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Disneyland Proposal!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

emoticon The baby of our family Lindsay got engaged a couple weeks ago in Disneyland! She and her fiancée Ben have been together for 6 years so we figured it was about time even though they are just 24. She is the most precious, lovely daughter ever and we are so happy for her! They set the date for October 17th; a fall wedding here in WA state will be beautiful!

I love this picture of her pointing out her ring totally calm on Splash Mountain while Ben is screaming and hanging on for dear life!

Her ring; it is gorgeous!

The happy couple!

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KIM22211 11/13/2014 3:35AM

    such a neat thing! I too love that pic! I know how beautiful it will be! looking forward to hearing more about it though!

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WHYTEBROWN 11/12/2014 10:57PM

    Awwww. That's emoticon

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SEATTLE58 11/12/2014 6:58PM

    Wow, that is a gorgeous ring and Congratulations to them and you too! emoticon

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My Fortune Cookie!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Ok, I was bad and ate Chinese food on the run yesterday...I know better but I did it anyway. BUT, the meal ended with a welcome little note from my fortune cookie. I actually said out loud...I need a good message! What did it say?

emoticon Focus on your long term goal ~ good things will soon happen. emoticon .

I like that! I need to keep my goal of getting healthy and making it to my goal weight down the road but in the meantime I need to quit using the excuse of being busy to eat wrong so good things can and will happen! It was just a teeny eye opener and I've been thinking about it ever since! Inspiration can come to us in the strangest of ways sometimes! emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 10/12/2014 1:05AM

    emoticon message. emoticon emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/8/2014 11:53PM

  intersting keep pushing

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SEATTLE58 10/8/2014 6:05PM

    I would love that little fortune cookie wish too. emoticon And what a fantastic inspiration it is too. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 10/8/2014 5:22PM

    That's awesome. It really had meaning for you!

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KIM22211 10/8/2014 5:06PM

    you know I love this!!!

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JENNY888 10/8/2014 4:24PM

    What a great message in a fortune cookie. Inspiration comes from everywhere if you look for it.

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ONTHEPATH2 10/8/2014 3:28PM

    Gotta love those fortune cookies!!! Perfect message!

Sparkle on!


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Make Over Step 1

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ok, here is a before and after with my new haircut. Nothing too dramatic but it feels much better! Opted to color it myself rather than pay $60 so that's on the agenda for today. Hope it turns out!

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KIM22211 9/22/2014 10:38PM

    you need to add step two now!

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WHYTEBROWN 9/20/2014 4:00PM

    It looks emoticon Teri!!

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SEVERINA418 9/20/2014 4:40AM

    You're so pretty, Teri! Your hair looks great!

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NASFKAB 9/19/2014 11:42PM

  had mine cut really shot feel so comfortable look a bit funny its really short

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KIM22211 9/19/2014 10:41PM

    again, I think it looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GRANDMABABA 9/19/2014 3:16PM

    I just cut mine and donated 14 inches so someone else will enjoy it in wig form. This is such a change, but it feels so right. My husband says I actually look younger. Hooray for that. You look great!

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I Need a Makeover!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Decided to bite the bullet and get my hair cut and colored tomorrow. It is getting too long; I can't do a thing with it anymore and it looks washed out! When I have a bad hair day; which has been EVERY day now for weeks on end I find my self-confidence waning. Is that weird?

Here's wishing you a great hair day! emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 9/17/2014 1:33PM

    I hope you'll share a photo of your new hairdo!

I've been in the process of growing mine out, sometimes painful and sometimes fun. I just lopped off about 3 1/2 inches (I cut it myself because I'm too broke for a pro to do it) and its feeling healthy again.

Sometimes we just need something new! Have fun!

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KIM22211 9/17/2014 5:42AM

    I have not had a professional cut in sooooooooooo long and yes my confidence in on the ground never mind that it is thinning too!!!!!!

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NASFKAB 9/16/2014 10:10PM

  great idea

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WHYTEBROWN 9/16/2014 6:05PM

    I hope you get an emoticon haircut.

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LACEYKYLE 9/16/2014 4:43PM

    Not weird at all. We need a new look now and then. My 27 yr old daughter just had a foot cut off of her hair and she is so glad!! Plus, she donated it to Locks of Love.

Please show us a new pic tomorrow of your new style!!


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GRANDMABABA 9/16/2014 3:57PM

    I just got mine cut really short a couple weeks ago. Donated 14 inches and now I'm excited to start swimming without worrying about washing and drying all that extra hair each time! Great success to you!

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Trying to Make a Come Back!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I have been fighting to get back on the wagon for some time now. Been beating myself up for my lack of control and not keeping my eye on the prize which is better health and feeling better about myself. But my BFF Kim once again has been there for me and with her wise advice I am feeling better today about climbing back up on that wagon. Thank you Kim; you are always there for me and it means so much! emoticon

I've been guilty of being a Spark-lurker, emoticon snooping around but not tracking or reading or participating like I know I need to. This behavior stops today! emoticon So many on here have had great success; I know that can be me one day!

On a lighter note; we have finished our house siding / remodel / landscaping project; here is a before and after! Now I need to update me to match my new pretty house! emoticon

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GUNNSGIRL91303 9/17/2014 1:34PM

    Glad you are coming back on the wagon! You have so many friends here and so much support! emoticon

LOVE your pretty house makeover! Can you come do mine?

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APHRODIDTE 9/5/2014 9:36PM

Don't beat your self up, please! !!! You are going through life, there are ups and downs. I know you know this, we are human, and have our frailties. That doesn't make you less of a person! This is a battle, and l have been where you are so many times that l can't even count them!
I have to keep reminding myself that even though I may not see as many external changes, as quickly as l would like, changes are being made on the inside. So, think of the good you are doing for your future, your dh, your kids, and their kids to come! Think that you are helping disease stay at bay, and with a healthier body you will be also have longer to share His grace with a hurting world.
Remember, you are more than your measurements, more than a number on a scale. The measure of your worth was worth His death. So great is His love.
I love you! !!! P'S your home looks lovely! emoticon

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SEVERINA418 9/2/2014 11:42PM

    You and me, both, Teri! And your house looks great!

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NASFKAB 9/2/2014 10:31PM

  great you are back

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WHYTEBROWN 9/2/2014 10:24PM

    I've been off the wagon myself Teri but guess what emoticon We can remodel ourselves to look as emoticon as that new yard of yours. We can get our butts back on track IMMEDIATELY!! I'm cheering you on!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIM22211 9/2/2014 8:25PM

    You have been more help to me!!!!! In so many more ways than just eating and sparking! and lurking is better than never even logging on! So good to see a blog from you! woo hoo! And you know that house looks amazing!!!!!!! email coming tonight!

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SEATTLE58 9/2/2014 4:48PM

    I'm still here, Dearheart, but I could of done just like you have. I keep tracking and everything else that we do here on SP, but lose weight. Today was another "blew it" day, so I could of just said that I'm trying to come back too. But here I am with still trying to get it to all click together because I won't give up!! We have to keep pushing ourselves to really have our hearts here too! We will get to our goals one day for sure. We will!! Hugs, Karen
ps. Your house is so beautiful! I love it!!

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    "It's not too late to get back on the right track. You just have to BELIEVE that you can be anything again, and push yourself to do it."
~ Sonya Parker ~

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