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December 31, 2015

2015 Year End Recap

But if the world could remain within a frame like a painting on a wall
Then I think we would see the beauty
Then we would stand staring in awe at our still lives posed like a bowl of oranges,
like a story told by the fault lines and the soil.  -Bright Eyes

Blogging is an incredible way to document your life; by taking photos, writing stories, and inviting others into your life, you're capturing the moments that mean the most to you. One of my favorite posts of 2014 was our year-end recap post, because for the first time, I was able to visually see a personal year in review. Through the images of travel, adventure and those we share our lives with, it was an incredible way to see how blessed we've been. While you may not blog, I still encourage you to make some type of photo collage to recap an incredible year you've experienced. I promise, you will enjoy making it and looking back on it someday in the future.

Here is our 2015 Recap with photographs and personal highlights:


*January Highlights*
*Started the year off with a Lumberjack Birthday Party for Ken and I
*Girls Glamping trip in Saugatuck
*Spent over a week in Utah snowboarding and exploring the Wasatch Mountain Range


*February Highlights*
*Explored Bend, Oregon with our favorite locals
*Spent days snowboarding Mt. Bachelor
*Visited Smith Rock in Oregon and watched our friend jump off the top
*Hiked, snowshoed and snowboarded Lake Michigan's sand dunes


*March Highlights*
*Quick trip to New York 
*Ken spent a few weeks in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines 
*Went to see the butterflies blooming in Grand Rapids with my friend Laura (BreezyandBrazen)


*April Highlights*
*Drove to Chicago for a weekend visit and to see Sufjan Stevens perform
*Celebrated Easter with Kait's family in Detroit
*Filmed a video for Ken's work


*May Highlights*
*We went on a relaxing vacation to Puerto Rico and Tortolla
*Celebrated Tulip Time in Holland, MI


*June Highlights*
*We took the van to Beaver Island and completed a 40 mile gravel Bike tour of the island
*Spent weeks living out of the van
*Mountain biked our way through Michigan


*July Highlights*
*Enjoyed a quiet 4th of July at home in Grand Rapids
*Spent time with my brother exploring the Thumb of Michigan
*We updated the look of our blog with a new design


*August Highlights*
*Ken started a new job in Minneapolis
*We sold our home in East Grand Rapids and bought a new home in Minneapolis
*My family threw a huge surprise 60th party for my Dad
*Ken and I took a few van trips

*September Highlights*
*A month of Michigan travel, visiting our favorite places for the last time
*Going away parties to say Goodbye to friends and family
*We celebrated our five year wedding anniversary
*We relocated from Grand Rapids, MI to Minneapolis, MN

*October Highlights*
*Explored Northern Minnesota including; Duluth, Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse *Ventured through Minneapolis trying to get to know our new city
*Kait started her new job at a company ranked 'Top Places to Work' by Outside Magazine


*November Highlights*
*Kait went to her first Blogger Conference at the Minnesota Blogger Conference
*Kait took a calligraphy class and fell in love with her new art
*Ken travelled to Japan for business
*Celebrated Thanksgiving back home in Detroit


*December Highlights*
*Went to our first Minnesota Vikings (football) and Minnesota Wild (hockey) Games
*Celebrated Ken's 35th Birthday
*Enjoyed a relaxing Christmas back home in Michigan with our families
*Chased the snowstorms to Washington to go snowboarding

 To all the opportunities and possibilities that lie ahead in 2016! 
Wishing you an adventurous new year!

December 30, 2015

Crazy for You

If you haven't noticed yet, I am extremely sentimental over the little things in life. As we get ready to wrap up 2015, I look back on a tremendous year and know I wouldn't have any of this without Ken. Together, we take risks and create opportunities knowing we will always have each other in the end.

This past week, I heard the song 'Downtown' by Magical Cloudz on the radio, and immediately fell in love with this song. It reminds me of the young-love, playful marriage I celebrate.

I had to share this beautiful track with you in hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

December 17, 2015

The King of Adventure

What would an adventure blog be without a feature from the King of Adventure himself, Mr. Matthias Giraud. He is at it again with another epic video and images to prove his 'Bad Ass' status. With his new sponsor, Superdry Snow on his side, Matthias is taking adventure to new heights.

All images provided by: Superdry

We are always excited to show off our friend's talent and are completely inspired by Matthias (Super Frenchie) Giraud. Check out Matthias' latest jump somewhere off the Chilean mountains with pro boarder, Raquel Iendrick. I am beyond jealous of his skills. 
To view the new Superdry Snow line click here. While we may not be able to perform like these pros, we can at least look like them.

December 5, 2015

The Napsack

Aside from how awesome the Napsack looks, here are 3 Reasons why you need a Napsack of your very own...

1. Practicality - If you enjoy camping, vanlife, campfires, or any other outdoor adventure activites; you will love this versatile napsack that will transform from sleeping bag to warm full body snuggy with just an adjustable cord found at the bottom of your sack. This is my new sleeping bag in the van but also what I use instead of a blanket while reading or watching TV at home.

2. Functionality - Rated for weather at  approximately 50 degrees, this great looking sack will keep you warm through many seasons. Also, with the zippered arm holes you can take this great piece from a sleeping bag to a full body vest OR synch the bottom of the sleeping bag and voilĂ  you have yourself the perfect cold-weather body coat. Don't forget about the hood  or the convenient cell phone pocket on the chest.

3. Looks-uality - It just looks good! The Napsack comes in 9 different colors, including a badass Pendleton print so you can show off your personal style. You will absolutely fall in love with this sack and it will be your go-to for all outdoor activities and adventures. It is also the most perfect gift for the adventurous individual on your holiday list.

Spreading Camp Vibes with Poler Stuff and the Napsack.