Finishing up my #passporttooldtown today and had this wonderful lunch at @maialerosa in Beaverton. It was the caprese panini with the mixed greens salad. The salad has a bunch of sweet dried cherries and tangy gorgonzola, my favorite!
Please join us in giving a big cyclone welcome to our new principal for the 2019-2020 school year, Principal Lillie Stevens! Mrs. Stevens came to St. Cecilia as our 8th grade homeroom and middle school math teacher in 2013, and she has served as vice principal for the past 3 years. She chose our school for the supportive and faith-filled community as well as for our academic excellence. Mrs. Stevens will have 2 daughters attending our wonderful preschool this year, Maggie and Nora. She also has a future cyclone, J.J. Her family loves to go on hikes together, and she enjoys baking for them, too. FUN FACT: Did you know Mrs. Stevens is an avid runner and plans to complete the NYC marathon this Nov.?! As our new principal, she is excited to have the opportunity to share her faith with the community and to bring the light of Christ into the students here. #stceciliapdx#cyclones#catholicschool#catholiceducation#catholicschoolstrong#swpdx#pacificnorthwest#pnw#pdxkids#portlandkids#beaverton#pdxparent#portlandcatholicschools#beavertonoregon#principal#newprincipal
At the South Beaverton Summer Fair listening to what the residents of #thprd would like to see the parks of the future look like. Also, Carina from @carinasbakery is here selling goodies, so I had to get some of her famous almond cakes to take home. #teamthprd#beavertonoregon#summer
Today we’re flashing back to the days of brick sized computers in our patrol cars. 💻 Fun fact: we were the first private security provider in the Portland area to install laptops in our patrol cars, way back in 1992. What a difference 27 years makes! #FBF#flashbackfriday
Happy Birthday, Marlene! My words cannot express who you are as a woman and as a friend. You bring so much joy, love, and happiness to everyone you meet. Anyone who knows you knows that you’re the sweetest, most genuine, honest, and kind person they will ever have the pleasure of knowing. And you’ve raised the bar for me in how a woman should act and conduct herself. You’ve been there for me in some of my darkest times, and you always manage to make me smile.
Today is about you and the joy you bring to this world. Your love and friendship means more to me than you’ll ever know and with you I truly know, “The best is yet to come.” Happy Birthday! Love you!
Another MiNGO original to have stayed with us through the years, our gnocchi alla romana. Semolina gnocchi with rosemary and gorgonzola cheese baked in. Roasted in the oven until crisp, yet inside you'll find soft, rich and pillowy goodness. And to top it all off, a tangy salsa rossa to what amounts to the ultimate Italian comfort food. #mingowest#simpleitalian#slowfoodusa
Success requires preparation and commitment to your goals. For the past 4 years our change maker @thebertonyfaustin has been working with his success coach Eldridge Broussard @elspeaks1 to refine his path as he builds his ultimate vision.
Next Thursday August 22nd join @thebertonyfaustin and this all star line up of speakers, founders, influencers and leaders. Eldridge Broussard presents “Speak - Write - Influence 2019”. A full day of motivation, inspiration and actionable steps to present your best self.
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Use the code: “cricklife” to get $49 off the exclusive VIP experience. #portlandevents#pdxevents#motivation#inspiration #influence
📷photo by @nick.snyder.photo
Happy National Bratwurst day! 🌭 If you are a bratwurst lover like us then you will enjoy our delicious bratwurst on a bun, topped with sauerkraut, green onions and whole grain mustard.
When you go to lift find a weight that really challenges you to move. Here’s the real deal, your muscles take tension to grow. Not a little bit of tension.... like a fuck ton of tension and a shit ton of reps. But then the body loves to find ways to cheat and compensate into bad movement patterns.
. 💀DEADLIFTS 💀
Let’s talk about deadlifts and the upper back round. Deadlifts are a complicated move. It’s called a “lift” but really it feels like a push to the top through the legs. You rely on the legs to engage completely in the movement. Load the back (posterior) of the legs by hip hinging and then bending the knees lowering down. The arms and upper back are not the focus although they are a huge element to getting this right. Once you get your legs loaded grab the bar and adduct your arms to find pressure through your lats and engaged arms. Now push yourself out of the hole and hold onto your bar! **Remember if your lats don’t have a locked, downward-squeezed sensation to them this is when your back with round!! **. .
SIDE NOTE TO MY PRE AND POST NATAL MAMAS, deadlifts cause an extreme amount of pressure on the abdominal wall and when getting to a heavy weight be mindful of the core control you have especially at the bottom & eccentric part of the lift, as this is generally when the low back will cave and the rectus muscles will press out under tension. — I had to have an umbilical hernia repaired because of a lack of focus on this very thing. .
🍓WEEKEND FARM UPDATE 🍓
Hi friends! Picking is officially plentiful at Hoffman Farms Store 🍓 And these cloudy skies make picking a very enjoyable experience 🙌🏻 Come spend the day at the farm!
We are growing many varieties of strawberries for U-Pick and pre-picked for you in our farm store: Hood, Albion, Shuksan, Sweet Sunrise, and Puget Reliance. TIP: Call ahead to reserve your pre-picked flat if you are wanting a specific variety 🍓
U-pick is $2/lb and we supply picking buckets for you. Please don’t bring your pets. Read more FAQ and join our mailing list on our website 🙌🏻
Gourmet On The Go will be joining us on Sunday from 11-3 - don’t miss our first food cart of the season!
Don’t forget to share your photos on the farm with the tag #hoffmanfarmsstoresummer for a chance to be featured in our stories this summer ☀️