I can't believe it's almost March and that we've been living through the pandemic for a year now. Never imagined things would look the way they did when we went into lockdown. It's still shocking!
How are you holding up? I miss my family, but we make it work, and thankfully everyone has remained safe. I realize we're blessed to say that, so I try not to lament over not seeing my people much.
Since my last post, we've had quite a few new things happen. Own being Geocaching. Now, I use to hear geocache and think, "that sounds lame." What's fun about looking for treasure? But I later realized I was looking at this with a very closed mind. Something I talk about and help people to move away from. I'm a "try almost anything once" person but didn't want to try this. The joke was on me because Geocaching is actually a lot of fun!
It's legit one of our favorite things to do, and I love that you can do it anywhere! We were down in Key Largo shooting a commercial a few weeks ago, and while on break, the guys found a cache to hunt. We weren't in the woods or any kind of trail; we were on the side of a road at a small, remote restaurant. Although they didn't have time to search for it, just knowing one was so close put an extra pep in the boy's steps.
If you're like me and don't understand the excitement, I invite you to at least give it a try before judging. You might really enjoy yourself. I even put together some tips to help you start.
Let me know if you try it!
In other news... We're just finishing two very successful fundraisers for Black Kids Adventures, Inc. and have been blessed by beautiful supporters. We are now funded to take at least 48 people to Family Camp this year! (Insert confetti) We still have a long way to go to afford our 80-100 goal, but we're ok with taking the smaller steps to get to that point.
If you would like to learn more about Family Camp and how to help, check it out here.
Lastly, I had the opportunity to guest host the podcast Mom and Dad are fighting. It was a cool experience enhanced by the fact that my step-sister is one of the co-hosts. Outside of social media, we had not interacted since President Obama's first inauguration. So it was nice to sit down, laugh, and chat about how life has carried us in different directions and parenthood.
Special thanks to @as_they_grow and @bhambakers for organizing fundraisers on our behalf and Elizabeth Newcamp (Dutch, Dutch, Goose) for re-connecting Jamilah Lemieux (Doing the most) and I. Be sure to check out their work!