Oh Deer!

It seems as if the unbearably hot days have come and gone. Today it was so beautiful outside, I just couldn’t resist taking Goose to the park and skipping the gym. We went to Sidecut Metropark, which we seem to be visiting quite a bit latley!

For some reason it felt like we had the park all to ourselves for once, seeing only a few people during our hike. It was a peaceful 2.5 miles, listening to the birds chirp and the leaves that have recently begun to fall crunch as we walked. We were so quiet that we came across a doe about ten feet in front of us. Unfortunately, I was not quick enough to take a picture before the doe darted off. So we went on our way.

Not far up the trail, we ran into two more deer who seemed to be enjoying a little afternoon snack. They were kind enough to let us walk right on by. Surprisingly, Goose didn’t even bat an eye at them.

This lady even stuck her tongue out for the photo op!

And towards the end of our hike we ran into a little buck! The buck didn’t waist much time on us though, he was very busy and must have been late for a meeting or something like that because before we knew it, he was gone!

The Busy Little Buck

After the deer extravaganza, Goose and I took a nice 1.5 mile run to end the evening off on a strong note. I hoping for more nights like this to come! Who’s says that being healthy can’t be fun?!

Indiana to Ohio

You may, or may not be wondering why I randomly decided to start a blog.

It’s mostly because my husband, Austin, and I just made a move from Indiana to Ohio earlier this month and I have bored out of my mind without our friends and family near us. Now I know what you are all thinking, “Big deal, Ohio is only a single state over from Indiana.” Well that single state, that 4 (ish) hour drive, feels like we are over seas sometimes. The home sickness is real.


Honestly though, even though we are lacking our friends and family, Ohio really isn’t that bad!


  • Because we have a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and most importantly, each other!
  • And believe it or not, Ohio has the most amazing metro-parks to hike at!

Why did we move:

  • Austin was accepted to the University of Toledo’s Physicians Assistant Program, he starts in August!
  • So I decided to yet again, do a bit of career changing and I started a job in a Cardiac Cath Lab. I was formally a Interventional Rad Technologist, and a general X-ray Technologist.
  • And we are young and it is just us and the pets, so we figured we might as well fly the coop while we still could!

Austin has been trying his best during his time off before school to be a good husband and help me adjust to my new 10 hour shifts at work by cleaning the house and attempting to cook. But honestly 9/10 times, I would prefer to cook myself. I love trying new cookbooks and pinterest recipes. I actually have a few of my favorite recipes that I will probably be sharing with you later this week!

You probably have eyes, so I am sure you noticed our little fur babies in the picture above! We refer to those cute kids as Honey & Goose. Honey is our 3 year old Siberian Cat, also referred to as Siberian Forest Cat or Moscow Longhair Neva Masquerade. I know what you are thinking, ‘Rob, Why do you have such a fancy cat?’ Well, because they are hypoallergenic! She is a hefty 18 lbs of fur and fun. She loves to snuggle, sleep, chit chat (she is seriously very noisy for a cat), and play with her little brother Goose! Goose is our (almost) 2 year old standard Goldendoodle, who is also hypoallergenic. Can you tell that I have serious allergies or what? He is a wild thing: coming in at a whopping 85 lbs of pure energy. He is my hiking, shopping, cuddling, and car riding partner. Seriously, anywhere that Goose is aloud to come with me, he is there!

Honey & Goose

All in all, despite having to pack up our tiny third floor apartment in Indiana and make a long 4 hour drive to Ohio (it seriously felt like it was 1000 years of driving that day), I think all four of us have finally started to settle in to our new home.

We miss you, Indiana!

Thanks for having us, Ohio!