Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Great Minnesota Get Together {2012}

The D Family LOVES fair time. While Wayne was at the fair 11 out of the 12 days, Hailey and I went just three times.That might sound like a lot to some people, but for us it's about average. And while he works, we usually play!

This year KDWB had a new booth (Good Bye Boombox) and they also had a new location by the Grandstand.

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Working hard.

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We love going and visiting Daddy at the fair, cause then that means we can eat fun stuff, too. Here we are enjoying a Fudge Puppy.

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Sweet Martha's Cookies are always a must have on my list at least once a year.

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One of the new things this year was a red-velvet funnel cake and of course I had to try it. I didn't get a picture of it, cause honestly I think I ate it too fast. It was SO delicious! I will definitely be having that again this year.

This year one of the times we went with my family. It was a warm one, but so much fun. Here is Papa pushing Hailey in her stroller.

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Hailey checking out the animals in the Miracle of Birth Barn.

Bunnies

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Baby sheep

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Cows

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Of course, with Papa in tow, we had to check out the mini 4-wheelers.

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We watched a horse show.

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And loved it.

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Hailey napped, while we sat and people watched. (I would have rather taken a nap.)

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We walked around with Papa.

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We all had lots of laughs and fun!

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What a great 2012 State Fair!

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I am so looking forward to 2013!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WILW and Insta Lately!! {02.27.2013}

I'm linking up with:

Jamie over at This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday!

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and Jenn over at Perfectly Imperfect for InstaLately!


If you follow me on Instagram, then some of these pictures will look familiar, if you don't shame on you!! Go find me @MrsMamaD

1. I'm Loving this newer artist...Olly Murs. He was in the KDWB Skyroom at the beginning of February. 

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2. I'm Loving this song that he sings! I am so obsessed!



3. I'm Loving my new mascara that I purchased recently.

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4. I'm Loving that this little girl is sitting on the potty more and more everyday. Going both 1 and 2 by the way. So pumped!!

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5. I'm Loving these cute boots I picked up for Hailey. You can never go wrong with black sequins.

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6. I'm Loving this Puma track suit that Hailey got for a late Christmas present from The Hortons. It's so adorable!

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And she looks so cute in it!

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7. I'm Loving my new workout tops and our new gym membership. I've been more motivated lately not only with going to the gym and working out, but with what I am eating & drinking. I'm also Loving Zumba classes.

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8. I'm Loving the way I am feeling lately. I recently gave up having Caribou Coffee on a daily basis and I have to tell you I am feeling a lot better. I feel like I have more energy and I think with drinking more water and working out only a couple times a week is helping too.  It's only been 2 weeks today, but I'm Loving it!

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9. I'm Loving my Eric Condren Life Planner that I received last week and have gotten so many compliments on it.

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10. I'm Loving this little girl and the man I made her with. They just light up my life!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Ride {2013}

That's right. We got a new car! We just upgraded my vehicle last January of 2012 and now we upgraded the Husband's. It was much needed and he deserved to get something nice. We chose a 2010 Ford Edge 4dr SEL AWD SUV. We've had it for a couple weeks now and LOVE it.

Here are just a few specs:

Condition: Used
Engine: 3.5L V6 DURATEC
Transmission: 6 Spd Automatic
Mileage: 30,904
Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Dark Ink Blue Metallic
Interior Color: Medium Light Stone
AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer -inc: MP3 playback, (4) speakers
Reverse sensing park assist system

One of our favorite features is that it has the Ford Sync Voice-Activated Communications & Entertainment System with Bluetooth capability and steering wheel audio controls. Seriously, it the coolest thing ever and we might be behind the times with just knowing about this now, but holy cow it is the best thing ever invented.

Now for what people really want to see...pictures!!



Our other favorite feature is the dual sun roof! Can't wait for summer to open that bad boy!
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Life Lately {August 2012}

August 2012 Recap

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

We took Hailey to her first Twins game. It was so hot, but we had great seats.

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My sister Amie and our cousin Kally came with, too.

Friday August 3 - 5, 2012

My cousin was getting married this weekend and I was the photographer, so we decided to make the trek up to Grand Forks on Friday in time for me to be at the Rehearsal and Grooms Dinner that night. The wedding was Saturday and then the gift opening was Sunday morning. Here are just a few photos from our weekend.

Announcement in the local newspaper.

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We stopped at a truck stop in Fargo and there was a life size Justin Beiber cut-out. We had to get a picture of Hailey with it.

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While I was working Friday night and Saturday morning, Hailey enjoyed the waterpark with her aunts.

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She danced all night at the reception and had so much fun.

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Congratulations to Kayla & Nate!

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It was a terrific family and fun filled weekend!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wayne turned 31 years old today. We were pretty low key and just went to dinner with some friends.

Hailey and I got him cards with some hugs and kisses.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today was the annual Stager Family Reunion. So fun! What more could you want than food, family and bean bags!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I went with my friends, Falen, Katie and Lauren to a Meals on Heels fundraising event. Falen hosted the event and there was so much yummy food and drinks to try. It was so fun!

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

I spent the afternoon with Emily taking her senior pictures.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

This morning we met my friend Anne, her husband, Brian, and their daughter Ellie Anne for a playdate. They were in town for a family wedding, so we went to their hotel, swam in the pool and then had lunch at Big Bowl. So great letting the girls play and splash, while the adults chatted and got caught up.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We had our annual family Fantasy Football Draft Party at my parents house. My cousin asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding in April 2013. Yay!!

Thursday, August 23

Today was the start of the State Fair for Wayne. He was there 11 out of the 12 days of the fair this year. I will be doing a separate post about this soon.

Friday, August 24, 2012

We took Hailey to her first Vikings game. It was preseason game #3 and she only last sitting through the first half, but we still had fun.

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Friday, August 30, 2012

We took Hailey to her first Lynx game. It was also my first time, too and it was SO FUN!!

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