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Old 12-01-2016, 05:25 AM   #1
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Christmas CraZy
- 2017 -



I am the Forest Ranger here on SCS, but don’t let that name confuse you.

I am not a real forest ranger. I do not live in a fire-watching tower, nor do I really spend very much time outdoors. I live in Illinois, but not in the Shawnee National Forest area, and the rest of my state is mostly known for its farming (fields and fields of corn)… and for its biggest city, of course… Chicago. There aren’t a whole lot of trees here.

I actually got my name because when I sat at my computer - way back in January of 2008 - trying to decide what I would call myself here on SCS, my mind was a total blank. I tried to think of something cute in relation to stamping. Nope. Nothing.

Then I noticed my surroundings. See, I’m kind of Christmas crazy! I put my Christmas decorations up in early to mid November and take them down by the middle of January. And I go all out! I think in 2008, I had approximately 40 Christmas trees in my home. Yes, I said in my home… and it’s not a typo… literally 40+.

Because of my Christmas craziness, for years we have lovingly called our Christmas-decorated home “The Forest”. My SCS name was born from that. I saw the twinkling lights around me and just knew. I am the Forest Ranger.

In my early days on SCS I hosted MANY Forest Swaps… they were quite popular. Then in 2014 (after 5 1/2 years of hosting swaps), I decided to take a break from swapping, but I didn’t want to lose the “chatting” so I opened a “Come Chat with the Forest” thread. That thread has remained open until now, but I am in the process of once again redefining what I do here on SCS and I’ve decided it’s time for a change.

This thread is the change.


Christmas CraZy is a unique kind of swap. OR… it’s not a swap at all. YOU decide.

The Christmas CraZy thread will be open for chatting, encouraging, helping one another keep track of how many Christmas cards we’ve made, sharing Christmas ideas, enabling one another as we find fantastic Christmas stamps, directing others to Christmas-themed challenges to enter, sharing Christmas recipes, singing Christmas carols, and just Ho Ho Ho’ing our way through the year.

ANYONE is welcome to hang around and chat about ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS here in this thread….. whether they decide to swap with us or not.

There will also be a bimonthly swap feature…

THE SWAP DETAILS - This is NOT a card swap, nor a Kit swap. It is a bimonthly Christmas Card Starter Swap. Participants will be asked to mail the following to ONE person (her partner):

...2 images on 4 x 5 1/4” QUALITY cardstock (so we have a spare in case of an oops!) Please check Angel Policies and remember - NO DIGITAL IMAGES!!!

...2 pieces of 4 X 5 1/4” coordinating papers (that go with each other and with the image)

...1 sentiment (optional)

That’s it… no embellishments, no cardstock. This is minimalistic. The recipient will use her own items to complete the card.

Sound fun? I hope so!

Due to the minimal items included in these Christmas Card Starter mailings, mailing the items should be very inexpensive, even if one’s partner lives in a different country… so yes, internationals are welcome to participate. However, if you do not wish to mail internationally, let me know (via PM) and I will honor your request when I pair up the partners.

THE EXCEPTION WILL BE JULY/AUGUST… at which time we will celebrate Christmas in July! During Christmas in July, participants will send FULL CARD KITS, not just Card Starter packets.

The Christmas in July card kits should include a minimum of the following items:


...2-4 images on 4 x 5 1/4” QUALITY cardstock (so we have a spare in case of an oops!) Please check Angel Policies and remember - NO DIGITAL IMAGES!!!

...2-4 pieces of 4 X 5 1/4” coordinating papers (that go with each other and with the image)

...1 sentiment (optional)

...2-3 12” pieces of ribbon/fiber

...6-8 embellishments

...Any other items that will make the kit extra-special

NOTE: THE ITEMS IN THE KITS SHOULD COORDINATE!



Those wishing to join the swapping feature will do so by letting me know by the end of the previous month. Participants will also need to PM me their mailing address. Then I, as hostess, will randomly pair participants and will PM the partnerships (and addresses) to the pairs.

The Christmas Card Starter Swap envelopes should be mailed no later than the 25th of the Odd-numbered month!


Every ODD-NUMBERED month those who choose to participate will be given the name/address of another participant and those two will mail ONE Christmas Card Starter packet to each other.

Every EVEN-NUMBERED month the participants will create with the image, designer paper and optional sentiment they received and hopefully will share pictures here in the thread. (I understand not everyone has camera access, but if at all possible we’d love to see what you’ve made with the kit.)

If you post your cards to the SCS gallery, please use the following keywords to make it easy to do a search and find them.

Keywords
January/February - CraZyJanFeb17
March/April - CraZyMarApr17
May/June - CraZyMayJun17
July/August - CraZyJulAug17
September/October - CraZySepOct17
November/December - CraZyNovDec17


REMEMBER - Anyone who wants to participate in the Christmas Card Starter Swap can do so… but each person is also free to not participate but still hang around and chat in the thread. And while this thread/group continues throughout 2017, you can choose to swap during as few or as many of the bimonthly Christmas Card Starter swap times as you’d like. There is no minimum!

Please join me here in the Christmas CraZy thread as often as you can. And remember, in the words of Charles Dickens (in A Christmas Carol), I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Default JANUARY/FEBRUARY Card Kit Swap Participants/Partners & Important Information

PLEASE use this Keyword if/when posting your card to the SCS Gallery - CraZyJanFeb17


PARTNERS for January/February:

Barb - Lynn
Angie - Paola
LJ - Joan
Pansy - Melina
Gael - Heather
Imke - Jen
Janet - Pam
Tracie - Patti
Kelly - Linda



Participants for January/February:

Me (Forest Ranger) - Kit Received
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Kit Received
Janet (JanetJ) - Kit Received
Barb (barbaralynn) - Kit Received
Gael (mamadwawa) - Kit Received
LJ (LauraJean) - Kit Received
Linda (ljhart) - Kit Received
Lynn (allee's) - Kit Received
Pansy (c-mouse) - Kit Received
Melina (mepylant) - Kit Received
Angie (auntangie) - Kit Received
Joan (ms.earlgrey) - Kit Received
Patti (MommaPatti) - Kit Received
Paola (Sama) - Kit Received
Heather (JadeOnline) - Kit Received
Pam (pampers) - Kit Received
Imke (germanstampler) - Kit Received
Tracie (taclary) - Kit Received
Jen (jennifrann) - Kit Received


DATES TO REMEMBER

December 31, 2016 - Let the Ranger know if you want to participate this round.

January 1, 2017 - The Ranger will work on pairing partners and will PM the needed information to the partners no later than January 3, 2017.
UPDATE: Partners were paired and PMs sent on 1/2

January 25 - Christmas Card Starter packets MUST be mailed by this date!


PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS! And of course, gushing/drooling over the adorable/beautiful images/papers received is always a good thing - and enjoyed by all.

The month of February is used to create a card using the items received. If at all possible, share a picture of your card in the thread.
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Default MARCH/APRIL Card Kit Swap Participants/Partners & Important Information

PLEASE use this Keyword if/when posting your card to the SCS Gallery - CraZyMarApr17

PARTNERS for March/April:

Pansy - Joyce
Lynn - Joan
Janet - Linda
Angie - Imke
Gael - Sue (stampinspooky)
Pat - Patti
Kelly - Tammy
Pam - Sue (dani_fourier)
Tracie - Paola
Barb - Lindsey
Heather - Jeanette
Lori - Jen
LJ - Kelly (sunstamper)

EXTRA - Michelle - Paola



Participants for March/April:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) - Kit Received
Pansy (c-mouse) - Kit Received
Janet (JanetJ) - Kit Received
Pam (pampers) Kit Received
Joan (ms.earlgrey) - Kit Received
Barb (barbaralynn) - Kit Received
Linda (ljhart) - Kit Received
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Kit Received
Imke (germanstampler) - Kit Received
Tracie (taclary) - Kit Received
Paola (Sama) - Kit Received (Kit from Michelle received, too)
Patti (MommaPatti) - Kit Received
Lori (mybugandi45) - Kit Received
Tammy (tampatha) - Kit Received
Angie (untangle) - Kit Received
Jen (jennifrann) - Kit Received
Sue (dani_fournier) - Kit Received
Lynn (allee's) - Kit Received
Heather (JadeOnline) - Kit Received
Gael (mamadwawa) - Kit Received
Sue (stampinspooky)
Joyce (ashy) - Kit Received
Pat (GeorgiaBabydoll) - Kit Received
Lindsey (gregsgirl23au) - Kit Received
LJ (LauraJean) - Kit Received
Kelly (sunstamper) - Kit Received
Michelle (ticket belle) - Kit Received


DATES TO REMEMBER

February 28, 2017 - Let the Ranger know if you want to participate this round.

March 1, 2017 - The Ranger will work on pairing partners and will PM the needed information to the partners no later than March 3, 2017.

March 25 - Christmas Card Starter packets MUST be mailed by this date!


PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS! And of course, gushing/drooling over the adorable/beautiful images/papers received is always a good thing - and enjoyed by all.

The month of April is used to create a card using the items received. If at all possible, share a picture of your card in the thread.
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Default MAY/JUNE Card Kit Swap Participants/Partners & Important Information

PLEASE use this Keyword if/when posting your card to the SCS Gallery - CraZyMayJun17

PARTNERS for May/June:

Pansy - LJ
Barb - Michelle
Kelly (sunstampera) - Linda
Pat - Tamara
Imke - Paola
Sue (dani_fournier) - Joyce
Heather - Sue (stampinspooky)
Pam - Tracie
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Lynn
Janet - Kathleen
Joan - Patti
Tami - Jen
Angie - Tammy


Participants for May/June:

Pansy (c-mouse) - Kit Received
Janet (JanetJ) - Kit Received
Pam (pampers) - Kit Received
Joan (ms.earlgrey) - Kit Received
Barb (barbaralynn) - Kit Received
Linda (ljhart) - Kit Received
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Kit Received
Imke (germanstampler) - Kit Received
Tracie (taclary) - Kit Received
Paola (Sama) - Kit Received
Patti (MommaPatti) - Kit Received
Jen (jennifrann) - Kit Received
Lynn (allee's) - Kit Received
Heather (JadeOnline) - Kit Received
Tammy (tampatha) - Kit Received
Angie (untangle) - Kit Received
Sue (stampinspooky) - Kit Received
Kelly (sunstamper) - Kit Received
LJ (LauraJean) - Kit Received
Pat (GeorgiaBabydoll) - Kit Received
Sue (dani_fournier) - Kit Received
Michelle (ticket belle) - Kit Received
Kathleen (1855ward) - her goodies are on the way to her house
Tamara (ajmac) - Kit Received
Tami (BlueInks) - Kit Received
Joyce (ashjoy) - Kit Received
Jeanette (Forest Ranger) - Kit Received



DATES TO REMEMBER

April 30, 2017 - Let the Ranger know if you want to participate this round.

May 1, 2017 - The Ranger will work on pairing partners and will PM the needed information to the partners no later than May 3, 2017.

May 25 - Christmas Card Starter packets MUST be mailed by this date!


PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS! And of course, gushing/drooling over the adorable/beautiful images/papers received is always a good thing - and enjoyed by all.

The month of June is used to create a card using the items received. If at all possible, share a picture of your card in the thread.
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Default JULY/AUGUST Card Kit Swap Participants/Partners & Important Information

PLEASE use this Keyword if/when posting your card to the SCS Gallery - CraZyJulAug17

PARTNERS for July/August:

Linda - Lori
Janet - Michelle
Angie - Patti
Pam - Kari
Jen - Sue (dani_fournier)
Lynn - Heather
Tammy - LJ
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Sue (stampinspooky)
Pansy - Joan
Paola - Jeanette
Jacque - Pat
Kelly (sunstamper) - Tracie
Barb - Imke


Participants for July/August:

Pansy (c-mouse) - Kit Received
Janet (JanetJ) - Kit Received
Pam (pampers) - Kit Received
Joan (ms.earlgrey) - Kit Received
Barb (barbaralynn) - Kit Received
Linda (ljhart) - Kit Received
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Kit Received
Imke (germanstampler) - Kit Received
Tracie (taclary) - Kit Received
Paola (Sama) - Kit Received
Patti (MommaPatti) - Kit Received
Jen (jennifrann) - Kit Received
Lynn (allee's) - Kit Received
Heather (JadeOnline) - Kit Received
Tammy (tampatha) - Kit Received
Angie (untangle) - Kit Received
Sue (stampinspooky) - Kit Received
LJ (LauraJean) - Kit Received
Kelly (sunstamper) - Kit Received
Pat (GeorgiaBabydoll) - Kit Received
Michelle (ticket belle) - Kit Received
Jacque (MrsRaila) - Kit Received
Lori (mybugandi45)
Kari (pigtail1) - Kit Received
Sue (dani_fournier) - Kit Received
Jeanette (Forest Ranger) - Kit Received


DATES TO REMEMBER

June 30, 2017 - Let the Ranger know if you want to participate this round.

July 1, 2017 - The Ranger will work on pairing partners and will PM the needed information to the partners no later than July 3, 2017.

July 25 - Christmas Card Starter packets MUST be mailed by this date!


PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS! And of course, gushing/drooling over the adorable/beautiful images/papers received is always a good thing - and enjoyed by all.

The month of August is used to create a card using the items received. If at all possible, share a picture of your card in the thread.
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PLEASE use this Keyword if/when posting your card to the SCS Gallery - CraZySepOct17



PARTNERS for September/October:

Kelly (sunstamper) - Pat
LJ - Jeanette
Pansy - Paola
Barb - Jen
Kathleen - Kelly (MiamiKel4)
Patti - Michelle
Linda - Sue (dani_fournier)
Janet - Joan
Angie - Tracie
Heather - Imke
Sue (spookystampin) - Tammy
Lynn - Pam




Participants for September/October:

Pansy (c-mouse) - Received
Janet (JanetJ) - Received
Pam (pampers) - Received
Barb (barbaralynn) - Received
Linda (ljhart) - Received
Kelly (MiamiKel4) - Received
Imke (germanstampler) - Received
Tracie (taclary) - Received
Paola (Sama) - Received
Joan (ms.earlgrey) - Starting its journey to her on 10/10
Patti (MommaPatti) - Received
Jen (jennifrann) - Received
Lynn (allee's) - Received
Heather (JadeOnline) - Received
Angie (auntangie) - Received
Sue (stampinspooky) - Received
Tammy (tampatha) - Received
LJ (LauraJean) - Received
Kelly (sunstamper) - Received
Pat (GeorgiaBabydoll) - Received
Michelle (ticketbelle) - Received
Sue (dani_fournier) - Received
Kathleen (1855ward) - Received
Jeanette (Forest Ranger) - Received


DATES TO REMEMBER

August 31, 2017 - Let the Ranger know if you want to participate this round.

September 1, 2017 - The Ranger will work on pairing partners and will PM the needed information to the partners no later than September 3, 2017.

September 25 - Christmas Card Starter packets MUST be mailed by this date!


PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS! And of course, gushing/drooling over the adorable/beautiful images/papers received is always a good thing - and enjoyed by all.

The month of October is used to create a card using the items received. If at all possible, share a picture of your card in the thread.
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PLEASE use this Keyword if/when posting your card to the SCS Gallery - CraZyNovDec17

PARTNERS for November/December:

Michelle (ticketbelle) - Pat
Kathleen - Jen
Michele (mstallo1) - Sherri
Barb - Tracie
Tammy - Patti
Lynn - Jeanette
Pam - Paola
LJ - Heather
Angie - Sue (dani_fournier)
Sue (stampinspooky) - Janet
Imke - Joan
Pansy - Linda



Participants for November/December:

Pansy (c-mouse) - RECEIVED
Janet (JanetJ)
- RECEIVED
Pam (pampers) - RECEIVED
Barb (barbaralynn) - RECEIVED
Linda (ljhart) - RECEIVED
Imke (germanstampler) - RECEIVED
Tracie (taclary) - RECEIVED
Paola (Sama) - RECEIVED
Joan (ms.earlgrey) - RECEIVED
Patti (MommaPatti) - RECEIVED
Jen (jennifrann) - RECEIVED
Lynn (allee's) - RECEIVED
Heather (JadeOnline) - RECEIVED
Angie (auntangle) - RECEIVED
Sue (stampinspooky) - RECEIVED
Tammy (tampatha) - RECEIVED
LJ (LauraJean) - RECEIVED
Pat (GeorgiaBabydoll) - RECEIVED
Michelle (ticketbelle) - RECEIVED
Sue (dani_fournier) - Angeled Kit RECEIVED
Sherri (Craftwise) - will be mailed on 12/4
Michele (mstallo1) - RECEIVED
Kathleen (1855ward) - RECEIVED
Jeanette (Forest Ranger) - RECEIVED


DATES TO REMEMBER

October 31, 2017 - Let the Ranger know if you want to participate this round.

November 1, 2017 - The Ranger will work on pairing partners and will PM the needed information to the partners no later than November 3, 2017.

November 25 - Christmas Card Starter packets MUST be mailed by this date!


PLEASE POST IN THE THREAD WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS! And of course, gushing/drooling over the adorable/beautiful images/papers received is always a good thing - and enjoyed by all.

The month of December is used to create a card using the items received. If at all possible, share a picture of your card in the thread.

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Christmas CraZy times!
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Me!!! *raising my hand!*

I'm crazy! And I love Christmas! ❤️��

Fun idea, Jeanette - one spot for me
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Ooh - that sounds like fun!! Please put me down for one spot in this swap, Jeanette!!
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YAY! Welcome Kelly! So glad you're in!

And Janet... Glad you're here, too!

Post #2 is updated to reflect your participation in January/February.
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I'm here too!!!

LOVE the idea of Christmas all the time and LOVE being able to still chat with all the Forest Friends

Barb and Jeanette know of my extreme nervousness when it comes to any type of image swaps/card kits/etc....but.....I will take a deep breath and think about jumping in after the first of the year.....maybe

Meanwhile, I will certainly be part of the chatter here!

Great idea Jeanette!!
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This is awesome! Thank you Janet for the heads up!!!!! ♥♥♥

A couple questions...

Images are all Christmas themed, yes? (Sorry if that is completely and totally obvious, my mind is a mush)

I get to keep the cards I make?

When you say quality cardstock, should I assume copic friendly, or should we specify if we prefer copic or water color or is it senders choice?

There may be more, but like I said, mind is mush. I expect it will be until DD gets into college with generous financial aid package. Then of course I will just turn into sobbing heap. Not sure which is better really...

OH! Yes, I am swapping. I don't think I made that clear.
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I'll play.......and I'm a little Christmas Crazy right now -

In addition to all the other holiday prep going on around here - I have challenged myself to post a christmas card a day for the next 25 days on my blog. (see - I am crazy!)


My first card is posted here if you would like a look: Bucky Girl: Day 1 - 25 Cards For Christmas
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Well some hostess I am... for some reason my subscription to this thread glitched... and deleted me. So I thought no one was here. Sorry!

Barb, YAY! So glad you're going to join the fun!

Lorraine, yes!!! I wanted you to come chat with us here, whether you decide to do the Christmas Card Starter swap or not. No pressure. If you ever decide you want to swap with us, just let me know, okay?

Gael! WOW! I haven't seen you in forever! How are you doing? Singing a lot these days??? Yes, you are right. The images need to be Christmas ones... for the Christmas CraZy bunch that we are. And yes, you get to keep your cards. Is your DD really about ready to head to college? YIKES! Where has the time gone???

LJ, I'm so glad you're at least a little bit Christmas CraZy, too! It is definitely my favorite time of year. I love how you've challenged yourself to make a Christmas card every day for 25 days. Way to go... and what a pretty one to start with, too. Love the overall design. Very pretty!

Okay, I'm updating post #2.

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Jeanette, I want to play too, please. i love Christmas.

Gael, i share your stress. We should know before Christmas if Kirsten gets into her top choice and financial package too. I'm so hoping it all works out.


LJ, i love the card a day idea. I'm going to try that too.


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YAY! Linda, I'm so glad you're going to participate/chat here, too! Puts a big smile on my face! I sure can't believe it's time for your DD (the middle one?) to be thinking of heading off to college. WOW!

Updating Post #2 now.

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Sign me up for the January Swap, Jeanette. I love getting started on Christmas early!
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Gael, i share your stress. We should know before Christmas if Kirsten gets into her top choice and financial package too. I'm so hoping it all works out.
I got butterflies just reading that! I am keeping my fingers crossed for her (and you)!!!!!
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J, good to see you too!
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I got butterflies just reading that! I am keeping my fingers crossed for her (and you)!!!!!
Thanks, she's so worried because her SAT scores aren't as good as they could be. She meets the low end of criteria, but her gpa is higher than they needed. I think it will all work out. My mom says that's a great location for her and since she's helping with the funding, we'd like her to approve, too.
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home from work - found out I'm going to Orlando the first week of April for work. YIPEE...

ok must get card #2 finished and posted.....Eeek!
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YAY! Lynn, thank you for joining us! I'm glad you're here!

Gael, are your DD and Linda's DD the same age?

Linda, it sounds to me like she's a very conscientious young lady!

LJ, that's awesome! I love Orlando.
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I am coming in to be a chatterbox...and add a touch of crazy please!?! Lol
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I love Orlando too J ~ Haven't been there for awhile.
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Don't fortget me--I want to be in it for the whole year.....can never have too much Christmas....
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Good Morning Christmas CraZy Friends!






Lynn, you are the life of the CraZy party, for sure!

LJ, i haven't either.... hmmmmm... might need to sneak in your suitcase for the trip.

Pansy! YAY!!! I am so glad you're here... and as CraZy about Christmas as the rest of us!

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HI all and Happy Weekend! We'll be celebrating my daughter's 18th - today, and all weekend! Hard to believe, like Linda and Gael's dd's, that they are seniors and college awaits!

Have a great weekend! ♥
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Hello, J!

I would love to stop by to visit for now, if you will have me.

Good to hear from some old friends here - glad you are all doing well. @ Gael, I about choked that DD is college bound....I feel like I need to be off to check for a AARP sign up sheet now {LOL}!

Have a good day, girls.


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Hi J! I love this idea! I'm in for the first monthly mail out!
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Happy B'day to DD19, Kelly... I'm sure the celebrations are fun!

Tami! WOW! Love seeing you here... visit whenever you can! And be sure to tell us a funny story from time to time, okay?

Melina, YAY! So glad you want to participate in the first mail out. I'll update post #2 now.
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Okay friends... I'm closing down my computer now. I'm heading on a trip tomorrow; won't be home until Monday evening... so I'll see you again Tuesday morning!
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Thanks, she's so worried because her SAT scores aren't as good as they could be. She meets the low end of criteria, but her gpa is higher than they needed. I think it will all work out. My mom says that's a great location for her and since she's helping with the funding, we'd like her to approve, too.
I am sure you are right. I cannot wait to hear!
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Gael, are your DD and Linda's DD the same age?
Yes, and they know each other - through us, but they did attend the same Middle school for about six weeks before I moved out of town. Different elementaries though.

I believe Kelly has a senior this year as well. Hers is oldest, then mine, then Linda's
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