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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Thu December 24th, 2009, 5:53 pm

Despite the usual lack of enthusiasm, a few gifts seem to be a hit. Most notably the book about kings and queens of England for the 10 (tomorrow) year old. No raptures, but he's been reading it this morning and asking me questions.

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Post by Chatterbox » Fri December 25th, 2009, 12:44 am

[quote=""michellemoran""]Knowing that in just a few hours I'll be leaving Berlin and spending Christmas Eve with my sister-in-law in Switzerland. She just told us the news that she is pregnant, and we couldn't be happier for her![/quote]

How wonderful, Auntie Michelle! (You're in for the fun part... being the cool aunt...)

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon December 28th, 2009, 11:26 pm

Two of my sisters "kidnapped" me and took me to lunch for my birthday. It was so nice to get away from everything for a few hours.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue December 29th, 2009, 10:57 am

Yesterday I went to a takeaway shop and left my credit card behind. Thankfully when I went back today and it was still there. Phew.
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Post by nona » Tue December 29th, 2009, 5:08 pm

the doctor finally released me to go back to work tomorrow, I've been down since the 16th with a severe sinus infection that moved into my chest and lungs funny it started out as a common cold. Anyhow I'm excited to get out of the house though I do hope the lay off isn't coming anytime soon.

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Post by nona » Mon January 4th, 2010, 12:06 am

so we have maybe 8-10 in of snow between the two snow storms this week but it's the light fluffy stuff from last night that looked so appealing....so we played! All day we've been in and out playing in the snow, sledding and riding four wheelers having a blast! I think it was the most fun I've had in awhile. The Kids loved it. We came in for the last time a little while ago, had hot chocolate and I made homemade chicken and dumplings. great memories.

now I'm going to cuddle with my book.

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Post by EC2 » Mon January 4th, 2010, 12:11 am

[quote=""nona""]so we have maybe 8-10 in of snow between the two snow storms this week but it's the light fluffy stuff from last night that looked so appealing....so we played! All day we've been in and out playing in the snow, sledding and riding four wheelers having a blast! I think it was the most fun I've had in awhile. The Kids loved it. We came in for the last time a little while ago, had hot chocolate and I made homemade chicken and dumplings. great memories.

now I'm going to cuddle with my book.[/quote]

Ooh, wonderful, that's what I like to hear! :D
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by princess garnet » Mon January 4th, 2010, 1:20 am

Went to a gathering at an old classmate's place this afternoon.

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Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed January 6th, 2010, 3:45 am

We did the Father Christmas picture today; the fake beard still had Hailey a little suspicious, but at least with Grandpa she wasn't screaming. Let's see if the facebook link will work:
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And the other best thing was, I then took the tree down and everything is neatly stored away until next year. Whew!
So here's the snapfish link. I can't seem to load the picture.
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Post by Anna Elliott » Wed January 6th, 2010, 11:58 am

Oh, MLE, she is a gorgeous little girl! What a precious picture--thanks for sharing!

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