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Home in Ajijic

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We got home late Monday night and have been very busy getting ready for me to have the surgery tomorrow to get all four wisdom teeth out...ouch! Due to my Sjogren's they are putting me asleep to take them out so it will be less stressful. My DH is driving me and will take care of me. I have plenty of things I can put in the blender to be on a liquid diet. Not really looking forward to it but needs to be done.

It was hard getting back into the 4 mile dog walking everyday but did it Tuesday and today! Not sure when or how I will feel after the surgery as to when I walk the doggies again.

We visited FIL and he is still being a baby but we have accepted it and will let him decide what he wants to do with the rest of his life. The good news is that he has his appetite back and is requesting subway meatball sandwiches and such.

Anyway off to bed and hopefully a good night's sleep before the big day tomorrow.
cheers everyone.
Sallie

  


Sun is gone in Seattle

Friday, October 17, 2014

Crazy how I can sleep in Seattle. The darkness makes me want to hibernate. In Mexico just about everyday the sunshine wakes me. But here it's dark and I just want to hibernate.

Last night was a nice evening at Marie's parents house. Her Mom was having some fundraiser and had the ladies from her church there for a demonstration by a chef to make tapas. It was fun. Her mother was so gracious and introduced me to everyone as the future MIL. I am not shy so I made my way around and chatted with so many nice ladies. At one point I was chatting with a lady and she was saying "have I met you before?" and Marie came up and jumped in and said "no you haven't met her before but you might have seen her on TV on a soap opera in the past....All My Children" and I decided to keep the fun going and said "Marie you told me you wouldn't bring that up" and this woman said..."well I don't watch too much tv, so I don't think I saw you on TV." Marie just kept digging in further and further and I added to the fun. This woman is a dear friend of the family and Marie told me later that she straightened it out at the end of the night....but she giggled and told me how much she appreciated that I went along with it. Well I love good fun so I enjoyed it. As long as we straightened it all out at the end of the evening. This woman loved that she believed us and said it was fun.

The best tapa was a fig stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon and baked until the bacon was done and then they drizzled a sweet balsamic vinegar on it. Yum Yum!

Tonight we go to Marie's parent's house again for a diner party so they can introduce us to more of their friends. So I need to be on good behavior again tonight ; )

I hope you all are having a good day and will have a great week end.
Sallie

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 10/20/2014 6:45PM

    what a lovely time

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MJREIMERS 10/19/2014 7:57PM

    I hope you continue to have a good time. Yes, this time of the year is difficult for those of us that live in "colder" climates. It's hard not to want to curl up in the warmth and stay put. The urge to "fatten up for winter" is strong, too.

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WHITEANGEL4 10/18/2014 6:34PM

    Sounds like you are going to fit in great with Marie's family. Enjpy your stay

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PATTI_PAL1 10/18/2014 12:51PM

    Yes, all this gray and rain encourage hibernation. I live in western Washington and the change to autumn has been dramatic for me. We had such a wonderful summer!

At least you got out and had some fun.

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LIS193 10/18/2014 11:44AM

    Sending you some sunshine from Mexico!
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LIS193 10/18/2014 11:44AM

    What a fun evening!

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MSLZZY 10/18/2014 9:10AM

    Sounds delightful. Enjoy your day!

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JANIEWWJD 10/18/2014 12:40AM

    Continue having fun and staying healthy. It is always such a blessing when we are healthy!!!! Have a good time at the dinner party tonight and may God bless you!!!!
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FIT4MEIN2013 10/18/2014 12:20AM

    Such fun! The fig sounds marvelous!

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DJ4HEALTH 10/18/2014 12:07AM

    Sounds like you all are having fun except for the darkness, I think that is why they want people to get more sun in during the day. Have fun and enjoy the state side time.

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NASFKAB 10/17/2014 11:57PM

  great you are enjoying loved that joke Marie is lovely your son is lucky

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_LINDA 10/17/2014 11:40PM

    So glad you are having a good time and getting along with everyone! Getting some good sleep is great to help keep your energy up!
Enjoy the dinner!

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123ELAINE456 10/17/2014 11:18PM

  Sounds like you had a Ball last night. Have a Wonderful time at the Dinner Party tonight. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!Take Care. Be Yourself too.

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GOANNA2 10/17/2014 10:19PM

    What a nice joke you played out. Glad you
straightened it out in the end. Have fun
at the dinner party.

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PEGGYO 10/17/2014 8:58PM

    have fun

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WENDYSPARKS 10/17/2014 6:07PM

    Have a good time! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/17/2014 5:35PM

    What a hoot! Sounds like you're having a ball!
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SLENDERELLA61 10/17/2014 4:22PM

    What a hoot about you being a soap star! That is just crazy fun. Sleep well, but bet you'll enjoy the sun back in Mexico upon your return.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/17/2014 3:50PM

    Have fun and be yourself! HUGS I can feel and hear the laughter from here!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 10/17/2014 3:25PM

    Don't be on your best behavior...just be yourself and they will love you as much as we all do!

I'm glad you are having such a fun trip Sallie!

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ALICIA214 10/17/2014 3:11PM

 

You look like a fun loving person so my question to you is will being on your best behaviour be a problem for you.? I doubt it...


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JANTHEBLONDE 10/17/2014 3:11PM

    It sounds like you're having a wonderful time in Seattle! Have fun tonight!
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Great day yesterday

Thursday, October 16, 2014

First and foremost I was thrilled to met in person 3 sparks buddies. One I had met one of the ladies two years ago but the other two were new "met in persons" for me. We got together for lunch. It was so great to met in person. And after being in touch so much on Sparks I just knew I would love them in person. I was not disappointed at all. Just wonderful ladies and I felt blessed to met them and have them in my life. Here we are at lunch.

Then my DH and I got together with good friends and their grown sons on their yacht to celebrate DH's 65th birthday. Son's fiancÚ Marie brought a cake and we had heavy appetizers to substitute for dinner. Very nice time. My DH and I also took this time to give Marie the necklace we had purchased for her for her upcoming special 40th birthday. She seemed to like it. Photo below. We just feel so lucky to have her joining our family.

Tonight I am invited to Marie's mother's party. It's a ladies party where she is bringing in a known chef to teach us ladies how to make tapas. Should be fun. I feel really honored to be included.
Gosh so busy with social events that I almost look forward to getting home to eat normally and such. But having a wonderful time.

Oh and I am so much more relaxed as one of my sparks buddies told me that I do not have to go to an ER and spend a ton of money if for any reason I need to get on an IV due to a flare up. You don't know how that really takes the stress off of me to visit here. Two years ago when I had a flare up it cost us $5000. Ouch. So thank you so much Gunnsgirl91303!

Hope you all are doing great today.
Sending hugs
Sallie

  
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LIS193 10/17/2014 11:48AM

    How great to meet up with sparkfriends! It looks like you had a great time.
Love! the necklace you chose for your soon to be DIL, it's a precious as she is.
Have a great weekend!

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GOANNA2 10/17/2014 9:35AM

    So glad you are having a great time. Always
nice to meet up with Spark friends. Your DH
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_LINDA 10/17/2014 1:29AM

    emoticon photos -glad you enjoyed your visit and wonderful cake for DH.
emoticon necklace, very elegant -love it!
That is good news to hear you wouldn't have to go to an ER for an IV, where would you go instead?
Hoping you continue to feel great!
Have a Fantastic Friday!

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JANIEWWJD 10/17/2014 12:21AM

    It's so great that you are having so much fun. Your Spark buddies look like nice ladies. Happy Birthday to hubby; hope he enjoyed himself!!! That necklace you bought is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure she liked it!!! Continue having fun and God bless you!!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 10/16/2014 11:12PM

    Looks like you both had a wonderful time and the necklace is beautiful too.

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NASFKAB 10/16/2014 11:04PM

  great you enjoyed lovely necklace

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WHITEANGEL4 10/16/2014 10:45PM

    Well you look like you are on a merry go round with all the events. Just have fun.

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 10/16/2014 8:43PM

    Looks like you are having a great trip. So glad you deserve it

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123ELAINE456 10/16/2014 8:02PM

  Look and sounds like all of your Spark Buddies and You had a Wonderful Time. I love the Necklace. It is so Beautiful.
Sounds like DH had a Wonderful Fun-filled Birthday Party. Love the Photos. So glad You are staying very healthy and doing so well. Keep It Up.
God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Enjoyable Time while You are in Seattle with family and Friends. Many HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care And Stay Healthy.

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SLENDERELLA61 10/16/2014 7:30PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your pictures, too. Meeting SparkFriends in person is the greatest!

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KIMCOLLINGS 10/16/2014 4:27PM

    It was so much fun meeting you in person!! The necklace is gorgeous. She will love it!

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NEW-CAZ 10/16/2014 3:54PM

    Great that you're having such a good time. love the necklace!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/16/2014 3:22PM

    AWESOME! I thought I recognized Kelly in the pic!

That necklace is gorgeous, Sallie! I am sure Maria loves it!

HUGS and have a good time.

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JMARIES51 10/16/2014 3:19PM

    So nice that you are having a good time. The necklace is beautiful. And sunny day today! woohoo

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/16/2014 3:17PM

    That is so wonderful - you guys look like you had a great lunch and what a nice party for your family! Enjoy the tapas party - that sounds really fun!!!!!

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ONTHEPATH2 10/16/2014 2:55PM

    Beautiful pics! How cool that you were able to meet some of your spark buddies! Looks like you had a great time in Seattle and what a beautiful gift for your son's fiancÚ! Enjoy!!!
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JANTHEBLONDE 10/16/2014 2:41PM

    It sounds like you are having a ball in Seattle! That is awesome that meet three spark friends for lunch! Your DH looks and sounds like he had a fabulous 65th Birthday! The necklace you bought your son's fiancÚ is absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful pics! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love,
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Been so very busy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I haven't bogged for a couple of days as I have been so busy! So many people to see during our short visit here in Seattle. We have been eating out way more than I had planned but I have just decided to eat what I can and not worry about weight but health. I have been feeling good which makes me so happy as the last time I traveled I ended up in the hospital on IV....darn Sjogren's!

Yesterday DH and I went to Bellevue, Washington to a fancy Jewelry store owned by a friend of ours. We wanted to get something special for our daughter in law to be for her 40th birthday. We found a wonderful necklace that is a unique design which after looking at it awhile it looks like an abstract heart. We plan to give it to her tonight. I will try and get a photo of it and post it. Then my DH and I headed off to La Conner for the day. This is a little town where we would moor our boat during the summer. Lot's of fun shops. We found a couple of gift items. One for Mina the nurse who owns the place where FIL is. She has a birthday this month. Then we found something for my friend who is taking care of Morgan the dog. It was a fun day.

Today I am excited about meeting up with 3 sparks buddies in Seattle. Should be fun. I just love the folks I have hooked up with through sparks.

Oh and thank you all for the comments and support for me being named Motivator of the Day. I am not sure how that happened. I was completely surprised. How wonderful! Thank you, Thank you!

And today is my DH's 65th birthday so we are meeting dear friends with their adult boys and wives whom we have known for years. Oh and of course Tom Jr. and Marie will be there. We are meeting on their yacht which is the same model and style of our last boat. It's a 47 foot and it will be fun to reminisce about our boating days.

Hope you all have a terrific day.
Sallie

  
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GUNNSGIRL91303 10/16/2014 12:23PM

    Living it up in Seattle Sallie!

It was SO SO SO fun meeting you in person yesterday! I know it won't be the last time. You are even lovelier in person than in your pictures! It was such a great time of fellowship!

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LIS193 10/16/2014 11:50AM

    emoticon to your DH.
Have a great day! It sounds like you are having a great time and well done focusing on health rather than weight. Time enough to deal with any (if any!) gain when you come home.


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FIT4MEIN2013 10/16/2014 11:34AM

    What a wonderful time! Perhaps one day it will work out that I can get up there when you are in the PNW. Would love to see you in person!

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MSLZZY 10/16/2014 9:52AM

    Happy Birthday to DH and glad you found so many treasures for those special people in your life.

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GOANNA2 10/16/2014 7:32AM

    Happy Birthday to your hubby. So glad to hear
you sounding so positive and healthy. Just want
to tell you to keep an eye out for an Aussie player ,
Jared Hayne, whom the Seahawks may be
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Keep having fun.

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JANIEWWJD 10/16/2014 12:33AM

    Wow, sounds like you had a fun day!!! Here's wishing DH a very happy birthday!!! I hope you have fun meeting up with your three spark buddies!!! Have a great rest of the week and God bless you!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 10/15/2014 11:09PM

    emoticon ti DH and hope that it was a good day for him too!!

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WHITEANGEL4 10/15/2014 9:06PM

    Happy birthday to DH and enjoy your time with friends

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123ELAINE456 10/15/2014 8:23PM

  May DH and Your Daughter-In-Law To Be Very Wonderful Fun-Filled Birthdays and Have Many More. May they have a very Successful and Wonderful Year Ahead of Them. God Bless Them Always.
Sounds like you and DH are having a Very Wonderful Fun-Filled Time with all the Family, Friends and Spark Buddies. Have Fun and Enjoy Every Minute of It.
God Blessings to Everyone Always. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care of Yourself and Stay Healthy. So glad to hear that you are doing and feeling so well. Keep It Up.

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_LINDA 10/15/2014 8:14PM

    Great news! Glad you are feeling okay and can really enjoy this trip!
emoticon to your hubby, may it be a fantastic fun filled special day for him! 65 is a senior in our country so now he will get all the deals and discounts (and pension)
Keep on having fun -that will be so exciting to meet your fellow Sparkies -looking forward to the photos!

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ALIHIKES 10/15/2014 7:53PM

    Sounds like a great time with family! and congratulations on being motivator of the day!

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/15/2014 6:50PM

    emoticon glad you are well and having a great time

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ISLAMOM 10/15/2014 3:25PM

    Enjoy!! So glad that you are having a wonderful time and that you are feeling good!!

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JMARIES51 10/15/2014 2:40PM

    Happy Birthday wishes to your DH. Sorry the sun isn't out today. Have a great time in La Connor. I haven't been there for years. It is a great little town.
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FORZACHANDMATT 10/15/2014 2:36PM

    Happy birthday to your husband and daughter in law to be - the necklace sounds beautiful and that is so sweet of you! Have a great trip

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LINDA! 10/15/2014 2:30PM

    Enjoy your time in Seattle. I hope that you have fun meeting your Spark Friends.

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MAGGIEVAN 10/15/2014 2:05PM

    You are very busy, I can see that. Just make sure you enjoy every minute.

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    emoticon TO DH

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1CRAZYDOG 10/15/2014 1:15PM

    Well, happy birthday to your DH! Glad you're having such a nice visit and staying HEALTHY!

Have fun meeting THREE SparkFriends in Seattle. That's exciting!

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NASFKAB 10/15/2014 1:00PM

  great you are enjoying & happy birthday to your great husband enjoy

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/15/2014 12:57PM

    Your blog put a smile on my face today! I'm so glad you are having a wonderful time in Seattle with your friends and family! Happy Birthday to your awesome husband! I hope you and your honey have a fabulous day!
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First day activities in Seattle

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Got together with dear friends and Tom Jr and his lovely fiancÚ Marie and hung out for a bit then went out for a late lunch. We wanted to show off Marie to our friends. Of course they loved her...what's not to love. I had Caesar Salad as it was the safest thing. It was one of those "fu fu" places with crazy menu. So at least I knew what I was getting.

Today is a great football day and we get to see both the Seahawks and our Eagles. We have another couple coming over whom we are excited to show Marie off to. They are dear old boating buddies. They actually just got a 50 foot yacht which is the same as what we had so they have told us we can take it out anytime. We are going to take them up on it when we come around the wedding time.

I actually see a little bright sky today...woo hoo!
Hope you all have a great day.
Go Seahawks and Eagles!
Sallie

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 10/13/2014 9:31PM

    And the weather is still decent up here. Enjoy!

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    Enjoy!

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LIS193 10/13/2014 12:03PM

    Lovely pic! Have a wonderful time!!

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 10/13/2014 10:36AM

    Live in LA but love Seattle and surrounding area. Have a great healthy vacation

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JENNEINAZ 10/13/2014 10:17AM

  I am glad you are having fun!

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WHITEANGEL4 10/13/2014 1:42AM

    Great photo and it looks like all are enjoying. Glad you got to enjoy your teams today. Enjoy your time with family and friends

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JANIEWWJD 10/13/2014 12:42AM

    Looks like you are enjoying yourself!!! Marie looks like a very likable person, and she looks very happy too. Enjoy the games and good luck to your teams. Have a good one tomorrow and stay healthy. God bless you!!!
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123ELAINE456 10/13/2014 12:28AM

  What a Beautiful Photo of all of you. And a Wonderful Day watching the games and being with your friends and family. God Blessings Always. Here is a Lot of Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!For All Of You. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care.

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GOANNA2 10/13/2014 12:26AM

    Everyone looks very happy. I'm glad you were able
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NASFKAB 10/12/2014 9:14PM

  looking great

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/12/2014 7:39PM

    You all look so happy!

So sorry that I have to say GO Giants!!! (But I think Eagles will win :)

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_LINDA 10/12/2014 6:55PM

    Perfect day -dining with old friends and getting to see your favorite teams while enjoying the company of more friends! Hope they win!
Enjoy!

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    have fun

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    Have a emoticon time and I hope our Eagles win!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 10/12/2014 2:11PM

    That's awesome you're having a wonderful time in Seattle with your family and friends!
Have fun watching the game today!
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MSLZZY 10/12/2014 1:42PM

    Hope the day warms up and the SEAHAWKS win!

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GUNNSGIRL91303 10/12/2014 1:30PM

    Glad you are having fun! GO HAWKS!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/12/2014 12:57PM

    Glad you had a good time! LOVELY picture of your friends, DH, DS and fiancÚ!

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    Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself so far! Have fun watching the game today!! emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 10/12/2014 12:51PM

    Hope you have a wonderful day and your teams win their games!

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