Category Archives: Travel

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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Francis and Marie’s Wedding

It’s been a very busy summer as always but this year my brother’s wedding made the season special. The wedding was held on July 14th in Dallas, TX where we also had a big family reunion. It was so much fun dressing up for the “Mad Men” theme. It was a beautiful wedding full of […]


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Vashon Island, Ocean Shores, and Seattle

Here are some highlights from our Memorial Weekend trip to Washington. I kind of missed living there but all in all I think Portland suits us more. These pictures were from my phone. It makes it easier for me to post regularly. View from West Seattle Getting on the ferry to Vashon Island Minglement – […]


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Alaskan Cruise

July was a very busy month for us. We took an Alaskan Cruise with some relatives then hosted another family reunion here in Portland. We had a fantastic vacation with everyone! More pictures are posted on my PICASA GALLERY Getting into vacation mode at the first night’s dinner. Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Docked in Skagway […]


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June 2012

Here are some of our adventures in June and what we ate 🙂 A good harvest of Hood strawberries from our garden Pine State fried club and hash browns from Pine State Biscuits Shrimp and grits from Pine State Biscuits Picnic lunch with sandwiches of prosciutto, brie, caramelized onions, and apples. Greek yogurt for dessert […]


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May 2012 Part 2

This is Part 2 of our adventures in May A trip to Cannon Beach Mulder found a girlfriend Mulder loves running around the beach Roger Waters concert The WALL Mulder playing with another hiker at Sandy Delta Park Mulder exploring the area Hiking up to Ponytail Falls We hiked underneath the water Marcel and Mulder […]


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May 2012 Part 1

I can’t believe it is now July and I have not posted anything in May and June! Here are some pictures from May… Our urban farm in progress The Bruce Lee from Prickly Ash Seasonal Sandwich from The Big Egg Falafel from Wolf & Bear’s I got a haircut at West Slope Salon A new […]


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The Best Week Ever

It was a fun busy week for us starting last Monday when we went on a long bike ride in our neighborhood trails then a couple of concerts plus a festival. I really appreciate this warmer and drier weather when we could be outside more. Tuesday, we went to see ColdPlay. They gave us these […]


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This Weekend

Hello spring sunshine! I made assorted cupcakes to celebrate the arrival of our friends Curtis and Jennifer’s little Blake. The flavors were cocoa almond (Trader Joe’s answer to Nutella), tiramisu, and strawberry jam. Our seed farm is looking good! Brunch last Sunday at Kenny and Zuke’s. Salmon hash with poached eggs. Mulder at a recent […]


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