Monday, October 3, 2016

Date 169 - There's Always Room For Dessert!

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Type: Out On The Town
Cost: $$
Planned By: Both

There are so many dessert options near us and we haven't tried nearly enough of them. For this date we picked three locations that sold dessert type treats to try out.

1. Amy Joy Donuts
Donuts are like a breakfast dessert. We got two sprinkle donuts and one boston cream donut. They were very good for breakfast and for our first dessert of the day! We would definitely go there again - sadly we don't eat donuts enough.
2. Cookies By Design 
We went over to Legacy Village for dinner and then made our second dessert stop at Cookies By Design. We got four cookies: two frosted glaze, one pumpkin and one oatmeal raisen. All four were delicious. The store also has cookie bouquets and adorably decorated cookies on a stick!
3. Mitchell's Ice Cream
Our third and last stop of the day was Mitchell's. It has taken us wayyyy too long to try this place! I'm so happy we finally made it there because the store is adorable and the ice cream is delicious!! I got the Coffee Chocolate Chunk and Adam got the Key Lime Pie. There are so many different flavors and I can't wait to go back!
We had this date idea planned for a long time before finally getting the time do it. It was so much fun - minus the slight stomach ache at the end of the night. There are plenty more options that I could see us doing this date again in the future! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Date 168 - Life's A Beach!

Date: July 22nd - July 25th 2016
Type: Travel & Family
Cost: $$$$$
Planned By: All of Us

This year for Adam and Amanda's birthday celebration we all took a Family Birthdaycation to Debbie & Richard's condo in Myrtle Beach!
Quick recap:

Day 1 
Drove 11 hours.
Went to Broadway At The Beach
Dinner at Margaritaville
Drinks at Liberty Brewery & Fat Tuesday
Day 2
Adam and I went on a run around the condo complex. It was horribly hot and humid. Not sure why I agreed to that.
We all went to the beach at Molly Darcy's then ate lunch at Molly Darcy's.
Played Mini Golf at Professor Hacker's Dinosaur Adventure Golf. I won!
Played some board games.
We had a nice dinner at Carolina Roadhouse.
Went to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for some walking around and drinks.
The end of the night consisted of drinks and TV and toasting to Adam's birthday at midnight.
Day 3
Went to Cherry Grove Beach and made an epic sand castle.
Drove over to Calabash, NC to shop at St. Nick Nacks and then had some yummmmy ice cream at the Calabash Creamery.
Made our way to Barefoot Landing for some shopping and walking around.
Had some delicious burgers at River City Cafe for dinner.
We ended the night by watching and falling asleep to Mockingjay Part 2.
Day 4
Finished cleaning and drove 11 hours home.

We had a wonderful time on this Family Birthdaycation! We haven't traveled as a family in a long time and it was nice to have a little vacation together. We were all thankful for having such a nice place to stay!!
Check out my post about our first trip to Myrtle with Debbie & Richard.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Date 167 - Hops & Robbers!

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Type: Travel
Cost: $$
Planned By: The Esters and Labatt

Adam and I joined the Esters in the Labatt Games in Erie, PA! We went with the team name Hops & Robbers and dressed the part. We arrived at Liberty Park in Erie around 1PM to sign in. Soon after we started the games.
There were five physical competitions - Human Bowling, Roller Dash, Over-sized Slingshot, Keg-O-War and the Undomesticated Challenge.

We started out with Roller Dash which was a lot like the game Hungry Hungry Hippos. We each took turns being pushed in to the ball pit area and scooping up as many as we could. Our team did pretty well overall.

Next we did the Undomesticated Challenge which was a relay event. To start the whole team put together a puzzle, then one by one we had to spin around a bat three times, throw a bag in a giant cornhole board, jump over a bar in to a foam pit, army crawl under a net and slip and slide through the finish line. Our team did really well and had no penalties!
Our third event was Human Bowling. I was terrified of falling out of that thing and I kind of did. It was fun but I'm not looking forward to the next time I may find myself in one.
Next, we did the over-sized slingshot. Eric dominated this event for us and brought our total up!
Our last event was the Keg-O-War which entailed us running up or down a hill with a keg and varying weights on a sled. It was harder than it looked!

In a surprising turn of events...
WE WON!!!!!!!
Even a month later I still can't believe we beat 22 other teams! We went in with low expectations and somehow took home those trophies!!

I can't wait to participate again next year!
Disclaimer: some of these photos were taken by Labatt.
You can also see us towards the end of this video.