3.26.2012

Exciting Surprises


..and we're back to the grind!

Happy Monday, friends.

What a seriously good weekend it was. On Saturday, I finally got to take Billy on his "surprise day trip" for his birthday. Being the outdoorsy guy that he is, I had booked a day to go zip lining at Hocking Hills, which is about an hour away from Columbus. We did the Canopy Tour which was a couple hours long and allowed us to do ten different zip lines ranging from 20-50mph! It's funny because I seemed to forget about the fact that I'm scared of heights when I booked this trip, and so when we got really high up my nerves definitely started to set in, but I did them all! We had such a good time and Billy loved every second of it.




We took a ride in a jeep about a mile up to where we would be zip lining at. The woods were beautiful!



...at our highest location and next to the Hocking river!







...just zip lining off a cliff, no big deal. ;)







The week leading up to Saturday, I was so concerned it was going to thunderstorm and our trip would get cancelled. Luckily, the weather fairies were on our side because right when we were finished and got back to get our equipment off, the first raindrops came down. Billy was like a little kid in a candy store the whole time we were in the woods zip lining...he really loved doing this and I'm so happy we got to do it together.
2 pts for planning this goes to me... ;)

Have you ever gone zip lining before?
If you are in Ohio, I would definitely recommend doing it at Hocking Hills!



{Ali, Me, Marissa}


The day got even better when my Ohio State Buckeyes came out with a HUGE win over Syracuse to get them into the FINAL FOUR!!!!!! Who watched the game?! I'm pretty sure I had a mini heart attack atleast 3 or 4 times. The Buckeyes take on Kansas (we are favored by 3 pts, I think) this Saturday, and I'm already so nervous about it. LETS.GO.BUCKS!

Today, the wood floors in our house are being started! I'm so so excited to finally get rid of our old flooring and to enjoy the new wood floors. I can't wait to see how they turn out!

**Lastly...please head on over to Kyna's blog, Great Expectations, where she is featuring my Chickpea Taco recipe! If you haven't tried them yet, you better get on that. Yum in the tum. Also, Kyna has an adorable blog so make sure to check it out. Thank you for featuring me, Kyna!




35 comments :

  1. My hubby and I went zip lining while visiting Maui a couple years ago. It was AWESOME! We live in MD now, and there's a place around here that seems similar to where you went. We are def gonna check it out soon!

    I'm originally from KS and went to KU...Rock Chalk! OSU is going down! :)

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  2. What a great birthday surprise!!! I'm afraid of heights too but love zip-lining for some reason. Sounds like you both had a blast! :)

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  3. Look how cute you both look and I think it's amazingingly sweet how you did this when you are afraid of heights, girlfriend! Add 2 more points on alone for that! Billy looked like he definitely enjoyed himself! xoxo

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  4. Look at you!! My little adventuristas!! Looks like SO MUCH FUN!! (...even though I'm a little weary about heights too...)

    PS-helmets are probably your best accessory. That's all.

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  5. Those helmets & jumbo gloves are AWESOME!

    You've totally convinced me to do this now. I've said for years I want to visit Hocking Hills and now that I know I can zipline there?! I'm in.

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  6. I went zip-lining in Costa Rica when I studied abroad there in college. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever done. SO much fun & we even saw monkeys in the rainforest. I would definitely love to go again! Props to you for overcoming your fear & planning such a great present for your hubby!

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  7. that looks so fun, but i would never be able to do it! i'm so afraid of heights!

    that black and white blazer is too cute!

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  8. What in the world?! TWO people featuring your chickpea taco today! Weird. Great idea for Billy's birthday present. Looks fun.

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  9. How fun!! I took my hubby ziplining for his birthday last year and we went to The Wilds (in Zanesville). The course was done by the same company as the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours and it was really cool to go over all the animals!
    p.s. That Buckeye game was amazing, so good! Final Four here we come..O-H!

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  10. So freakin' fun!! What an awesome little trip for Billy.

    And GOoo Buckeyes!! I watched most of the game while at dinner on Saturday night and was rootin' for you! Kendol was so confused as to why I cared ha!

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  11. How fun! We went on a zip line tour in Maui and loved it! So glad you had a great time!

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  12. I love zip lining! It's so fun and I love Hocking Hills too! :) How fun that you surprised him!! What a good wifey!

    xo

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  13. So fun! We went zip-lining in St. Lucia on our Honeymoon and it was amazing, and quite the workout climbing all the stairs to the platforms.

    Glad your Bucks pulled it out, my Tarheels choked big time in their game.

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  14. ok that looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!!!

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  15. I've always wanted to go ziplining in Hocking Hills! Looks like fun! Glad that rain held out for you! And yeah...GO BUCKS!

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  16. Looks like SO much fun!! We have a small zip lining thing here, but have never done it!! Your pictures make me want to do it :) Yay, for new floors!!

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  17. Awe what a fun weekend for yall!!! I give you major props for doing that when you are scared of heights:)

    I also cheered on Ohio State cause of you which my boyfriend was cheering them on to:) He said ummm why are you all about Ohio State he said oh muct be one of your blog girls. He said that cause Im always cheering on Kentucky cause of Jess hahaha

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  18. YAY! I'm so glad he liked his surprise, and that our rain dances worked! :)

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  19. OMG that looks like so much fun! Seriously, my dream trip!

    http://olgasrecord.blogspot.com/

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  20. Looks like you had a great weekend. I may have told you this before but I love the black/white striped blazer. Where did you get that?!?!

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  21. There was a Groupon for zip lining in Hocking Hills, I knew I should have bought it! It's definitely on Jimmy's summer bucket list! Glad you guys had a great time!

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  22. this is so cute!!!! have you seen the poster on pinterest that says "and by outdoorsy you mean i like drinking on patios?" ya, that's me.... :)

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  23. That's so funny you went ziplining in Hocking, my hubs & his family just did that. I would have gone too had I not gotten the flu...lame. I do love ziplining! It's got just the thrill I need :)

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  24. I went ziplining this year with lots of fifth graders on a field trip- interesting to say the least. But the ziplining part was awesome! So much fun. Your pictures are great! Happy Monday, girlie!

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  25. OMG! So much fun! Zip Lining! Great idea! Great wife points right there! Miss you so much. Sorry I wasn't able to make it to the Goat on Saturday, I ended up going downtown and watching the game with some friends... oh yeah... and my new boyfriend. Gross. haha! Totally kidding.

    Miss you girl, by the way! You are rocking the helmet! Total cutie!

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  26. I love the kiss pic soo cute.

    Never zip lined, I'm so lame.

    Tab

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  27. Havent ziplined since 5th grade! I wanna go again =]

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  28. Awww you guys are so cute! Great present! If it was me, I would cry like a big baby but thats cuz im afraid of heights!

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  29. How fun!! I went ziplining when I was on vacation in Mexico. I LOVED it!! Looks like you two had a ton of fun.

    Love that stripe blazer, very cute :)

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  30. I vote you for best wife of the year award. Billy better back me up on this...

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  31. I got KY and OSU in the final game :-) Of course I am pretty partial to those cats though. watch out girlfran!

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  32. looks like you had a blast! great job planning a great surprise adventure :)

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  33. eeeee im SO GLAD there was no rain adn you guys had a blast!!

    i love billys face in that first pic...SO EXCITED looking!! :)

    y'all had a great time!! now i wanna go ziplining!!

    xoxox

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  34. What a GREAT birthday surprise! I've never gone zip lining but it's sure on my list!

    Yay for hardwood floors! Hope the process goes well!

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  35. That looks like so much fun. I want to zip line so bad.

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