Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bubble Run 2016

So on Saturday, March 26, 2016, we completed the Bubble Run. We woke up at about 6:30 am and got moving. The race was set to start at 8am. We were supposed to meet some friends, but they were way ahead of us and we just told them to start without us.

1. Love the shirt, but none of the paint stayed on the shirts after we washed them which was a bummer.
2. Before the race started they had one of the cannon's spouting off blue bubble's.
3. There were so many people there. We started in waves. There was such a fun energy to this race.
4. It was SUPER windy, which made it cold at first, but Hailey was a trooper and was so excited to get going.




5. Pink bubbles!
6. Griffin pretty much slept the entire time.
7. Power walking with the stroller.
8. Our beautiful Hailey in the midst of bubbles.



9. Hailey covered in blue bubbles and having a blast!
10. Family photo. Griffin didn't know WHAT was going on.
11. Mama and Hails in some green bubbles.
12. Daddy and Hails with yellow bubbles on her face. Haha.


 Overall it was a fun race and we all had fun and most importantly we did it as a family!

Monday, April 11, 2016

March 2016 Wrap-Up

I meant to post this awhile back, but alas, time got away from me and here we are in April already.


On Saturday the 19th, we met up with some friends for a night out to Pitbull AGAIN! I love my little man getting ready with me. He's just the cutest!

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It was such a fun night and like I said on Insta, I will NEVER get sick of his music or seeing him live!


He seriously puts on SUCH a good show!



On Sunday, the 20th, we went to our local mall and had the typical Easter bunny picture with the kids. Griffin's first of course. Hailey's smile is SO cheesy, but there were NO tears!! Yay!



21st: This is my Hubby's progress thus far regarding his weight loss surgery. I plan on doing a more detailed post since he had the gastric sleeve surgery back in October. I haven't really blogged about it too much thus far, but I wanted to share this picture. Crazy, right?



22nd: I am so behind on pictures and getting pictures off my phone and organized. It's really bad. But what can I do other than try to catch up!



23rd: It was National Puppy Day! Yay!

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26th: We did the Bubble Run. We did it as a family and were supposed to meet up with some friends, but we didn't leave the house on time and wouldn't you know it, with two kids, it's just not as easy these days. We had a lot of fun and Hailey especially was SO excited.



After we got home and got cleaned up, I went to the DMV to renew my license. It was about to expire on my birthday (4/9), so I HAD to get it done before then. So, I sucked it up and went and did it. Only 2.5 hours later was I done and I am also registered to vote. Ugh. I then went and promptly spent 1.5 hours at Target. #myhappyplace


27th: Easter!!! It was pretty low key. We were all so tired (exhausted Mama right here) from the day before. We originally wanted to go and check out an Easter buffet at one of the hotels. And while the hotel we picked didn't seem crazy busy, the buffet was. So, we opted to have more of a sit down meal. Which was fine, since my hubby can't really eat a whole lot at a buffet anyways. Also, sidenote: I didn't realize he has this business card from the Dr that says he has had stomach surgery and they are legally obligated to give him a kids meal or charge him for a kids meal. 

We ended up at Hearthstone in the Red Rock Casino which is in Summerlin (a suburb of Las Vegas). It was also super low key (just our thing, especially with kids) and the food was absolutely delicious!


The best part was I didn't have to cook OR clean up. Hailey got to MAKE her own pizza and the chicken and waffles that I got were SO GOOD!!!! Later that afternoon I took a nice, much needed, nap with my baby boy. Later that night after both kids were sleeping, my Hubby and I watched The Walking Dead.



30th: Well the day started with a trip to the Vet. One of our pups, Moo Moo, has had a few seizures in the past few months and had a bad one the day before. So we decided it was time to take her in and get her looked at. We had a full blood work up done on her and she is perfect in every way. The Dr thinks it is a neurological thing as she is almost 10 years old and just starting them now with no major life changes. So, for now we will monitor her and see if we have to put her on meds at some point in the future.

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And there's March 2016 for ya! I can't believe we're well into mid-April already! Uffda!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

#Ipsy [#MarchGlamBag]

I am still loving my March Glambag from Ipsy. I'm STILL loving the dry shampoo and the liquid eyeliner. I've discovered so many fun products and brands and have defenitely gotten my money's worth out of this monthly Glambag.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Three Things Thursday [Three Twenty-Four Sixteen]

Happy Thursday Friends. We are almost to Friday, but not quite.



My Hubby is emceeing the closing ceremony for the PurpleStride 5K walk next Saturday, April 2nd. We are super excited for this. One of my besties, Katie, is coming into town for the weekend, so she is walking with me and the kids, along with our friend Jen. Katie lost her Grandpa to Pancreatic Cancer and our friend Adam lost his Dad to it last June. Not even a year ago.





I watched the Season Finale of How to Get Away with Murder last night. I was totally like this as the episode/season was wrapping up...



Anyone else watch it and surprised at all that happened in that last episode? WTF?!


We have lots of things up in the air about life right now. I have mentioned them before on this blog...our lease ending, new house, moving, school for Hailey, daycare for Griffin, financials and making it all work...the list goes on.

I am not sure if any of you are UFC fans and are familiar with Connor McGregor, but this is basically how I feel about everything. Every. Single. Day.


We watched The Ultimate Fighter show where he was competing with another UFC fighter, Urijah Faber, on the UFC Fight Pass. It's a great show if you are interested in UFC. Anyways, McGregor said this so many times on the show it's now ingrained in my brain and has become sort of a thing or an inside joke in our house. My Husband says it to me all the time just like him in an Irish accent.

That's all for today! I hope everyone is having a great week!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The 5 W's of the D Family

I originally saw this post on Wife Mommy Me. Thanks Stephanie for the idea.

WHO ||  Wayne, Leah, Hailey and Griffin. Wayne and I met in a trashy nightclub, were friends for about 6 months and then started dating (7/12/03). I knew just after a month of dating that he was the man I wanted to spend my life with. We were married 11/11/06, had our daughter 6/26/11 and our son 7/14/15. We are up in the air right now whether we want to stop at two kids (one of each) or go for a third. We are not in a rush at this point. Only time will tell.



WHAT ||  I originally started this blog to document and "scrapbook" our life about starting a family, etc. Since starting this blog, it has become so much more than that. I've met some really great people through blogging and I've had some of the best times/friendships with those people. Sometimes I get carried away with other stuff and what I think blogging should be and I have to remind myself of the original reason why I blog... for myself and my family. I'm trying to get back to that place.

WHEN ||  I started blogging back in April 2010, when we decided to start a family. The blog has been called a few different things since then. I have shared a miscarriage, two pregnancies that equaled two children, a few job changes, a few moves (one across country to Las Vegas), countless linkups and favorites and fun.

WHERE ||  We call Las Vegas, Nevada home as of right now, but Minnesota will always be where our true home and family is. We moved to Las Vegas May of 2015. We love the city, everything it has to offer, the weather and have made a few friends in the process.


WHY ||  Sometimes I ask myself why I blog, but I think I touched on this question above. I think when so much time has gone by with no posts or updates that I should just quit, but then I always find myself coming back to my little space on the internet. I have a list of literally a million things I need to update and share, but no matter how long that list gets, I don't think I will ever quit blogging. I call myself a "part-time blogger." It suits me. Like I said above, this space has introduced me to so many friends (online and IRL) and like Stephanie said, it's a hobby that allows me to be creative, expressive and network with other women and mommies. Can't beat that reason.

Until next time.
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