I am originally a California native, turned Third Culture Kid, when I moved to Hong Kong at the age of 11.  I first met my husband, Andy, in high school at Hong Kong International School, though we certainly never anticipated romantic involvement at the time!  Ten years went by before we reunited at a mutual friend’s wedding and found ourselves saying our own vows just 10 1/2 months later.

He is my best friend in the whole world.  My rock, partner in crime, comic relief, and some time dance partner. (Think..ridiculous white man dancing around the kitchen!) We have many adventures together. Mostly in the great and bewildering world of parenting these days…but we do still get out for our own adventures from time to time. Here we are on some explorations we managed on a  business trip Andy was sent to in Switzerland:

I am a ‘retired’ elementary school teacher who now stays home with our two goobers:


These girls bring me immeasurable joy (as well as the occasional need for a bubble bath and a glass of wine!).

What else brings me joy? Food (cooking, eating, I like it all), photography (I didn’t say I was any good, but I enjoy it!), travelling, family adventures, friends, and most of all God who has shown me true Joy comes from Him no matter what circumstances life brings.

We currently reside in Utah and are having fun exploring all the hiking, camping, and natural beauty this state has to offer before Andy’s job moves us elsewhere. And, for this warm weather girl, I’m quite proud of how I’ve adapted to life in a climate where it snows!

This blog is an outlet for me to catalog adventures in all of the above. Thank you so much for checking out the site! If you share any similar interests, feel free to pop by and see what we’ve been up to, leave a comment with your thoughts,  or sign up to follow! :)

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. The husband said:

    I love this woman!

  2. Im here, in Brazil… Reading e joying with your blog… I also love food and cook..
    Congrats!! Your page is very interesting and well done..

  3. Ok. Im very interest in everything about Waffles. If you have more recipies or informativos about it, please, post it.. Tks a lot.

  4. Hi Sarah,

    My name is Julia and I am the owner of http://www.tattoomybroccoli.com
    I like your blog very much and I wanted to link to one of your articles in my upcoming post.
    What I intend to do is just a text link that would lead back to your site.
    Please let me know if you have an issue with that.

    The post I want to feature your article in is called How To Jam Just About Any Fruit
    It will be published on 20th July 2015
    The article on your blog I want to feature is http://sarahsjoys.com/2012/03/04/orange-marmalade/

    Please let me know and I will not publish your link if you don’t want me to.


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