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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Life Lately - May 2016

Life Lately - May 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Amie came to help with the kids at the end of April while we were in Jamaica. I didn't get many pictures with her. (insert sad face) But on Friday, May 6th, the night she was to leave, we went to Selena Gomez. It was actually a better concert than what I was expecting. So I was pleasantly surprised.

Amie left and we were all very sad. The next night I took Grams to see Jennifer Nettles.

She was amazing!!!!

Wayne stayed home with the kids and I got this picture from him. Love them so much!

We also went swimming a bunch...

Griffin figured out there was water in the dog bowls and wouldn't leave them alone.

Hailey and Daddy had a couple day dates...

And we went to the Billboard Music Awards!!

That's it for May!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What's Up Wednesday {Ten Twenty Six Sixteen}

What's Up Wednesday {Ten Twenty Six Sixteen}
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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What we are eating this week...
I made tacos late last week, so we try and use the rest of the taco meat and make nachos or have a taco salad. Just another way to enjoy tacos!

I also made tater-tot hotdish on Monday and have been eating off of that all week.

We are going out to dinner with a friend at Hard Rock Café to Culinary Drop-Out tonight. It's one of our fave places in Vegas.

I really need to get back on Pinterest and look at some new recipes. I've been in a food rut lately.

What I'm reminiscing about...
Griffin has grown up so much in the last couple months. Especially, with him starting at daycare (we call it school) at the end of July. He is learning some sign language, which has been fun and nice for communicating. I want Griff to be able to communicate better, but I also want him to stay my little guy forever.

Hailey, too, with her starting Kindergarten at the end of August. She is really learning how to spell and read and it just amazes me how fast they pick things up.

It's so bitter-sweet having them grow-up. Now I know how my parents feel about me. 

What I'm loving...
The cooler temps coming to Las Vegas. I can finally wear leggings and boots. It finally feels like Fall.

What we've been up to...
It's been a busy one...iHeart Festival at the end of September, Route 91 at the beginning of October, Wayne's last minute eye surgery, Green Gramma staying with us, Weston's birthday party, Griffin's hernia surgery, Keith Urban. Uffda. So busy, but not complaining AT ALL!

What I'm dreading...
It's getting darker earlier and earlier. I don't like it. I dislike Christmas shopping, too. I like giving gifts and watching people open them, but I just don't like the actual activity of going to stores and buying stuff and wrapping them. I usually resort to gift cards and stick them in a card. Call me lazy, that's fine. I LOVE getting gift cards. I know some people hate it, but you know what? It's better than nothing, right?

What I'm working on...
Trying to get my pictures on lock down, off my phone, uploaded to FB. Also, blog posts up.

What I'm excited about...
We are going to Disneyland in mid-November and we couldn't be MORE excited. Wayne is broadcasting live from there for the first weekend of Christmas. We are not telling Hailey until we get there. She is going to freak!!

Any tips or tricks you have for going with a 5 year old and a 16 month old would be wonderful!

Also, we have plans to go home to Minnesota for Christmas. Which we are equally excited for, too!

What I'm watching/reading...
Other than blogs, I am not reading much. I am watching a lot though. It seems like a lot, but I usually have it on in the background while I'm cleaning or cooking dinner or in the middle of the night, too, when I'm up with Griffin.

Secrets and Lies
This Is Us
Chicago Fire
Chicago Med
Chicago PD
How to Get Away with Murder
Ben & Lauren

We also watch WWE in our house and NFL football.

Wayne and I are in the middle of The Ranch on Netflix.

What I'm listening to...
While I'm at work, I listen to iHeart Radio through my computer. Usually 95.5 The Bull. That's usually what I listen to in the car, too. Otherwise, I have the music on and I'm chatting with Hailey after school when I pick her up.

What I'm wearing...
More cold weather pieces. Closed toed shoes, leggings, tunics and boots! I'm in desperate need of some new winter pieces, but we'll see.

What I'm doing this weekend...
As I mentioned, tonight we are meeting a friend for dinner, Thursday night Hailey has a game night at school, Friday evening Griffin has a Halloween party at his school, Wayne scored more premiere tickets to the movie Trolls for Saturday. Him and Hailey went last Saturday morning, but he got passes for this Saturday, so I might take Hailey again this Saturday. We still haven't gotten any pumpkins or Halloween candy to hand out, so we have to get that done at some point, too. I can't believe Halloween is on Monday already and it's almost November.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
November is Disney and Gilmore Girls month!!

What else is new...
Nothing new with me.

Wayne got a left cornea transplant 3 weeks ago. He is still healing with that. It's been rough and painful and he has a long ways to go, but we are trying to take it day by day and week by week.

Griffin had hernia surgery last week and he is all recovered from that. He's had 3 ear infections within the last 2 months, so his pediatrician has referred us to an ENT.

Hailey is great. She is still loving school and her teacher and her friends. I am anxiously waiting for her Kindergarten pictures to come back.

So that's about it for now. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Life Lately - April 2016

Life Lately - April 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
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Oh life, how busy are thee.

This will serve as a bit of an update as it's been several months since any sort of a Life Lately post!!
On April 2nd Wayne hosted and we walked the Pancreatic 5k. One of our dear friends, Adam's Dad, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer a few years back and passed away just last year in 2015 and since then it's always been a cause close to our heart. So we walked in memory of Dave.
It was also Green Gramma's Birthday, so that evening we took her out for a nice dinner.
Steak and Lobster anyone?
On the 6th, Hailey had her Spring Concert at pre-school.
On my birthday, (April 9th), A Thousand Horses was doing an acoustic performance and Meet N Greet with 95.5 The Bull and a few of it's listeners. So I took Hailey, Grams and Griff and we went and met them. One of the band members was extremely sick that day, so we are missing one and they ended up not performing, but they did do a Q&A with us and took pictures. They are such nice guys.
And then that evening we took Hailey (and our friend Derek who was in town visiting from LA) and saw Ellie Goulding at Mandalay Bay. We have met Ellie in the past and she is always so nice. She is also SO talented.
I also got some cool swag for my birthday. Of course I love ANYTHING The Walking Dead and new pajama pants. Woohoo!
On the 10th we went to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden at The Mirage. This place is so cool. It's like a mini zoo right in the middle of the strip. While it only has Dolphins and Tigers (and a cougar), it was very cool.
On the 23rd Wayne participated in the iHeartMedia 24/7 Comedy Fest.
It was a big name comedy show with Frank Caliendo, Billy Gardell and more.
Wayne on stage making people laugh.
April was the month that Griffin graduated from an infant seat to a convertible car seat.
Auntie Amie also came at the end of April to help with the kids, so Wayne and I could go on our first real vacation together to Jamiaca. More on that one later.
And there's April for ya.
Thanks for reading!!

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