Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday. Show all posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Little Goblin

My Little Goblin
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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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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Monday, March 4, 2013

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2012
Monday, March 4, 2013
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This year was more fun than last year. Not cause she really GOT what Halloween is, but because she could walk and talk a little bit and actually participate and have fun.

The weekend before Halloween, we stopped at a local pumpkin patch and she helped us pick out her pumpkin.

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Being the great Daddy that Wayne is, he got on the floor with her and "helped" her carve her pumpkin.

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She didn't know what to think about the messiness of the pumpkin and after about 5 minutes of trying to help take out the guts, she was NOT interested anymore. Such is life with a toddler, right?

Hailey was a cupcake for Halloween. I found the costume at Old Navy. You never know the weather in Minnesota, so it was perfect for the chilly October night. First we stopped at our next door neighbors, then we went to Grandma Kimmy's house and then we went to Grandma Karla and Papa's house to visit.

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So busy, but she loved saying "Trick or Treat" and was such a ham. She thought it was so cool that there was candy in her pumpkin.

It was a great night seeing everyone and I look forward to so many more with her!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend {2012}

Memorial Day Weekend {2012}
Friday, July 6, 2012
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Friday, May 25, 2012

I was so excited that LMFAO was in town. My 2 sisters and my friend Jenny a/k/a Lemonhead and I went and had a blast.


My awesome Hubby contacted the record label dude and we got to meet them and then got floor VIP tickets.








It was such a fun night!!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Since my Mom watched Hailey for me so I could take my sisters to the concert, I ended up spending the night there. I got to bed late, but slept in until noon. (Thanks Ma for watching the Babe for me.) I can't even remember the last time I slept that late. It was much needed. It was a gross day out so we did a bit of shopping, but other than that it was low key.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

We had our cousin, Veronika's, 16th family birthday party to attend. It's always fun to see them, catch up and eat some amazing food.


Happy Birthday Veronika!

Later that night we had a wedding reception to attend. After we dropped Hailey off at my parents again for an overnight, we headed out to Myth Nightclub where the reception was being held. We had some great food and hung out with some awesome friends.


Ben & Jen got married in Mexico at the beginning of May and then had a reception for family and friends later.


Congrats Ben & Jen! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Monday, May 28, 2012

It was Memorial Day Monday and I had 2 photo-shoots in the morning and then we had plans to go to the Como Zoo in the afternoon. The parking was horrible and it was so hot out. We only stayed for a bit, but had fun anyways. I didn't take many pictures, because to be honest Hailey could have cared less if we were there or not. Here is one though on our way into the park.


And of course one of me and my lovey at the zoo, too!


Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!

Mrs. Mama D
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend {2012}

Mother's Day Weekend {2012}
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday evening was spent with Hailey hanging out and doing a little cleaning. It was a very chill night.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It was a super nice day. My Mom and sisters came over so I could go photograph a small wedding in the afternoon. I finally installed Hailey's new car-seat later in the day. Wayne didn't have his gig that night, so we actually got to hang out as a family. It was great!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

We had plans to have brunch with our Mom's and siblings at noon. We went to The Park Tavern. They have a great brunch and then you get an hour of free bowling with it. We ended up bowling 2 games after we ate.

My little family.


 My MIL, Me, Hailey & my Mom.


Bowling fun.


Hailey helps Mama.




All pooped out.


After bowling with the fam, we ordered take-out from Big Bowl for dinner and had a quiet night at home.

It was a most perfect First Mother's Day!!! I'm so excited to celebrate many more to come!

Hope yours was great, too!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weekend Highlights: Hoppy Easter 2012

Weekend Highlights: Hoppy Easter 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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 Friday, April 6, 2012

I left work and met Wayne at home. We had plans to take Hailey to the mall to see the Easter Bunny. I was nervous we would have to stand in a long line with waiting until the Friday before Easter, but we didn't at all. We got right in, sat her down, she smiled a big one, the photographer snapped and then away we were. She did so great and gave THE biggest smile with no tears or sign of fear one bit.


Next year might be a different story.

From the mall Wayne went home because he had to get ready to head out for the night. I went to my parents house for the first bonfire of the year. 


I ended up staying way too late. I got home and got to bed way past my bedtime. I think it was 11pm. Isn't that sad? Ugh. I'm getting old.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Today was rainy, dark and gloomy. I took Hailey to the gym. I walked on the treadmill for a bit and read my book. Not really sure if you can call that working out, but I went. Hailey played in the Kids Stuff area with the other little ones. The rest of the day we spent some quality time just the two of us. Wayne brought home a Crunchy Roll from Crave for me for dinner. It was gone in minutes and was so yummy.

I wanted to get a movie or two watched that evening, but was still so drained from the night before that I ended up reading for a bit and then falling asleep early.

Super boring Saturday if I don't say so myself.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday! We got up, Wayne did his yoga while I tended to H. We got ready and I did some things around the house before heading over to his Mom's house for Easter lunch. We ended up not eating until about 2:30pm. She made all the fixings and it was all so yummy. We skyped with Grams and wished her a Happy Easter.

Hailey's First Easter!


She loved her Easter Basket.


Who doesn't love a new outfit and some snacks!!

I thought this printable that I found online says everything about Easter, but while I'm not a fan of peeps or jelly beans, I am a fan of chocolate. That's about all the Easter candy I care about and I can get that year round whenever I like. We didn't color any eggs this year, nor did we do an egg hunt, but we plan to go all out next year definitely.

I love this poem that I found online:

Easter Joy
Jesus came to earth,
To show us how to live,
How to put others first,
How to love and how to give.
Then He set about His work,
That God sent Him to do;
He took our punishment on Himself;
He made us clean and new.
He could have saved Himself,
Calling angels from above,
But He chose to pay our price for sin;
He paid it out of love.
Our Lord died on Good Friday,
But the cross did not destroy
His resurrection on Easter morn
That fills our hearts with joy.
Now we know our earthly death,
Like His, is just a rest.
We'll be forever with Him
In heaven, where life is best.
So we live our lives for Jesus,
Think of Him in all we do.
Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
Help us love like you!
By Joanna Fuchs

I think it's so simple, but tells the story so nicely.

I hope all my family and friends near and far had a great Easter!

We then headed over to my parents house for an Easter/birthday dinner. My birthday is the 9th, so we had a delish dinner, too. We hung-out for awhile and ate strawberry shortcake before heading home way too late on a Sunday evening.

Overall it was a great weekend once again. I was disappointed that I didn't get any movies watched that weekend, which is a bummer because I am so behind on movies. There are so many out that I haven't seen yet.

Just a few on my list at the moment that I have YET to see:

The Artist
My Week with Marilyn
J. Edgar

That's just to name a few. Some of those Wayne wants to see, too, others he could care less about and I will find time to watch them on my own.

Have you seen any of the above? How did you like them? What others do you recommend? I need to keep this list going.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Christmas {2011}

Christmas {2011}
Thursday, February 9, 2012
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December 24, 2011 - Christmas Eve

Christmas overall was pretty laid back this year. Since Wayne had to work from 10a-4p on Christmas Eve we didn't travel anywhere. About a week before Christmas Hailey received these from our friends down in Florida. They are Santa booties and a bib. Love them. Thanks Lynn and Mark for the gifts for Hailey!


Hailey and I went to The Horton's house for a noon gathering. It was The Horton Gang (Mark, Dianne, Veronika, Aly, Rachel, Evan, Elliott, Grandma Jo and then Jared stopped by for a bit) and then the Danielson Gang (Me, Hailey, Kim, Paul and Andy came, too). We hung out for the afternoon, talked, ate, opened gifts and then we were on our way home.

Hailey opening up her gift from The Hortons. She didn't know what to think about the bow or the paper. You can see she was wearing the "I <3 Santa" bib. You can't see that she was also wearing the booties, but she was.


I had to take this classic picture. She's the best gift I've ever gotten!


Evan, Elliott and Rachel


The Danielson Gang had plans to meet at church for the 5:30p service. We went to Calvary Lutheran in Golden Valley. It was different than my normal church in EP, but it was great. We did the candlelight service and sang Holy night, which is my absolute favorite on Christmas. There was also a lot of singing and we sat right in front by the band. Hailey loved it. It is a huge church, but so beautiful, too. I snapped this picture with my phone of Hailey in her Xmas dress (from our friends John and Jess). She's sitting on Wayne's lap just taking it all in and enjoying the music.


We had planned on spending Christmas Eve with Wayne's side of the family and then Christmas day at his Mom's also and then Christmas day night with my side.

So, after church we went to MIL Kim's house. She had the table all decked out. I love Christmas decorations.


She had wine for me, too. Love her wine glasses.So festive.


Wayne had started his diet that Thursday before (yes, 2 days before Christmas). It was not his choice, believe me. But everyone was so accommodating with his meals. Kim is such a wonderful cook, so while we ate ham and au grautin potatoes (you know all the REALLY good stuff), Wayne ate fish and broccoli.


He ate it and didn't complain one time. I am still working on a post about his new diet and everything that comes along with that. Let's just say he has done such a great job so far, and we have a long road ahead.

We opened some gifts and had lots of laughs. Hailey loved her puppy from Gramma Kimmy!


She also got some clothes and a rocking horse from Green Grandma!



It's going to take a little bit for her to grow into it, but we know she will have a rockin good time when she does.

Sunday, December 25, 2011 - Christmas Day

Wayne and I got up Christmas morning and exchanged gifts. This year we agreed not to tell each other what we were going to get them and have it be a complete surprise. Usually we each pick out our own gift and we go from there. I got him some bu-ray movies. Elf, which neither of us had ever seen, so when it was on sale I couldn't pass it up. I also got him Fast Five and Due Date, which we both have seen, but love. They were nothing spectacular, but that's what he likes, movies and video games.

Wayne is so much better at gift giving than I am. He always has been and he always will be and this year he didn't fail. He surprised me with this:

ADELE - Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD


I haven't watched it yet, can you believe that? But I have watched the trailer several times and I can't wait. I just need to find a night where I can take some time to REALLY enjoy it while I watch it. He also surprised me with this:


I picked it out while we were Christmas shopping for his Mom's charm bracelet. I told him to wait, cause once again...we were Christmas shopping...for others...not for me. I told him it could wait until Valentines Day. He thought otherwise. It's a pearl with diamonds around it. Hailey was born in June and one of the birthstones is pearl. I LOVE it. Like I said HE IS SO GOOD!

Every year on Christmas Day, my MIL Kim has an open house type thing at her house. She makes a butt load of great food and everyone comes in the afternoon to hang out, catch up and eat some grub.  So that is exactly what we did. Minus Wayne pigging out because of his new diet. He didn't waiver one time with all the temptations. I think I ate enough for both of us though.

Later that afternoon we had plans to meet my side at my parents house for our little family Christmas. My Mom had planned on making spaghetti. She did and we all ate that, except for Wayne who stuck hard to his diet and had chicken and veggies. He also hadn't cheated at all at his Mom's house earlier in the day, so I was so proud of him.

After dinner we opened some gifts:


Hailey mostly got some books and some clothes this Christmas. She wasn't playing with too many toys, yet. She did get a johnny jump up, which she still LOVES!


You can't tell by this picture, but trust me she does. Wayne and I got a brand new desktop computer. Thanks parents! It has come in very useful because if you have read my previous posts, our laptop died about 2 weeks ago. Sucky! 

We played dominoes as we always do and sat around until the late night and chatted. We then headed home and put Hailey to bed. Both Wayne and I were crushed as Hailey's first Christmas was over. Just like that it was done. But it was great. We did snap this quick family photo that night and you can see that she did wear the booties.


I love our little family of 3! Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Mama D
Monday, February 6, 2012

Our Christmas Photoshoot {December 2011}

Our Christmas Photoshoot {December 2011}
Monday, February 6, 2012
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Friday, December 2, 2011

We went to FLASH Portraits at Ridgdale Mall again. The same place we had her NEWBORN pictures taken. She had just turned 5 months old a week before and was still working on keeping her head up. I love her smiles though!

 We also took a few of the 3 of us for our Christmas card:



I love our little family of 3!

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