom's...horseback riding!

I am so hungry! Going to make popcorn!

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Sorry I missed the beach party last night. I'm trying to cut down on my computer time in the evenings to get some other stuff done.

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Lynn~Hope the family is feeling a little better today. The weak legs would have thrown me as well.

Christie~Sorry for the stress and insomnia. Hugs!!

Woke up to a little bit of snow this morning and then it turned to rain and now the sun is trying to come out so it won't be on the ground long. Kids are working through school. Little boy did great today with his work with the exception of one little blip where he thought about opting for a fit while I was giving a spelling test to his sister. Totally an "I want the attention" thing today.

No other big plans except a trip to the libray and getting things ready for class tonight with the 4 year olds. Mostly the craft items which won't take much effort. I'm on the countdown for that class now... 5 more after tonight.

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Hope some of you can make it for horseback riding. The picnic lunch has been prepared to send with us and I've been told we're going to a location we haven't seen before. Can't wait! Meet me in an hour okay?
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I am having trouble sleeping...can't wind down due to stress...we are at the end of the month (almost) and DH has not found a new job, I can't find a new job and we have a foot of snow outside! It is a heavy, yucky kind too...with more promised each day through Sunday.

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Lynn: Hope your family feels better soon!

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Good morning. Major hangover - too many margaritas (or however you spell it).

In the real world, no hangovers, but need for pain reliever anyway. AF should be here in a few days and the older I get the more wallop she puts in before she even gets here. My settled down week hasn't turned out that way. Maybe, March will calm down some.

Lynn - I hope everyone gets over their illness quickly and that somehow it escapes you. The leg thing would worry me too.

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Can I still get a margarita?

We were at my DD's confirmation tonight. Hard to believe my baby girl is old enough to be making adult committments like that. I am proud, and now glad to be at the beach party, I was home with DD#2 who is fighting a weird virus, has a subnormal temp. (between 96 and 97.5) and weak legs and rumbly tummmy. Doc said this was going around... sort of glad to hear it as the weak legs freaked me a bit.
Now DH is clammy and cold and DS has a rumbly tummy. Wish me luck.

So lets party.... like I said, I'll start with a margarita, then anybody up for a little dancing? I always wanted to dance in the sand. While a beach boys type band played by the bonfire.



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Hmmmm...tough choice, fruit smoothie or margarita...both sound pretty comforting (in their own ways) for an evening out with my fellow mommies! Ah, and I think there's still a little warmth in the sand from the sunny day as we sit around the bonfire. This is great!

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Karen~Talk to the cute cabana boy over by Lu...he'll help you get the Limbo going! emoticon

Glad so many of you made it to the party tonight! Such fun! Looks like we all knew Tuesday was the most needed night for this too!

Oh cabana boy.... I'd like a fruit smoothie please!

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In reality... The massage was wonderful although I know I'm going to have spots around my neck and back that hurt in awhile as she did find the knots that were getting the best of me this week.

I still need to get some lessons in the laptop for the kids this week but I can't do that and watch the Olympics too. LOL I have them done for tomorrow so that's enough for today anyway. My plan for tonight is to just hang out watching the Olympics and get some cross-stitching done.

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Janet~ Thanks for the invite! I am having such a great time---you girls are sooo much fun. And this Pina colada is just heavenly. Now where do we line up for that limbo dancing?

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I so need to relax!

I am sitting in a lounge chair sipping some refreshing flavored water emoticon listening to some soothing music emoticon surrounded by dear Spark friends emoticon emoticon

Thanks Janet...this is what we all needed!



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Mmm - bonfire on the beach with margaritas and BBQ sounds a lot more fun than waiting for parents to pick-up their daughters' girl scout cookies. Maybe I can be in two places at once. Hand me one of those margaritas!
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2/23/10 6:58 P

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emoticon Party time. Especially after today I need it. Hand me another margarita.

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2/23/10 6:53 P

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emoticon i am all ready for the beach party. gotta love the cabana boys, they are awesome. Thanks janet for setting it up.

Calling for snow late tomorrow nite. if only it couldhold off til thursday and give us a snow day friday. hehe one can only hope. I guess we will wear our pjs inside out, flush cubes, and put a white crayon in the fridge. oh and wooden spoons under pillows hehe, lynn did i forget any other snowday rules
have a great one girls.
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2/23/10 5:34 P

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Thanks...got my beach towel and I am ready for a beach party with bonfire!!!

Much better than my 26 degree reality!!
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2/23/10 5:27 P

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Very soggie here! I'm not complaining though,as long as it doesn't freeze.

My hats off to all you home-school-moms! I have trouble just getting thru the 1-2 hrs of home work every night.

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2/23/10 4:51 P

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Party!!

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2/23/10 4:39 P

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Yay, a beach party! Sounds great. I've been home with a sick kindergartener today, and everything is soggy here as the snow finally melts in these almost-springlike temperatures. A bonfire on the beach sounds heavenly.

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2/23/10 4:09 P

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Just to sit and enjoy female company is a great idea Janet! emoticon

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2/23/10 3:47 P

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Happy Tuesday moms! Gosh am I going to need that massage in a couple of hours. We had a wonderful time at the musical and then little boy decided to choose an attitude because he didn't get his way for lunch. He then brought it with him for school. Currently he is standing at the door until I deem his attitude changed enough to finish some of his work. I made the choice NOT to do his math with him because they are new concepts or ones we just covered yesterday and he's already playing dumb and being unwilling to try at all with that subject. I know he can work through the reading by himself once he's over the worst of this fit so I'll let him do that. We already had struggles with his writing (very simple task for him) so I knew it was coming with math and I was right.

Virtually.... I'm READY for teh beach party tonight. I've checked with the cabana boys and they've assured me the staff is ready to show us a good time as well. See you there!

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2/22/10 6:12 P

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Okay the beach party is all set for tomorrow night! We're actually going to be treated to a firepit bbq by the staff for dinner as we've been such great guests this month! The cabana boys caught wind that we were packing up so I let them know we wanted them to come along with us in March.

Lu~The cabana boys were asking about you as they haven't seen you around much lately.

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That would be a hard loss to take if you were true to Canadian hockey. Great win for the USA though! Definitely an upset.

Sound of Music -- My kids both love that movie and will be tough to keep them from singing along during the performance. We're hoping that the cast chosen for the morning is the one Joe from our Friday School group is part of so we can watch him. He is Fredrich. Can't wait!

Tonight we'll probably watch some of the Olympics as usual but I do need to get a few things ready for tomorrow as the day is going to be a busy one. For sure I will be doing roast in the crockpot so that Tim can get dinner put together easily for everyone as I'll be gone for my massage. (Can't wait!!) I've got to have lunch figured out so I don't hear "can't we eat out mom" from the kiddos.



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2/22/10 3:41 P

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Hi all, hope your Monday is going well. We really enjoyed the US/Canada hockey game yesterday, but DH was not happy with the USA win - we have conflicting loyalties when it comes to competition, especially hockey! Being Canadian wasn't easy for him yesterday! I didn't rub it in too much...

Since we'll only be here in Belize for a few more days, I'm making the most of the water activities... more scuba diving and maybe some wind-surfing today, then a quiet evening on the beach beside a nice fire. Ahhhh


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2/22/10 2:06 P

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Cynedra-What is geochaching? I don't think we do that in KY... LOL
Janet- I am now craving homemade pizza! The Sound of Music will be great to see with the kids. The songs will be stuck in your head forever.

I was suppose to attend a massage party with friends today, but I ended up canceling to take my dad back to the dr. :( It was a long and dramatic with oxygen tanks and walker and hyper-active 3year old. LOL Might as well laugh about it. The poor old people at the dr's office were terrorized by him, but also entertained. Then the school calls one of my 9year olds is in the principals office. (good thing I know her well) all that to say...I'm with Olga a big party with a few virtual drinks is in order! emoticon

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Olga~I think a beach party sounds fun as we are winding down our time in Belize this week. I'll alert the cabana boys!

Christie and I are already working on plans for our next adventure and I think you're going to enjoy it! Beautiful place!

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Kids are working through school -- little boy is being drug along through his work but he's doing it. LOL I don't think he is 100% as he's been sneezing and had a slight sore throat this morning. I'm going to back him off sugar and that should help.

After lunch we need to go get dad and take him shopping. His socks keep disappearing even with his name written on them. Then we'll stop at the bank and pharmacy after dropping him off.

We'll have an earlier start tomorrow as we are going to see The Sound of Music. That will be fun! It begins at 9:15 and should last a couple of hours. We'll have to get school finished after lunch and then I will head to my therapy massage (yeah!) right after I drop Maegann off at ballet. I'm sending her daddy's cell # with her so they can phone him if he isn't there on time to pick her up! LOL

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2/22/10 10:48 A

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Hi, all. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Janet, your cake is wonderful. I am an OK cook, but baking just scares me, especially decorating.

Tomorrow is my DD birthday. No baking for me. I am buying cookies for her to share with class and for her movie watching birthday party on Saturday, I ordered a huge cookie with ballet shoes on it and happy birthday. DD and her friends are going to watch The Tooth Fairy. I hope it's good. I didn't hear any good reviews. But, the idea is cute, anyway.

My whole body is hurting from yesterday's yoga. I don't think human body is designed to do some of the poses we were doing.

How about end of Belize party. It's supposed to snow tomorrow again in TX, so I am ready for a beach party at night with lots of drinks. I might even have 2!!!

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2/22/10 10:32 A

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Hello all,

DH and I actually sat down before grocery shopping and figured out our menu for two weeks. It makes it so much easier to plan my lunches if I am sure what we are having for supper or dinner or whatever that evening meal is called.

We did our first geocaching yesterday. It was fun. Our weather was great, almost approached, but didn't quite hit hot.

The cake looked beautiful. My sister makes wonderful cakes as well. Not me though.

Have a great day.

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2/21/10 5:12 P

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The hike and massage does sound great! Our days are short here in Belize...we'll be moving on before too much longer. Will be fun to see where Christie takes us for March!

This afternoon I took Maegann to Target so she could return a duplicate gift and exchange it for something else. She is now working on some of the science experiments with her daddy.

A little later I need to get things together for homemade pizza. I did get a menu plan in place for this week so I'm further ahead than I have been for food choices recently.

Looking forward to watching Olympics and the Amazing Race tonight. Maybe some cross-stitching time.

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Ooo...a hike that isn't in 40 degree rain and a massage sounds like the perfect way to spend the day.

It's so neat you were able to go shopping with your son's girlfriend like that. I hope when my boys get old enough for girlfriends we can have that sort of relationship.

Gotta go check out the cake on Janet's page.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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I'm thinking massage at the resort! After a nice invigorating hike ofcoarse.

We did find the perfect prom dress. emoticon

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2/21/10 3:51 P

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Really quiet here in Belize today. Is everyone catching their rays or maybe all off hiking.

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2/20/10 8:16 P

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That cake is Amazing! You have talent. the best I ever attempted was a volcano. My husband actually painted it for one of the boys birthdays years ago.

We did buy the perfect dress. I have to cut my spring break FL trip a day or 2 short so I can be home to do her hair and help her get dressed. I wouldn't miss it for anything.

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Were you able to find a prom dress she liked? I'm glad you were able to do that with her!

The birthday cake is finished and as soon as I'm done here I'm going to take a nap. I'm tired!! I did post a photo of the cake (minus candles) in my SP album.

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So much cleaning! I clean but it only lasts about an hour or so in this crazy house!

I hope the birthday party is great fun.Happy Birthday to M.

I took #2 son's girlfriend shopping for prom dress last night. They have been dating for 2 years. It was such a great gift to me. I have always wanted a daughter.

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Lynn - It is fine motor and speech. It doesn't bother me so much to have him referred for these things, as that the teacher was discouraging it for so long. L will be fine, I'm sure. I may email you though (not today) and get your thoughts though.

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2/19/10 9:55 P

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Cynedra~Let our resident teachers help you! Hugs!

Christie~Yes, it is Maegann's birthday tomorrow. She's excited!

Groceries are purchased (yeah!), one load of laundry done and nothing else. It's a start! Heard that my dad phoned back while I was gone and he plans to come over for dinner at least tomorrow night which is good. Tim will pick him up and then we'll get him back to his place by 7:30 so he can meet up with his friends for karoake night.

So...tomorrow my plans are to take Maegann to breakfast (boys are at the men's breakfast at church), go buy balloons and then come home and make/decorate the cake. Thankfully the dinner she chose is simple. BBQ steak/hot dogs, baked potatoes, pears, salad and asparagus. The last item was added tonight when she saw some in the store. It was a decent price and looked good so we bought some.

Didn't walk this afternoon so will watch my men's figure skating tape tonight after the kids are in bed or it will never get done. Plan to cross-stitch as well.

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