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Weekending. .. 10th annual Country Fest!

Hey there! Happy Tuesday!

I am extra happy today because I finally figured out my picture situation. . . well . . .unfortunately, I really don’t know what the problem was, all I know, is that it’s working now! Winking smile 

I almost had a heart attack last week when I realized that was scheduled to work this last weekend – Country Fest weekend! In the past 9 years, Fest has always been the last weekend in June. . . and this year, they switched it. .  . but I never double checked the dates! Laura randomly texted me about getting ready for the weekend, and then I realized, OMG, I am scheduled to work all weekend. Thank goodness, I have some amazing co-workers and it just happened that one gal wanted an couple extra shifts, so I was able to have the weekend off.

And it was awesome. Beautiful weather. Great times with my sister. And Carrie Underwood!

Here’s a look at the weekend.. .

Sprinkle doughnuts.

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Special K bars. .. means Abby gets to lick a peanut butter jar.

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Driving the tractor.

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Picnic lunch on the boat.

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Squirt gun fights.

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All tuckered out.

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Park time.

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Country Fest time!

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Dierks.

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Craft time. . .. just wait until you see the wreaths we made – SO cute!!

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And the total highlight of Fest this year – Carrie Underwood!!

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And Sam Hunt.

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Whew. Such a good weekend. . . and now back to work!

How was your weekend?? Highlight??

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Weekend Update: Country Fest 2015

Oh man, another awesome year at Country Fest. This was our 8th year!

Here’s a quick recap of the weekend. . .

True Spark addict. . .

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Shirt twinsies. . .

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Brett Eldredge . . .

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Rascal Flatts. . .

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Friday night. ..

Neal McCoy. ..

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Craziness. . .

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Tim McGraw

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Up and at ‘em for Saturday morning pump. Still teaching and loving the newest release.

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And then – Lake time!

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And Saturday night at Fest. . .

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Cheers.

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Billy Currington. . .

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And our favorite – Keith Urban!!

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Sunday morning lake time. . .

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Final night at Fest.  . . a little bit of rain, but then it cleared up for the shows!

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Our new favorite artist – Thomas Rett. He put on an awesome show!!

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Another great year!

So, what were you up to?

I am linking up with Katie (and Erin) for Marvelous in my Monday!

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Weekend Update: Country Fest 2014

Tuesday? I cannot complain after having the last 5 days off of work and heading to Country Fest over the weekend!! I am linking up with Becky today for TYT – because this weekend was full of treats. Smile

The weekend started on Thursday. We loaded up the car and headed to the lake. . .but with a quick spark delivery stop.

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And then it was time for Country Fest!!

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Cheers to 8 years!!

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Rodney Atkins.

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And more treats = special K bars!

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BODYPUMP 90 practice.

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Friday = RAIN. Some people were super smart and wore rain boots – loved these cow ones!

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And we were super excited to see Carrie Underwood – and she was awesome!!

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Fun shirts.. .

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And then on Saturday, poor Abby wasn’t feeling well. She started throwing up and limping. So we took her to the vet and she has a tick illness. Antibiotics and some pain medicine and she seems to be on the mend! Fingers crossed.

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Jamberry nails break.

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And time to put our boat in the water for the first time this year! Up to this point with all the rain and flooding the lake has been too high to put it in.

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Sunday morning breakfast thanks to Krusteaz pancake mix.

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Afternoon run.

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And another boat ride. .. unfortunately, this ride was to take the boat back out of the water because the motor isn’t working quite right. .. fingers crossed that they can fix it quickly and for not too much money!

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more interesting shirts at Fest.

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Last night. .. Florida Georgia Line. SO much energy on stage – it was amazing!

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Thanks for another fun year, Laura – already can’t wait for next year!!! Smile

And back to reality and fruit punch spark on Monday morning.

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Grocery store, laundry and getting ready for the week.

Hope you had a great weekend! What were you up to?

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Weekend Update: Country Fest 2013

My weekend started with the most awesome package on my doorstep.  ..

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Thanks Chobani!! I have already tried a couple of the flip flavors – and OMG key lime crumble is ah-mazing.

Then, we headed to the Lake, with a quick stop at YUM! for lunch.

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And a stop at the grocery store – where we spotted the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile.

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Luke loved the lake.

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Fest 2013!

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Over 4 days we saw: Thompson Square, Miranda Lambert, Gloriana, Hunter Hayes, Montgomery Gentry, Neil McCoy, Little Big Town, Toby Keith and Jason Aldean.

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In addition to the concerts, the people watching is the best!

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And we got to meet Lauren Bell Bundy who is on Heart of Dixie and is a country singer too. She was super nice.

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We also spent time in the lake, went to Eau Claire for the farmer’s market (picked up some lettuce and baba ghanoush and pita chips). Always good to cross something off of the summer to-do list!!

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And then went to “the best gyro place ever” per Laura. Smile 

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And the rest of the weekend was spent on the water. Including Luke’s first boat ride. Smile 

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Hope you had a great one too! What were you up to?

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Country Fest 2013

This weekend. . .

This is happening!

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Laura and I are headed to Country Fest!! 7th annual trip. (Check out previous Country Fest 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 recaps!!)

VIP Gold 1st row tickets. We. are. so. frickin. excited. Smile 

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Thankfully, my parent’s Lake place is close by, so we drive in each night for the concerts and get to go back to sleep in our own beds at night. Camping and drunk people –> no fun for us.

So, during the day, we will be lounging on the dock and in the boat and at night, seeing some awesome singers. This year the big names are: Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, and Jason Aldean.

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I’ll be back on Monday with a recap! Have a great weekend. Smile

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Country Fest 2012

Another Country Fest is over. Sad smile

But it was totally awesome. Winking smile 

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This was our 6th annual trip to Country Fest in Cadott, WI! And another year in the VIP section. Perks of the VIP section include: dinner each night, free beer, water, and pop, and the most important, the ability to get right up next to the stage to take pictures. And sometimes, when the performers come into the crowd. . . you get to TOUCH KEITH URBAN’S HAND! Smile Best Fest EVER!

Rewind to Thursday night: We saw Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans and Dierks Bentley.

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Friday night: the highlight was Sugarland.

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Saturday night: The Band Perry and Brad Paisley

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Sunday night: Kelly Pickler, Big and Rich and Keith Urban

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Keith Urban was AWESOME!

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He had lots of energy, good stage presence, and just seemed like he was having a good time. He was also an amazing guitar player. And, oh ya, he came into the crowd, we got to shake hands/high five him, and then he sang a song from the back of the VIP section and we were like 4 people away from him! It was ah-mazing! Here is a video that I took of him. . .

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And we already have our tickets for Country Fest next year!

Front row seats!!! Can’t wait. Smile Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum will for sure be there!

Thanks Laura for another awesome Fest!

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Country Fest 2011!!!

Wow. . . what a great weekend! Laura and I went to our 5th annual trip to Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.

It is a four day country music festival (Thursday thru Sunday). Unfortunately, I had to work on Friday, so I had to miss Thursday night. . . Laura went with my other sister, Jenny. It sounded like they had a lot of fun watching Gretchen Wilson, Lonestar and Trace Adkins. I also heard that they shared a yummy funnel cake! Winking smile

So, I was super excited to head up to the fest on Friday after work!

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I made sure to start the weekend off right. . .

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Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss Beer. I don’t love beer, but this one has a slight sweet berry flavor which I love.

Laura and I always get VIP seats which includes all the beer you want, closer seats, dinner each night, and closer access to the stage for awesome pictures.

Highlights of Friday night: Craig Morgan and Miranda Lambert

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She totally had pink pants, pink guitar, and a pink sparkly microphone. . . which of course I loved!

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me and Miranda hanging out. . . Winking smile 

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In that picture, you can see how close we get to the stage. . . where the security guard is sitting just over my right shoulder is literally the edge of the stage!

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She was super cute and told us about how she has gotten married (to Blake Shelton) since she was at Country Fest last time!

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Each show is a little over an hour and then we have about an hour in between shows too. . . which leads to lots of photo taking!

Some better than others..  .

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Another perk of Fest is that Cadott is about 40 minutes away from my parent’s lake place. . . so instead of having to stay and camp for the weekend. . . we drive back and forth each day. That way we get to sleep on a real bed and play on the lake during the day!

Saturday was awesomeness: Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood

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Carrie also recently got married. . . whoa her ring was bling!

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Saturday night we also got a yummy snack: Maple nut ice cream. Seriously the best ice cream cone I have maybe ever had. . . fresh ice cream made local in WI. YUM!

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Sunday night finished with Josh Turner and Lady Antebellum (Laura’s favorite!)

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It was a great weekend. . . already looking forward to Country Fest 2012.

Thanks Laura for another great year!

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Country Fest–2010

I am sure by now, Laura and I have drank our body weight in Leinenkugels Beer and are having way too much fun at this years Country Fest!

Here is a recap of last year – 2010!

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Blake Shelton

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Waiting in line to get up close to the stage for pictures. . .

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Little Big Town

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Love her hair!

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Obligatory photo besides the huge blow up beer bottle

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Whole lotta people!

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And. . . Toby Keith!

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Country Fest–2009

Every year my little sister, Laura, and I go to Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.

This weekend is Country Fest Weekend!!! Highlights this year are: Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Miranda Lambert!

We are super excited! So, I may be a little MIA this weekend while we are off getting our fill of country music.

I thought it would be fun to recap the last 2 years. . . 

Up first: Country Fest 2009!

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Kelly Pickler. . . totally adorable!

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Laura and Craig Morgan (coming again this year!)

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Laura and Brad Paisley. . . OMG awesomeness!

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