Wedding Weekend in Mt. Hood

Last weekend, we drove East to the Mt. Hood area for our friend’s wedding. Jordan and Pippa are one of the cutest and nicest couples I have ever met, and we had a wonderful time celebrating their marriage. On Saturday, the couple organized a day at Lost Lake where we floated around in tubes while marveling in the gorgeous landscape. Later that night, we camped out with our friends Reed and Krista who were also attending the wedding. We cooked hot dogs on the fire and played a few games of farkle before calling it a night.

The next day we attended the wedding at Mt. Hood Organic Farm. It was probably the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to. They also served fresh local food for dinner, and I may have had a slice of lemon poppy seed cake and a slice of marionberry pie. I couldn’t resist!

















Recent Eats: August 14th

Eight more days till I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing! Just a couple more shifts at the hospital, one more day of class, and a few homework assignments, and I’ll be done. Next on the list will be taking my nursing boards and getting a job. Exciting!

We spent the last weekend in the Mt. Hood area for a friend’s wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful out there (post to come!). Here are some meals from last week.


Two egg omelet filled with sweet potato and spinach and topped with avocado slices.


Lunch of leftover hamburger, sautéed kale and sweet potato, and sauerkraut.


Dinner of grilled chicken thighs and zucchini.


Sole with lemon caper sauce and sauteed spinach (recipe from Against All Grain).


Chicken Tacos (also from Against All Grain). I made these in my slow cooker and topped them with pico and avocado slices. Lettuce leaves subbed for tortillas.


Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with meat sauce. I just cooked some grass fed ground beef (from the farmer’s market) with some store bought marinara sauce.

That’s all I got from last week. On the workout front, I’m planning on training for a fall half marathon so I’m slowly building up my mileage. I ran about 16 miles last week. I also went to a couple classes at Studio X. Loving the circuit style training!

Weekend: August 2nd


I finally had one weekend in I can’t remember how many weeks where I had no homework to do. I was also supposed to have clinicals on Sunday, but those ended up getting cancelled so I had the entire weekend with no plans. Friday night, Danny and I walked up to Dick’s Kitchen for dinner […]

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Life Update


These past couple weeks have been quite stressful. It all started a couple Mondays ago when Frank went in to have dental surgery to extract about 10 teeth and do a cleaning. He came home from the vet’s office all out of sorts, wheezing and coughing. The vet had said that his throat was probably […]

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Weekend: July 5th


Here are some highlights from the weekend. Saturday morning smoothie with coconut milk, strawberries, blueberries, honey and almond butter. After breakfast, I worked for a few hours on a paper and then did a Nike Training Club workout. Lunch salad with spinach, avocado, carrots, gorgonzola cheese, and himalayan sea salt. Saturday night was date night! […]

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Weekly Plan: July 7th


Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had a paper due so I spent much of the weekend working on that, but we also fit in some fun things like dinner and a movie. Fitness Recap I’m going to begin this weekly plan with a fitness recap from this last week. I feel like I […]

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Fourth of July: 2014


Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July! I started the day with a 4 mile run around the park and a green smoothie. This one had frozen banana, frozen strawberries, almond milk, spinach, almond butter and honey. We were invited on a floating trip along the Clackamas River with our friends Jordan and Pippa. […]

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Weekday Eats


I’ve been chugging along on my new diet, and overall I’m feeling much better. I’ve been eating lots of eggs, fruit, salads, and vegetables. I’m in love with my new cookbook, Against All Grain. I’ve been using it to plan most of our dinners, and also for other recipes like zucchini bread, dressing, and almond […]

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Weekend: June 28th


We spent much of this weekend dealing with some unexpected issues. The bathtub was massively clogged (I have a lot of hair), and Danny spent many hours on Saturday trying fix it. We also found out that Frank has to have mouth surgery to have several of his teeth extracted. I won’t show you the […]

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Weekly Plan: June 30th


A Charlie blanket. So this happened a few weeks ago, and I never shared the picture. Charlie pretty much just came up and sat directly on top of Hobbes without a second thought. Hobbes didn’t seem to mind too much. Ridiculous, these three. This Saturday, I spent 3 hours cleaning out the pantry and fridge […]

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