Monday, August 29, 2011

The GREAT Minnesota getttt-together!

The State Fair never fails to be a great time! :) We enjoyed ourselves and ate wayyyy to much food, but it was so wonderful! The weather was perfect, company was fun and people watching is always a bonus! I am happy to say.... this nausea is behind me (at least I think!)... I loved being able to feel good walking down the smelly streets and saw SO many other cute pregnant ladies! Fun!

 
Here is our whole "crew"! Fun!

Josh and I went to the fair a LOT in high school.... it was the COOL thing to do. I think that's why I like it so much to this day. Ha!

 
Don't worry, no one got stung in the making of this photo :)

 
Laur and I bought lipstick from some of our family friends that have a booth in the grandstand area. It is quality lipstick and we had too much fun with it....

See? :) Our cute husbands....

 

My dad has a tradition of taking ESPRESSO shots whenever he has the chance... it is just a funny thing and there was an opportunity at the fair... he didn't pass that up!


Probably the CRAZIEST memory of the fair was this year while Jonna (my sis) and I were going to the bathroom. We had just gotten done talking about CHURCH and how the message at my church was to step out and really HELP people in need....

Well, my prayer was answered... immediately... a young lady right behind us PASSED OUT in her stall. Yes, on the ground... my sister and I quickly started doing whatever we could to help her. Jonna ran under the stall to unlock the door... I yelled for someone to call 9-1-1. Asked for water from someone and the fainted girl finally gained consciousness when an EMT/FIREFIGHTER/FIRST RESPONDER in the bathroom came over to help...

I asked the young gal if she had a cell phone and if she was with any friends. She gave it to me and started dialing the number of her friend (she was completely conscious at this time) just VERY dehydrated we could tell.... so I began calling, calling, calling her friend. Of course the fair is SO loud so she didn't answer right away.

Jonna was helping this girl with drinking water and rubbing her back.... while I was doing whatever I could - getting a cool cloth, more water, etc.... A cop and EMT showed up at this time and they asked all the proper questions while they cleared everyone from the bathroom.

TALK ABOUT SCARY . . . TALK ABOUT GOD! I am so thankful that God was watching over her and she didn't hit her head harder (concrete ground) or not regain conciousness. It was a miracle and I am so thankful that God chose to use us in such a crazy thing! I realllyyyyyy think I need to get first responder training, how vital would it have been in that situation?

Phew! How were your weekends?? The two weddings I shot were amazing! So beautiful! Check out my facebook page for sneak peeks: HERE!

12 comments:

Stephanie M. Page said...

So fun!!! I love the State Fair, so glad you guys had a blast. ;)

Amanda said...

oh wow! glad you guys were there to help her. i love that group picture of your family! you guys are cute!

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Looks like a great time.
My weekend was filled with Hurricane Irene.. I live in New Jersey. But i am also so thankful that God kept me and my family and friends safe from harms way.

:)

Emily said...

I am so glad that you guys were there to help when the lady passed out. That was totally a God thing you guys being there and reacting to way you did! Praise the Lord!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

We went to the Idaho State Fair on Friday and it just doesn't even compare to the Minnesota State Fair! I was so disappointed but we still had a good time :)

Beka said...

I've always wanted to take EMT classes! FOR SURE!!!

GREAT JOB being a VESSEL FOR HIM! :)

XOXOXO!

Mateya said...

Looks like fun! I am sad to say this but I have never been to the SD State Fair!

So crazy about the girl in the bathroom...how great that you guys could help!

Jessie Szmanda said...

awww the state fair LOVE IT! And Ria what a hero you are. That would have been so scary!

Lauren said...

What a fun weekend, but how crazy with the girl in the bathroom! Glad you guys were able to help her out!

BTW, you are looking absolutely adorable!

Jonna said...

The craziest fair experience EVER thats for sure!! love ya sis! The fair was a blast as always!! xoxo

Joni Lenzen said...

The Fair was SO fun with all of you!! I am proud of you and Jonna for acting without hesitation to help that young lady! That's my girls!!! XX00

P! said...

Thank God you guys were there and able to help... what a story! Glad you had a good time at the fair! Isn't it crazy to think that at this time next year, you'll have a baby to take along to The Great Minnesota Get-Together?! Awesome. :)