Adult Summer Camp?!

I began my morning just like every morning. Waking up to kids arguing over toys, the baby talking to himself upstairs, and hiding under my blankets with my phone so I can scroll through Facebook in peace (kind of). While scrolling, I found this really cool link to an adult summer camp organization.

I went to summer church camp once as a middle schooler, and although I’m more spiritual than religious, it really is engraved in my brain still as an adult. There was literally never a dull moment and I made so many new friends at the time!

Naturally, I had to check out the details about Camp No Counselors. First of all, there are a bunch of different locations that you can choose to go to. Second, picture all the fun filled activities you had as a kid except add copious amounts of alcohol! Yeah, I’m sold.

I am heavily debating working my tail off to come up with the money by this June to go to the one in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s not an ungodly high price for all that it includes either! I need adventure in my life, and when my dream is to one day travel to my heart’s content, I’ve got to start somewhere!

Who else thinks this is an amazing idea?! I mean, the people went to Shark Tank with this idea of theirs. I think it’s freaking GENIUS!

Hiking at Oak Openings

I’ve been wanting to get out of the house more and get out into nature. We found the opportunity to do so this past weekend and it was such an awesome experience. You can check out some of the footage in the video below.

We packed plenty of water and snacks in the backpack. Since I’m really wanting to lose weight I carried the pack the whole trip. It didn’t bother me at all while walking but the next day my back was killing me! I’ll have to condition myself for when we REALLY start hiking.

There is a 15.11 mile trail that we’d like to accomplish eventually. Hopefully by spring! We were also discussing renting a campsite this winter for camping. Obviously the kids wouldn’t be going. Not only because of the cold but also, they hate walking so far.

I’m looking into waterproof hiking boots, a legit backpack, and a cold temp sleeping bag. All of these things aren’t cheap so I’m not sure if we will be able to make the trip this winter or not. Regardless, it’s on our bucket list!

Here is a little footage of our hike this past weekend.

Adventure Time: Lunch Date & Sidecut Park

Adventures after you have a baby can be difficult, or even seemingly impossible. James and I are fortunate to have 2 sets of parents that love to watch their grandkids. So on Saturday,while the boys were with their dads, my in laws watched Emery so we could have a lunch date! We decided on going to Smokey Bones for a day drink and food.

I wasn’t super hungry so I ended up just getting some pretzel bones with cheese to dip them in. Yes, I know, I’m totally fucking up my healthy eating for my weight loss. Back at it this week though! Anyway, I also wanted a margarita so I ordered something called the Neon Beach. Not only was it their cheapest margarita option, but the ingredients sounded pretty damn good. Blue coracco, creme de coconut, tequila, and some type of lime sour stuff.

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It came out in this massive glass and I was a little nervous about drinking it all but it was so good! After all was said and done, I was barely buzzed from it so I’m thinking the glass just made it look like a bigger drink than it was. I would definitely order it again though!

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James and I had a great time talking about our local creative community and what we want to accomplish in our own creative lives. I built him a website recently ( jculprit.com ) so he was very excited to perfect and launch that. After that, I was discussing all the things I’d like to do for my YouTube channel, as well as my blog. I think I’m finally starting to figure out the direction in which I’d like to take things!

When we were done we picked up baby boy and went home to work on business stuff. We watched movies and relaxed the rest of the night, which was nice to be able to do. Emery went to bed at about 10 and only woke up 2 times before morning!

Then on Sunday we woke up, got coffee at Biggby, got bagels at Barry Bagels, and went to Sidecut Park. I had Emery in his Boba wrap so he was out as soon as I started walking. Let me tell you, Sidecut is beautiful this time of year! Leaves were everywhere and the colors were perfect. Not to mention the weather was super nice.

Fall Chucks!
Fall Chucks!
Me and Emery looking at the waterfall
Me and Emery looking at the waterfall
Part of the canal
Part of the canal

There are all these old stone pathways and I’ve always loved that park because of those alone. It reminds me of Ireland. Not that I’ve ever been to Ireland, but it’s how I like to imagine Ireland in my head! It’s my husband and I’s dream vacation spot. We one day want to go there and visit Birr castle. It’s his “family” castle lol, somewhere down the line his ancestors owned it or something.

Anyway, after the park we went to Barnes & Noble and I got a new Badass Planner. Unfortunately it doesn’t start until Jan 2017 but I was reading through it and it has tons of profanity and inspiration. Obviously this planner is perfect for me. screenshot-10

We then visited the in laws and went to my parents house after picking up Roman and Caiden! So that was the end of our adventurous weekend! Thank you guys for reading, as always I really appreciate you wanting to get to know me/us!