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May 25th, 2008, 10:09 PM
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We just found out that there was going to be a circus in town a couple days ago, so I grabbed a 2-for-1 adults admission to get in. I was thinking it wouldn't be toooo bad to get in for DF and I (Amber was free), but it was $22!!! Imagine if we hadn't had the coupon! Amber was sooo excited. She behaved extra well today so we could go to the circus. There were tight rope walkers (there was almost an accident), motor bikers in the big metal globe thingy (including a 10 year old!!!), dogs performing, a horse and 2 ponies performing, an ultimate swing, and a bunch more. Amber really enjoyed herself. DF brought $45, $20 of it went to admission (I had $2). We came home with $1 left over. I totally didn't expect it to be sooooo friggin expensive! Unbelievable! We had popcorn, a snow cone, she got a colouring book, a picture on a pony, and a candy apple. To get a PICTURE on a pony, we had to pay $10!!!!! To get her face painted, it would've cost another $10. They sure know how to make money! My gosh! But the circus only comes once a year, so that's a plus. LOL. It was something special. Anyway, I didn't take any pics of the circus (we weren't allowed), but here are a couple pics of before the circus started, and then the pic of Amber on the pony. I had to take a pic of the polaroid so it didn't come out clear.

DF and Amber

Me and Amber

And Amber on the pony


(Is it just me or does Amber ALWAYS seem to have something on her face when I go to take pics of her?!)

I got my hair cut today. It's a LOT shorter (which is GREAT), I have my swoopy bangs back, and I got layers. I'm not crazy over the layers just yet. I'm hoping they look better when they grow out a bit. You can't really tell my hair is much different in the pics, but here's a comparison by a week:
Last week

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May 26th, 2008, 06:09 AM
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Going to the circus is always expensive, but it's so fun!

You're hair looks great! And yes, I did notice when I first looked at the pic of you and Amber. I was thinking that I remembered your hair different and I guess there was a reason I thought that!
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May 26th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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Amber has such a happy smile on her face. Looks like it was worth the $45+. I'm glad you guys had a good time.

I can't believe how much things cost sometimes, either. I wanted to take Kira to the drive-through safari thing up in West Palm. I thought maybe it'd be $10-$15 per person, or like $20 for the whole car or something. Nope - It's something like $25 PER PERSON in the vehicle. I'm not paying $50 to drive around and look at animals! I can get into the zoo for $13/person. Sheesh!

And I love your new hair. It looks so good on you!
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May 26th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Those are fantastic picture. I think you look great. I am glad that your went to the zoo. It is so expensive to go anywhere these days. Thank goodness that Amber was free.
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May 26th, 2008, 09:24 AM
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How fun that you got to take Amber to the Circus...yeah everything fun nowadays cost SO much!!!! It is so worth it though when they have a great time!!!!


I love the first pic of Amber with Richard (he is SO handsome)!!!!


Your hair looks great Marie...I did notice in the picture that it looked different. I love it!!!
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May 26th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Ditto all that Jessie said.....I don't think I've ever really seen or noticed a pic of Richard before; he's very handsome.

LOL at Amber having something on her face in all the pics! She's so cute.

Glad you had fun @ the circus! I have yet to take Bea to some big event like that....but am looking forward to the day!
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May 26th, 2008, 04:07 PM
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Thank you ladies! I'm gonna have to tell Richard the comments about him being handsome. I can see his head swelling already! Amber had a blast last night, so it was definitely worth the $45-ish. We've decided we'll have to save up for a couple years and make it to the circus every couple years kind of thing since it's so expensive.
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May 26th, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Oh what FUN, Marie!!!! LOVE the pictures!! I agree with Jessie, too.... Richard is very handsome and you are very pretty- I LOVE your haircut!!!! Amber is a DOLL and the picture of her on the horse is just TOO CUTE!!! We need to get to the circus ourselves!!
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May 26th, 2008, 07:32 PM
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I swear I want to be your child! You guys are ALWAYS going to fun events!!!! WOW!! Lucky Amber!!!!!!

We went to the circus this past Sept and tickets were $10 a piece....the circus is coming to town this fall again but at a new place and the tickets are close to triple the price for decent seats! When we went this past fall my brother bought his daughter one of those light up things you hold and they spin around w/ different colors---it was $22!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! DH bought Ava a coloring book ($4)...and she still colors in it today. But, glad you got 2 for 1----that at least helps some!!


Love your new do....bet it's light and bouncy!!!!

And what a great pic of your beau! Sizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzling!!!
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May 26th, 2008, 11:59 PM
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Thank you, ladies! I told DF about all the "Richard" comments and he was blushing, had a goofy grin on his face and I could see his head growing.

MM, that's ridiculous for those light things! They were $10 here yesterday and I thought THAT was ridiculous! Jeesh! I bought Amber a colouring book (Amber and I had to beg Richard LOL) too! It was $4, but it was one of those like 5-page ones. Kind of funny, but I got one at my circus trip when I was little, so it was only fitting that she get one, too!
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May 27th, 2008, 04:55 AM
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Cute pictures--it sounds like a great time. I agree that is sounds like you guys do fun things all the time with Amber--she is a lucky girl! Your hair looks great!
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May 27th, 2008, 06:05 AM
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The circus!!!! What fun!!! I'm glad Amber had a good time! They are so exciting AND expensive! But well worth it! She looks like she was having the time of her life! And I love your hair cut Marie!! Super cute!
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