Outdoor Passions

How Many Baits Does it Take to Catch a Fish?

By on June 15, 2017

Here is a glimpse into our last weekend before we got married!! We went out for an evening fish after a great day spent at the pool with our friends, Michelle and Pat. Greg and I decided to try all of our baits, and it was just such a beautiful night that we didn’t want to leave. Also, sorry that this post is a little bit late. We just wanted to fully enjoy getting ready for the wedding, and I will be posting more on our dream day soon! Thanks for reading and watching 🙂

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Outdoor Passions

Lake Evergreen Bass Fishing

By on May 22, 2017

We made our first vlog! We went out fishing at Lake Evergreen this past weekend and took our GoPro for a test drive. We’re just starting to play around with the filming and editing, but we were both thrilled that we caught a bass on video. So cool! Also, I love that I am doing my make up in the truck while Greg talks about his lures. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I had taken a little nap before we went out and needed a little touch up 😉

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Hunting

Snow Storm Hunters

By on December 13, 2016

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Snow, snow, snow! I love snow. It just makes winter so pretty! This hunt started with the perfect duck hunting weather. It was chilly, but not too windy. We totally expected a really good hunt, but then all of a sudden, the snow started coming faster and faster. The visibility wasn’t great, but we did stay out for quite a while hoping that the snow would stop falling and that we could see some birds come in. They didn’t, but we had so much fun hanging out on the water even in the chilly temperatures!

My favorite part of this hunt was the blind that we hunted out of. We had to drive the boat out to the blind and we sat above right above the water. The best part of all was that the blind had a heater in it! We didn’t know that it would have a heater in it; so we didn’t have a lighter. Greg and our friend Pat played around with it, and Pat was able to get it to light using a battery and some paper towel. It was super cool and totally felt like Survivor or something lol. That really helped me stay out really long in the chilly weather which made Greg super happy! Hopefully, we’ll get one more kinda snowy hunt in before the season ends (but this time maybe we’ll see some birds)! 🙂

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Love and Life

Thanksgiving LOVE

By on December 3, 2016

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Oh man, this week has been a crazy week! I had so much to get done at work, but honestly getting all of that completed makes me feel so accomplished and inspired; which is the best feeling ever, especially coming into the weekend! The only downfall is that I did not have time to blog, but I am excited to post this because this is our Thanksgiving post. Thanksgiving is one of my top three favorite holidays! I love how it is all about family, love, and gratitude.

Greg and I drove up to Park Ridge on Wednesday night. We were so excited to get to spend a few days with my family because these past few months have just been so busy. On Wednesday we stayed up late with my whole family, and then slept in a little on Thursday. When we woke up, Greg and I went for and got a holiday latte and  went back to my parents house for some extra cuddles with each other. We relaxed for a little, and then it was time to get ready!

Before dinner Greg and I went  to a little park by my parents house. It’s the cutest little spot. It has pretty trees, water, and even ducks (one of our favorite animals)! My parents also love this spot. They take a little drive there to have lunch or have a little chat. I think is just so sweet! There is nothing better than a good spot.

Afterwards, we went to my Auntie Mar and Uncle Steve’s house for such a yummy dinner. My favorite part was the ham and getting to spend so much time with Greg and my family. Greg loved the smoked turkey, too. Thanksgiving just made my heart so happy!

I know this post is a little late, but I wanted to share my top 10 things that I am grateful for. Anytime is a great time for gratitude, and this year has been amazing!

10. Kisses

9. Having so many great opportunities. I feel so blessed all the time.

8. Our townhouse because it feels like home. So cozy.

7. My mom and I found my wedding dress! It’s perfect, and I am so happy we got to do that together. Also, she is just the best shopper; she found the magic dress.

6. The fact that Greg and I get to be married in June!

5. Greg’s little sisters. Little sisters everywhere are just so fun!

4. My job. It is rewarding, exhausting, inspiring, energizing, challenging, and more.

3. All of the amazing things Greg and I share. I love how he shares his passion with me, and I can share mine with him.

2. My amazing, supportive family (mom, dad, Kev, and Liv) and getting to spend any time we can with them.

1. Greg and his love, kisses, hugs, cuddles, talks! I could go on and on!!!!

Thanksgiving is just the best any time of the year!

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Fall Beauty at Starved Rock

By on November 13, 2016

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Here is our little trip to Starved Rock State Park and definitely one of my favorite dates! Greg had been wanting to take me to Starved Rock for a while, but last year we missed the fall time when all the leaves are so pretty, but this year we made it at the perfect time. The leaves were so colorful, and the weather was sunny, warm, and crisp!

We hiked the different trails for two hours. All of the different trails have really cute names like Lover’s Leap (the cutest one)! My favorite part was playing by the waterfall, walking across fallen logs, and holding Greg’s hand on our walk! It was so nice to be together. I never want our Sundays to end!

Before we headed home we a sunset dinner of cheeseburgers looking over the state park. This was Greg’s favorite part. 🙂 It was a really busy day at Starved Rock; I think because of how perfect the weather was. We did have to wait a little to have our sunset dinner, but we filled our time reading about the history of Starved Rock and sharing some kisses.

We also really want to go back in the winter time after a snowfall.

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