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#91 of 113 Old 11-26-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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Thank you Tammy & Stephanie! I'm looking forward to the warmth, but it'll be hard as this is the first holiday season without my mother.

Loving wife to John mama to JR 9/6/06, Camilla 2/16/09, & River 7/3/10
I'll always love you, mama. Miss you.
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Sorry for your loss Tallanvor- safe travels

I have no clue about Black Friday deals... I can't handle stores on the weekends, much less mega-shopping days. Good luck though!

Anyway, just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!! Can't wait for some PUMPKIN PIE!!! :
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The only great deal I see is $8 for Wranglers at WalMart. LOL

Not sure if getting up at 4am will be worth picking up a few pairs of Jeans. ........hhhmmmm..............
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Tell me about Dr. Hauss? Hoss? At TVC?
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last mintue birthday shopping on Black Friday was the dumbest thing I ever tried to do! LOL!
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I was at Costco (Debarr & Bragaw) this morning at about 10:30. I have never seen the lines so short on a weekend. Don't know if it means that shoppers where everywhere but Costco, but I wasn't complaining. They had some good "instant rebates" on electronics. We've needed a new camera for a while. (My old one works sometimes). So I got a new one, retails for $399 for $270. Woo-hoo, christmas shopping is over except for some Bear Tooth/Moose Tooth gift cards for the nephews.

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last mintue birthday shopping on Black Friday was the dumbest thing I ever tried to do! LOL!
LOL bet you wont forget next year.
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Did you hear about the Walmart worker killed & the shooting at Toys R Us? Wow, Black Friday...

We tried to honor Nat'l Buy Nothing Day sorta...rented a movie to watch w/the family, though.

So, Anchorage...11 inches due this weekend. YEA
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Did you hear about the Walmart worker killed & the shooting at Toys R Us? Wow, Black Friday...

We tried to honor Nat'l Buy Nothing Day sorta...rented a movie to watch w/the family, though.

So, Anchorage...11 inches due this weekend. YEA
Yeah, but I went out shopping for about an hour yesterday morning. People were shopping, but at least REALLY nice here. I didn't get any GREAT deals, but considering one of my ds' wanted something that was out of stock online at multiple places, I was willing to pay full price for the last one on the shelf. (actually he wanted two things that were the last ones on the shelf). I saved the reciepts- if I find them on sale elsewhere I can always return them but at least I won't end up empty handed on the BIG day..

First time this ds ever asked for something SPECIFIC. Usually it is a game for his Nintendo DS or a wooden truck or something- you know I can fill the bill with a couple of different options.. This time it was a Star Wars Storm Trooper talking helmet and blaster (it shoots nerf pellet things). This was me..
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11 inches? bring it on!

Speaking of snow...........
Anyone in ANchorage area know of any good sledding hills? (for bigger kids)
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11 inches? bring it on!

Speaking of snow...........
Anyone in ANchorage area know of any good sledding hills? (for bigger kids)
There is a park on 15th right near where it turns into Debarr. There is a great hill there.

Guess who I saw at McDonald's playland in Spenard yesterday?

Mark and Jacob Begich. I shook his hand and congratulated. Dp wished him luck in the new job on his way out.

Only in Alaska! (although my sister DID see Dick Cheney in Italy once).
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super cool! My Dh met him at our kid's school.

And I will check out that hill! THanks
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Hoping for a snow day on Monday! Say it with me!

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Hello ladies. I'm new to Alaska, and thought I'd drop in and let you know you've got another mama in your tribe. My family and I moved to Fort Richardson from Fort Hood, TX. We got here mid-November and are just now settling into our home. My husband is an Army Chaplain. I'm a massage therapist (very part-time), and a mom to my ds Will (very full-time)! Our next little one will be here in June. I'm thrilled to be in Alaska, and will probably have a lot of questions. So... basically this is a "hey, y'all!" Happy belated Thanksgiving!
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Hello ladies. I'm new to Alaska, and thought I'd drop in and let you know you've got another mama in your tribe. My family and I moved to Fort Richardson from Fort Hood, TX. We got here mid-November and are just now settling into our home. My husband is an Army Chaplain. I'm a massage therapist (very part-time), and a mom to my ds Will (very full-time)! Our next little one will be here in June. I'm thrilled to be in Alaska, and will probably have a lot of questions. So... basically this is a "hey, y'all!" Happy belated Thanksgiving!
Welcome GloriLynn! Having fun with the snow?! :

We usually end up at the Service High School hill for sledding... I don't know what the difference would be for big vs little kids though- it's fairly steep.

Ready for this babe to come...
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Welcome Glorilynn. How do you like Alaska? It's quite different from Ft. Hood huh?
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I rarely am able to go to the movies anymore but just treated myself to seeing Australia, by myself. It really reminded me why I am madly in love with Hugh Jackman lol. And now he has a beard so he's even better! What an awesome movie. I am glad I saw it on the big screen instead of waiting. Wow.




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Welcome GloriLynn!

1stimestar- glad that got a good review. I was wondering.

I went and saw Twilight the other day. Pretty excellent, but then I read the whole series so.. I was a little biased..

ok- someone please tell me if this is a real deal or not.. I have all boys and we have been thinking about going one more try for a girl.. I was at a party the other day and some girls told me about a program you can do in Anchorage (they named some fertility clinic or something but I don't remember the name)..

You can pick up a "couples kit" of some kind. Bring in the "sample" within like 30 minutes. They will stick it in the centrifuge for you (to separate the girls from the boys) and either give it back to you or else apply it for you with an exam type deal.

94% success rate of giving you the gender of the baby you want. Cost- a couple hundred bucks..

That's what this girl at the party said. I am a little skeptical of that, but interested! Anyone know??
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i have not heard of that. I have heard gender selection with IVF though. Hmmm........
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You might also look into The Shettles Method. I used it and got what I wanted both times. Of course, it's not a guarantee.
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Hi GloriLynn welcome to the tribe!

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You might also look into The Shettles Method. I used it and got what I wanted both times. Of course, it's not a guarantee.
Mine are all Shettles "successes", though we weren't really trying for either for any of them.
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New thread for December is up! (I'm not losing it this time, lol!)

Loving wife to John mama to JR 9/6/06, Camilla 2/16/09, & River 7/3/10
I'll always love you, mama. Miss you.
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