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MN State Fair – 2016

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On Sunday, we went to the MN State Fair. Fun fact – Luke as been there every year, even when I was about 8 weeks pregnant with him! 

We did a ton of walking and exploring. . . 

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Food highlights: 

Milkshakes. 

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Corn on the cob.

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Cookies!

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Strawberry smoothie. +baby

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Adventure highlights: 

A trip to the Oink booth in the pig barn and petting a baby pig. 

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Checking out tractors with Dad. 

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Getting free sunglasses at the Kare11 booth. 

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Doing the Little Farmhands experience. 

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And getting to pick out one treat. BATMAN!

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It was a HOT day and after about 5 hours at the fair.. . we were done. Smile

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Life Lately – MN State Fair

Thursday?

Like, for reals, how is it Thursday already?

Don’t get me wrong, I am super happy – one more day and then on to a 3 day weekend. Heck yes.

But, man oh man, life has been busy!

I’d thought I would share with you some of the recent happenings over here. . .

This is my “man, I really really don’t like getting up at 5am to teach bodypump but I love love love how I feel afterwards!” face. . .

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Running with my favorite man.

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Dinner with the sisters.

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and oh my goodness. the pie. it might be the best I’ve ever had. seriously.

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Kicking BODYPUMP bootie with my pink shoes and pink Fabletics carpis.

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Birthday party for Brynn.

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Followed by birthday cake. delicious as usual. Smile 

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Typical Sunday morning. Playing trucks at Panera. . .

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And then wandering around Lowe’s.

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On Monday, we all took the day  off of work and headed to the Minnesota State Fair. . . third annual trip with Uncle Adam. Smile 

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And the best day ever for Luke  – He got to get to dressed up like a real fireman AND got to hug firefighter Mike AND climb inside the fire truck. So happy.

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Working. . .

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Spending the evening with my sisters. It is so wonderful to watch Aunt Jenny and Aunt Laura with Luke. Adorable.

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Play time. Safety first.

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Whew. Busy, but good. #blessed.

What  have you been up to??

See ya tomorrow with Friday Favorites!

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WIAW: The Great MN get-together–2014

I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday this week for a look at what we ate at the MN State Fair last weekend. . .

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We started with a new fair food – pretzel cheese curds. ummmm deliciousness.

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And one of our new favorites from last year – deep fried bread pudding. Don’t be deterred if you don’t like bread pudding.  .. it’s more like deep fried French toast with a caramel drizzle. Amazing.

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Fair staple – mini doughnuts.

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Another fair staple – corn on the cob. Ridiculously overpriced but super yummy.

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Greek yogurt sample.

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A new one for us – Minneapple pie with cinnamon ice cream. No go. Not good. I think this was my first did not finish fair food.

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Beer fixes everything.

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Pizza tots. Another new fair food. Decent, but probably won’t get them again.

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Strawberry smoothie. Fresh strawberries – yum!

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And we always finish with a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies to eat on the way home and for the next few weeks. Winking smile

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Until next year. . .

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The Great MN Get Together -2013

Last Friday, we took Luke to the MN state fair. . . This is his *third time. The first time, he made me horribly sick with morning all day sickness. And last year, he slept most of the time. . . This year, he wanted to try everything we ate and wanted to get out of the stroller most of the time.. .

We headed up to the cities and picked up Adam and Ashley and headed to the Park and Ride. <—the best way to get to the fair – for free! And Luke loved the bus ride. . . we sat right behind the bus driver and he was fascinated.

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It was super hot, but that didn’t seem to deter any people!! IMG_5441

So, our first stop was obviously for beer. . . 

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And then ice cream. . . salted caramel and mini doughnut. IMG_5445

Then, some walking around and deep fried bread pudding <—highlight of the Fair this year, everyone’s favorite!!

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Then, we had some fun walking around and checking out exhibits.

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And Luke loved checking out all the new cars. . .

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MN State Fair staple – Corn!!

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We tried a new fair food – comet corn. Basically caramel corn that was frozen in liquid nitrogen. It was cool, but just ok.

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Luke’s favorite food right now is pickles, so we got him a giant pickle.

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Another State Fair staple – vanilla shake from the University of MN milk booth.

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And of course, we had to go see the cows. . . which Luke loved! He kept saying more and moooooo. So frickin adorable. Winking smile 

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And then, he was done.

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But we weren’t! Cini-minis. YUM.

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And the best ever turkey sandwich –> according to Beth. Smile 

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And that was the end for us. We did a really good job sharing food, so we didn’t get too full or spend too much money!

And then it was back to the bus. And back to Mankato.

Another good year at the fair! Thanks for joining us Adam and Ashley!! Can’t wait for next year. Smile 

Do you go to your State Fair?

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