New Beginnings

It’s been a while, friends! As many of you know, my husband and I have moved on from Raja Ampat, and have settled in Southern Ontario for the time being. It’s had it’s ups and downs for sure. Please continue praying for us! In light of my desire to furnish my future house but overwhelmed…

Kayak4Conservation

The first huge mural/billboard for Kayak4Conservation is finished! At least the paint part – there will be a fiberglass kayak displayed on the water as well. Now for some behind-the-scenes photos (aka dog portraits) : Yeah I was a little distracted by all the puppies. Enamel on iron wood. This piece will be displayed at…

The Islands {Part 3 – Kaboei Bay}

Day 2 of our weekend explorations took us deep into Kaboei Bay, where there is an island that hosts hundreds of Great-billed Parrots and pigeons together – as dusk approaches, all the birds flock from their day’s activities to roost on this one island. Incredible. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim…

The Islands {Part 2 – Topside Scenery}

Sing to the Lord a new song; his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them… let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim His praise in the…

The Islands {Part 1 – Underwater Wonderland}

This past weekend, Tertius and I were blessed to have been able to go on a few last adventures with some good friends. So thankful for experiences like this!! Work hard, play hard. We explored Painemo and Kaboei Bay. So ridiculously beautiful. Enjoy it with us!

Exploration to Mayalibit Bay

For this Sunday afternoon’s drive – we decided to journey into the mouth of Mayalibit Bay. It’s a huge bay, and known for it’s crocodiles. My first time seeing these crazy crabs – Fiddler crabs, who have sexually dimorphic claws – in males, either the right or the left claw is significantly bigger. They wave…

TofuRella

But first, some more puppy spam!! Okay you guys! Going vegan has definitely been a fun challenge – and I’ve upped my pizza game by needing to make a vegan mozzarella cheese. After experimenting for several days, I’ve finally come up with a pretty good recipe. May I present to you: TOFU-rella! So easy to make,…

Miracles

When my family left Sentani for the “last” time eight years ago, I never even dreamed it possible that I would ever return – and I have been back 4 times since. God is so good. It is always such an emotional plane ride, when the mountain comes into view and memories flood the mind –…

Puppy Spam

Happy National Puppy Day!   Coming from a crazy-cat-lady, puppies are pretty awesome. and SO ridiculously sweet and cute.     I was super nervous about the whole thing, but the babies are doing awesome: 3 weeks in and the little beasts have moved outside and are eating solid foods. woohoo!        

Work Trip & Burgers

Tertius and I had work meetings on Kri this weekend, and stayed overnight – something we haven’t done since moving off the island: our Papua Diving family blessed us with a beautiful resort room to stay in: We got home to a house full of walking puppies – so much trouble. Here’s an awesome burger recipe I…

Puppies and [cheese]Cake

When life gives you puppies and tofu… Here is the tropical, cheap, bush-version of my baking hero‘s recipe. Rich, cheese-cake like, and completely satisfying. Easy Baked Vegan Tofu&Coconut Milk [cheese]Cake  Serves: 8 (or in our case, 4 really large slices) Ingredients FILLING 3 cubes silky tofu 3/4c santan kelapa (coconut milk) 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp pure…