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Yearly Archives: 2014

When I was growing up I completed numerous research projects at school. My teachers would provide me with a long list of suggested project ideas, and the last option would be “other.” It was the option that would allow me to design my own project. Without fail, I always chose this option. Why I could […]

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Well, here I am posting about Halloween… a week after Thanksgiving! Yeah, that’s just the way things are going around here these days. The holidays are upon us and it seems the days are growing shorter while our to-do lists are growing exponentially longer… busy, busy, busy! And since I am realistically not going to […]

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For Isla’s first birthday we decided on a Little Pumpkin (xiǎo nánguā) theme. I’ve dreamed about throwing parties for my (future) children for years, and I’ll admit I may have started planning this party before Isla had even been born! Pinterest was my accomplice and I had grand visions for her celebration… little pumpkin shaped […]

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Though a month has passed since her birthday, I still cannot get over the fact that our baby is ONE! A whole YEAR old! How did that happen so quickly? We now have this spunky, chatty, amazingly observant, and constantly-evolving one year old confidently toddling all over the house and impressing us with new words […]

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For the first time since moving to Shanghai we decided to travel during the October holiday break, and took the short flight down to Hong Kong. Our timing was certainly exciting, as we arrived just as the protests, known as the Umbrella Revolution, began to gain some momentum. Though the main roadways directly behind our […]

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