Has it really been 2 years?

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We met up for Unfiltered Christmas last weekend.  We ordered in Bangkok Thai Food, shared a few fun gifts, and of course...a little wine!  

We actually ran out of wine and had to break into the February reserves!  Whoopsy!

Can you believe we have been doing this for 2 years?  (Check out our first post!)  We certainly can't..and we've been friends for so much longer!  I really want to thank our 10 readers...hi mom's!  Without you all, we would just be talking to ourselves.  Not that we don't do that too!  

Last year we celebrated our 1st Blogiversary at Louie's Wine Dive where we also had our first blog meeting.  This year, we didn't hit up Louie's, but I did ask everyone 2 questions.  Check out our answers...I even included some fun pre-blog throwback pics throughout.

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The 2 Questions:
1. Why did you want to start this blog?
2. What do you think now?

 2010-Kristi's Bday...and one of Andrea's first outings with the group!

2010-Kristi's Bday...and one of Andrea's first outings with the group!

Andrea: When we originally talked about the blog I thought it would be fun to seek out more local events, restaurants, activities, etc.  It seemed like a lot of fun since we would all be doing stuff together! 

I still have a hard time with all the links and making sure to state facts while still making the post fun to read.  It is a fine balance!  I’m really bad about taking pictures so blogging helps remind me so I have some material for my post.  I am pretty active in Snapchat though…check us out- user name: unfilteredadven.  I didn’t realize how much work it is to be creative and put the time into a good post.  I’ve gotten better about scheduling time over the week instead of waiting until Thursday night!

After 2 years of blogging (holy cow I can’t believe it has been that long!) I am very thankful we are doing this all together.  Having the four of us involved helps to spread out blogging weeks but we are making awesome memories and that is the best part.  I am glad we are doing this, I can hardly wait until we get paid for all of our adventuring.

 2013-Andrea's Bachelorette Party

2013-Andrea's Bachelorette Party

 2009-Vegas throwback!

2009-Vegas throwback!

Leslie: When we started this blog, I had recently quit blogging because posting every day and the other administration was consuming more time than I wanted to spare.  So when we decided (probably over wine) to start a blog together, I thought this was a brilliant idea!  Posting once per week about stuff that we were already doing and it's with my best friends...who could say no to that?  Not me!  

2 years later, I'm so happy we started Unfiltered Adventure!  I love that it pushes us to do fun things and spend time together.  It is so easy to drift apart as we get older, so I appreciate the support, friendship, and great times with these ladies!  Bring on the adventure!

 2015-Andrea's Bday-Murder Mystery Party

2015-Andrea's Bday-Murder Mystery Party

 2014-Limo before Leslie's Wedding

2014-Limo before Leslie's Wedding

Kristi: I started the blog because we had this brilliant idea that we thought could take off.  It may not be as lucrative or advanced as we thought by now (i.e. I certainly can't quit my job!), but it certainly gives us great excuse to do things around town and why not write about them? 

I have been on more adventures the last 2 years and have experienced some of the best that Kansas City has to offer.  Plus, as a bonus, I get to do it with my best friends!

 2008-Yes that is Mount Kilimajaro!

2008-Yes that is Mount Kilimajaro!

 2012-Crawl for Cancer

2012-Crawl for Cancer

Stephanie: I wanted to start a blog so that I can find a way to make money and travel the world instead of working for the man.  What I’ve discovered these past 2 years is I’m very lucky to have 3 other friends that enjoy the same things I do in life and have the same adventurous spirit. 

I have done more random things and seen more things that I can’t un-see than I ever could have imagined, even if I’m not making money from it just yet. 

My hope this year is that we can get in a few new adventures and keep our posts so fresh and so clean (clean).    

So basically, we can't wait to see what other adventures await us!  Cheers to another year!

~Leslie