Category Archives: Foodie

Happy 3rd Birthday Imogen!

Immy turned 3 last June 21st 2017. Everyone enjoyed the party we had at Run Plus Fun. This time she somewhat understood what birthdays meant and started saying Happy Birthday Immy! She knew there had to be balloons, cakes, and the playgroup. She loved the Peppa Pig theme!  


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Imogen’s 2nd Birthday Party

Immy turned two in June. We had a small party with family and friends at Francis and Marie’s home in Texas. We would like to thank Francis and Marie for hosting the party, Sweet Luxe Desserts for the fabulous and delicious cake, handmade tiara by Lola Eva, and catering by Whole Foods Market. The photo […]


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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016! This year marks the end of my job at GB as an Engineer and the beginning of something new. I don’t know yet what that looks like but I feel blessed to have this opportunity to spend my days with Immy while working on some projects. In the meantime, I decided to keep […]


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Immy’s First Birthday

We celebrated Immy’s First Birthday today at Kruger’s Farm in Sauvie Island. Everybody had a great time! Check out the entire photo gallery here.


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Creative Designer Marie

This post was taken from the Pacific Northern website with permission from Marie who was featured on their blog. Marie is my lovely sister-in-law, wife of my youngest brother Francis. PN Designer Feature: Creative Designer Marie Mangona Creative Designer Marie Mangona knew from an early age that art was her destiny. When it was time […]


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Blueberry Season

It has been a very busy summer for us so we missed our annual wild blackberry picking outing at Oak Island. If you’ve never tried the blackberries from there, you are missing out. They are the best blackberries I’ve ever had! We would typically take home about 10-15 pounds plus whatever we ate along the […]


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Imogen’s Second Month

Lolo and Lola (my parents) met Immy for the first time on the 2nd day of August. I brought mom some flowers and picked them up at the airport. When mom first saw Immy, she was surprised by how small she was. She was excited to hold her for the first time. The next day, […]


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Leche Flan (Caramel Custard)

Leche Flan is one of my favorite Filipino desserts. Unfortunately it is so high in cholesterol and sugar I rarely make it. An appearance is only warranted when we can share it with a hundred other people. This is not one of those times but I have some homemade ube (purple yam) ice cream sitting […]


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Salty’s on the Columbia River

Last weekend we were on a hunt for seafood. Marcel’s mom who is currently working in Portland this winter was looking for a good place for dungeness crabs. That is always a tough question for us because there is none in the sense of what people imagine to be a good seafood restaurant. When we visit […]


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Happy New Year!

Our annual collage for 2013. I know it is now February (almost March!) but there is always room for more positive thoughts. I wish you a wonderful 2014! Over the holidays I’ve been thinking about this blog and the direction I wanted to take it. I was posting on Facebook for a while and have […]


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