Not A Glamp

I’m back from the woods. This weekend, I was with my youth group on a 4 day camping trip that was everything but a vacation. You know those glam-camping pictures that you’ve seen where people have everything from fur rugs to refrigerators in their decked-out tents. Well, imagine the opposite and that was my reality…

Laid Back

Unbelievably, it’s goal time again and this time I am happy to post my new goals because just a  few hours into the new week, I’ve already started accomplishing them. I have a camping trip this weekend so the days before will be pretty consumed with planning for the trip and then executing the plan….

Swipe Right

Welcome Blog Hoppers! Today is a special day since I’m meeting some of you for the first time. Thanks to Kristy‘s Blog Hop, today is my day in the spotlight. I’m going to do the blog equivalent of getting dressed up and tell you the best things about myself so you’ll swipe right to meet me, as though…

Camp Fun

I spent the weekend camping. By itself, that’s not strange because I lead a group of kids and take them camping pretty frequently throughout the summer months – we’ve already done two weekend trips since April. But this camp is different. This is the camp where we train leaders and I look forward to it…

Taking Technology Outside

When I started camping, I thought of each trip as an opportunity to tough it out, to learn to live in the wilderness with little and nothing. But now that I know how to do that, I don’t have to do it all the time, right? I don’t have to constantly prove that I can….

Camping Day Three

Day 3 was definitely the most exciting day of the camping trip. It included a trail walk, a short hike, a social, vespers and some delicious camp meals.  These are my favorite pictures of the day:                   More pics tomorrow. 

Camping Day Two

I don’t want to say that I get into my element in the wilderness but I enjoy camp, especially living in NYC. The bugs torment me but the experiences make great memories… even memories of bug bites.  These are my favorite photos from Camping Day Two          What kind of outdoor plans are…

Camping Day One

Yesterday we started a weekend camp. These are my 5 favorite pictures from day 1. Now we’re looking forward to the fun and food and fellowship we expect on day 2.       What are your weekend plans? Shared with Clare, Mar on the Run

Life Lately

Turns out I’m a cheap date after all. Last night I got home, I was exhausted but had decided to spend some quality alone time since I’m just coming back from spending time with lots of people and about to go spend time with even more people. I needed to be alone -a solo date…

Overnight Camping Lessons

This weekend I had my first camping trip of the season. To sum it all up in one word: COLD.  I’ve never gone winter camping, mainly because I don’t have winter camping gear. Trust me, you need to be prepared to spend 24 hours outdoors. But the trip we had planned coincided with some unseasonably…

M is for Memories

The best parts of the weekend 1. Being totally inspired at church – inspired enough to ask myself some tough questions 2. The 2 workouts I did on Sunday: 1 hour of swim class where I finally made it to the deep end, after which I clutched the wall for a good minute while I…

Friday’s Favorite Fives

5 sites I clicked on this week: The Weight of the Nation (4 part HBO series and it’s free to watch online. Interesting!) If I won the lottery Never work longer than 90 minute sessions again  Man vs machine – handwritten notes are better for memorizing 5 ways you’re sabotaging your success 5 products I…