Good evening or morning depending on where you live!
Wow, talk about
lack of preparation spontaneity!
Greg and I have been talking for the past few weeks about taking a trip to the Bay area. We've been wanting to meet up with some of his friends who have been living there for a while now.
Due to all the busy-ness, I had forgotten that we were sort of planning on going up there, and when he asked me if I was down to go on Saturday, I automatically said yes! This all happened literally 2 hours before we took off. :P
And off we drove for 6 long and fun hours! It was only fun because of the gigantic hills, and because we always have so much fun together no matter what. We probably got 10 years younger from laughing so hard at the silliest things!
Unfortunately, as I was JUST ABOUT to post some amazingly beautiful and fun photos, I realized that I had somehow accidentally deleted the whole file. I am not quite sure how this happened...but I know it happened.
*Breathe in, breathe out.* "Oooooohhhsssaaaa...."
Wow. Go me. Well, if you didn't already know, I have a tendency to be on cloud 9 much of the time! DOH!!! That was such a memorable trip together before marriage! :(
I just have this funny mindset of wanting to keep pictures to specifically show our future children. I think that stems from the fact that I have only a handful of pictures from childhood. (We couldn't afford a camera back then teehee) Also, my parents didn't have that privilege as children and I always wish I could see how they were back in the day.
Alright. You know what? It's okay because there will be countless more opportunities for beautiful memories as long as I'm alive. Now that's the spirit!
During our stay in San Francisco, we...
- went to the Bay and saw the Golden Gate Bridge from afar
- went to Chinatown and ate some delicious and original Chinese food! ( I had dimsum, and Greg+Tony had Congee)
- just walked in a really great church called Living Hope Christian Center. The message about "wisdom" and "intimacy" with God was such a blessing. It was Tony's first time there!
- went to a park with a gorgeous view of the city in the background (of which I cannot remember the name)
- ate Ethiopian food at Axum! It was so delicious! Kind of a cross between Mediterranean and Indian?
- visited Ghirardelli Square!! It's such a cute little place with fun stores and great ice cream. I had asked Courtney for activities she would suggest, and even though I saw the reply late, I believe this was part of the area she talked about!
Let me make it up to you with a delicious dessert that was inspired by Angela from OhSheGlows. See? Not all is lost. :D
I made several changes to the recipe since I didn't have all the ingredients, and I also wanted to change it to my family's preferences.
Raw Banana Date Square
Adapted from Angela at Oh She Glows
1.5 C almond meal
1.5 C oats
1/2 tsp sea salt
5 Medjool dates+1/4 C golden raisins
1/8 C coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 of a banana
5 Medjool dates
1/4 C raisins
First, mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Then, mix it all in a food processor along with the dates and the raisins. After it has reached a slightly crumbly consistency, add the banana and oil. Save about 1/2-3/4 C of the crumbs.
Grab a square pan and after having poured the mixture into the pan, press it down with your hands. Right away, process all the ingredients for the paste and you will have a slightly thin consistency.
Spread it on top of the crust and sprinkle the crumbs. Refrigerate it for 1 hour or longer. If you are feeling antsy, then you can freeze it and eat it right away! ;)
I cut it in 16 pieces.
Then it became night and I had to turn on the lights. See the orange hue?
I hope you have a blessed day and that you're inspired to capture every moment of your life not only through the camera, but through your soul!
"Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding...Then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding." ~Proverbs 2:2-6
Growing up, did you have a lot of memories with your family or a lot of pictures?
Do you spontaneously just go to places or do activities?
Do you prefer bars or cookies? (I was going to bake cookies but my fam voted on the bars :P)