Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Day trip: Cook Forest State Park

Posting 2 days in a row?! Who am I?!

Any who, Eric and I both had the day off yesterday so we decided to go to our favorite place on earth! Cook Forest State Park!

We left home around 9am and got to the park around 10:30. A lot of people that go to the park like to canoe/kayak down the Clarion river, but Eric and I prefer to go on tubes and just float down slowly!

We found a good spot to get in and I dropped him off with our tubes and water and then I drove about 1 1/2 miles down stream and parked our truck. Once I got the truck parked I ran the 1 1/2 miles back to Eric and the tubes so that we could start our ride!

I actually ran it pretty fast, I was super motivated to reach him and enjoy my favorite outdoor activity!

Once we were in the water all our worries drifted away and we just enjoyed all the beauty of God's creation.

It took us about an hour and 15 minutes to reach our stop. We got out of the water and as Eric went to climb up a couple rocks to get to the road and we heard a growl! A GROWL! So I was following him but I backed up and looked at the rocks and a raccoon was in between rocks hissing and growling!! YIKES. Needless to say I did not go up the same path as my husband!

Once we were out and away from the nutty raccoon we got dried off and changed and went to our favorite little bar/restaurant for a late lunch.

They have a pet Emu!

Once we got home I did a few chores then went to a friends house for a fire, it was the perfect weather to be out around the fire and we stayed up way too late talking.

All in all it was a fun day to get out and have have an adventure!

Monday, June 12, 2017

What is a good way to kick off summer? A WEDDING

How are you all handling the start of summer?

Personally I love summer all except one thing.....the HEAT! I just don't do well when the temps starts rising. I wish I could soak in some sunshine and enjoy it but my body just can't handle it. In fact, on our honeymoon, I got so overheated I had to get a shot of and anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine due to my body's heat rash outbreak. Not cool.

This summer though, we are off to a really fun start! My best friend since 1997(woah) got MARRIED!!! And I was a bridesmaid! Calley and I ran XC together throughout school and when I got off the running train after graduation, she pushed harder and has done marathons, qualified for Boston, and completed an Ironman! She has big goals and she goes hard after them.

I got to meet a bunch of really cool girls through this wedding too! A girl named Lindsey who kicks butt at triathlons, Michelle who has done multiple Ironmans and is going to do an ultra-Ironman, and a whole bunch of other really awesome ladies!

I had my hair and makeup professionally done! (I didn't even get that treatment for my own wedding!)
They had a photo booth at this wedding(check the picture above) with props and a bike and a Polaroid camera! I loved it! Eric and I took a couple of really fun pics together :)

We stayed on that dance floor till very late into the evening! Eric and I always have a good time on the dance floor and I think that's one of the reasons we get each other.

All of us dancing fools! 
All in all it was a really really great weekend and a beautiful wedding between two people who could not be any better fit for each other!

Congratulations Calley & Daniel! I wish you many many happy years to come 💓

How do you handle the heat during the summer?
I have to limit my time outside

Have you ever been a bridesmaid/groomsman?
Once a flower girl, once a bride, twice a bridesmaid

What is your favorite song to dance to at a wedding?
lets get it started-black eyed peas-it's easy to get down to!

Hope your summer is starting out with lots of fun & adventure!