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Hi ladies!!!! I only have ONE MORE work day after today and then I'm on holidays woot.gif (which is good because I have so much I STILL havent done!), plus we are still up sh*t creek without a paddle with the AHR. We are going to another place on Friday, and I hope this is the one! We need to have it nailed down before we leave for Mexico.


I have to go lingerie shopping, and finish packing, upload my songs/playlists to my ipod, write my vows, and all the other little stuff you do before vacation.


Christina - I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I have that problem a lot too, so I'm hoping when I become preggers I can take something for it to keep things moving! :)


Brooke - I saw that pic on facebook too! You look great mama!!!


how's everyone else doing? Tricia - how are things going? Ali - how was hawaii? your pics look awesome!


Sue - so glad to see you on here!! You sound so busy!! I'm sorry to hear about your mom passing away before your son was born. She must have been young. I'm sorry to hear that! sad.gif

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Krista-- Its almost here!!!! I can't wait to get to hear all about it-- so exciting.


Ali- How was your vacation!


Susie- Enjoy every quiet moment of her being gone!


Chris-- AHHHHHHH I hated those days of things not moving. I bought benefiber and put it onto my non-fat frozen yougert and since it didn't have any flavor I was a much happier person.


Today was my 17 week check up appt, got to hear the baby's heartbeat again it was at 140 today. I have been feeling little movements more and more, sometimes I feel them a lot when I get mad or anxious. That photo is so not flattering, but I figured what the heck I am pregnant so there won't be any flattering photos for a while! hahaha!


Any big plans for this up and coming 4th of July weekend (I think only the us celebrates that though right!?!?!)

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Hey Brooke - that pic is totally flattering! Mommy bellies are sexy!! woot.gif And, we don't have July 4th, but we have July 1st celebrations - pretty much the same thing. Canada Day. Lots of Canada flags, people dressed in red and white, bbqs, parties, drinking, fireworks, you name it, we do it! LOL! It's on Thursday, so it's kinda crappy because it would be nice if it was Friday, then it would be a three day weekend for everyone.


I'm going to a football game (roughriders vs montreal Alouettes (WOOO Roughriders!) - Canadian gals will know about that! :) It will be quite the match since the roughriders almost won against the alouettes and ended up losing in the last few seconds of the game because there were too many players on the field huh.gif It was crazy! People were so mad! So anyways, Thursdays game should be interesting! :)


Friday, we go see our AHR venue, and I get my hair done. Another tanning session. Saturday/Sunday is last minute packing/manicure/pedicure/shopping. I need to get some new lingerie because I've lost quite a bit of weight, and my old stuff doesn't fit me.


I've been doing this beachbody insanity for 3 weeks. Before that I did the 30 day shred, I've lost 2.5 inches off my chest, 1.5 inches off my waist, and 2.5 inches of my hips! I love it!! :) Haven't lost much weight, so I must be gaining muscle because I went from a size 12/14 to a size 10/12.

I just hope I can keep it off at the AI in Mexico. HA!


Thanks for all the best wishes ladies! I will be thinking of you in Mexico and I will try to check in every so often! I'll have lots and lots of pics to show! :)

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Krista--- That is awesome that you have been able to cut off all of those inches! That is so cool. I can't wait to get back into the 30 day shred I loved that feeling, and the P90X was crazy to. I've seen insanity and thought it would be fun to try.

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Susie- Enjoy your step daughter free time!!!


Chris- Ugh. Doesn't sound too pleasant to me either. I hope the next several weeks fly by for you so that you can begin to enjoy this time!!


Krista- Way to go on losing the inches!!! That's awesome! My brother and sister-in-law did the insanity and said that it was crazy. My brother played college football and he said that it was just as hard as any of his football workouts that he had. That's awesome. You're gonna be a beautiful bride!!! I bought most of my lingerie at Victoria's Secret, but of course that adds up quickly and gets expensive. I had some friends recently say that Kohl's has really good and cheap lingerie. I don't know if you have them in Canada, but something to look into. They said the only downside is that if you're really busty they don't really have much for those people.


Nothing too much going on with me. Just trying to enjoy the summer. The practice is going good. This week has been incredibly slow at work though so I've been super bored!! Just a lot of reading. No big plans for the holiday weekend. We kept saying we were going to go somewhere, but then never got around to booking anything. We both have a 3 day weekend so will probably just relax in town.

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Hi Ladies!!!!! Finally back on this time zone and caught up on reading all the posts....


First off Woooooooooo Hoooooooooooo elefant.gifKrista's gettin' married!!! elefant.gifCongrats on meeting your exercise goals and have a great time, and yippee!! and 2 small pieces of advice:

1)Take a minute on your big day to take it all in (OMG!!! Its gonna go so fast!)


2) Make sure your photog knows for 100% sure what you want him to picture (I didnt double check or go over the list and he only got some of our requested shots).


Glad to hear everyone's pregnancies are going well. Chris I hope you can poo. Sabrina, I bet if your mom only comes for 5 days that she will be so wanting to stay longer when its time to leave. I am secretly (well I guess not so secretly since I am typing it to you) completely jealous of all of your baby bumps and pregnancy discoveries. Not long and you get to hold your little ones in your arms, how precious. I hope it is our turn soon. smile02.gif


Hawaii was awesome! We LOVED the Big Island the best. There are lava fields all over which make you feel so connected to the earth. We saw it all! Crazy steep hikes (1000ft drop in.9 miles), sunset on the tallest mountain in the world (cuz it goes all the way to the bottom of the ocean), snorkeling with big angel fish and watching like 20 spinner dolphins swim along side of us and jumping up into the air. Kauai was also amazing, beautiful lush forests and azure blue waters. The Hyatt had an incredible pool that was lots of levels, took like 20 minutes for Austin to carry me one end to the otherlove.giflove.giflove.gif ... We traveled a lot and were kind of tired at the end... we'd be like "ok, should we relax?", and then we were like, "no! who knows when we will be here again and we want to see it all!"... We did have drama on the way home, 2 1/2 into the flight to LA (back from Lihue (Kauai) the pilot came on and said that there were hydraulic problems and that we would be turning around and landing in Honolulu instead. He said that emergency personnel would be waiting for us at the airport and that he would to his best to make sure were were safe. We heard the hydraulics close to landing about 8 times and we coasted in r-e-a-l-l-y slowly and touched down and I guess everything was fine. (thank you god). I tucked like the emergency card said to do. Its funny, I love to fly, Austin is the one that doesnt like it and I turned to a marshmallow and if he was troubled he didnt let it show. He is in the Army (now reservist) and had to go to Iraq a few times (back in 2002 when they went in chemical suits, looking for WMDs ) and he told me that then he couldnt show he was scared s***less (because he is an officer) and I imagine this was kind of the same thing (cept maybe more in Iraq).... Total tangent, so anyway they put us up in Waikiki for the night and we got to spend the day there and got a more direct flight home. I am hoping to put a FB album of pics up soon (seems like time is still flying by and the case is not all the way unpacked yet!).


We have had a bit of a tragedy in our neighborhood and we are really sad. Our next door neighbor (58 years old) collapsed Saturday night before last (I had talked to him on the phone about our house about 2 hours beforehand). Turns out he had a double stroke. They took him off of life support this evening. Really hard to believe. He is not one of our best friends but I talked to him about every day. He is/was a gentle person, really nice and I am wishing him safe passage. Anyway.


Other than that, just setting up business etc etc. Austin is cracking himself up on the sofa next to me, downloading free foghorn apps and Stepbrothers funny lines (Boats and Ho's!!). Crazy stuff.


Id better run- getting late (where does the time go?!!)


Love to all,

Ali grouphug.gif

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Ali- Welcome home!!! It sounds like a wonderful trip. I've never been to Hawaii, but definitely hope to go some day. Good thing Austin was being brave for you. Glad to hear you guys made it safely and had such a great time. Sorry to hear about your neighbor. Just makes you stop and think about how precious life is. It sounds like he was a great neighbor to have.


Brooke- I usually read a couple of books a month. I am in a book club so always read that one and usually one on my own. Right now we are reading Olive Kitterage. I am so so bored, but apparently it gets really good in the middle. I'm still waiting. Some of my faves are: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (love it!!! and the sequels), The American Wife, The Help, Water for Elephants, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peal Pie Society. All of them are great reads! My selection the last time it was my turn was The Glass Castle. I agree...very good!

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Hi ladies!! WOW, there were so many posts to read through.

I missed you all and I am happy to see that you are all doing well.

@ Brooke I believe I told you via text, but i am so sorry to hear about Justin's grandfather. I hope he is doing ok now.


@ Chris, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you and hubby are over the moon. It's your turn!!!


@ Erica, keeping fingers and toes crossed for you


@ Ali yes the hand finally went down. It was so sore for many days afterwards though sad.gif


@Teshy great news!! and congrats,


@ Susie... miss you and so happy that your AHR went so well


@ Kris your big day is fast approaching! Your dress is absolutely beautiful, you will be a gorgeous bride.


@Breens my fellow NYer, I hope the summer is not too taxing you you and the little one. They sure can be brutal!


I have been gone tooo long there were so many updates, if I missed anyone, I am sorry..


@everyone...I am game for a NYC meet up at anytime!!

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