Day 1

Today is the first day of my 30 day eating challenge (See previous post). I'll be getting back with you around October 25.

30 day “eat more” challenge

Don't roll your eyes please. For the past five years....okay I'll just say, since I married Ronald, I've had to learn how to cook/bake mostly using vegan ingredients. I've learned a lot and I'm not bad at it. However when everybody else is looking the other way, I'm making a fried egg for breakfast. I... Continue Reading →

Dahl and Rice

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Cumin Seed (not ground) 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder (optional) 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 3-4 Cloves Garlic 1 Onion Chopped 1 Package Yellow Split Peas Water 1 Cup Frozen Spinach Chopped Salt to taste Cooked Rice Directions: In a pan heat the oil on Medium. When oil is hot pour the cumin seed... Continue Reading →

A little human

Every parent can't wait for the next developmental milestone in their child. Its hard to imagine that you are growing a REAL person when you first find out you're pregnant. Even when your baby is born they resemble more of a pet than a human...(you can hate me for saying that). But as each month... Continue Reading →

New Year Developments

I keep wishing that I could write more about Jadon's new developments because I know I'll forget them later, or when we have our next child. So that's what I'll do. Write. This month flew by. It all started with lots of frustration with Jadon's sleeping...or lack thereof. He wouldn't sleep more than 4 hours... Continue Reading →

Jadon Month 2

We are truly blessed and amazed to watch a little life grow in our care. I'm everyday reminded how much I need God's help in raising a child. My patience and wisdom is so limited! But Jadon gives us so much joy. Yesterday, December 5, was Jadon's 2-month checkup. The good news is that he... Continue Reading →

Oh Baby!

Most times I write a post I have time to think about and organize my thoughts before writing, but unfortunately I have not for this post. My thought might seem out of order or scattered but it can only be expected as I've only had a solid 2 hours of sleep at a time for... Continue Reading →

Thinking Back and Thinking Forward

I sit in the Honolulu airport in front of the Continental check-in once again. The last memories I have of this place include many nervous and excited student missionaries with lots of luggage. This time, I am alone. I am waiting for Ronald to return from the car rental agency. My mind can almost relive... Continue Reading →

Saipan Baby Shower

Today was the first baby shower that I attended for my own baby. In Orlando I loved planning baby showers, and I helped plan many. So today as I arrived at this baby shower with no gift in hand, and no food to contribute it felt strange, and I was a little nervous. I know... Continue Reading →

A morning thought

Three out of five mornings a week I ride with the school principal to work. Since we live in the same building, it is more convenient to ride with him, than have Ronald take me to school. Most mornings we have good conversations about what food we miss the most from the states. Sometimes we... Continue Reading →


This new year has brought many new challenges for me. Since the beginning of February I can't remember what it feels like to NOT be tired. Pregnancy will do that to you, I've heard. Daily I struggle with my students to do as their told. They constantly test my patience. They're not as cute as... Continue Reading →

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