Dancing Goat

herb crust


herb and garlic over sweet potatoes


special sauce, sprouts from my trip to the farmers market after work today {pea, radish, & sunflower sprouts}
And the best cheese on the earth-Dancing Goat Pesto flavor.




Well, after a beautiful day at work, I stopped at the evening farmer’s market. I bought my sprouts, a green pepper, and Dancing Goat cheese.
I about died in the creamy, freshness of the cheese. It’s so much more decadent and better tasting! This is my favorite cheese of all time thus far. 

After a day of work yesterday, I hung out with two of my friends, Mumford & Jersey is what I shall call them. We made italian for dinner and caught up. We discovered a very cute kitchen & wine shoppe, down the street from their place. After that, we made it to Sweet Yo’s, where Rizo and her friend met us for the delicacy of Frozen Yogurt. 

Going home this weekend!!! wAhOoOooOOoOO!





Quinoa Hands

So I got great deals on scrubs and shoes!

Today was great, I’m really excited to get into my job this week. I’ll have updates on how its going and what I love and what I feel I need to work on.

I feel so grown up with all this happening.

Here’s a re-cap of this past weekend’s adventures

Yup-I’m official.


Sweet potato/quinoa burgers {THANKS RIZO!}


cwaffles {qua-fulls} Cake batter, poured into a waffle maker, we later added maple syrup


Stuffed Green Peppers


Swimming crew, we jumped off the pier and later got ice cream


special thanks to Anna, who captured this






14 miles of Scrubs

Buying scrubs is a whole new world
{Song from Aladdin breaks out}
At least price doesn’t matter, because I can get a tax write off for them, because St. Mary’s has me buy them, and they’re mandatory.
Its sorta fun to see all the various styles, but frustrating when the form of shopping you hate the most is when you HAVE to get something. 

My parents are off to Panama, I’m so envious…

I begin orientation Monday at 7:45a.m. and Tues-Fri I work at 7a.m. So, I have this weekend as my last, being a free woman! 

Talking to Rizo has been one of the most helpful things lately. We were driving back from somewhere and I got to explain how I was nervous about St. Mary’s expecting more of me, but  also treating me as a ‘lower woman’ because I’m so young. She comforted me with her elegant truth, “You don’t have habits to overcome, so training you will be easier. They also don’t expect you to know this atmosphere, because this is completely different than retail pharmacy.”
I. Love. Her.

I also got to talk about how words mean so much to me.
It’s really hard for me to be separated from Mi Amor, with the obstacles of neither of us liking to talk on the phone or Skype. {I always feel super awkward}

So, as our only form of communication, texting becomes a big part of my day. This form leads to really bad communication of feelings…they’re so easily misread.
I don’t think he realizes how much I need his words.
I can’t have him physically present, and we don’t have quality time, so what’s left? Words.

I thrive on words-its my main love language.

Overtime we will get better at communicating in this way,
but for now, I’m just a bit frustrated by how much I long for that.
I don’t necessarily WANT to focus on what I can get…I guess its just this big urge to know that I’m thought of, that I’m loved, cared about, wanted…
My parents communicate this to me so perfectly.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the life God has given me on this Grand Adventure, I have made memories that will go down in my record book.

Ok, I’ve rambled a lot.

I’m going to finish the fabulous smoothie that Rizo made and head off to St. Mary’s for a TB test. Meh.

{Oh, Rizo & I biked 14 miles yesterday}


Words cannot describe…

It was awesome…
it was incredible…
it was unforgettable, irresistible, like a dream..

They had passports as tickets, and had worked with this town since February, creating a vintage aura.

Here are a few pictures, just to show how much fun we had.
I didn’t take as many pictures, because two of my friends had pro cameras.

Brian, Mike, Shannon, Graham, & I.
we’re all a little crazy-so it was quite fitting this photo is up-side-down.


Castle for a high school


Let the drawing begin!



Look at the sea of people…15,000 tickets-sold in 8 hours…yes, Mumford is loved.


We went to this coffee shop three times…DELISH!







Chopsticks and a VW Van

Beans, Broccoli, Onions, Pineapple, {farmers market Sprouts}, Carrots, Egg, Rice, Chicken

Sauté it up {Sonrisa’s man was our chef for the night}

Rice rice rice


Off to the farmers market with Rizo
Then to Illinois with a crew of four, three dozen muffins, and music in a VW Van.


Market Fresh Blessings

Biked to the farmers market with Rizo today, I only bought $6 worth of fruit and veg, and ended up with the ability to make (as seen in picture above) salsa, and currently on the verge of dehydrating bananas, kiwi, and yellow squash. We are planning a chinese night for dinner, so Sonrisa & her man better prepare themselves for pictures!

We bought a vacuum at Target!  Isn’t it beautiful!?

Rizo mentioned today how wonderful of a life we would have if this continued; making fresh food, being super creative, crafty, and working out all the time. We have a pretty easy life.

St. Mary’s called me today!!! I have a  job!!! Beautiful.

God’s blessings still shower even through my broken crevices.

TA-DA! {it’s me!}

I surprised Mi Amor on Friday.

Rizo was going home, so I hopped in and road-tripped it with her!
My dad was able to show me what he’s been working on for the Panama pastoral training seminar…so much hard work, I adore him for his endurance.
We were able to have one heck of a fabulous pizza for supper
{yay for celebrating by food!}
Amongst all the other fun and delightful things that happened with my parents over the weekend, my mom helped me surprise Mi Amor.
Although EVERY. POSSIBLE. BACKUP. PLAN. was taken into a twister and rained on…my treasure hunt for him after his day of work on Friday was taking him to little memories and then finally, to me…but, so many obstacles became roadblocks.
It was still one of the most memorable faces I will have imprinted in my head of Mi Amor. The unbelief in his smile and behind his eyes, adoration…a combination I had never experienced before. I felt like a treasure, even though he didn’t have to hunt.

Getting back to Poppins was bittersweet.
I loved vacationing with my parents…Rizo was right, it really changes your world when you take care of yourself and then go home, to be taken care of for a weekend…I have the most amazing parents ever.
They do WAY TOO much for me, I take them for granted every day…there is no way I could be grateful enough…the bar is just set too high. Which, I love that they love me so much, they show it well.

After a spa night with Rizo and Sonrisa,
I was transitioned into being home, awaiting my calls from St. Mary’s.
I Really want to go to this concert over the weekend though…and if I don’t get a call, I can’t risk going away.
Rough. Stuff.

This morning, awoke to my tummy wanting muffins…
So I accommodated.

simple simple.


.I put a honey/cinnamon glaze over top and paired it up with my delish “Golden French Toast” Keurig coffee. Mmm!