Weekending: Hiking Excursion at Billy Goat Trail

Weekending: Hiking Excursion at Billy Goat Trail

Guys, I had the best weekend. On Saturday morning Ivan and I got up early and made the thirty minute drive to the Billy Goat Trail. It’s a system of trails right outside of metro dc that I’ve been meaning to try out. We had planned on doing trail A, which is the most challenging, but it was closed due to flooding. Instead of calling it quits, we decided to give trail B a shot, which involves a bit of…

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To Plan It or To Wing It… How Do You Vacation?

To Plan It or To Wing It… How Do You Vacation?

Ivan and I belong to two very different schools of thought when it comes to vacations. I’m very much like my father in the sense that I like to plan. I like to plan the shit out of my vacations. I prefer to get up early, spend the day on the go and see as much as possible. No time for lounging around… there are things to see people and time’s-a-wastin. Ivan, not so much. Ivan likes to sleep in…

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Five on Friday: 3/31/17

Five on Friday: 3/31/17

New Orleans, Here We Come Our trip to New Orleans is almost upon us! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. I’ve wanted to go for so long, but it just never worked out. Ivan’s got a conference there and his work is letting me tag along for the ride. Does anyone have any suggestions on things we should do? I’ll have all day to wonder around while Ivan’s busy, so I’m working on a list of things I…

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Weekending: Camping at Pocahontas State Park

Weekending: Camping at Pocahontas State Park

This weekend we survived or first camping trip as a couple. I grew up camping… but RV camping. My mother despises tents, so we never really used them. She’s a “glamper” through and through. However, about a month and a half ago, Ivan suggested that we trying tent camping together. We are within driving distance to a ton of beautiful state parks and it’s something we can take Kidd along for. Anyways, this weekend, we did a little test run….

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

Our First Camping Excursion We are headed camping for the first time (as a couple) tomorrow morning. We’re driving down to Pocahontas State Park for a night in the wilderness. I have no real reason for choosing Pocahontas State Park… other than it’s named Pocahontas State Park. Who wouldn’t want to go there? My only regret is that the canoe rental will not be open yet. Therefore, I cannot canoe down the river singing “just around the river bend” what a…

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Engagement Photos at the Jefferson Memorial

Engagement Photos at the Jefferson Memorial

About a month ago Ivan and I had the amazing opportunity to get our engagement pictures taken. We decided to take them at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington. So, we got up at 5 in the morning on a Saturday (Ivan was such a good sport about it) and took pictures in 28 degree weather. Even though it was early, even though it was freezing, I’m so happy we decided to get them done at the monuments. I think they…

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Weekend Recap: Elle King & Engagement Rings

Weekend Recap: Elle King & Engagement Rings

This weekend was fantastic. On Friday night I had a girls night / game night at my apartment. Ivan was still out of town for work, so we had to place to ourselves. I made sangria and even got to use my fancy Michigan cheeseboard. We played three games – Heads Up, Uno and Cards Against Humanity. Guys, I love  game night. Ivan’s not really a fan of games, so whenever I get a chance to have a game night I jump…

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