Two Meatballs: It’s Just Not Fair!!!

Lately temptation has been allllll around me!!!  I guess it’s just that time of year.  Whenever the weather gets a little colder, it just seems like a great idea to roast marshmallows around a campfire!  So that is exactly what the Beards did last week!  Safety first!!!

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And a little cruising!

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And a few selfies!

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And now time for some fire!

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Ahhhhh!!!

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What kid doesn’t love fire!?  Or marshmallows!

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Or really, what adult for that matter!?

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Super jelly…I have to admit that marshmallows and mor specifically S’mores are my weakness, but I won’t let my food allergies/envy hold me back from spending time with my beloved little family!

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This weekend we all packed into the car early Sunday morning

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#practicalbeards and arrived at the North Carolina State Fair, 2 hours before it opened. #gottagetagoodpark It was fah-reezing!!!  But we all bundled up and could not have been more excited!

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We are always this matchy matchy and I love it.  I have trained the kids well, look at how happy they are to take adorable pictures!!!

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And they even snapped a few of us!

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#theapplegang

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We found a haunted house…

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Some Oregon Trail players…#ogoffthegrid

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A choppah! #yougottogetdown

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Man eating praying mantis… #grasshopper #whatever

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Giant Flowers!!!

Then we found ALLLLL of the games!

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Wyatt won a donut and wore it as a hat allllllll day…kid after my own heart! And look how sweet he looks in my scarf!

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Then we rode rides…

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We even ran into Jenny and family, totally unplanned!!!  What are the chances at the FAIR!?!?!

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We saw animals…

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Giant pumpkins…

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We Village of Yesteryear’ed it up…

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And even had a Greg Fishel moment at the WRAL tent!

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Soooo funnnny!!!!  And creepy. #makeito’fishel

It was such a fun day!!!  The fair can be such a slippery slope for food!!!  This is a segment called, yum yum gimme some…

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This is a segment called, doing the best I can!!!

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There isn’t a ton I can eat right now and I was almost positive that there wouldn’t be ANYTHING that I could eat at the fair bc literally everything has sugar in it, or something else that is on my no list.  So in preparation, I ate a big breakfast of 4 Applegate turkey sausage links (the tiny kind) and a spinach smoothie with almond butter, unsweetened coconut mil, blueberries and pineapple.  I packed myself an apple and a Larabar and that is all I had!  What a victory!  I also feel like we walked ten miles today.  Needless to say I was starving by the time we left…so I went immediately to Chipotle!

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#success  Then I had such a craving for fries, bc they are my ultimate weakness, so I made my own jicama fries…food allergy solutions!  And they were amazing.  I actually had a night full of comfort food cooking.  Quinoa and Chicken sausage with spinach and shallots, sweet potato chips and roasted asparagus. I also roasted a spaghetti squash for a spicy shrimp scampi later in the week!!!  It’s certainly not fair food, but it is what I can have and I think it is delish!!!  These food allergies have turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  It is much easier to abstain when I just know that I can’t have those things.  Apple freezies are my favorite thing at the fair and as Wyatt and I stood in line to get him a freezie and dad a hot apple cider, I read that there was no sugar water or chemical preservatives and for a moment I thought, oh maybe I can have this (even though I know there is so much sugar in there) and Wyatt looked at me with big eyes full of concern and said, “Don’t risk it Mo!”  Always looking out.

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To my fellow Beards…OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!  What a fun day filled with love and giggles. I love you guys so much I just can’t say it enough.  #cantegtenoughofyall

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I am so lucky to be a part of such a fun, loving, hilarious, supportive, sweet family.  And I hope we always feel this way about each other.  Love you all to the moon and back and then back again!!!

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4 comments

  1. We are so incredibly lucky!!! Best family & time at the fair ever! So proud of you mo!!! And Wyatt is such a sweet kid!!! He loves you so much!!!

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