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Here’s a video preview of a few random shots from Project 365. I’m trying to find a tool to use that can accommodate all of the images. Stay tuned.

Surprise! It’s been a while since I updated the blog. I did continue to take selfies, though. Here is where I left off.

Going for a run in my Marist attire.

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Cheeseburgers make me happy on the way to liquor samplings.

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Getting ready for Lauren’s wedding.

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Just before and at Lauren’s wedding.

 

Hanging with Jessie in her corner.

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Trying my hand at cooking. I think this was called pizetti for pizza and spaghetti. Don’t try it.

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Walking Jessie around our  new complex.

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Visiting the parents and Coopy.

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lunch with grandma

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getting some work done and then we walked the dog to the convenience store in our complex and got some ice cream.

Hanging out at the driving range.

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getting a quick workout in.

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date night

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Mother’s Day

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working with my coworkers at Starbucks

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walking the dog

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My cousin, Jen came over to see our place and have dinner. That’s her in the background cooking while I sip my margarita.

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I met Dana at the race track for her birthday. It was fun, but we didn’t win.

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May wine tasting with Val. Our favorite spot is the gazebo.

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Trying the mini frap at Starbucks

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working away

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lunch with Kiersten at Egg Harbor.

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Face-Timing the parents for Cheeseburger Thursday.

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getting ready for a canoe trip.

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BBQ fest in Westmont with Dana, Rich, and the parents.

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Getting my annual bathing suit.

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Another meet up with coworkers in Wheaton. IMG_6974

Hanging with Cooper.

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At the driving range

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Katie’s bachelorette party at Sluggers in Wriggleyville. We all used to scoop ice cream together in high school.

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Taking Jessie for a run on National Running Day.

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Kane County Flea market with Lindsay and her mom.

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Starbucks run with big dog.

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Kevin had our team over for a BBQ.

Paint night with Cindy.

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Trying to get a tan on my balcony.

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Lunch with grandma at the golden arches.

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Trying on glasses with Dana.

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We drove out to Rockton, IL to see Big and Rich. It was a great concert, but so rainy!

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Father’s Day

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Hanging out in Dave and Kathy’s backyard in Sacramento.

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Wine tasting in Shenandoah Valley.

Hanging out by the pool at our hotel in Reno, NV for a family reunion.

We took the gondola up to see awesome views of Lake Tahoe.

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Then we stopped at the beach.

We also went to In-N-Out. I freaking love that place.

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We enjoyed a Reno Aces game with the entire family as well.

I got a quick workout in the morning my mom and I flew home.

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Another lunch with my bff.

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Doing some yoga.

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sushi date with my love.

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Kit, Lindsay and I went to Eyes to the Skies, a hot air balloon festival in Lise.

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Pool day

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Celebrating the 4th of July barn bar style

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Watching Kaylie while Dana and Rich went on vacation to Punta Cana.

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Cubs game

Working outside enjoying the weather

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back at home

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finishing up a Friday afternoon before jumping in the pool

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Tomapalooza 2015

 

sushi date

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I tried Crossfit. and I liked it.

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IMG_7699Kit’s 30th birthday celebration included dinner at Clara’s with his mom, golf, and a surprise party in the barn.

The day after Kit’s 30th birthday was Kelly’s wedding.

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This canoe trip was epic. We tried a new route and had the most amount of people ever. We had some difficulties getting going, we flipped, and we got out early, but it was a blast! We lost a shirt in the flippage, but that was it.

 

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Figuring out what to wear for a client meeting.

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Going to a bridal shower.

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bowling for Rich’s birthday.

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Celebrating Kit and Lindsay’s mom’s birthday

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My sister and I tried aerial yoga.  I loved it!

dinner with Kiersten.

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Cheeseburger someday with the rents

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Representing in our Marist attire

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Wine tasting at Downer’s Grove wine shop. I bought wine that donates to an animal rescue organization.

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Another wine tasting with Val. I think this is the August tasting.

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Celebrating mine and Kit’s 3 year anniversary at Clara’s.

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Same day.

Saturday morning canoe trip. It rained, but still fun and more relaxing than usual.

We went to H2O and met up with my friend from college who happened to be back in Ottawa that weekend.

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Another working session at Cup and Vine.

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Jones-n-4-ribs

Another canoe trip

We saw Brett Eldridge at the Sandwich Fair

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Kerry’s bachelorette party was at a White Sox game.

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I saw Steve Harvey with my sister and my mom. Snooki and Jwoww were on the show and we got Snooki perfume.

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We went to an art festival in downtown Naperville. It was really fun!

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Doing some yoga.

Kit and I went out with our neighbors and had a blast.

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We also went apple picking with Dana and Rich.

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This is the craft I made at the library.

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Getting some exercise.

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Birthday celebrations with Cindy at Cooper’s Hawk.

Birthday celebrations with Kit and Lindsay at Tilted Kilt.

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Party at Dana’s for my bday.

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Work birthday. James and I share the same birthday.

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Lindsay and I went on a wine tasting and hiking adventure while Kit was away for the weekend playing golf. It was so much fun.

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Kerry’s wedding was a blast.

Picking up Jessie the day after the wedding.

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Enjoying unseasonably warm weather.

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Getting ready for an ISSA Young Professionals Event.

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Pumpkin carving party

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Long overdue double date with Kiersten and her bf.

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Painting

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Liquor sampling

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This concludes Project 365! I think there is almost one photo per day. Some days have more. I learned a lot of things, especially that I have a great life and a lot to be happy about and grateful for.

 

Think you could do it? This kid did. This was kind of the idea with Project 365 – more uploads coming later today, hopefully. After my old lady class at the library. Hey, I’m turning 27 next week. This is what we do.

Here’s the article

Clearly I need to turn my selfies into a video.

It’s almost May and I haven’t uploaded any photos since New Year’s Eve! Kit and I went to Nashville on the 1st. Here are some photos from that. Also, no idea what day it is but I know I’m about halfway through the project already. So crazy!


This was New Year’s Eve. We stayed in since we left for Nashville pretty early on the 1st.

Here is a photo of the boots we came with.   Looking up from hotel lobby

  

On Broadyway. We had amazing nachos at Tequila Cowboy.  The boots I bought.  Being silly in the candy store.      Honky Tonk!
We loved exploring Brodway. We met some fun people and saw some good singers! We went to Burger Up in Franklin and the Opryland Hotel the next day. Burger Up was so good! The food was awesome and the place was really cute. Our waiter was nice too.

We did some bar hopping and boot shopping too when we got back to Broadway.

  The band at Wildhorse Saloon.

  Robert’s Western World

  Doing some shopping.

 The next morning we visited Frothy Monkey for breakfast. If ever in Nashville, go there!  it’s amazing.


    We also went to the Country Music Hall of Fame. They had a ton of cool artifacts and stories from the old days. A lot of Taylor Swift too.        This was Elvis’s piano.  and his car.  

  Eric Church’s sunglasses.

Singers at Rippy’s. Kit liked this place.

Jack’s BBQ. Also amazing!

  Boot shot outside our favorite bar, Bootlegger’s.

  Before dinner at The Southern. Talk about delicious! No shortage of good food in this town!

The boots we left with.

Back at home at my Bloomingdale beach.  Sleepy girl.

getting ready for Dana’s bridal shower! 

Bridal shower pics. The one my family hosted was at Villagio right on Lake Street. It was lovely! We played the “Almost Newlywed” game where we asked questions and they put the owner’s shoe up in the air for who they thought the answer was. It was funny!

Organizing my makeup drawer.  going for a swim!

before we left to go to Dana’s dress fitting.

dress fitting! #sayyestothedress  Coming back from the pool or hot tub in Feb.

in the bathroom at Blackstore. Kit and I love this place.

barn bar 

going for a run in my new attire.


celebrating Clare’s birthday!   relaxing with Coop
  wine night with Kiersten!   Chicago sports theme in barn bar        Going to get breakfast – before the jeep broke down.  playing in the snow  

Work session.
      making money!     another poor bowling night. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong!   using my new Coach purse! driving to Kit’s

working session with Clare at Labriola.

Good book!    Dana’s bachelorette party!
            my painting     

lunch with gram!    I cut 10 inches off!
  working at Panera  Valentine’s day candy from Kit.    Don’t tell McDonald’s!

The Karnia bridal shower.      Trying to do better at bowling! 

Working session with Clare.  new book.
  Still freezing.  Making dinner.    Bridal fashion show    Chopping onions for onion soup with my mom made me cry like a baby.    

post workout  new golf clothes!
  bonfire Friday      barn bar        hula hooping

family hug
my dog bite.  loving the sunshine.    on a phone call for work

      St. Paddy’s day 5k  

free cone day! 

St. Patrick’s Day work meetings.  getting dressed up for said meetings.

busting out the old guitar.

getting ready for summer! 

trying on bathing suits

more liquor samplings

  love this book.

  coffee at Peet’s

trying to put together the Woods box for my sister’s wedding day.  pink nails?!

rehearsal dinner

wedding day! 

me and Kit at the rehearsal.

  we got an apartment!

  watching K while Dana and Rich went to Nashville.

  Astrid kicked my butt.

making cookies for Easter with grandma and Jackie

more K-sitting  at our place

Easter Sunday

one of my last nights at home  walking Coop

  packing up my office.

  move in day! Post moving..

  we finally got a dresser.

visited the local driving range.

more dressing up for work. This was the ISSA Midwest Staffing Conference.

wine tasting at Lynfred with Val! So fun.  liquor sampling.

  playing outside in the nice weather.

  now it’s freezing again. going for a run.

  Taking Jessie out – current temp = 36 degrees.

Dana’s wedding was so fun! I’m really glad everything went so well. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception. We’ve gotten a lot closer too. Now we only live 20 minutes away so we can see each other more often! Kit and I got a place in 4 Lakes in Lisle. We are enjoying it so far! Can’t wait for the pools to open. Happy spring!

Posted on: December 31, 2014

I have no idea what # day it is, so I’m just going to upload the photos I have since Canada.

Friday, Dec 12: Kit and I did some decorating in the barn. Also, I finally nailed the starving child face.

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Saturday: no photo. We went to Geneva for lunch and shopping

Sunday: liquor sampling: Jack Fire, Jack  Honey, SoCo and eggnog and Gingerbread SoCo

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Monday: upset about bowling

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Tuesday: shopping for Xmas and tried on my dress for my sister’s wedding

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Wednesday: met my coworker at Starbucks for a working session. We got free grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.

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Thursday: getting ready for the ugly sweater party

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Friday: ugly sweater party in barn bar

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Saturday: no photo

Sunday: saw the Newsies with the family downtown

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Monday: hoping for a better day at bowling

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Tuesday: got my own bowling ball. Still not doing so hot.

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Wednesday: stopped at McDonald’s after church on Christmas Eve. New tradition

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Thursday: Christmas Day: Kit and I went to his side then mine. It was a happy holiday!

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Day after Xmas: testing out my new gear

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Saturday: bowling with Kit’s family. Doubls 97’s boo

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Sunday: no photo

Monday: wearing my new hat from Kit’s mom

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Tuesday: echogravity Secret Santa gift exchange

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Today is New Year’s Eve. I made this little video. I’m working a liquor sampling today too. Kit and I leave for Nashville tomorrow.

Saturday: Santa run with Cindy and then another liquor sampling

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Sunday & Monday: no photo

Tuesday: it’s 7:15 in Halifax, 5:15 at home. I did a horrible job packing and I’m exhausted. We got in at midnight last night. This is me preparing to meet our biggest client.

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Update: The day turned out great! We got a lot of work done and I enjoyed listening to calls with agents at the contact center. Here is me at dinner. We went to Five Fishermen. I had seafood linguini with shrimp, lobster, clams.. it was amazing! It was fun to spend time with the clients outside of work. It’s nice being with a great group of people!

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This was the next day before we left for the airport with Amy from Blue Ocean.

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

Day 29: no photo

Day 30: getting ready to face the tundra

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Day 31: kit and I went to oakbrook to do some shopping and wandering around. We went to Old Town Pour House for lunch. I got a flight of cider. We also made dinner. We made prosciutto, provolone, pesto and pepper sandwiches with Italian pasta salad and Renee made clam chowder. Yum!

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Day 32: getting my workout in

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Day 33: unsatisfactory bowling experience

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Day 34: more winter.

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Day 35: freshly whitened teeth

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Day 36: thanksgiving! Kit, Jen and I ran the turkey trot. It was freezing!!! I made caprese skewers for an appetizer. They were ok. Kit and I celebrated with both our families. It was nice.

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Day 37: Black Friday. I met my mom, aunts and cousins at Express in Wheaton while Kit worked. I bought that dress and later returned it when I got my car insurance bill. The scarf is new too🙂 He met all of us for lunch then we did a little more shopping.

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Day 38: Saturday. We took Jessie to a new park then went to my aunts for Amanda’s birthday party where we found my gymnastics picture.

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Sunday: no photo

Monday: feeling optimistic at bowling. I bowled 106, then 87 and then 162! I switched to the 12 pound ball for the last game and got 2 doubles. I’m going to stick with that.

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Tuesday: getting that workout done. Or just sitting in my workout clothes at work..

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Wednesday: lunch with grandma. We were laughing because she said her hair always looks bad when I want to take our picture.

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Thursday: looking all professional at a work event for the ISSA

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Friday: liquor sampling in elmhurst. My mom used to call on that store when she sold cigarettes in the 80s!

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  • BFF: LOVE this post. The third picture is my favorite and really resonates with me. Instead of comparing our lives to those of others, we should be immense
  • Cindy Friesen: Im so glad you are having fun! I cant wait to see pictures! Have you had a Paini yet or a Crepe?! How about Tapas and Paella? Or Sangria!!!! Are you g
  • Kiersten Trillhaase: You can have this AND a Mastiff or Great Dane, but you cannot choose it over the other dogs- I will not let you. P.S. Love the post about skyping

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