Category Archives: Travel

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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Happy Thanksgiving!

November was another exciting month as we watch Immy grow each day! To add to this excitement, her cousin Kane arrived on the 11th of November. We are excited that Immy has someone to grow up together with! We also got a new-to-us Mazda 5 Mini-Van from my parents. They only needed one car and wanted to […]


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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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Travel Hacking Part II – Redeeming Miles

This is Part II of the post Travel Hacking So after accumulating hundreds of thousands of miles, you might be wondering what to do with them. The obvious answer would be to book a domestic flight to anywhere in the US using 25,000 miles and call it good. While that is useful, you won’t be […]


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Abby and Ethan’s Corner

With all the technology available today, we are able to stay in touch with family as if we all live in the same town. My nieces and nephews are a source of joy and laughter so I am starting a series to feature them. This is a guest post from my brother Eric who writes […]


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Travel Hacking Part I – Earning Miles

Marcel and I earn a lot of airline miles without actually flying. As a result, we rarely have to pay for tickets these days. Many friends and family have asked me about this and I finally got a chance to write some things down about how we do it. Enjoy! Summary: Travel hacking is a […]


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