Dylan's Baptism

“He is not here, He has been raised to new life!”

Easter Vigil is one of my all-time favorite masses to go to in the Catholic Church. Yes, it is long…3  hours long. Yes, sometimes I don’t fully understand the chants….”Bless the bees that provided the wax for this Easter candle.” But attending Easter Vigil allows you to participate in something special: the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, fully uniting those who have been preparing for months and months with their God and new church family. Pretty cool, right? I was blessed to have the opportunity to stand beside my good friend, Dylan, to bear witness to his initiation into the church as his Confirmation sponsor. Here are the pictures that I tried to nonchalantly snap throughout the service:


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Take a Walk with Me

Walking is one of my absolute favorite activities.


Almost everyone has gone home for Easter holiday, so campus is quite empty. Not that I’m antisocial, but there’s something beautiful about a college campus when there are hardly any students wandering around.  That being said, early this morning I decided to take a long stroll at the University of Portland. Walk along with me? I’d love some company!

Here are the pictures I snapped along the way…

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I have moved into the era of marriages and babies. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great! Weddings, moving away, new adventures…

That being said, as I write this, my housemates and I are all sitting around watching Mulan.

Anyway, last night was my lovely friend Anne’s bachelorette party. Portland, OR was the stage for our evening!

We started at our hotel, getting ready for a night out on the town, all in celebration of this lady and her upcoming marriage!


Here’s how our night played out…

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