Tag Archives: Adventure

Annual MLK Jr. Scavenger Hunt

January 14, 2018

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“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan Watts If you live on the East Coast the Christmas holidays and ridiculous winter weather has meant your kids haven’t been in […]

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Scavenger Hunt Celebration

January 16, 2017

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(Before the blog post starts, I want you to realize that this is actually Ellie writing and not Joy, just to save you from any confusion.) Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day! In my opinion, today is a little bit of a awkward holiday because some people take the day off of work/school, some don’t. […]

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My New Adventure!

October 26, 2016

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“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” Lewis Carroll I ran into a friend recently who asked me why I was blogging so infrequently these days. Besides being flattered that she noticed my absence, I was SUPER excited to tell her what I was doing with my writing time…and I’m even […]

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What are you doing for the next 30 days?

May 24, 2016

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“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy The next 30 days will come and go, but will you learn anything new? Will you have new adventures? Will you conquer any fears? These ideas inspired one man to find out by trying new things, one 30-day segment at […]

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Zipline Adventure

May 23, 2016

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Yesterday we did tackled this zip line course again and I was reminded what an EXCELLENT family adventure this is!!  I decided to repost my initial blog hoping you all will put it on your list for summer fun. The course is amazing. Still, I’m heading to bed early! ************************************ A couple of weeks ago […]

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Enjoy the ride

April 25, 2016

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Taking delight in the journey takes confidence. Seth Godin What would it take to keep a great attitude no matter what? How can you take pleasure in a day which doesn’t go as planned? How do you stay on the upside of life when circumstances don’t go the way you anticipate? Certainly when tragedy occurs, […]

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Enjoying the imperfect path

March 21, 2016

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“I don’t think the right question is, ‘is the path perfect?’ It’s probably, ‘Is this somewhere I’d like to go?’” Seth Godin I don’t know about you, but when it comes to work I can’t see very far down the path I’m on. My steps aren’t well marked. My plans aren’t sure. I improvise more […]

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How to make your kids flourish

March 1, 2016

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After 13 years of parenting, I’ve finally discovered what makes my children flourish most. The insight is kind of a big deal. You might want to take notes or bookmark this page. Are you ready? Here we go… My kids flourish when I enjoy their company. That’s it. Got it? Feel free to roll your […]

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Universal Studios Hacks

February 17, 2016

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My son turned 10 last year and for his “dad trip” he requested a visit to Universal Studios Orlando. As a “game for anything” amusement park kind of guy, Billy was more than happy to oblige. They had an epic adventure. In fact, they were so impressed Billy insisted we do it again as an […]

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Scavenger Hunt Day!!

January 17, 2016

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Tomorrow is a big day for Team Phenix.  It’s time for our 7th Annual MLK Jr. Scavenger Hunt. WooHoo! In case you’ve missed the description from previous years, we leverage our day off by making memories AND some amazing photos.  I usually assemble a list of things we need to find and then we spend […]

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