Thursday, July 30, 2015

Elevation Moore


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I shared about Top Golf the other day and today I've got Elevation to share about! We celebrated July birthdays by going here for an hour and hands down, this place was a blast!

You have to have 15 people in order to get a group reservation so we didn't go that route and I don't have much information to offer up about it.

When you arrive you have to sign a waiver, digitally, at a station directly upon entering the building. Once your waiver is signed, you can purchase your wrist band. They have different colored bands for the hours you've paid to be there.

The pace is a giant room with different courts for different kinds of jumping activities. They have a court for little-little kids, basketball, dodgeball and the main court with tons of trampolines for just playing around. Plus, there's a jump pit too! There are free lockers for you to lock up the phones and such in the open area between the courts.

We spent most of our time between the basketball and the main court. Mostly because there were a lot of kids hanging out on the other ones and we didn't want to squash them. For a Friday evening though, it really wasn't too crazy busy.



When we first arrived and purchased only an hour we imagined we might be buying another hour, but let me tell you! Jumping for an hour is exhausting! We had so much fun but we were definitely ready for that hour to end when it did. We were all hot, sweaty and ready to eat!

I'd recommend you ditch the socks, I did that for the first half and later wished I hadn't had them at all. I also wished I had brought a water bottle because hopping over to the water fountain behind the line of kids wasn't so fun. I think this place would be SO fun for a kids party though, on that note.

I'm definitely going back some time and I would also love to check out one of their morning boot camps.

Have yall ever been?


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Golf OKC


This summer, Kevin and I have had so much fun doing new things with our friends around Norman and Moore/Oklahoma City. After I shared some of my favorites in our area, I thought I would add to that with these new activities. Today, I'm sharing about Top Golf but I've also got Elevation and one other activity to-be-announced going into a blog post soon.


Now I know this is a chain and probably many of you have checked this out in other cities. We went to our location at the beginning of the month, and I later found out they'd only been open for ten days! There are some kinks for them to work out, which I did write about below, but hands down I enjoyed it and would go back.

We went around 6pm but I would definitely suggest you go at a time that you get to experience the night sky with it. The holes light up and the whole place kind of becomes a party-like atmosphere. Top Golf includes the playing area, restaurant, outdoor bar and some hang-out locations. There was a small stage by the outdoor bar that looked ready for some live music too.

My overall thought was, this place is really fun! They have clubs at each station for you to use but they also let you bring in your own set and have easy spots to set them in. I loved that you can play and order food/drinks at the same time. Anything that you get to be outdoors but you aren't sweating like crazy is also a win in my book.  The design of the place is pretty cool, which you know I have to mention. The stations looked to have either tables or a sectional sofa. We got the sofa option and it was so comfortable. It's pretty great that you don't have to be good at golfing to have fun too. I'm not a golfer, I'm not even very good at put-put, but I had fun and still scored some holes! AND, as I said, I want to go back so you know it was fun!




So when you arrive there are two lines. In one line you get a player's card and in another line you actually reserve your slot. Once you have a player's card, you don't have to stand in that line again when you come back, so it's one and done! That part is handy but we didn't realize that you pay for the card and the game. So make sure and budget an extra $5 a person for the card. Oh and on another note, we learned that if you forget your card you have to buy a new one, so don't lose it!

We were told we would wait an hour so we grabbed a spot in the restaurant to go ahead and place our food order but the server never came to us after we ordered a round of water(big spenders yall, haha), and before we knew it, our name was called to go upstairs to play. Ordering food up at the playing levels was more fun anyway so I'd recommend hanging out and getting a drink during your wait.

We knew our large group of ten was going to be difficult as the stations are made for six players. Getting two stations next to each other seemed next to impossible to arrange (at least that night) so we ended up just sharing our slots (husband & wife formed a team) which meant that technically we didn't all need to purchase separate player's cards (fyi to any of you who end up playing team style or have a bigger group than six).



Shortly after we got going the computer timed us out of our game. This happened a couple more times into our play time and while the IT guys did usually come quick and ultimately gave us more time, we were never able to play any of the other game styles so that was a bummer.

Since we never ordered down in the restaurant, we ended up ordering at our station. I thought the menu was fun but I was trying to choose semi-healthy and decided to split a turkey wrap with one of my girlfriends. All the orders except mine (which also included my husband's) came out within a reasonable time. Our friends finished their meals before we saw our server again. At this point I kindly told her we were still waiting on some food and she sort of flippantly said she would check into it. Well time goes by and she comes back to ask exactly what was missing. Some time later our food finally came out. Heads up, the turkey wrap is nothing to write about but the fries were good. Now, I understand food service is a rough industry, really I do, but I think what frustrated me in this situation most was how little our server seemed to care, and that she never checked in on us (as most servers do at other restaurants). I'm going to shake this whole episode to be a brand-new-location issue but it was still rather irritating, and took away from my overall experience.



I loved getting to play in both daylight and night but I would definitely recommend you go for the evening, it was way more fun when the sun went down. I would also definitely just go for the less-healthy option next time around since the fries were great and my husband loved his burger. Also there was a donut-hole option that looked like it could be a winner.

So bottom line, I'm already trying to figure out when we can go back!

Have you been to a Top Golf??



Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Five




one: I've eased up on my daily work outs and now I think I miss them. I don't think I could have dreamed of a day that I would have looked forward to work outs but it has indeed come. I really appreciated this post from TIU on how to work in some toning throughout the day. I definitely plan on trying out their idea for belly/butt toning while in traffic.

two: I sent over my video for the newest blogger lip sync video! Kevin, me, Paisley and I even convinced my friend to join in on the video with us. I can't wait to see what Sar creates this time. Check out last year's here.

three: Tonight is the biggest fan girl thing I've ever done before. I've been telling a lot of people that lately. It sounds weird but it is true. Tonight, I'm going to the Bobby Bones' Raging Idiots concert! About a month ago, while I was at work, I sent Kevin a message trying to see what he thought about going, after a friend of mine had emailed asking if I wanted her to buy us tickets. I was fairly certain he was going to say no but to my complete surprise, he said YES! In fact, he had previously looked for the tickets himself! I was FLOORED. I can't even describe how excited and surprised I was. Anyway, tonight here I come!!!

four: This last week I finally ordered the last photobook for our wedding. That's right, I made three wedding books. Long story short, I broke down that wonderful day into three books: 1. getting ready+portraits 2. ceremony 3. reception. I also ordered a coffee table book for all our scenery pictures from our time in Copenhagen. Kevin and I are so excited to see this one all printed up. Looking through those pictures of the last week have been so fun. I miss that beautiful city so very much. Shout out to Artifact Uprising for creating a photo book site that I completely love!

five: I shared some photos of our little duplex home last week and it just makes me smile to look at them in that post. I've spent some serious time making this little place look like ours and not just a rent home. Thank you for your sweet comments.

What are you up to this week/weekend?

Monday, July 20, 2015

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Home Sneak Peeks

Back when we moved into our duplex, now almost two years ago, I had grand plans of sharing each room of this place and the changes we've made along the way. Well obviously those plans are long gone. I've tried to take pictures of our home here and there. We re-did our living room recently and also the craft room earlier this winter. I am just itching to share the craft room! Almost, I'm waiting on one final part. Oh and of course, there's the paint touch-ups left as well.

One day, I'd love to share different pictures I've taken of our mantle, I've changed it a million or so times in our nearly two years here. It sure would be fun to flip through those, at least those that got documented with a photo. I think the mantle has been one of my favorite things in this home.

We are still renting but making this place our home while we are here is important to me. To those of you who are renting, don't be afraid to put some holes in the wall, paint some accent walls, and move things around constantly. Shopping in my own home, and cans of spray paint have transformed many of our rooms. Learning to love this place has taught my heart some serious lessons. The Lord certainly gifted us beatifully in this home. It fills me with joy sitting on our sofa and just looking around.

Some of these pictures are everyday scenes in our home, mail on the table and cups out, cords on the floor and vacuumed floors. That's life. This is our real life in our real home.























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