Monday, January 16, 2012

Life Lately {November 2011}

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Today we had our annual Stager Christmas, but Wayne was the Best Man in his friend Shane's wedding. His friend John was also a groomsman, so while they were getting ready and taking professional pictures, I split my day with the first half at my parent's house for Christmas and the second half at the Miller Wedding. We had already arranged for Hailey to spend the night at my parents house, so Wayne and I could have a night out with friends. I did not take many pictures of Christmas, because I was not really there too long. But here are a couple pictures from our family Christmas in November:

Mingling throughout the kitchen...

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Sitting around the table...

This is my Grandma Stager's new puppy, Lacy. She is super small and quite adorable!

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Here is my immediate family (minus Wayne). He was already at the wedding.

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Grandpa with Hailey // Ross with my Mom holding Hailey

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Uncle Ross with Hailey // Grandma Karla with Hailey

The Miller wedding was at 4pm, so I left my parent's house at about 3pm with my friend Jess (John's girlfriend). Since both boys were in the wedding, we decided to go together. I didn't get very great pictures of the actual wedding, but it was your run of the mill wedding as you can imagine.

Here is the wedding party:

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Me, Wayne, Jess and John

After the wedding was the buffet dinner and cake, with speeches. As the best man, Wayne gave his speech.

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After all the sappy and sentimental stuff, it was party time!

Me & Lily // Jack & Nick // Nick & Me

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Nick was sitting on my lap, while the speeches were going.

Then as the dance was getting going, all of a sudden I was summoned to the dance floor...and given a "lap dance" by my Husband. It was quite the funny moment as we all know and are friends with the DJ, so it was all planned beforehand. I was mortified at the beginning. I was like "this isn't my wedding." But it ended up being harmless and funny as you can see.

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Jess and I doing the Cupid Shuffle! We were definitely getting our groove on.

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Wayne and I enjoying our night (without the babe).

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Yes, that his him grabbing my butt. Tee-hee.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Today was our puppies 5 year birthday! Yay! This is me with them lounging in our chair downstairs.

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Don't mind how gross I look, like I said it was a lounge day.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Today was our 5 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe we've been married for 5 years already. Wow! Wayne has a gig every Friday night, so while he was at work for the night, I went to a Pure Romance Party with my cousin, Beth. My Mom came to our house to babysit Hailey for the evening.

If you've never been, it's really not as "kinky" or embarassing as it sounds. I mean, I guess it could be if that was the intention, but this party was lovely all the way around. I, personally, had never been to a Pure Romance Party, but I had so much fun. We played Bingo and won prizes. My cousin, Beth, won Entice in the Mangosteen scent, but gifted it to me as it was my first time at a party and lets face it, I stink at Bingo:

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I ate some great food, had some interesting conversations, met some fun ladies and bought a few products.

My favorite is the Body Dew, in the Original scent.

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I also got Coochy, in the Pear Berry scent. Love it!!

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You can read all about Pure Romance and what they have to offer through their website. They have such a wide variety of products. If you have any questions or are in need of a consultant, my friend is wonderful and discreet. She seriously knows her stuff and has been doing this for awhile. So if you need a hook-up, just email me and I can put you in contact with her.

Side note: We didn't really do anything "special" for our anniversary. We still go out to dinner on a regular basis (with baby), so we don't necessarily feel like we have to do that. I also got the new IPhone 4s in October when it came out, so that was my big anniversary gift. I like having an excuse like "anniversary gift" to purchase new and expensive things for myself. Haha.

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2011

This weekend we went to Clara City from Friday night - Sunday afternoon. My 2 sisters rode with me and Hailey out there and back. Here are some of the pictures I snapped of the weekend

Our family sitting around playing Family Fued on the IPad. So fun!

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It actually snowed that weekend...at least in Clara City it did. Hailey wore this yellow snow suit that weekend. Wayne actually wore this when he was little. It is a 3 month snow suit, but at that point Hailey was almost 5 months. It was pretty tight fitting, but worked for that weekend.

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We started eating rice cereal that weekend. This was the first time she had it (not in her bottle). I don't think she knew what to do with it once it was in her mouth. It just kinda sat there for awhile until she realized that she needed to swallow it.

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I love these next pictures. This is my Grandma Kleene (maternal Grandmother). She raised me for the first part of my life. Long story short, my Mom had me when she was just 16 years old and a junior in high school. Needless to say, she needed help and my Grandma and Grandpa were there. Love them for stepping up and helping and love my Mom for being a single Mom for awhile and doing it on her own. Anyways, I love my Grandma dearly and for her to now see my child, her Great Grandchild, is beyond words.

Hailey and her Great Grandma Edna

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My sisters Kate and Amie with me, Hailey and Grandma.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I usually spend Thanksgiving with my family as it is one of the times of year that I get to see my Grandma Kleene. Well, since my Aunt Laurie + family was going down to Iowa for Thanksgiving to see my cousin Jarred, they didn't have enough room to drop Grandma off for the day at my parents house. I was not happy and so sad I didn't get to see her for Thanksgiving, but it was still a great day.

Since it was Hailey's first Thanksgiving, we invited Wayne's Mom, her boyfriend, Paul and his Brother, Andy, to my parents for a joint Thanksgiving, but they decided to stay home. To each there own. We still ate lots of yummy food, watched football and played dominoes.

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Hailey eating her Thanksgiving meal of rice cereal and then her helping Daddy play dominoes.

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After we all ate (before dominoes), it was nap time and this is Uncle Ross thinking he can sneak Hailey in his coat. Haha.

Friday, November 25, 2011

My sisters decided to spend the night, and since I had today off, we decided to get the tree up with some other Christmas decorations. Here is our tree with no presents underneath it. : (

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

At noon we had a baby shower for Elliott Norman Horton. He was born September 26th, so him and Hailey are exactly 3 months apart. Elliott's Mom, Rachel was on strict bed rest for the last 12 weeks of pregnancy, so there was no baby shower, pre-baby. Therefore on Elliott's 2 month birthday (and Hailey's 5 month birthday) we celebrated his birth at his Grandma Dianne's house with Aunt Veronika and Aunt Aly hosting

Me and Elliott

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The 4 of us:

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Hailey couldn't take her eyes off of him!

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Hailey also turned 5 months old today. See her growth update post HERE.

Later that evening we stopped by the Lemons House, so one of my besties' Jenny a/k/a Lemonhead's family, could meet Hailey.

 Sunday, November 27, 2011

After a super emotional, spiritual and fulfilling morning at Church, we headed to Park Tavern in St. Louis Park for a benefit for a teenager that is battling cancer and sadly is losing. Luke and his family  are friends of a friend of ours. Wayne was asked to emcee the benefit, which included a silent auction, drawings for prizes, Team Luke t-shirts, pizza and bowling. My Mom and sisters met us for some bowling, while Wayne worked the crowd!! We were so happy to support this family and Luke!

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November was busy! Onto December!

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