Greg and I just got back from the most relaxing weekend ever! He wanted to hunt, and waterfowl hunting is not open in the central zone in Illinois until next weekend, so we decided to go to the northern zone. Last night we drove to Clinton, Iowa so that Greg could hunt the Mississippi. We picked up steaks from the Candlelight Inn before we got to the hotel, … Read More »
Greg and I went out for our first deer hunt this year, and we saw a buck! It was a very cool experience, but we have figured out that the ground blind is not the most effective way to hunt for deer. … Read More »
Here is our newest video! Greg and I went out with some of his coworkers for an early teal hunt. I was just so happy that the morning warmed up, and that I got to spend some amazing time out in nature with Greg. We also ended our trip with some Benadryl. … Read More »
Check out Greg’s first hunt of the season. He was able to get out and hunt the first day of the season which was so exciting! … Read More »
I know this post is a teeny tiny bit late, but Greg and I both caught the sniffles this week, and we needed some R&R. I am feeling so much better today though and so is Greg, and I am so so happy about it!
On Saturday, we literally found a sportman’s paradise! We decided to take a drive out to one of hunting spots for the season and just see if they had any geese or ducks there. … Read More »
We are finally all settled into the our new house, and I am so relieved! For whatever reason moving this time felt like it took longer and was harder. I think it might’ve been because we had actual furniture to move. Before this last house Greg and I had lived in places that came with furniture so moving big heavy stuff was never a thing. Also, when we bought our furniture last year we had it all delivered and set up for us, but this time we had to pack it into a U-Haul and get it into the new place. We got pretty sweaty doing that, but it looks so nice now and totally feels like home!… Read More »
We plan on vlogging our whole hunting season! This is our first blind drawing of the season, and we plan on doing a few more before duck hunting officially starts. Watch our video to see if we secured this hunting spot. It was a lottery and totally up to chance!
The other night, Greg and I went morel mushroom hunting. There are these mushrooms that grow in the wild in the springtime that I guess are really really delicious and rare, and we were hoping to find some. … Read More »
Hunting season in Illinois has only been over for 3 weeks, and Greg and I are already itching for spring big time!! This past weekend we just wanted to be outside so bad. It was like God heard us talking about how bad we wanted spring because on Sunday it was 46 degrees out, and there was no wind, so we grabbed the tackle box and headed out to our favorite spot, Lake Evergreen. If it had been cold enough we totally would have tried ice fishing, but instead we got to pretend it was spring and throw a line in the water.
We didn’t catch anything because the fish are probably shivering somewhere near the bottom right now lol, but I loved splashing in the water and Greg also loved being able to bring out his fishing pole! We are both hoping that spring comes sooner this year, but unfortunately I think the groundhog saw his shadow last week. 🙁 That’s ok, though, six weeks goes fast! Plus, we’ll get out there every chance we can if there’s sunshine. Even if it is chilly, Greg and I can cuddle and go fish.
Ooh a little wedding update, too… We officially found our caterer, bridesmaid dresses are ordered, we’re registered, we have our photographer, and the venue is booked! I am also going to pick out flowers on February 2oth, and Greg has been working on our perfect honeymoon. We are so excited that everything is coming together! Yay for June 1oth and love!
Recently I saw an article on why you should never marry a hunter. It just totally inspired me to write 10 reasons why you should marry a hunter because Greg and I love sharing this hobby together, and the countdown to our wedding has officially started. Whether it’s a good hunt or a not so successful hunt we always leave our spot feeling so connected, relaxed, and happy. So here it goes:
1. Adventure will always be a big part of your relationship.
Greg is extremely adventurous. He likes finding new spots to hunt, different ways to hunt, and is totally fearless when it comes to the outdoors. He is also really fearless in other parts of his life, too, and it is really inspiring. He’s even jumped out of planes before! We are always on a new adventure or coming up with a new idea to try out. Recently we joined an archery league together.
2.You will get to spend extra quality time together.
Waking up really early or sitting out in a field for a long amount of time might sound difficult, but it is actually really special time. It is uninterrupted hours where you can chat or cuddle together in the chilly weather. Usually phone service is pretty bad so it’s just you and your love. You look forward to your hunting trips because you know it is just going to be a great time for you both, and sometimes you even get to stay in a hotel!
3. You get to wear super stylish camo together.
It is just so perfect because camo is so in right now. Even Kim K is wearing it. 😉
4. You get to develop a skill and work on your hobby together.
One of the best parts about hunting together is also getting to cheer each other on during a hunt or in practice. Hunting is really exciting especially when the animals work the way you want them to. You get to witness the great shots, adrenaline surging, and sometimes you can even get their moment of glory on video!
5.Hunters are relentless when it comes to meeting goals.
Meeting goals is such a big part of success. Greg has hunted since he was little, and every part of hunting also plays a role in other parts of his life. Greg has big goals when it comes to hunting and always puts a plan into action in hopes of being as successful as possible. If a hunt is unsuccessful he will try a new strategy for the next hunt. As a couple, we are able to set goals and work together to meet them just like we do out on a hunt.
6. Hunters are innovaters.
Whether we are in a sticky situation in water or in the woods, Greg has a solution! He also uses these skills to help me when I get into one of those positions… like that one time I couldn’t get these silly fake eyelashes off! He did not give up until they were removed, and I felt better! 🙂
7. Sharing hunting as a hobby can lead to bonding in so many other areas.
Greg and I love to do absolutely everything together. We’re into each other and love to share our interests. We love to take part in what makes the other one happy. We shop together, cook together, we watch the same tv shows together, and we spend every free moment we can together. I think sharing such a exhilarating hobby makes us connected and in sync.
8. The post hunt/ adventure naps and cuddles are heaven on earth!
After each early morning hunt Greg and I usually hop in the shower, and then snuggle and take a nap together! It is one of the best feelings because you’re so sleepy, and you both zonk out instantly in each other’s arms. 🙂
9. So many memories are made out in the wild!
Whether it’s slipping in the mud, killing out in an hour, or getting lost in the woods (I always get worried we’re lost in the woods, and we never do lol) you can look back at those hunts together and laugh and talk about all of the fun parts or reminisque about when I was just learning how to hunt.
10. You’ll always feel safe and loved.
It’s the toughness, certainty in all situations, ability to shoot a gun super accurately, and preserverence that make you feel like you can overcome anything. Also, Greg knows first aid, and his kisses and hugs make even the slippery, dark hunts feel easy and safe. Plus, the passion is just the best.