Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Couple of Questions LXXI

These were inspired by Michele - let's see if I can get the phrasing right.

1. What's one thing (adventure) you did before you were married, that you wouldn't have been able to do if you were "tied down" (perhaps something exciting in college)?

2. What's one thing you did after you were married, but before having kids that you wouldn't be able to do with kids in your life?

Hope that's not too vague - it sounded better when Michele said it. Hope you all are enjoying the amazing start to summer with these 80 degree temps.......

5 comments:

StephieAnne said...

1. In 1992 I went with Campus Crusade for Christ to Yellowstone National Park for the summer. 20 guys, 20 gals - all working together in the park at various jobs and playing together when we weren't working. It was an amazing experience and probably the greatest concentration time of growth in my life.

2. Prior to getting pregnant with Brayden, I worked for Eugene Parks and Recreation during the summers. I was part of a three person team that took kids all over Oregon on various day adventures/hikes. It was a very rewarding job.

JustMe said...

1. I'm gonna go with something I was able to do after the divorce: paint my bedroom walls lavender and decorate with a hydrangea theme! Rock on!

2. Driving 10 hours a day on back roads; camping in the middle of nowhere. But I can't completely blame the kids cuz I don't know if my chubby old body would allow me to sleep on the ground like that anymore....Plus, who am I kidding? I would lie awake all night long listening for the wild animals and/or drunk rapists who were coming to get us....

HollieHobbie said...

Great Answers, you guys! I think I will have to live vicariously through my kids since my life has been interesting but not in an adventurous kind of way and definitely nothing I want to write in blogland....haha
good questions, Steph/Michelle!

chelelara said...

I suppose that since I presented these questions, I had better make the effort to answer them.

1. I have always been a bit envious of Steph's Yellowstone experience - even though at the time, I was engaged to be married, and I would never have given that up in exchange. :) However, knowing how little time one has before they are tied down, I have made it a point to talk to the graduating seniors I work with and encourage them to take advantage of their freedom and not be afraid to do something a little out of their comfort zone while the opportunity is available.
I did take a road trip to Salt Lake City my freshman year of college (before I met Michael) that was fun...

2. The summer of 1996 I chose to work for next to nothing to be a camp counselor at YMCA's day camp - Camp Greider. Most of the other counselors were single and a few years younger, but I will always look back on that summer as one where I was able to thoroughly enjoy the outdoors, kids, and the comraderie of young adults while being a kid myself. It was definitely something I could not have done (nor had the energy to do) after kids - and since Traig was conceived a little over a year after that, the timing was perfect...:)

Colie said...

1. Camp Counselor in Alaska. I love the camp experience!

2. Morning Sex.