January 31, 2015


Adventures this month:
  • Jumped back into a busy month at work after 4 weeks off for Matt and a 2 week break for me 
  • Daytrip to the FireWheel Brewery and Garland/Sachse 
  • Quick weekend getaway to Hot Springs
  • Beginning our urban hiking challenge with disc golf at Towne Lake Park 
  • Matt's birthday! We celebrated 34 in McKinney-style: Darts at Churchill's + Patina Green for pickles and bread + pizza at Mellow Mushroom + deep dish apple pie at Emporium Pies 
  • Darts at Churchill's every Friday, Unbroken movie/discussion with my book club, and a special baby shower with my mom for our friend Magen

January 28, 2015

~Happy Birthday Matt~

33 was tons of fun = hiking, happiness, and SO MUCH house-stuff!
You are the best!

January 19, 2015

Hot Springs Weekend

For our first trip of 2015 we made a quick getaway to Hot Springs, Arkansas for MLK weekend/Matt's birthday. It was close and the drive was pretty, but Hot Springs just didn't live up to its potential. As always, we had fun, but Hot Spring just wasn't as cute as Eureka Springs (or even McKinney). If you're passing through stop to see the bathhouses, but I wouldn't make a special trip to visit.
We did enjoy:
Hot Springs National Park - historic bath houses and nice hiking trails
Arlington Historic Hotel - great location, could use some updating
Fat Bottom Girls Cupcakes - yum, highlight of the trip
Bathhouse Soapery - artisan soap!
Plus, wine, shop browsing, pizza, and pancakes

January 1, 2015


2014 was a fast and fun year with lots of house stuff and our downtown challenge.

For 2015 I have 35 on the mind:
35 miles of trails + 35 days of swimming + giving 35 challenge
  • Use 35 miles of trails - Explore DFW's urban hiking scene by finding 35 different miles of local trails to hike/bike/walk by the end of the year (not including vacation hiking). Matt's in on this one too.
  • Swim 35 times - Now that I know how short the swim season is we need to get in more, plus I need to work on my sweet jumps. Maybe 35 times is too easy, we'll see...
  • Keep working on my Giving 35 challenge (12 down, 23 to go) by my birthday in September
Plus-keep taking a photo of the week, hopefully, go on an extra-long summer vacation, finish a few minor house projects (as it turns 90), and see Matt graduate this year. How lucky I am to enjoy such fun.

Happy New Year!