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WHERE DO YOU GO TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?
A drive through the mountains or hike through the forest will always calm our minds and help us unplug from society. There is nothing like disconnecting outside at the top of a mountain pass or wandering through an Aspen grove to help forget about the daily grind. Also getting fully immersed in stories.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO CONNECT WITH NATURE?
Spending a weekend away camping under the stars and watching the sunset with each other and collecting fallen forest treasures like pinecones or Aspen leaves to create with. We also love cooking new foods over campfire.
IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER THAN HITTING THE TRAIL AT 3AM WHILE IT’S STILL DARK? IT’S A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO LET LOOSE AND CONNECT WITH YOUR LOVE ONE AND NATURE? For me that’s the utmost
For me, it sounds amazing! For Sam, he needs lots of coffee to fuel such adventures and says anything is better than getting up at 3AM!
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINE?
Our ideal morning routine is one that starts slow with no need to get ready for the day. A fancy brunch and a hot cup of coffee or tea and a balcony with a gorgeous mountain view in the middle of nowhere. Maybe with some mimosas… most likely with mimosas. Our ideal evening routine would be relaxing in a hot tub after a long day of hiking with a glass of wine or craft beer from a local brewery.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO ALONE?
Sam – play guitar/bass/ukulele or play video games
Lauren – self care routines like bubble bath with wine or craft/create things
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO TOGETHER?
Take off on unknown trails or back roads to explore. Try new restaurants or breweries. Go see live music somewhere. We love going to shows at Red Rocks.
WHAT THINGS ARE CURRENTLY SPARKLING IN YOUR LIFE?:
Right now, our new baby boy has been the spark in our life. He keeps us on our toes and his little smile lights up our days.
“THE WORLD ONLY EXISTS IN YOUR EYES-YOUR CONCEPTION OF IT. YOU CAN MAKE IT AS BIG OR AS SMALL AS YOU WANT TO”. SCOTT FITZGERALD WHERE WOULD BE YOUR DREAM LOCATION TO ADVENTURE IF SKY WAS THE LIMIT?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE WAYS TO COZY-UP AFTER A HUGE HIKE IN NATURE? Would a hammock and your loves arms suffice?
Blankets and cuddles around a fire.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE EVER HIKE YOU TWO HAVE DONE TOGETHER?
WHAT MADE IT SO SPECIAL?:
One of our first hikes together was probably the most special because it was one of our first outings together. Sam took me to a spot to learn how to dig for crystals!
WHAT WORDS DO YOU FIND TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OR INTERESTING?:
Serendipity: The chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way
Wanderlust: A strong desire to travel
IMAGINE YOU ARE TALKING TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF. WHAT GOOD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU THAT YOU’D SHARE WITH HER/HIM?
Take the chance, make the move, don’t fear change and invest your money!
LIST DIFFERENT OBSTACLES AND MAYBE FEARS ABOUT THIS ADVENTURE
WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF YOU, TOGETHER, WHAT DO YOU HOPE COMES TO MIND?
LIST ALL THE TIMES YOU’VE FELT LIKE YOU’RE TRULY LIVING TO ITS FULLEST?
I would hope people think of us as living life to our fullest as we both made the move to Colorado and couldn’t be happier to start our new life and family near the mountains. We have been told that we complement each other perfectly.
All the times I’ve felt like we’re truly living to its fullest?
1. The moment you’re standing in a crowd full of people (pre-COVID) at Red Rocks or your favorite show and you just get an overwhelming expansion of love in your chest for the people around you, for the best music, at one of the most incredible venues in Colorado looking out at the city in the distance.
2. The moment you’ve made it to a beautiful lake or view of the mountains after hours of hiking.
3. Walking through Aspen groves with the light just right and feels like the forest is glowing with yellow and warm tones.
4. All the first moments with our son, Barrett, and seeing the light in his eyes when he sees something for the first time like a leaf or the clouds.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?:
Definitely the golden hour or sunset
JOMO IS ALL ABOUT THE JOY OF MISSING OUT. IT’S SO EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING AND WANT TO BE PART OF IT ALL. WHAT THINGS ARE YOU JOYFULLY MISSING OUT ON.:
We are joyfully missing out on going to public gatherings during a pandemic! Very happy to be missing out on that and enjoying all the little moments at home that we get to spend together as we both grow into parenthood.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO TO SPEND A ….RAINY DAY? AS YOU CAN IMAGINE…SOMETIMES THE WEATHER CAN GET TRICKY…WOULD YOU BE FLEXIBLE TO EMBRACE IT?
Now that we live in an area that hardly ever gets rain, every time It rains or even if we get lucky to get a thunderstorm it is very exciting. Love cuddling up on a couch with cozy blanket and sweaters and hot cup of tea and lots of snacks!
WHAT DOES ADVENTURE LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?:
Adventure for us is going out of your comfort zone to experience new things regardless of the path. It is about seeing the world from a different perspective. Whether it be trying an insane new hot sauce or traveling to a different country and being forced to immerse yourself in their culture because the airline lost your luggage.
<3Lauren + Sam
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