Sunday, March 27, 2011


I have this thing for diners, I really like them. Especially, the good ol' all American family diners, where the waitress affectionately calls everyone sweetie or hon. I don't know why I seem to have an affinity for them, but I do. That's another reason why I like road trips, there's a perfect opportunity to stop at some of those. But I'm not taking a road trip tomorrow, this time I'm flying to LA. I'll be enjoying my time there and taking a break from blogging for this whole week. Hope you'll excuse the absence. Have a splendid week!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I might go biking with a few good friends today. Oh the joy :)

And on Tuesday, a group of us went hiking [more of a nature walk, really] at Silver Falls. The scenery was breathtaking. I'm enjoying you spring break.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

guest blogging

Check out my guest post today, combining chocolate and pretty paper, over at Anastasia's blog.

Monday, March 14, 2011


So, I'm no Mrs. Globetrot [not everyone is fortunate enough to explore distant lands], but this spring break I get the privilege of visiting my sister down in LA. I'm thrilled! There has been a deficiency of Vitamin D in this town for a long while now, and frankly, I've gotten a bit tired of it. So hoorah for that. I'm feeling pretty blessed right now.


Monday, March 7, 2011


I have some news. It was my blog's one year birthday on February 26th, last last Saturday, and I completely forget about it. So, happy late birthday to my blog.

On a more dramatic note, this Saturday brought a bit of a surprise. It all began at 11pm, when I was thoughtlessly getting ready to hit the hay [we can't afford beds]. Sudddenly, I heard a subtle ding. A seemingly innocent text? I flippantly thought so too. Boy was I mistaken. The flurry of excitement that ensued upon reading of the text, was received with questioning looks from my niece [her and I were having a sleepover], who wondered what kind of news could send me into a spiral of gleeful frolic all over the room.
The text was from one of my best friends growing up; we both managed to stay in contact even though I had moved. It read: "I'M ENGAGED!"

And just like that, she's all grown up now.
But get this. She asked a follow up question, a question that we might have discussed back when we were 12 or something, but she never forgot it. It read: "Will you be my maid of honor?" How special. I am so honored.

Oksana. I am extremely happy for you. I wish you both abundant blessings from the bottom of my heart. And I know you'll make an awesome bride. I can't wait till your special day! And I'll be praying for you guys.