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The Media love my MIL Joanie :)
November 14, 2008, 12:11 am
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OK so today Joanie was interviewed AGAIN (see below for prior segment that has already aired) by ABC News (Miami WPLG station) for a story on cancer/prosthetics. 

Neither Melanie nor Kenzie wanted to be filmed in their school uniform (we went to MIL’s house right after I picked them up from school) but I was in some of the filming, but will probably end up on the cutting room floor!!

Below is the prior story that aired (on Nov 6th 2008) – the dog in the clip is OUR Twizzler !!!

First you will see an image I created showing the start and stop frame of the segments of Joanie. Just pull the thingy-ma-jig over to where it is on the image to get to where you need to (unless of course you want to hear the news for that day first – about 13 mins!!

The segment is about Joanie, her doctor and artist/sculpturer Puchi Noriega, (who uses her full fancy name in the clip!!)

I designed both Puchi’s art/sculpture web site (puchinoriega.com) and her prosthetics web site (prostheticartspecialist.com)

So now you can click HERE to open up the actual video in a new window (from the actual site) and match up the start button on that one to the image above

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Nicole C Mullen & the Women of Faith Conference equals AMAZING weekend
November 10, 2008, 12:26 am
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Alice & Annie - Women of Faith

Once again – an AMAZING weekend … I feel SO FILLED with the love of God

I was SO happy that Nicole C Mullen was part of the conference again this year, this was Annie’s first time at a Women of Faith conference and I was thrilled that she got to experience it and to see Nicole CM perform …

Here are 2 videos I took of her …. (not the best quality, if you want better quality go can go to her YouTube account (nicolecmullenmusic) or her official website) … and yes she will be part of the 2009 conference too 🙂

If you are interested in more information on Women of Faith, and about this years (2008) “Infinite Grace” conference (almost over, 2 more cities to go) and NEXT years (2009) conference called “A Grand New Day” … you can see some great videos including ‘highlights’ from the 2008 conference and a great preview for the 2009 conference on the Women of Faith (wofvideos) YouTube stream.

It’s a life-changing event attending one of these conference, I highly recommend it.



Stripping – the GOOD kind – LOL
November 2, 2008, 10:53 pm
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OK, so today was a GORGEOUS day – when I got home from church (trying diligently to NOT dwell or think about the fact that my BF Jenn is getting into her car this afternoon and MOVING to GA finally 😦 … I decided I would tackle the one chore that has been on the ToDO list for MONTHS!!

Stripping the Dogs – it’s how you have to groom them if you want to keep their coat integrity, ie wiry, dirt-repelling etc. You don’t cut/shave/trim them, you ‘strip’ them – this entails pulling out the longest hairs (they have a double coat) VERY few at a time, so it takes a LONG time!!

OK so below are both a recent photo of Twix and Twizzler (not the greatest photo, but you can definitely see thier hairy, shaggy coats) as well as a video of them partaking in their beloved pastime of ‘fromping’  …. you can see in the video as well how shaggy they are. Make sure you watch to the end though because it’s cute!

Twix & Twizzler - UN-stripped

Here is the VIDEO of them

This is Twizzler waiting for her dinner AFTER I spent 3 HOURS stripping her outside (gorgeous weather here in Florida) she looks like a new dog – half the size – she was SUCH a good girl!

Twizzler - Stripped - frontview

This is Twizzler from the side AFTER I spent 3 HOURS stripping her – you will notice the hairs hanging down under her belly – I did NOT pull/strip them – too tender, so hubby will trim there with the hair clippers when he gets home.

Twizzler - Stripped - sideview

and just because we CAN’T leave Twix out – here she is …. Twix waiting to be fed too – obviously I didn’t get around to stripping her as well – LOL – she’s – STILL a HAIRY monster!

Twix still unstripped!!