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Holly B.

What a fun Mom you are!



Just checking in on you all...I heard late last night about the tornado in Denver...I don't think you are in Denver proper but still wanted to make sure you all are alright...praying for those that faced huge devastation.


miss chris

Looks like super fun. And I'm so glad I'm not the only mid-thirties mom who isn't afraid to wear braids! (Good luck with typepad, hon. Looks like you have some things up again... so maybe that is a good sign.)

Dawn W

These are some of the memories your kids will always remember. My teenage son still brags about the time I went down a zipline (BEFORE him to assure him that it was "okay") when we were on a 4th grade fieldtrip. Nobody else's mom went down the zipline!

Hope you have a great, long holiday weekend with your family.

Blessings, Dawn


I love your hair in pigtails. Looks like y'all had a great day!

We're in Richmond. Watching Sarah play volleyball. We are having a great time...just my man and me (well...and all of the volleybal teams...ages 14-18 and parents) but just him and I in our room. Can you say, "heaven"? Enjoyed a drink or two in the bar. In our room now...ahhhh.

Chat soon?!

Love ya.


Rebecca Heckenbach

you dont live in Highlands Ranch do you? i drove by a school up there a few days ago and they had all that set up on the school just wonderin but you dont have to answer cause its a personal question! :)

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