Sunday, November 20, 2011

Diono RadianRXT Car Seat Review and Giveaway!

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 12:02 PM

I can't believe it, my daughter turned 7 years old yesterday. I have no idea where the time went but she is so excited about being older. She is allowed to do some more "big girl" things this year but one thing I am not allowing her to do is leave her car seat.

We've tried many car seats and boosters but none really really comfortable for her or has safe as I would like. My daughter is so tiny, the shortest and thinnest in her class. She only stands about 40 inches and she is about 35 pounds.  She eats like crazy so I have no idea where it all goes but her weight is a concern and always has been when it comes to her car safety.
Diono, formerly Sunshine Kids, has come out with a new, highly versatile car seat that has the highest rear facing limit and forward facing harnessed weight and height (57″) limits on a car seat that I have ever seen.
The RadianRXT Convertible Car Seat-Booster Seat-weight limit for rear facing is 45 pounds, forward facing in a 5 point harness from 20-60 and belt positioning booster until 120 pounds!!

The seat itself is almost 30 pounds which is really heavy for a car seat but that's because of the steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides. I figure the heavier the safer so it's a huge plus to me that it weighs a little more then the average car seat... since this isn't your average car seat.
The RadianRXT also folds up really compact and comes with a built-in carry strap so it's great for traveling especially if you have to lug it to the other side of the airport you can just throw it on your back and go.
The steel alloy frame, reinforced sidewalls, SuperLatch system, EPS foam surrounding the head and body are just a few of the many safety features that you get with this seat. A new thing to me was the SafeStop which is an energy absorbing hardness.
I started installing this seat without reading the manual and let me tell you first hand that you should NOT do that. This seat has so many ins and outs and it became quite stressful at times for me to install it but in the end those "bad" things turned into great features that other seats don't have.

We chose to use the seat as a booster and we used the LATCH system. I had no idea why the seat wouldn't tighten... until I read the manual again. To tighten we had to pull the lose strap through the front then I had to place my knee in the chair with my shoulder pressing on the back and pull. Lots of directions but once I followed them the seat would not and does not budge at all. John even tried moving it back and forth and it wouldn't move.
Notice the read writing on the bottom of the seat. That is a flap that contains an Emergency Child Information card underneath. You can write your child's name, birthday, allergy, medial issues and medication use on the card so if an accident does occur. I love that and it makes me feel just that much safer.

The Radian RXT has been NCAP crash tested and is approved by the FAA for aircraft use. My daughter loves her new seat and so do I. I also love that if and when Makenna does grow out of it then Kendall will also be able to use the seat since it has a 10 year experation date on it.  Or if we have another baby then they can use the seat from birth on. Oh, and did I mention that you can fit THREE across in a Sadan type vehical.

Just some of the amazing features include…
» Rear-facing: 5 - 45 lbs

» Forward-facing: 20 - 80 lbs (and up to 57") in a 5-point harness
» Booster to 120 lbs
» Steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced sides
» Safestop® energy-absorbing harness system
» Adjustable head support, reinforced for complete side impact safety
» Energy-absorbing EPS foam panels on all sides
» Rear-facing tether capability
» LATCH installation up to 80 lb child
» Infant body support cushions
» Memory foam padding for superior comfort
» 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions for custom fit
» Expandable sides and longer seat bottom for leg support and comfort
» 12 height positions for adjustable head support
» 2 recline positions in forward-facing mode
» Sits low on vehicle seat for easy child boarding
» Fits 3 across in a mid-size vehicle and offers more shoulder space
» Add up to 4 cup holders (1 included)
» Folds flat for travel and storage
» Rubber bottom grips for no-slip installation
» 10 year life

Because I love this seat so much I have asked Diono to allow me to give one away to my fabulous readers and they agreed!

((If you do not see the Rafflecopter form below please click on the post title to open the giveaway page))







**I was sent the RadianRXT by company or PR representative write my honest review. The views are strictly 100% my own. Receiving the product(s) did not influence me to produce a positive review. Any information regarding statistics and safety information comes from the Diono website**
Giveaway is open to USA only. It will end and close on December 18th@ 9:00pm EST. Any entries made after such time will not be counted and will be removed from the list. Winner will be contacted via email & will have 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond their prize is then forfeited and a new winner will be selected.

156 commented:

Madeline on November 20, 2011 at 12:40 PM said...

I'd want Shadow!


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Tiffany Dover on November 20, 2011 at 3:03 PM said...

I want the cobalt!! It would match our car! :)

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Courtney B on November 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM said...

i'm going with the pink!

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Tj and Amy on November 20, 2011 at 5:03 PM said...

i like shadow. amypugmire@live.com

scootin monkey on November 20, 2011 at 5:08 PM said...

I want the plum!!

Sonya on November 20, 2011 at 5:31 PM said...

Rugby, it matches our interior! Thank you!
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Jenn on November 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM said...

What an awesome giveaway!!
I love COBALT!! Nice :)

Marcie W. on November 20, 2011 at 8:09 PM said...

I would choose the Shadow or Cobalt for Bub!
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Jessica on November 20, 2011 at 8:28 PM said...

Shadow!

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Christa @ Little BGCG on November 20, 2011 at 9:48 PM said...

I would love the Plum, it's so pretty!

Jennifer - Mommy to 2 on November 20, 2011 at 10:13 PM said...

My daughter would want plum! I would want cobalt or shadow. :P

Jen on November 20, 2011 at 10:33 PM said...

I love the plum, but it would be more practical to use this for my son, so I'd probably get storm. :)
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Kim on November 20, 2011 at 10:43 PM said...

LOVE the Plum color. Works for both my girls!
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Lindsay Oussa on November 20, 2011 at 10:52 PM said...

I'd get shadow! :) thanks for the opportunity!

jdeemarie on November 20, 2011 at 11:04 PM said...

I really like the seat in storm!

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Erin Tales on November 20, 2011 at 11:37 PM said...

cobalt is gorgeous

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Nina Say on November 20, 2011 at 11:41 PM said...

I would pick the shadow color

Carrie Phelps on November 21, 2011 at 7:26 AM said...

I would love the Cobalt to match my car!!
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Mrs. Trophy Wife on November 21, 2011 at 7:36 AM said...

Love storm or shadow! Mrs.trophywife@ymail.com

f75f3e3a-1236-11e1-b98b-000bcdca4d7a on November 21, 2011 at 8:50 AM said...

I would LOVE the Cobalt!!!

f75f3e3a-1236-11e1-b98b-000bcdca4d7a on November 21, 2011 at 8:51 AM said...

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I Would LOVE the Cobalt!!!

Mrs.Smitty on November 21, 2011 at 8:57 AM said...

The Shadow or Storm would be perfect!
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Julie G. on November 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM said...

I like the color Storm!

Sunflower Joy on November 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM said...

The plum color is awesome but I would probably go with storm

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newmama2010 on November 21, 2011 at 9:39 AM said...

I love the Plum!!

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esluka on November 21, 2011 at 9:42 AM said...

I like Storm!-

whocg23 on November 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM said...

I would probably get the storm. I want to make sure it would work color wise for both my son (so much like your daughter in height and weight) and my daughter. I like going neutral but not too light so it hides stains and such should they happen. :)

Maia G on November 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM said...

I like storm

Heather on November 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM said...

I would love this in the Storm color! I love that they have so many fun colors to choose from.. I am just boring lol

graceInk on November 21, 2011 at 11:22 AM said...

I would choose the Rugby color if I won!

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Emily @ Mama Days on November 21, 2011 at 11:51 AM said...

I love the shadow and cobalt!

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Aimee on November 21, 2011 at 12:37 PM said...

radian rxt in plum!

Daisy on November 21, 2011 at 12:51 PM said...

i like shadow

mummytotwoboys on November 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM said...

My favorite color is Shadow

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Tiffany on November 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM said...

I would love the Shadow color.
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Chanie P. on November 21, 2011 at 2:28 PM said...

shadow is themost practical
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Alyssa on November 21, 2011 at 2:40 PM said...

I like shadow!
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April G on November 21, 2011 at 3:41 PM said...

I would like the Radian in Shadow.

Baby and the Chi's on November 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM said...

I would choose Shadow! Very g/n :)

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aperry on November 21, 2011 at 7:01 PM said...

storm
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MommyDigger.com on November 21, 2011 at 9:20 PM said...

I would want Shadow! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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katychick on November 21, 2011 at 11:16 PM said...

i love the storm
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Kerbear00 on November 21, 2011 at 11:43 PM said...

I like the storm

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Donna on November 21, 2011 at 11:49 PM said...

I like the storm and the spring.

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kellyr78 on November 22, 2011 at 11:53 AM said...

I would like this in Shadow.
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Yesenia on November 22, 2011 at 3:22 PM said...

I love the Daytona. Great red color.
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Lauren on November 22, 2011 at 4:37 PM said...

I would love the shadow -- we have a 2 yr old boy and a girl on the way -- this would work for both and also hide any spills or stains.

Anastasia on November 22, 2011 at 5:12 PM said...

I would choose Shadow

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Jamie Datz on November 22, 2011 at 6:49 PM said...

Rugby please

Ames on November 22, 2011 at 10:33 PM said...

Shadow for me :)

Amanda on November 22, 2011 at 11:39 PM said...

I can't decide btwn the Daytona and the Plum...I like the Cobalt too!
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freddie on November 23, 2011 at 6:24 AM said...

I like the RadianRXT Storm. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Mrs. Martinet on November 23, 2011 at 6:56 PM said...

I'd love Plum. We have a Sunshine Kids Radian and I want another sooooo badly for the next kid. They are the gold standard - far better than Britax in my opinion. carriethegood(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer H on November 23, 2011 at 9:00 PM said...

Rugby!

Melissa on November 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM said...

I love the Shadow color!

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Jenn Miyamoto on November 23, 2011 at 9:22 PM said...

Daytona

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Leah Baird on November 23, 2011 at 10:34 PM said...

I want Plum
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JLJMommy on November 24, 2011 at 1:47 AM said...

Rugby would match my van!

leanne_mac on November 24, 2011 at 2:42 AM said...

Shadow

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Vanessa Coker on November 24, 2011 at 10:35 AM said...

Cobalt looks nice! I'd like to have that one.

jenzen69 on November 24, 2011 at 10:37 AM said...

Love the shadow
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danab on November 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM said...

I would pick red, it's my son favorite color!
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MommyMandi on November 24, 2011 at 1:31 PM said...

I would choose Shadow because it matches my car interior.

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Pinky Sade on November 24, 2011 at 3:49 PM said...

Shadow looks awesome!
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AmberFaith on November 24, 2011 at 4:18 PM said...

I want Cobalt!!!

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Erin Tales on November 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM said...

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Erin Tales on November 24, 2011 at 6:51 PM said...

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Katrina on November 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM said...

I would love it in Plum!

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glosprit on November 24, 2011 at 8:06 PM said...

I would love to win the purple car seat.

Annette on November 24, 2011 at 10:25 PM said...

My favorite is the spring radian.

B. Wilson on November 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM said...

shadow for me!

Melinda C on November 25, 2011 at 3:54 AM said...

If I had a girl, I'd get plum. But, I have a boy, so storm =)

liz on November 25, 2011 at 7:22 AM said...

I like the rugby color.
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Eileen on November 25, 2011 at 8:07 AM said...

We would love to get the grey, works for both boys or girls that way!

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AJ on November 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM said...

I'd go with 'shadow'. Grey is perfect for a boy or girl!
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Andrea D on November 25, 2011 at 7:41 PM said...

i like shadow

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Dragon Babies Mama on November 25, 2011 at 8:09 PM said...

I love the Daytona. Thanks for the giveaway.

Skye on November 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM said...

Id love the daytona red!

Danielle @ "We Have It All" on November 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM said...

I love the plum but I would probably get the shadow.

Amanda on November 25, 2011 at 9:06 PM said...

I love the spring, but the storm is the most practical for me.

Amylynn on November 25, 2011 at 10:40 PM said...

I would choose Shadow because it would look perfect in our car!

Nicole @ Some Call It Natural on November 25, 2011 at 11:53 PM said...

I like the plum.

dropastitch@yahoo.com on November 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM said...

I'd like the plum

Ada on November 26, 2011 at 1:51 PM said...

I like the blue one but am thinking black too. TY

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Mom of Two on November 26, 2011 at 5:11 PM said...

I think my little guy would love the Cobalt blue!

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daivabaum on November 26, 2011 at 6:26 PM said...

I like shadow

Connie on November 26, 2011 at 11:47 PM said...

I would love the Spring!
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samantha on November 27, 2011 at 9:33 AM said...

storm!
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Dusty on November 27, 2011 at 9:46 AM said...

I would love the Plum!

Angela on November 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM said...

My daughter would LOVE plum, but I don't know how my sons would feel about using it in the future. I'd probably go with Shadow then to match my interior.

lulu on November 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM said...

I like the rudby color

Jodi Faye on November 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM said...

The plum is pretty :) But my son would probably like Shadow better!
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Chelsey on November 27, 2011 at 10:31 PM said...

Plum is my favorite and both of my girls would love it!
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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy on November 27, 2011 at 10:40 PM said...

I love the Plum!

t42vek20 on November 27, 2011 at 11:35 PM said...

I love the shadow. :)
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dailymom on November 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM said...

i love the cobalt blue seat!!!
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Julie on November 28, 2011 at 9:26 PM said...

I would love the pink :)
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Love Katydid on November 28, 2011 at 10:45 PM said...

I would love the Plum :)

Renee Simmons on November 29, 2011 at 6:39 AM said...

Shadow!!! Neutral! Thanks for the opportunity!

Amanda on November 29, 2011 at 7:58 AM said...

I would love the spring car seat =)

FreeIndeed on November 29, 2011 at 9:54 AM said...

plum
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Katie on November 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM said...

I LOVE that bright blue!

Brandi Elam on November 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM said...

I love both Daytona (red) and the Cobalt blue....so hard to choose but I would probably go with the red!

SaltedCaramel92 on November 29, 2011 at 12:42 PM said...

i like daytona

MommyFerg02 on November 29, 2011 at 1:58 PM said...

I would choose Daytona!

Amy_M on November 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM said...

I love Spring.

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Chloe on November 30, 2011 at 2:06 PM said...

I'd like shadow

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Ruth on November 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM said...

I like the storm and cobalt.

Fiddlin' Dandi on November 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM said...

I like the plum color.

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San8KidzForMe on November 30, 2011 at 10:13 PM said...

I would love the shadow one.

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andrew and chandra walton on November 30, 2011 at 11:08 PM said...

I love "Spring".

Skye on December 1, 2011 at 5:25 AM said...

I love cobalt

Steph A said...

I'd love the Spring or the Cobalt!

Laura Andry said...

I would love this car seat for my son, he is getting so big so fast and will have outgrown his current car seat soo! I would love to have this car seat in the SHADOW color. Thank you for the opportunity.

Buskens1999 said...

I would like Rugby!
 :)
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Heather Stewart said...

daytona
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Jenny said...

I like the plum one  :)

Maia G said...

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polly keintz said...

love the daytona color
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Cristie said...

I like the Daytona car seat

Jazzybelon said...

I'd want a Plum colored one!

Brittney said...

Love the cobalt and plum!

Cassandra Roberts said...

I would love the Shadow! My 1yr old is really needing a new seat :)

Ticklemetiffy said...

Loving the Plum

Dee W said...

I would like the black

Jamie Lee said...

Spring

Sabrina Dahl Radke on December 7, 2011 at 11:45 PM said...

I think I would choose shadow color!

AmyBeth said...

I would love one in the Spring color!

JennYH said...

I'd like to win shadow

Michelle White said...

I love the Rugby as it would match my seats but I think the Shadow would show less wear and juice stains :)
Thanks!
Michelle W.

Joyerast said...

I like the Storm
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Catie Russo said...

My favorite is probably Shadow.

Heather H said...

My favorite color is the Rugby color 
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Nathan said...

Thank you for offering this giveaway. Shadow would be my color preferred. 
Nathan

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Louis Huffmire said...

my favorite color is plum

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Mframe00 said...

I would love the Spring one

Jessica said...

I would love the Plum one
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watersofmarch on December 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM said...

i like the cobalt.

Whitney @ Momma Knows Best on December 13, 2011 at 10:51 AM said...

I love the colors Daytona, Storm & Shadow!

Jamievillari said...

I'd love the pink! jamie villari

Music4daddy said...

O, I LOVE shadow

Rachel Flavin on December 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM said...

Shadow

Amanda Harris said...

Plum or Pink

melanie said...

I kinda like the plum!

Stacy H on December 16, 2011 at 12:33 AM said...

tough choice, prob would be boring and go with shadow! stacy h

Jenzen69 said...

i would choose shadow
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Ashley Capps said...

Plum!

bekki1820cb said...

My favorite is the plum.  bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

Jaime said...

I would love the gray one.

Matthewgwold said...

I like the spring color option

Ohradishes44 said...

i like plum

fourmaybemore on December 17, 2011 at 9:39 PM said...

I like cobalt;) melissa.y.pike@gmaildotcom

Karine Capobianco-Traverse on December 17, 2011 at 10:50 PM said...

I love Storm

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