See that beautiful strawberry rhubarb pie picture at the top of this post? I got that from the internet. Mine does not look like that. In fact, it looks more like I threw it on the ground and then put it back in the pan. Don’t believe me? A picture is worth a thousand words and there is a very sad one below. In my defense, it does still taste amazing. It’s a good thing looks aren’t everything.
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I have been blessed with some amazing friendships, some of which were very unexpected. It’s always special when you realize a person you call a friend has become more like a member of your family. During my time in Hawaii, when I didn’t have any immediate blood relatives nearby, these relationships were even more critical. Continue reading “From Family to Friends”
Whenever we travel, Luke and I always fill our time visiting parks and museums, wandering city streets, going on hikes, taking tours, etc. but it seems we fail to do the same in the places we live. There are still things I wish I had done in Hawaii! Needless to say, we are determined to explore Idaho and now that the snowpocalypse is over, we can actually do that. Continue reading “Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls”
I’m not sure if it’s the number of Nancy Drew novels I read as a child or my passion for solving things, but I’ve always wanted to be a detective. Last night I was able to live out this dream at Escape This Live, one of Boise’s versions of the current escape room trend.
If you’re not familiar with escape rooms, they are a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints, and strategy to break out of a locked room. This particular escape game was pirate-themed and involved several different types of padlocks, keys, and puzzles. I went with seven other ladies and we worked together like a well-oiled machine. We escaped with the second best time in the history of the room! Needless to say, it was a blast. The cost to play is $30 per person, but we found a Groupon which brought the admission down to $17.25.
I don’t want to give away any of the details of the room, but I will say I expected there to be more riddles or puzzles that required some depth of knowledge. Also, it seemed that once a clue was used to solve something its purpose was exhausted. It would have been fun to have a few items come back into play. But all things considered, it was a total blast and I’m looking forward to doing another. Rumor has it there’s a wizard-themed room opening soon!
I love dressing Olivia each day. It’s like having my own personal, and very wiggly, china doll. It also doesn’t hurt that people gave us the cutest little outfits. From printed onesies and dresses to sweaters and coats, this girl certainly isn’t lacking in fashion options. Although I’ll admit, I’m ready for the weather to warm up so I can break out the adorable dresses we have lined up for Spring. Continue reading “Mini Me”
Today Luke and I celebrate three wonderful years of marriage! I am so thankful for this man who truly does strive to love me as Christ loves the church (Ephesians 5) and challenges me to be more like our Lord. While our marriage isn’t perfect (How can it be when two sinners say, “I do”?), I am incredibly blessed by his heart, friendship, and partnership and this amazing life we share together. Continue reading “Three Wonderful Years “
I have a love hate relationship with Scentsy. I love when my house smells like a clean, fresh scent and not the curry I made the night before. I also love the soft glow of the light and the whole idea of wickless candles. I hate that so many of the scents give me headaches and when I do find a scent I like they always discontinue it. Always! Continue reading “Bring Back My Bar”