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Monthly Archives: October 2014

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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It’s hard to believe we have begun our FOURTH year in Shanghai… how is that even possible?! Each year we find it easier and easier to adjust back to life in China, and I can say, without a doubt, that this has been the easiest transition yet. Isla is such an amazing traveler, and other […]

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For our 8th anniversary, Isaac surprised me with a family portrait session- our first family portraits!- with the incredibly talented Tonhya Kae. To say I was thrilled was an understatement! We first met Tonhya when she flew all the way from Seattle to Shanghai to take our amazing maternity portraits, and over the past year […]

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The remainder of our summer was very busy, but the good kind of busy. Days filled visiting family and friends, berry picking, shopping, a bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette parties, enjoying delicious meals at our favorite restaurants, our first family portraits, taking in a traveling Broadway Show (not sure I’ve ever laughed as hard as I did […]

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Well, not all of our summer was spent in Oregon… In July, we introduced Isla to her Texas roots and spent a week with family and friends in Houston and Austin.  It was a wonderful trip, filled with great people, copious amounts of queso, and singing round upon round of  “zippity do da” with Papa […]

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