Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Los Angeles County Fair is in town this month! I came for the animals! ♥






Tuesday, August 29, 2017

spaghetti and meatballs; pasta, tomato sauce, meatballs, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, cheese, salt, pepper.


It's an easy dinner when you're looking for something to eat. I cooked the pasta, tomato sauce, and meatballs separately. Then I roasted tomatoes and grilled the onions and zucchini. After they were done, I put them with the tomato sauce and added the meatballs. I let it simmer until it was nice and hot. Lastly, I finished it off with some grated cheese. It was delicious!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Summer is the perfect time for grilling! ♥


grilled flank steak with zucchini; flank steak, zucchini, green onions, cilantro, lemon pepper, salt.



elotes in a bowl; corn, pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, mayonnaise, lime, cilantro, onions, butter, salt, lemon pepper.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

There's always room for ice cream! Good thing there's no shortage of ice cream in Portland. Every day we took the opportunity to try out new flavors all around town! ♥

wiz bang bar; Roasted Strawberry Coconut with Cocanu's Bruno Coffee Bar Shell.


dairy hill ice cream; Blackberry and Mint Chip.



ruby jewel; Brown Sugar with Marionberry Jam & Crisp.



salt & straw; Pear & Blue Cheese and Coava Coffe & CocanĂș Craque.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tasty n Alder was just the start of our four day long food adventure! ♥

Fried Egg & Cheddar Biscuit; house made sausage.


Korean Fried Chicken; short grain rice, house kimchee, eggs two ways.


Tasty Steak & Cheddar Eggs; Creekstone, cornmeal pancake, jalapeno butter.


Tasty Hangtown Fry; Willapa Bay, open faced omelette, fried oysters, bacon lardons, cheddar, buttermilk biscuit.


Duck…Duck….Steak!; Allen Brothers Angus, teres major, potatoes confit in duck fat, onion sour cream. sunny duck egg.

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.