Thursday, October 31, 2013

365 Photoaday Challenge {September 2013}

This is an Instagram re-cap of the photoaday challenge that I have been doing since the beginning of the year. Please note, this does not include other photos that I post or videos. You can find me over on Instagram @MrsMamaD

#day244 #sept1 Out to lunch @ Crave. It's sad, but we couldn't do it without the iPad. #lifesaver #photoaday365

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#day245 #sept2 Trying to get back on track with potty training and its not working. #undiesfail #photoaday365

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#day246 #sept3 First day in Early Pre School class room. New cubby. Full time. All day. Every day. #holdme #growingup #photoaday365

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#day247 #sept4 Homemade taco salad with all the fixings. Which isn't a whole lot cause I'm a picky eater. #yum #photoaday365

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#day248 #sept5 Just passed out next to her boyfriend Mickey Mouse. #photoaday365

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#day249 #sept6 Aqua-Doodle after bath. Cleanest form of entertainment. #toddlerfun #photoaday365

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#day250 #sept7 DQ date with the little. #yum #icecream #photoaday365

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#day251 #sept8 DQ everyday. PBP. #photoaday365

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#day252 #sept9 Had to fill this out for a book that they are putting together at school. #photoaday365

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#day253 #sept10 Surgery day. Ended up staying overnight. #funtimes #gallbladderssuck #photoaday365

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#day254 #sept11 Getting ready to leave. He was being camera shy. #orhewasjustcrabby #inpain #photoaday365

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#day255 #sept12 Cheesy chicken in the crockpot over noodles. So EASY & delicious! It will be on the blog this week. #food #photoaday365

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#day256 #sept13 Love getting needed clearance items at my fave store. #happyplace #haileysnewbed #photoaday365

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#day257 #sept14 Big girl bed in full effect. Woohoo!! #photoaday365

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#Day258 #sept15 Left: This is how we feel about today's Viking loss. Boo! Right: this is how we feel about a bath & haircut for Tony today. Yay! #photoaday365

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#day259 #sept16 "Look, Mom, we're holding hands." She sure does love her pups. #tony #puppylove #photoaday365

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#day260 #sept17 Puckett is such a snuggler. #puppylove #photoaday365

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#day261 #sept18 I picked her up from school and they had her hair in the cutest little top knot. #cutie #photoaday365

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#day262 #sept19 I've made some delish dishes this week. #yum #photoaday365

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#day263 #sept20 Picked up our 5K race packet today. All set for tomorrow morning. #photoaday365 #5K

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#day264 #sept21 Before and after our Vikings 5k. #fitness #vikings #dfam #photoaday365

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#day265 #sept22 Aldi does it again. Love and obsessed. #carbs #photoaday365

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#day266 #sept23 Love my new business cards! Shout out to @howsweetthisis #bbcready #photoaday365

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#day267 #sept24 Hailey made a bus. Love seeing her little art projects come to life. #newclassroom #newteachers #newfriends #photoaday365

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#day268 #sept25 Hailey's Halloween costume is coming together quite nicely. #halloween #photoaday365

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#day269 #sept26 My arm hurts from my flu shot. Wah!! #photoaday365 #wimp

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#day270 #sept27 Of course I have the regular version for my ears and the radio version for Hailey ears. #workwork #photoaday365

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#day271 #sept28 While visiting friends, Hailey was hanging out with Lucy the pup. #twopeasinapod #doglover #photoaday365

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#day272 #sept29 Reading a book, sitting in her chair at the top of the stairs waiting for Daddy to come back up. #daddysgirl #passtime #shelovesherbooks #photoaday365

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#day273 #sept30 Go big or go home, right? #pointsonpointsonpoints #illtakeit #ffb #photoaday365

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Happy Thursday friends!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Currently: October 2013

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Excited: For Falen and Paul's Halloween party on Friday night! Woohoo! Mama needs a night out!

Worried: Not really about anything at the moment. I'm just being impatient with life.

Reading: Only blogs at the moment. Trying to catch up.

Creating: This blog post. Hey, at least I'm blogging, right?

Loving:  My new dark hair! You would know that though already if you follow me on Instagram!

Hating: The weather. It's just dreary and rainy and cold.

Wondering: About our credit score and house/loan stuff. Again, just me being impatient.

Eating: Pretzel sticks at my desk for my afternoon snack.

Drinking: A coke.

Craving: Nothing at the moment which is unheard of.

Hoping: That Hailey's Halloween costume will finally come together. I found orange leggings yesterday after searching high and low for them. Can't wait for tomorrow!

Watching on TV: So much!! See this post HERE. I've also added the Blacklist to my long list of shows per a recommendation from a friend and I LOVE it!!! I also love James Spader. He plays such a good bad-good guy.

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Listening to: MyTalk 107.1 - Yes, I've become THAT person who loves talk radio. Especially celeb trash talk.

Wearing: Nothing fancy today. Gray dress pants from JCP and a navy blue shirt from Kohls. Work attire.

Looking forward to: A great night with friends, a few adult beverages and my friend, Paul's, buffalo chicken dip on Friday night. See also what I'm Excited for.

Feeling: Tired, but motivated.

Weather: Rainy and chilly. No snow yet though.

Wanting: To get all caught up on blogging.

Needing: A million $. Haha. Doesn't everyone?

Thinking: I have so much to blog and catch up on, but struggling with finding time lately.

Enjoying: My coke. See also what I'm drinking.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Little Goblin

Linking up with Darci from The Good Life Blog.

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Here is my little goblin in one of her Halloween PJ's. Don't mind the horrible lighting. It was right before bed last night that I snapped this.

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Happy Halloween everyone!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hard Stuff

Sorry friends for my week long blog break. I know BBC taught me not to apologize, so I'm just going to go with it. I'm almost finished with my BBCMPLS re-cap post, too. It will be up this week. I hope.

Everyone is entitled to a break once in awhile right? It wasn't intentional. I was just focusing on life and my loved ones.

Last Tuesday afternoon I got word from my parents that my cousin, Nicole, had went into labor the night before and gave birth to her baby boy at just 22 weeks along. My heart immediately dropped to the pit of my stomach. I was so sick for her.

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She just got married in April, this was her first pregnancy, and she was devasted. She had GIVEN BIRTH to him. They heard him cry. He lived for 1 hour and 16 minutes. His name was Brayden Alexander.

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They told us all on Wednesday that on Thursday they were going to have a little burial service in Onalaska for him. That is where her Husband, Alex, is from. Alex's Dad is also a funeral director, which came in very handy for two young parents that were going through something so hard and had no clue on what to do.

Because my Dad would be driving my Grandma and Aunt Jamie down, I coordinated with him to ride along for the day. Nicole and I have been through everything together. Cousins are the best. They are not only family, but they are your friends, too.

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I knew I had to be there for her and I'm so glad I went. I know it meant a lot to her and even her parents (my Aunt & Uncle) told me how happy they were to see me. It was a very long day, both emotionally and physically. I needed a few days and the weekend to re-coup and focus on my family. It's just another example of how fragile life is and how fast things can change.

Please pray for Nicole and Al as they continue to grieve and hopefully someday try again. Also, please hug and kiss your loved ones and tell them you love them.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Five on Friday {10.11.2013}

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First off, will you please say a prayer for Wayne's Green Gramma. She's back in the hospital again, for the second time. The first time was back at the end of August. She is having some heart issues that we thought were resolved, but apparently not. She's got plans to move back here to MN within the next couple months and I can't wait to have her back! She will still be 2 hours away, but it will be tons better than having her in AZ. In the meantime please pray for her. Thanks loves.

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Wayne starts back on his weight-loss program again on Monday. At the end of his program and about the same time his gallbladder started acting up (middle of August) Bouari changed their name to Soza and decided to go a different advertising route. So we said OK, he focused on dealing with his gallbladder issues, we had the State Fair, his surgery and recovery and well, now they want to start up again. So here we go. He ended at 298 (just under his first goal of 300) and now is starting back at 306. His new goal is to get down to 270 by December 10th a/k/a Jingleball. If you want to catch up start HERE and HERE.

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Speaking of Jingleball, this year is going be HUGE and they are announcing artists today! I'm so pumped!! This will be my 6th Jingleball!!

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I am so excited that H&M opened in Ridgedale (a local mall close to me). So convenient. Also, a Kate Spade is opening in the Galleria and Madewell is opening in the Mall of America. Although Madewell is way too expensive for my tastes as far as clothes go, it's still pretty exciting. And I'm excited to go check out the Kate Spade store, even if I don't buy anything.

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Since last Friday, I have worked out 3 times. Last Saturday (Zumba), last Sunday (Core) and yesterday(HIIT). I missed out on Tuesday's Insanity class cause Wayne had to be at WE Day even earlier then I would be getting up, so it didn't work out, but I am still proud of myself. I could've just not gotten up on Thursday and went back to my old ways. But I didn't and I'm determined to make this a real habit.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

UP Jawbone

So out of the blue I got an email from Jawbone regarding my weekly UP stats. I've never gotten one of these before, but I really like it and hope they continue.

If you are not familiar with UP from Jawbone, you should be. It's just the greatest thing EVER and the technology is outta this world! Go HERE and check it out! I got mine in April for my 30th birthday. I wear it daily and it blends in with my other bracelets and accessories.

Anyways, with starting to work-out more regularly in October, I was glad to see I was making my daily goals.



I usually don't sync for several days, so that's why it looks like I didn't do anything from the 3rd on in the picture below.



I'm going to try and remember to sync daily. It's so easy, I don't know why I always forget. I have been slacking on keeping track of sleep, too, which I also am working on as well. Sleep is very important.

Last Tuesday was the first day I got up at 5:30am to get to the gym. No surprise I had an exceptional day with steps.





While looking at that number makes me feel good on the days I work out, I sometimes get depressed at looking at that number on the days I don't work out, even if I do reach my goal, which is a minimum of 10,000 steps a day. I know it's all relative and in the end it all balances out.

Here is what the rest of the week looked like.

You can see that I actually recorded my sleep this day. I didn't work out and I was just shy of making my goal.

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Today was the 2nd day I got up early. I did a HIIT class.

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You can definitely tell the difference between days where I work out compared to the days when I don't.

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I did my 75 min Zumba class today.

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And even though it looks like I didn't do anything today, I actually made it to the gym and did a 30 minute CORE class. Which killed me and made me sore for two days, but it was a good sore.

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Like I said, I like getting these weekly emails. Just another thing to help me stay accountable in my fitness journey. I went online to my account to make sure I do still get them and was pleasantly surprised to see that they now offer it for the Android. I know people were saying it was an Apple thing, but it's not, so if you have an Android and are wanting one, go for it!



I'm looking at getting a Polar watch too (probably next week after payday), so I can keep track of my calories better within workouts and really start using MyFitness Pal again. Email me if you use MyFitnessPal and we can be friends. Do you have a Polar watch for working out? Do you like it?