Life and Adventures with Kids

Month: June 2017

The #yearofadventure #50

We’re halfway through the year of adventure!!!! I seriously cannot believe it. I can’t believe we might actually accomplish this crazy goal. Last fall I started floating around the idea to Jake that we should try to get out and adventure more this year, and […]

Keeping perspective, even when we’re tired.

Keeping perspective, even when we’re tired.

The kids were not super interested in hiking today. They were mostly interested in giving us a good workout. I made it about 20 steps like that before Jake rescued me and put Abby in the carrier. Please note the joy that killing my body […]

Blame it on the Odyssey

Blame it on the Odyssey

I’ve long suspected that there is something in the air in my Odyssey that makes the kids instantly starving. As soon as that sweet A/C kicks in some sort of drug over comes their tiny bodies and pushes them to the verge of hysterics a […]

South Bass Island & turning 30

South Bass Island & turning 30

I turned 30 on Friday! And honestly this has been one of my best birthdays in a long while. On my birthday last year I got some pretty bummer news about my knee AND returned home for my birthday dinner to find Abby and the […]

Why are my kids still awake?!?

Why are my kids still awake?!?

Both of my kids are still puttering around their rooms, and it’s wayyy past their bedtime. How on earth they are still standing is a mystery because we had a seriously busy (awesome) day. I love when we can combine our #yearofadventure with a playdate […]

Personal Victories at Highbanks Metro

Personal Victories at Highbanks Metro

Today Jake and Liv were off on a daddy daughter day at Cedar Point, so me and Abby ventured out solo together to Highbanks Metro Park. In the morning I tried to take her to run errands with me, but when she tried to pull […]

Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve

My sister recently visited Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve and posted some awesome pics on Facebook, so I really had to check it out to keep up with her. She neglected to mention the hill of death, but I guess I’ll forgive her because the […]

Yellow Springs and lessons learned.

Yellow Springs and lessons learned.

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts lately about Yellow Springs, OH and the nearby John Bryan State Park and Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Earlier this year I was thinking that we would spend a weekend camping at the state park and explore everything the […]

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

I’ve been drooling over the instagram shots of Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve for a while, but I was waiting to go. Sometimes I try to save my highest wish list adventures for when Jake is with us, but I got greedy and it ended […]