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Waterfalls in Oregon

Here is a quick recap of our hikes in Oregon. We drove out to Multnomah County (40 minutes from Portland) to see many waterfalls on two different days. When we were climbing down, I felt so happy about the strenuous uphill battles being over. I was…

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Portland for Foodies

Portland, Oregon holds a special place in my heart…or should I say, stomach. Saying the food is good here is an understatement. There’s certain spots I can eat for a few days straight, and still crave it the next day and…

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Betty found this the other day while she was cleaning. I was only 14 years old when I made this for my friends. (How am I twice the age already?!) She asked me if I wrote the poem. I told…

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Peach Champagne Cupcake Cones

This morning, the cashier at the grocery store looked at me and grinned, “Nothing like eggs and peach schnapps for breakfast…” After explaining to him I’m making peach champagne cupcakes, he became intrigued. Why wouldn’t he be? Fresh peach…

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McCall Winter Carnival

This was our first trip to McCall. Every year, they have a Winter Carnival where there’s many festivities and snow sculptures. Brittany and Krissa were kind enough to let a group of us stay in their cabin in Cascade for the…

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The Proposal

December 24, 2015. This was no ordinary morning. The usual cold wintery Christmas Eve was replaced by the warm and sun-kissed Cabo at our family’s vacation villa. Still half-awake, I sluggishly dragged myself out of bed to use the restroom. Instead…

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Dinner at Our House

Hard to imagine that a few months ago, I was sad about not having any friends here and was worried about meeting people in Boise. Yesterday, we had a group of 10 friends at our house! We didn’t even have…

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Dear Future Me…

  Basking in sunshine with joy and love; finding beauty in all that I discover along the way; feeling uncertain but not scared; letting go and embracing happiness. This card instantly brought a smile to my face when I saw it…

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Time with Family

My grandpa randomly called me last week to chat and ask what I’m doing. Before I could even answer, he said “Let me guess, you’re curled up in bed, with a blanket over you, on your laptop.” Ha ha…he knows…

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Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, You’ll ever be unchanging! A symbol of goodwill and love You’ll ever be unchanging I’ve pretty much been humming this song all day! Jolly ol’ me. Today really felt like Christmas. I slept…