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Old 03-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #91
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Stefanie! 25 wonderful years!! I hope Stefanie had a magical day yesterday!
Tell Luke that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being a Hoosier! And tell him when he meets a former Hoosier in June, to be kind!
And you have me all excited that you are thinking about moving from the golden triangle to Florida - even just for the winter! I think it would be a GREAT move!
I love the trivia! I think I need to head to the bookstore today and look up that book!
Great update Cam!
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:44 AM   #92
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Happy Birthday to Stephanie!!! Ah, to be 25 again!!
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Hope Stefanie had a great Birthday!

Great introduction, starting to feel like part of the family already. I will have to check into that book, it sounds fantastic!

I can't wait for June now.
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Stephanie!!!! Hope you had an awesome day!!!!!
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Hope it was a great day for her! Any Disney gifts?
Great intro! And another trivia item I didn't know, although once I read it, I do agree parts of Liberty Square DO look like Williamsburg! Have to see some pictures to get where they think the Dutch/New Amsterdam influence is, though.
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( a day late) Stefanie. I hope her day was magical.
I love your intro. It is always nice to get a little background on fellow PP's.
I downloaded Veness' book to my Kindle so I can have it in April and check out all her tips.
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That's a great idea - to load it on the Kindle!! (Or on to an iPad 2 fully loaded with all the available Passporters!) I am going to steal that idea - it will make it much easier to pack for a trip, won't it?!
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It looked like Stef had a wonderful birthday!

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25th Stephanie!!! (sorry its a day late) Hope she had a wonderfully magical Day!!!

I'm loving the triva Cam! I am gonna have to go get that book this week. I can't wait to hear more of ya'lls plans
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Hope Stefanie had the most wonderful birthday . I am so loving the facts, now that school is almost over I will have more time to read, the books sounds great think this will definitely be one to celebrate no more textbooks with

I really enjoyed all your introductions and what a great shot of the three of you with Mickey.
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I love the 2011 shirt Stefanie is wearing! So cute!

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