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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What's Up Wednesday {1.31.2018}

What's Up Wednesday {1.31.2018}
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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What we are eating this week...

Our family has fell in love with Zupas. They have sandwiches, soups and salads. I personally love the Strawberry Harvest Chicken salad.

They opened up a Giordano's right by our house, so of course we had to partake in that awesomeness.

What I'm reminiscing about...

Warmer weather. I know our winter's are different than most people's, but I am craving some heat and pool weather.

What I'm loving...

Our new pots and pans set.

My new Yeti.

My new make-up brush.

And my bracelets from my BFF Katie.

What we've been up to...

We went to the Vegas Golden Knights Fan Fest.

We took Hailey to see Pitch Perfect 3.

And just this past weekend we took Griffin for his first time skating. As you can see from the pictures, he is not a fan.

What I'm dreading...

I feel like the last month our little family has been sick a lot. We are all healthy at the moment (knock on wood), but I just hate when they get sick.

What I'm working on...

I am trying to get organized with pictures and this blog.

What I'm excited about... 

I'm excited for the future for my little family. The D Fam has lots of fun things planned in the next few months, so stay tuned!

What I'm watching/reading...

We've been watching a lot of hockey in our house.

What I'm listening to...

What I'm wearing...

Jeans, blouses, cardigans, flannels and slip on shoes. Leggings of course are always on repeat. I have really been into moto leggings. They are so comfy.

What I'm doing this weekend...

Friday night we are planning on going to a Pancreatic Cancer fundraiser event at a jump park. Saturday morning I am getting my tattoo that I have been wanting. Saturday afternoon we are finally bringing all the crayons and coloring books to the children's hospital and then we have to run some errands before Wayne leaves for Nashville for a country music convention on Sunday morning.

I don't really care about the Superbowl, but I definitely want to watch JT and then This Is Us is a new episode right after the Superbowl, so I have to get caught up on that.

What I'm looking forward to next month...

More Golden Knights games, another Pancreatic Cancer benefit, Valentine's Day

What else is new...

The building I work in is for sale, so we will be moving locations within the next few months. I am so excited to move and get into a new space.

I felt like January went by so fast, but took so long all at the same time.

Thanks for reading friends!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sunday Social {1.14.2018}

Sunday Social {1.14.2018}
Saturday, January 13, 2018
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If we were meeting for coffee these are the things I would be telling you about today...

1. 2018 so far has been rough. Griffin fell asleep early with a high fever on New Years Eve night. He was sick from NYE Sunday until Friday, 1/5. It was NOT a fun week and very stressful and trying at times.

2. With Griffin being sick I was at work for a total of 2 days last week. Ugh. That pretty much put me behind for this week. Never fun playing catch up. I am thankful for the Hubs and his willingness to stay home a couple of days, too, so I didn't have to be the only one.

3. As of today's posting I still have my Christmas tree up. Technically, it's still January, so we're OK, right? I am just so unmotivated to take it down and put away all my Christmas decor.

4. Wayne is in Memphis, TN on a work trip, which means I am solo parenting. He left early Thursday morning and comes back this afternoon. And let me tell you, I MISS HIM SO DANG MUCH!! He is very rarely ever gone for an extended period of time, but when he is, it is NOTICED in this house.

5. I am riding the struggle bus today. I have about 5 loads of laundry that need to be sorted, folded and put away. No joke. 5!! I have poop in the backyard that desperately needs to be picked up, and as said above, I need to take down our tree, put Christmas away and get our house back to normal.

6. And last but not least, if you follow me on any sort of social media (which you should), you already know that Hailey was acknowledged at her school for a few awards. One for being an all around great leader in her classroom, one from her P.E. teacher and a third from her library teacher. We are so very proud of her.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, especially if you have Monday off!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Specs

New Specs
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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So with the start of the new year I decided to purchase glasses that filter out the blue light from the computer. I sit and look at a computer all day at my full-time job and then if I do any work in the evenings at home with the blog or just general computer browsing, that is additional time in front of the screen everyday.

I do get frequent headaches and occasionally suffer from aura migraines. If you ever have had an aura migraine, you know that they are not fun.

I have been thinking about getting some version of these glasses for quite sometime as I have always worked in front of the computer, but I just hadn't pulled the trigger yet.

Until the New Year.

I had been seeing a lot about them recently. A few people I follow on social media and a few bloggers have them and have had great reviews. They are not expensive at all ($20 from Amazon) and they are super cute. So I pulled the trigger and ordered them.

I've only had them for a few days, so it will take some time to figure out if they really work for me or not, but it can't hurt trying right? Especially when they're this cute? I'll keep you updated.

Thanks for reading friends!
Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy 92nd Birthday Grandma Kleene!

Happy 92nd Birthday Grandma Kleene!
Monday, January 8, 2018
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Today is my Mom's Mom's 92nd Birthday. 92 years!!!! I would only be so lucky to live to 92 years. I shouldn't be surprised though because her Mom, whom my middle name comes from, Antina, lived to be 101 years old.

Since my Mom had me at such a young age, my Grandma Kleene helped raise me. I will be forever indebted to her and love and cherish her so very much.

Happy 92nd Birthday Grandma! I love you so much!
Friday, January 5, 2018

Roomba by iRobot

Roomba by iRobot
Friday, January 5, 2018
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So this year for Black Friday I had been eyeing a robotic vacuum. I kinda knew what I was looking for, but nothing super specific. Well, Target had just what I was looking for on sale on Black Friday. My sister Amie was in town, so on Thanksgiving night we went to Target at about 7pm thinking there would be total chaos, and there wasn't. The Target right by our house was totally organized and we were in and out with no long lines or anything.

I had put it out on the interwebs that I was thinking about getting one and I had so many people tell me beforehand that it would be such a game changer and let me tell you it is!!! It seriously is so great, especially with our 5 dogs. I have the app on my phone and can start it or stop it from that. It runs for about an hour or so and can run up to once a day.

I can also check to see how many minutes its been running and when it's done and on it's way back home to the dock.

It also tells me when it's stuck.

I love it so much and would totally recommend getting one!!
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Goals

2018 Goals
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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I am setting some goals for not only myself, but our family as well. These are things I want to work on. I say Goals, but I don't want to beat myself up either if I don't complete these or make these goals every week or month.
Go on a family vacation
Go to MN at least once this year

Work out at least 3 times a week
Make better food/drink choices
Meal prep more foods on the weekends for the week

Start a daily devotional
Work on my fitness (see above)
Blog 3 times a week

Add more veggies to their diets - try more smoothies
Continue to read with Hailey

Find a church in Las Vegas
Monday, January 1, 2018

My Word for 2018

My Word for 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
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I haven't done this in a few years, but one of my goals this year is to get back to blogging more regularly. So I decided what better way to start the year off than to pick a word. There is one word that has been continuously coming back to me and that is ............

This word has had so much meaning to me the last few months and I decided I want to carry that into 2018. STRONG has so many variations and meanings for me now:


Mentally STRONG

Emotionally STRONG

Physically STRONG

Friendship STRONG

Relationship STRONG



All around STRONG.

With everything that has happened the last few months, being mentally and emotionally strong has been a top priority for me.

I know that not everyone that survived 1 October has support like I do. I have an amazing and supportive Husband and two kids that need and depend on me. They were my driving force that night and continue to be my motivation every day.

I have friendships that I cherish very much and want to continue to grow. I have this blog that has always been an outlet for me that I want to continue.

My relationship with my Husband is number 1 and I want to continue to have date nights and take time for just us.

I have really been lacking on working out and taking care of my body. It is something I really need to focus on this year.

With all that being said, I really feel like STRONG is the best word for me this year. It just fits every aspect of my life right now. Let's make 2018 the STRONGest year yet!
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