Dream Flight

June 7, 2012

Literally and hypothetically!

Traveling at 6 in the morning is so much more pleasant in the summer when the sun is up : ) Nevertheless, I slept horribly again last night. Hip/glut cramps from 2:30-3:30, 2 cherries consumed (I’m out of juice) and I finally fell back asleep for my 4:55 wake up call.

Do I look like the most organized traveler I’ve ever been? I feel like it! *Note to self that I don’t think that jacket fits anymore : ) Hard to believe it ever did!

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After a quick shower and toothbrush/make-up packing, I was picked up by my chauffer, who had been up for 2 hours training Alex to bake sweets!

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He came with a hot piece of buttermilk muffin fresh out of the oven in hand!! I washed it down with a small glass of milk for breakfast #1.

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He also showed me how to wrap up my computer cord in a neat way (as I was trying to jam it loosely into my bag…)

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I’m using my Jo Totes bag (a 27th birthday gift to myself) on this trip and finding it pretty nice – since it hooks onto my suitcase! I’m so glad this strap finally has a function because I’ve been wishing for years it were a pocket instead.

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My first flight was great. I pulled out my traveler’s pack consisting of: sleep mask, blow-up pillow and ear plugs and promptly tried to go to sleep. I didn’t sleep all that well – until I woke up and realized we were about to land! Guess I fell asleep after all : )

Just got to Chicago and swiftly walked to a gate where an 8am Seattle flight was departing hoping for a seat. No luck. So I’m stuck here till 11am.

Decaf Tall iced latte for hydration/protein/calcium:

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Breakfast #2 was just consumed – Jam According to Daniel Sweet Cherry plus almond butter on whole wheat Very Berry. Cherries for snack later.

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Welcome to my office : )  [Note Matt’s cord folding on the left!]

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

I still haven’t picked up my first cherries of the season – but you’ve had me craving them all week!

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2 Krissy @ Shiawase Life June 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

Hope your travels continue smoothly today! We’ll be flying out of Lynchburg this evening en route to Utah! :)

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3 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

Luckily my lower legs are well taken care of : )

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4 kaila@ healthy helper blog! June 7, 2012 at 8:34 am

That jam looks so chunky and delicious! Love the whole pieces of fruit in it!

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5 Sana June 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

I never fold my cords up. They just all tangle up in my backpack, I am not organized at all!

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6 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

I know you have mentioned in previous posts the love of the current HP before…What do you think of it’s travel capabilities? I am due for an upgrade but my current HP is about 800lbs if I were to guess…

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7 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

Love it!! I do wish it were smaller for travel, but since I use it all the time now, I’m happy with its size. It’s def. lighter and slimmer than my old HP from 2008

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8 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 7, 2012 at 9:34 am

Thanks for the input! If you had to guess, how much do you think it weighs?

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9 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 9:38 am

maybe 1-2 lbs? It’s pretty heavy for a bag, which is why I never use it when I’m just out and about with my camera

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10 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

have fun visiting chicago! (even if you are stuck in the airport!) What are you headed out to Seattle for? Did I miss that one?

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11 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

BlogHer Food!

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12 rosie @ rosalicious June 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

Ha! My husband is totally anal about our laptop cord too! Have fun in Seattle!

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13 Khushboo June 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

Can’t say I do it often but I love minimalistic travelling!

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14 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

Ooh lovely folding! I really like that bag and how it hooks on to the suitcase – so much easier than carrying it on you! I just got new suitcases a couple of months ago before visiting Australia. I’d previously had a hardsided one that that was super durable (it lived through the 5 years of my life in the Middle East and all the summer travel back here to Canada) but a pain to roll around. I now have large and carry-on sized soft-sided cases with the lovely 360 spinner wheels and it is SUCH a nice change! Hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly! :)

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15 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 7, 2012 at 8:45 am

Safe travels! …..Sidenote- I had to do a lot of sitting a couple of days ago and it KILLED my legs. I am so used to being busy and active that the sitting made my legs/feet Sooooooo swollen. It hurt! So, make sure to walk and move as much as you can.

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16 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

I should be walking now. Wish I had someone to watch my bag!

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17 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

Oof- those 6 am flights are rough, but it is nice to get to your destination earlier in the day (especially when you have a layover). I can never sleep on flights, no matter how hard I try.
YUM to Jam According to Daniel. I made the jar that I bought last fall at the C’ville Farmers market last forever!

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18 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

You need earplugs!

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19 val/lotsofdishes June 7, 2012 at 8:50 am

your daily cherries make me seriously regret not buying the few pound box i saw at costco last weekend. i will not make that same mistake twice!!

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20 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries June 7, 2012 at 8:56 am

LOVE that Jo Totes bag! very cute. have fun!

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21 Stephanie June 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

I am on the Jo Totes website looking at their bags right now because yours is so darn cute!!

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22 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 9:05 am

Haha

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23 Gretchen June 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

I was about to look them up too!!! Lol!

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24 Stephanie June 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

I am in love with the “Moss” colored version of Kath’s bag…good thing my birthday is coming up :)

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25 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

Glad your travels have gone well so far! I hope the second half is just as smooth. :)

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26 Kim June 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

Oh my gosh! I had NO idea that “not a pocket” on my bag was to connect to my suitcase. It makes SO much sense now. Can’t wait to try it next.

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27 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

hahahah

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28 jenna k June 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

i didn’t know how to fold my computer cord like that until i had to send my computer to a friend to take some viruses off. when he gave it back to me, the cord was all neat like that. it was such a “duh” moment. :)

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29 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

You’re in my city!!! Haha so weird! I’m guessing you’re at O’hare, I think they have an Argo Tea which I love!! Have a safe flight to Seattle!

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30 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

Traveling is definitely in my blood and I have the pre-travel routine down to a science. I love how compact your luggage looks :) Nothing annoys me more than being behind people who TAKE FOREVER to get through security. YES TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES, YES EMPTY YOUR WALLETS (lol)

The pictures look lovely!

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31 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

Omg…don’t get me started!!!

This morning a FLIGHT ATTENDANT didn’t take off his shoes. They buzzed. The security woman told him he had to take them off. He PROTESTED and asked if he could walk though again. She said no. He took them off. He didn’t buzz. We all watched patiently!

I also saw a woman get all agitated because the security guard wanted to swipe her hands. It’s for our safety!

I do carry a lot of gear (always shoes, jacket, laptop, liquids) but I try to be prepared in advanced and always try to be super cheerful to the security team since I’m sure they get grumbled all all day long for just doing their jobs.

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32 Megan June 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

Glad to hear you are a seasoned traveler- it makes security easier for everyone. Just an FYI- I’m a Flight attendant and we are allowed to keep our shoes on through security as long as they don’t beep. Some airports scanners are more sensitive than others so things that normally would pass through set them off every once in a while. I’m sure someone who goes through security everyday for work wasn’t just doing that for the fun of it. :)
Anyways have a great trip. I love Seattle!

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33 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

Oh that’s good to know.. The security lady wasn’t very happy when he challenged her though. I imagine going through those all the time gets old though

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34 Kacie June 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Flight Attendants are not required to take our shoes off.

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35 Erin June 10, 2012 at 1:13 am

I try to be pleasant as well. Although I was none too pleased when the security man needed to take the tops off my son’s bottles and acted like I was inconveniencing him because I wanted to know exactly what he was doing, and I wanted to watch. Oh well. :)

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36 B @ Crags and Veggies June 7, 2012 at 9:37 am

AWWW, I think the jacket looks cute! Have fun traveling!

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37 Amanda June 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’ve been drooling over the Jo Totes bag on their site. Do you have any pictures of you wearing it with the longer strap? I don’t think their website has any showing that strap? That would sell it for me, I love being able to wear bags cross body while travelling.

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38 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

I don’t think I do. I will try to take one this weekend. It CAN go cross body – which is why I like it too!

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39 Amanda June 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thanks Kath! I love that color, too bad they don’t sell it anymore!

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40 Emily B June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

You’re wearing it cross body in the first picture in this post!

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41 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

Oh!! D’oh!!

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42 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 7, 2012 at 9:48 am

Travel is Always interesting!! You sound like you’ve got it efficiently covered, though!

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43 Michelle (Better with Berries) June 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

Love JoTotes! I got one of her bags when I got my DSLR and I love it!

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44 Karen June 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

Hola from the Chicago suburbs, Kath!! Wish you were here for a longer stay – it would be the perfect excuse to play hookie (from teaching, that is) today and stop by to give you a much overdue hug! Safe travels on the rest of your trip, and hope you get some quality zzz’s tonight! :)

(Cute tote bag!)

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45 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

I saw you from the air!

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46 Karen June 7, 2012 at 10:12 am
47 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

Your are so lucky to wake up that early in the morning and have a fresj baked buttermilk muffin!! :) Have a safe flight!

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48 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

That cherry jam looks so good! And the feeling of *just* missing a flight that’s departing or not having an open seat and then hanging out for another couple hours in the airport til your scheduled flight departs…oh yes, I know that feeling. UGh.

Have fun in Chicago!

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49 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! June 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

You look like a very efficient traveler! Every time I fly I try to emulate George Clooney in “Up In The Air” :)

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50 Tracey June 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I do that, too! He had it down to a science. :)

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51 Jen June 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

Am I the only one who gets a crazy view on iPhone? The blog header runs down the post and the side tabs are in the center. Just one big crazy colors and mix up!

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52 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

You need to clear your cache… That fixed it for other people earlier this year

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53 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

Matt’s buttermilk muffin looks so good! Hope your flight to Seattle is going smoothly!

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54 Diane June 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

That muffin looks delish. Have a good trip! Do you enjoy public speaking? I’m not a huge fan of it, but have to for work.

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55 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 11:33 am

No I don’t like it at all!!

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56 Angel7 June 7, 2012 at 11:45 am

It looks like that bag was made to hook onto a suitcase :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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57 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

My hubs is the go to guy for power cords too. He’s in IT so he’s got zip ties everywhere so things are neat.

Enjoy your travels!

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58 Janet June 7, 2012 at 11:55 am

Any anxiety about flying at this stage of pregnancy (or this no longer discouraged??)

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59 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

My doctor said you can until 36 weeks : )

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60 Jeanne June 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

While most likely things will be perfectly fine, I would be nervous travelling so far from home this late in pregnancy. I work in NICU and we get women who deliver at 27-28 weeks all the time. My hospital is near the beach and we’ve had more than one family here on vacation when mom went into labor.

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61 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Luckily i have a friend who gave birth here, so she could point me to the right place in a worst case scenario

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62 emily June 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

That 1st picture of you is so pretty!!

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63 Erin Motz June 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I love flying and airports and layover coffees :-) enjoy! Hoping you get another good nap in for the second leg of the trip! :-)

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64 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

How convenient that Matt was up and ready with a breakfast ‘treat’ for you! One less thing to think about when getting ready for a trip. That cherry jam looks amazing…like preserves. Happy travelling…looking forward to learning all about BlogHer Food!

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65 carol June 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

That was so thoughtful of your husband. What a nice couple. Safe travels.

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66 Charlotte June 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I love that jacket! And, I don’t think it looks too small! But, if you ever want to hand it off to someone I’ll take it ;)

Hope you have a great trip to Seattle. Looking forward to hearing about it, because I am moving there in the fall!

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67 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Well hopefully it will fit again in a few months time!

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68 Emily @Emily's Olives June 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Have fun in Seattle! That buttermilk muffin looks the best! I am drooling right now!

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69 Kel June 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I just arrived this morning in Seattle for vacation.

Get ready. Cold. Rainy. :(

Safe rest of your travels!

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70 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Booo rain

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71 Dee June 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Have fun in Seattle!

And ohhh! That’s the Jo’s Tote I was eye-ing! It’s lovely. :)

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72 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Safe travels!

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73 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

yum! that jam looks delicious! and those cherries look delicious!! yum yum yum! thanks for sharing!

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74 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Is that Jotote’s bag a purse or a camera bag? I am seriously digging that fact that it can stay on a suitcase handle like that…I bet my mom would like that, too!

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75 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It’s a camera bag, but I don’t see why you couldn’t use it as a purse too

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76 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Very true! Thanks :)

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77 Matt June 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Haha, better keep that cord organized!

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78 Vegan tickles June 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I’m not judging you, but decaf coffee isn’t truly caffeine free. I don’t understand why pregnant women think its ok to drink it. Caffeine=stimulating drug. Just being concerned.

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79 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

A modest amount caffeine during pregnancy has not been ruled harmful…

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80 JessicaE June 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

My midwife and doctor both said a cup of coffee a day is absolutely fine. 150-200 mg has been deemed safe.

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81 Michael Tavallaei June 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

the belly is showing!

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82 Christine June 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Love the Jo Tote bag! Love, love, love it! Do you think I could use it as a laptop? I noticed on their website the bags are for cameras. I want one but don’t have a camera to justify the purchase but I do have a laptop! Thanks!

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83 KathEats June 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I carried mine in it. You do have to remove all the pockets – or do them in semi-circles in the corners (which is what I did) so it can’t really be camera + laptop but it can be either or

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84 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 8, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Okay super silly question: Is Matt the same as Kanz? Haha sorry, I know that’s totally random. :)

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85 KathEats June 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Yup!

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