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May Favorites (2018)

I’m taking a break from recipes today and I’m sharing my May favorites! The weather is finally getting warmer here and I’m getting ready to go on a little backpacking trip with my friend this weekend. We did this trail several times together, but it’s been about 3 years since our last overnight hiking trip… How does the time go by so fast?! I’m excited to be in nature for several days, away from my to-do list. I mentioned to someone at work that I was doing this, to which she responded: There must be an easier way to have fun? Hah! It’s true, but nothing is quite as rewarding as hiking 40km with a 30lbs bag on your back, sleeping in the woods, preparing your…

Our Engagement Photos – Part One

(Photos taken by the talented Fiona Chiu) We met four and a half years ago, when we were both 19, in our second year of university. I was walking my dog one Thursday night, when my friend texted me and asked if I wanted to go out that night. It was getting late and I had class the next day, but I reluctantly agreed.  After running back home to get ready in 10 minutes, my friend came and picked me up. We drove to meet with one of her other friends, who was at her boyfriend’s house. Turns out, her boyfriend was Shaun’s roommate. When I got there, I felt awkward and out of place. Just imagine a shy, introverted girl walking in a room full of strangers. I basically introduced myself and let my…