Archive for March, 2012


Posted on March 29th, 2012 by Brent Life Photo/Video

REI dividend….check! 20% off coupon….check! Desire to own a POV (point of view) camera….check! Well I think you can guess what I just purchased. Last Friday, I picked up a GoPro HD2 at REI and played with it a little bit over the weekend. I decided I needed to do something with it so I […]


Double Dip

Posted on March 27th, 2012 by Brent Life

This past Sunday, Jess and I broke new ground. As some of you know, we have been in the process of finding a new church family. Our search lead us to some churches we were familiar with, others brought new experiences. It grew us as we never quite realized the diversity represented by so many […]


A Stroll Up in the Mountains

Posted on March 26th, 2012 by Jess Life Photo/Video
Hyalite Reservoir

After an amazing!! Sunday morning at Venture Church (Brent will eventually get to blogging about this), we headed up to the mountains to enjoy God’s wonderful creation. We enjoyed a nice stroll along the roadside as the snow covered the ground around the reservoir. We did not feel like¬†trekking¬†around in a pile of melting snow […]


Dinner Around The World – The Philippines

Posted on March 25th, 2012 by Brent Food Life
ATW - Philippines 6

Last night, Jess and I, along with some other friends took the opportunity to revise a college tradition. While living in family and graduate housing at MSU, we would regularly get together for an international cuisine night. It was a great time to pull out some recipes or perhaps try something new, but it mostly […]


Chicken Adobo

Posted on March 25th, 2012 by Jess Food Photo/Video
Ready to cook!

Several years back, we started these “Around the World” food themed dinner parties with a group of friends. They all moved away, so they had ended. Other the last year a few of the couples moved back! We decided to start up the dinner parties again. Each time we would pick a new ethnic food. […]


Guacamole & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Posted on March 24th, 2012 by Jess Food Photo/Video
Guac Bacon Grilled Cheese

I saw a picture of this sandwich and just had to make it. It sounded amazing!! Not too difficult either since it is grilled cheese. Take your favorite guacamole (I opted for homemade!), fry some crispy bacon, your favorite bread, and some cheddar cheese! You know what to do with the rest! Mighty tasty! Only […]


Honey Walnut Shrimp

Posted on March 20th, 2012 by Jess Food Photo/Video
Ready to be tossed in cornstarch!

This month has turned into food blogging month! I just cannot help myself! I have been planning two – three meals a week that are new. There are so many great recipes out there. I am constantly finding ones that I want to make, so I am planning them out now. It has been a […]


The Results are in! (Run to the Pub)

Posted on March 20th, 2012 by Jess Run/Hike/Bike

Jess – 1:50:08 – 8:25 min/mi – 140th overall Brent – 1:55:06 – 8:47 min/mi – 180th overall There were 360 total half marathoners. Not too bad for the first race of the year. Unfortunately, the age group results are messed up. Not as bad as the actually results were. When it was first posted, […]


Run to the Pub 2012

Posted on March 17th, 2012 by Jess Life Run/Hike/Bike

Brent and I decided to run our first race of the year on St. Patrick’s Day! It is hard to get any races in before this time of year in Montana because of our lovely winters. We woke up around 7 am this morning, another lovely thing about racing in March in Montana is that […]


Nifty Fifty

Posted on March 14th, 2012 by Brent Photo/Video
On the hillside

I recently picked up a new lens so I took it along with me during a few activities this last week. The new addition to our lens arsenal is the Nikon 50mm 1.8G, a fifty millimeter prime lens with a f1.8 aperture. This will hopefully alleviate a boiling point in the Powell household, who gets […]