Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Hailey!


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Dear Hailey,

You didn't even know it, but 2 years ago today you changed our lives for the better. I always knew I wanted to be a Mama. But can I just tell you that being YOUR Mama is just the best thing in this whole entire world. You are the most beautiful little girl and you have the personality to match. You are SO funny and already love to entertain a crowd. You are growing and learning everyday and we work so hard to try and shape you into the little girl we know you can be. I love staring at you when you sleep. I really can't get enough of you. Our world literally revolves around you. You make us so proud as your parents and I thank God everyday that he brought you to us. You are truly a blessing in everyone's lives and are loved so very much.

Here is to another happy and healthy year!!

Happy 2nd Birthday Hailey Jo!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fave Photo(s)

Welcome to my "Blog Every Day in May Challenge" that I am participating in going on over at Jenni's Story of My Life.

Go see the list HERE for the whole month.

Disclaimer: I know it is not May anymore, but I only got half way through the month and want to finish with these topics.


Day 17 for Friday, May 17th: A favorite photo of yourself and why.

Well, I can't pick just one.

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This photo is from my wedding day and I know that is so cliche, but it truly was one of the best days of my life. We were getting ready to leave in the limo. I not only married my best friend, but it was the one day that my friends and family came together and in were in one place at one time. When does that ever happen? It truly was a magical day.

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This second photo was from when I was actually meeting Hailey for the first time (24 hours post birth). Even though I was in rough shape and in lots of pain, I was so happy to be finally holding my baby girl.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Three Things Thursday {06.20.2013}

I've seen this on a friends blog. She usually does it every week and so in an effort to be more "present" on the blog, here are three things about my week.

ONE

I didn't realize how much pink I have in my life at the moment. I mean it IS my favorite color, but really?

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Purse, Nails, iPad Mini case and sunglasses. This is my life I guess.

TWO

Green Grandma comes on Sunday....for 2 weeks! She's mostly coming because of Hailey's 2nd birthday on 6/26. We are doing her party on the 29th. Last year for her 1st birthday we actually were in New York and she was there with us at that point, too.

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So excited to have here here with us for a visit! I really wish she would move back to Minny!

THREE

So Hailey got bit again at school (daycare). That's 2 days in a row now. 2 DAYS!! She's only there two days a week (usually M's & F's), so for her to get bit, let alone 2 days in a row is just preposterous!! Not to mention that's 3 times in about the last month. I know it's a part of being "toddler," but at what point do you say enough is enough. The hardest part is they can't tell me many details. They are looking into it cause I sent them a stern "Mama Bear" email and are in the process of getting back to me.

Have any other parents out there experienced this with daycare? What did you do or how did you handle it?

P.S. Anybody else waiting impatiently for Friday?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday {06.19.2013}

This is my outfit for today. I've been wanting to post more outfit/fashion related posts. Mostly because I'm trying to branch out and try new things and also just because it's fun.

I thought I would share and link-up with The Pleated Poppy.

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Top: JCP
Bottoms: NY&C
Shoes: ALDO

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My "Lot In Life"

Welcome to my "Blog Every Day in May Challenge" that I am participating in going on over at Jenni's Story of My Life.

Go see the list HERE for the whole month.

Disclaimer: I know it is not May anymore, but I only got half way through the month and want to finish with these topics. 

Day 16 for Thursday, May 16th: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it.

I know this may sound sorta cliche, but I don't think I have a so called "lot in life." Certainly I have had things happen in my life that have changed me or my perspective on life.

A few examples:

My sister, Keli Jo, dieing when I was in 6th grade;

Various other loved ones deaths;

My rocky relationship with my Dad growing up (which is a 1000% better than it has ever been);

The miscarriage I had back in the summer of 2010.

All my experiences have made me who I am today, but I wouldn't say it's my "lot in life." I love my life and feel that I am very lucky and fortunate to have it. I say my prayers every night with Hailey and we talk to God about all our blessings. I wouldn't change it for anything.

Hailey Jo {18 months}

December 26, 2012

This is you at 18 months.

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Your smile is infectious.

You have the cutest little dimples.

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You love grilled cheese sandwiches and french fries.

You love milk and apple juice.

You are still wearing size 4 diapers.

You are still wearing 18 month clothing for the most part.

You are just starting to get into a few 24 month clothes.

You met Santa for the second year in a row on December 2, 2012.

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I thought you were going to be OK, with no tears. No such luck.

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You were scared outta your mind.

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You will love these pictures when you get older.

You got a big bear from our friend Kia.



You love it.

You are starting to develop the best little personality.

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You have such a sense of humor and are so funny just like your Daddy.

You still love to explore new spaces.

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You do so many fun things and activities at school.

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You love to get messy at school.

You still love bath time.

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You love to look out the big window.

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You are just so curious!

You had other plans for Mama's moving boxes.

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You have Mama's long toes.

You moved to a new house on Friday, December 14, 2012.

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You also got a new room.

You had climbed out of your crib just before we moved, so we decided to turn your crib into a toddler bed.

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You do such a good job (most of the time) at bedtime and staying in bed now that you can get out.

You are a mover and are all over the place when you sleep.

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You like to sleep with your blanket over your face. Mama doesn't like that so much.

You were falling out of bed, so we put down pillows and a blanket down on the floor.

You are still so cute in your little peacoat.

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You get so many compliments on your penquin hat.

You love going to Birdtown Cafe and helping out the crew.

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You met Santa again at Birdtown and did much better this time.

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You were somewhat hesitant to open Christmas gifts, but soon got the hang of it. Daddy helped you at first.

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You then got the hang of it and could hold your own.

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You still love anything Vikings. You got a new hoodie and shoes for Xmas.

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You did such a good job sitting in church on Christmas Eve.

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You opened your stocking from Grandma Kimmy on Christmas Day.

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You love your new bean bag chair from Green Grandma.

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You were moved up from the Busy Babies room to the Toddler room at school.

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You have a new bin.

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You still cry when we drop you off at school, but while you are there you have such a good time.

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You are the best bed time snuggler.

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You give the best kisses.

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You are just the most precious thing to us and we love you so much, Hailey!!!

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

365 Photoaday Challenge {May 2013}

Disclaimer: All these pictures are from my Instagram. Follow me @MrsMamaD

#day121 #may1 This is going to be my motto for May! Courtesy of @aubreykinch #kinchdesigns #photoaday365
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#day122 #may2 Stayed home from work with this munchkin and had a mommy/daughter day! #photoaday365

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#day123 #may3 Snow in May. Only 1 word: GROSS. #photoaday365

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#day124 #may4 Santa pajamas in May. They fit so we still where them. Halloween ones too. #photoaday365

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#day125 #may5 That smile makes my world go round. #outside #photoaday365

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#day126 #may6 Mac n Cheese Taco Bake. So good! #photoaday365

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#day127 #may7 Tire swing fun. #photoaday365 #mylove

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#day128 #may8 Love getting grad party invites showing off my work. #danielsonphotography #photoaday365

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#day129 #may9 This happened today. House passed it 75 to 59. Woot! #equalrights #photoaday365

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#day130 #may10 Hailey at school with her ladybug she painted. #toddler #photoaday365

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#day131 #may11 Ex co-worker reunion. #friends #photoaday365

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#day132 #may12 To the one that calls me Mama. #happymothersday #photoaday365

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#day133 #may13 Big day for MN! #proud #photoaday365

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#day134 #may14 Oh yes. This is happening. #chocolatecake #photoaday365

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#day135 #may15 I finally jumped on the bandwagon. #getfit #photoaday365 @maragollin

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#day136 #may16 Hairs colored and cut. #sofreshandsocleanclean #photoaday365

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#day137 #may17 Star Party 2013! @fbonsett @katiekdwb @bigdradio #photoaday365

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#day138 #may18 Hailey's new 3T summer wardrobe. When did that happen. Ugh. I don't want my baby to be 2. #photoaday365

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#day139 #may19 First day with @jawbone Still trying to figure it out. #getfit #photoaday365

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#day140 #may20 Hubs is serious about this boxing adventure. Class schedule is up on the fridge. So proud of him. #motivated #hitithard @bigdradio #photoaday365

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#day141 #may21 She likes to eat her ice cream cone with a spoon. #toddler #photoaday365

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#day142 #may22 If you read my blog today. These are a few of my fave things. #puppycuddles #tv #mommytime #photoaday365

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#day143 #may23 My baby turns 2 in 33 days. Hold me while I go cry in the corner. #photoaday365

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#day144 #may24 Hailey loves her new summer kicks. #tennies #growingup #photoaday365

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#day145 #may25 We've been doing bedtime routine in our bed cause I bought darkening shades. So even though it's light outside, it's still dark in our room. So far so good. #bedtime #photoaday365

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#day146 #may26 This FINALLY happened this weekend. Purchased a new mower & our lawn actually was mowed. #photoaday365 #grownups

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#day147 #may27 The start of weekly meals for the Husband's new diet. @bigdradio #bouari #photoaday365

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#day148 #may28 First seedless watermelon of the summer (if we can call this summer) thanks to Whole Foods. So good. #fruit #photoaday365

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#day149 #may29 My love for thee is ridiculous. I wish they would sell this in real life. No I don't. I would then be 500 lbs. #condimentlove #photoaday365

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#day150 #may30 Free candy? Yes please. #mnbloggerprivateevent #photoaday365 #friends #chocolate

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#day151 #may31 Love my Friday nights with my peanut. Laying in bed, watching toons and snackin on goldfish. #photoaday365

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So there you go.

As always if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or find me on social media.

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