Thursday, June 30, 2011

hello {ms. lim}

{ms. hannah lim}

A long lost sister friend from Korea that we met in Austin years ago came through Portland with some from her 3rd term class of the FTTS. It was so good to see her again. And wonderful to meet some of her friends as well. During a love-feast at the meeting hall we enjoyed one another's spirits and were truly refreshed by their heavenly singing.

There is one Body in this universe!
Hallelujah for the Lord has made us one!

We took them to Multnolmah Falls to enjoy the flowing stream and falls.

{em} & {inna}.

Monday, June 27, 2011

dog-walker extraordinaire

There are multiple signs stapled to the trees in my neighborhood central to a block radius.
"We'll pick up your doo-doo."
Looks like someone is stealing {liya}'s business...
or should I say 'buissness', these kids are cute. *grin*

Sunday, June 26, 2011

we're pralking down the road that leads to glory

I love having neighbors who love the Lord Jesus. This evening I enjoyed another time of pralking with {becky} in the cool of the evening.
For those that don't know, that's a mix between praying & walking.
We're so blessed to get to live here and so thankful too. Really.
Love you, {becky}. Your going on is for me, my going on is for you.
We need you saints desperately.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

{big baby}'s 30th b-day

My BIL {david}'s 30th Birthday Bash
was held at Big Al's in Beaverton.

Big BB. Birthday Bash. Big Al's. Beaverton.
Burgers. Beer. Big screens. Bowling.

That's a whole lotta B.

one man's junk : is another man's treasure

Awesome Saturday finds at an estate sale in my hood:

Pretty Italian silk blue tie for the hubby.
Boy Scouts of America : Stainless Steal Knife, Spoon, & Fork.

Multiple children's books:

Richard's Scary Best Story Book Ever
Richard's Scary Busy Day People.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile.
Hubert ~ the caterpillar who thought he was a mustache.
Narnia ~ the entire series.

hello saturday!

So thankful to have such a gorgeous day to walk down to the farmer's market with my love today & we snagged a last-minute-before-closing-deal on some peonies. I *heart* peonies. They're gorgeous and they smell lovely too. I picked some that weren't quite open yet, so that I could enjoy them in the days to come.

For lunch we decided against the most-times-over-priced-wares at the farmer's market & began to walk toward the food carts on SW 4th. . . Upon reaching Broadway though we changed our course to the hole-in-the-wall Thai place that I've been meaning to try since we moved here. Food-wise it did not disappoint and price-wise their lunch menu runs a good price on very tasty food.

delicious Thai-iced teas : $1.50 each

I devoured a plate of Pad Thai : $6.50
A mix of chicken, shrimp, & tofu.
Every bite was so flavorful & scrumptious!

And my {dh} tried the Red Curry : $6.50
Hot & definitely a party in our mouths!

I know where I'll be craving my Pad Thai from now.
I've met my Austin Maddam Mames' cousin in Portland.

Friday, June 24, 2011

doctor, ms. MD!

My awesome friend {havilah} just had her graduation from her residency program.
All but one of her family was in attendance, which is amazing, cuz she is one of eight kids.

I am so honored to know her & so proud of this accomplishment.

Secretly (or not so secretly) I am hoping that she'll still be in the area someday when I'm expecting & giving birth.

delicious delights

Love the things that make my place smell deeeelish!
~ like ~
Vanilla Bean cupcakes cooling on the window ledge.

I'm thinking I'll frost them with Butter Cream frosting
and take them with me for a meet up with friends today.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

a. & s.

Applications & Supplications.
While my {hubby} worked on some online applications
I sipped my delicious white mocha & read a little in the Word.

Coffee with my {hubby} on a Thursday morning.

Monday, June 20, 2011

mars attack

One of the benefits of not having a television
while having the nephews for the night
is an opportunity to let the creative juices flow. . .

{anthony} had a vision for an acrylic Mars attack on canvas.

And I have to say he did one h-e-double-hockey-sticks of a job.
He even let his older brother {quentin} paint some of the space & stars.
I am truly a proud auntie.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

happy papa's day

In honor of Father's Day
we spend the day with my folks
playing cards & hanging out with Dad.

In the evening we went out to Papa Haydn's.
Amazingly enough (even without the unknown need for reservation) we were seated almost immediately for dessert outside on the patio.
It was a gorgeous evening for such a treat.

[Da Momma & Da Papa @ Haydn's]

{dad} ate death-by-chocolate Triple Chocolate cake
with a side of their homemade vanilla ice cream.
{mom} had the Mixed Berry Cobbler al mode.
{erik}: White Chocolate Mint cake.
{i}: Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse cake.
{inna}: Lemon Ginger Cheesecake.
Needless to say, it was divine.

Love you Daddy,
Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

wet day for a white wedding

Today could have very well been one of those, 'boy, am I ever getting old' moments, all because it was the day that one my precious ones whom I nannied from 6mos. old onward got married. We were neighbors for years. . . and I must say that this family is awesome. In fact {tami} & {brian} are by far the best neighbors on my parents' block! They had {catherine} before moving in next door & a few years later her younger sister {elaine} was born. I watched these girls grow from infants, to exploring children, into their teens, and off to college... and finally into beautiful young woman. I am so happy for {cat} as she was forever beaming on her wedding day. No amount of rain could have stopped her. . .which was a good thing, cuz it poured! *grin*

{catherine} was indeed a beautiful bride.

Hearts of sand.

{elaine} reading poetry.

I'm singing in the rain.
A wedding in the rain.
What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again.
My folks.
the little dudes.
{em} & {elaine}.
The lovely bride & I.

Monday, June 13, 2011

party of 9

At the beach at Gearhart, Oregon.

Both in celebration of Erik finishing his undergrad degree, showing off the beauties of Oregon to our neighbors' visiting sisters, and saying our farewells to a dear friend: we took another trip to the beautiful Oregon coast.

Absent of a mini-van (that wouldn't have even been able to contain this party of nine anyways), we had to take two cars: the {noland}'s took their sisters {laura} & {katherine}, and we piled our residing student {lucille} & two friends from China {hugh} & {mars} (he who was going to be leaving us in two days time) in the backseat of our car. Needless to say, our two little Bimmers were packed:
Poor {mars}. He was such a good sport.

da girls.

A trip to the beach in Gearhart is not complete without our traditional clam roast. Stocked with fresh firewood left by {erik}'s sister & hubby we packed the rest of our trunk with chairs, blankets, bocce ball, a frisbee, and our cameras. I should have gotten a pic of the trunk to show y'all. After a drive of over the hill and through the woods we arrived in our perfect beach setting to scout out the perfect place to set up our outdoor living room. Arranging the landscape of forgotten driftwood, setting up a few chairs, and laying out the blankets we relaxed and began to soak in the fresh ocean air.

Reading a book.
Tossing the frisbee & Rolling the bocce ball.
Strolling the beach in our bare feet.

Taking pics!
Building the fire.
Staying warm.
Roasting the fresh clams & assorted fish ~ delish!

Singing to the Lord a new song.
S'mores. Yes, please.