Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Video Blog for 30-01-2012

two video blog posts in a row? A lot happened yesterday, Jordan shot a lot of video. enjoy

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Video Blog Dec/Jan

Wow did I really miss 2 months of video blogs? To make up for this lapse of the brain I have done two months in one video! One of the more cinematic endeavors to date.

(remember for best viewing HD button blue, and full screen!)

Please check in next month for another video blog!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Our Fair City

So, I did a post with this same title back in the summer....but I must say that though we miss Portland very much, there are so many things we also love about Tomé. Here are a few photos we snapped the other day.

So many beautiful beaches!

Near the lovely Welcome to Tome sign

Some great views

Looking out into the city

Our side of town

The sunsets here are always a treat as well.

Jordan and Missy

Friday, January 20, 2012

Despedida para Sara!

Last week we said goodbye to our dear friend Sara from Portland, and to celebrate we had a little surprise party with some of the youth!

It was a breakfast party, so I made a ton of pancakes, and we had all sorts of treats to share

The party was hoppin

Praying for Sara and her trip

The lady of the day!

Good friends

The girls

The kids love Jordan

Blessings Sara, we miss you already!!
Jordan and Missy

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Busy Bees

We've been super busy lately...so much so that I (Missy) was stricken with a pretty bad cold this week. That said, however, we are so excited to share with you all some of the things we have been up to!

I am super stoked to show you all some of my newest yarn creations! Unfortunately you'll have to wait a bit longer until these creations arrive to their recipients. 

Having the lovely Wieber family here has challenged us all to do some extra Spanish studying. Nothing like refresher courses to get your brain working and to improve your language skills!

These are some leftovers from the many trips to the beach everyone has been taking. It's been perfect weather to enjoy our beautiful beach here; whether it be for exercise, laying out, or playing in the surf!

That's all for now, MUCH more to come! Many blessings to you all today,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Girls Night

Just had the girls over yesterday for some nail painting and hang-out time -- Sara and Stephanie also had a wonderful time practicing their Spanish!

Here are some pictures:

Steph and Kiki

Andie getting her nails done.

The group showing off our nails.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Granola Recipe

Hey All!

Thought a recipe was really overdue, so I wanted to share a recent addition to our snack regime. We both really love granola, and though I am still in the process of tweaking this recipe, it is - as the creator of the recipe said - very adaptable to whatever you are in the mood for. Whether it be on the sweeter side or the fruitier side or nutty side, pick what you like and throw it in! For original recipe go HERE.


1 2/3 cups oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup oat flour (just grind up 1/3 cup oats in a food processor or blender)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 to 3 cups dried fruits and nuts (I've used chopped up walnuts, peanuts, and almonds along with chopped up  golden raisins and apricots)*
1/3 cup peanut butter
7 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup (you could try honey too, I just didn't have any on hand)
1 tablespoon water

* I like to chop everything up so that it isn't too chunky of a granola. Also, when you add peanuts to the mix the granola definitely comes out with a strong peanut butter flavor. To avoid that you could just use different nuts, and you can also substitute the peanut butter for another nut butter.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 8x8 pan or, if you have it, throw some parchment paper on it (be sure to grease the parchment paper as well).

Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and nuts. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, peanut butter, maple syrup and water. Toss the wet ingredients with the dry and spread in the prepared pan, pressing it in firmly to ensure they are molded to the shape of the pan.

Bake the bars for 30 to 40 minutes, until they’re brown around the edges — if you can see the bottom of the pan be checking that as well, mine got a little burnt on the underside. They will set more once they cool, so don't fear taking them out if they are still a little soft in the middle.

Cool the bars in their pan completely on a cooling rack.

Once they are completely cool, use a serrated knife to cut the bars into squares. If they are crumbly put them in the fridge for awhile until cold and try again.

Enjoy as bars or crumbled up with milk....we loved having them on our recent hiking trip to the Andes. Delicioso!

Missy and Jordan