Sunday, July 23, 2017

It has been one week since I came back from Taiwan. ♥

Thank you for your prayers-- it was an incredible opportunity to travel to Taiwan, make new friends, and share life with one another. Before coming here, I had no real connection or love for this country. But now, when I think about this place, I think about friends that I've made here. Each one so unique, and so special, and so dearly loved by God. It was amazing to see how evident God was during our time here. Even from the very first conversation, I talked with my group about life, purpose, dreams, goals, and beliefs. They welcomed me with open arms! It was so nice to be able to learn from and share openly with each other. My hope is that one day, they would come to know God and know how much He loves them!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Don't look back, you're not going that way."

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What a lovely surprise! I love peonies! ♥

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Congratulations! Graduation season is in full swing, and I'm so excited for these graduates! ♥ A few weeks ago, when leis were not readily available, we made a paper lei using a template from Lia Griffith! It took quite a bit of work, but it was well worth it to have a lei with the school colors!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Today we spent an amazing day with these fearsome creatures at the Butterfly Pavilion.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I visited the Museum of Ice Cream with the perfect date! ♥ It was so much fun wandering from room to room, sampling ice cream and taking lots of photos. You're not allowed to go backwards in the museum, but you can stay in each room as long as you want (save for the pool of sprinkles)-- so that we did. If you're looking to learn about ice cream, this is not the place. But if you're looking for a great time and sweet photo ops, this is the perfect place.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The thing I like most about the The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire is seeing other people dressed up. It's fun to walk around taking pictures of others and with others!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Warm weather calls for cold dessert! After soaking up some sun, we went to BlackBall. Good call my friends, good call.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My grandma's steamed minced pork was one of my favorite dishes of all time. I don't know what she put in there, but it was magical and delicious. The other day, I attempted to make this on my own-- but with a few more ingredients. I mixed the ground pork and corn starch with a little bit of preserved turnip (a little goes a long way), spread it flat in a shallow dish, and steamed it. Afterward, I cracked an egg over it and steamed it until it was done. Then I served it with rice and asparagus.

egg over steamed minced pork with preserved turnip; ground pork, preserved turnip, corn starch, egg, asparagus, rice.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's only two days into the week and I'm already exhausted. Maybe it's time to really just slow down and spend more time in the kitchen (and more importantly, in the Word). On the menu tonight was watercress and pork soup with a side of rice for good measure. Now that the fridge is fully stocked, it's time to start cooking again.