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Monthly Archives: February 2015

We had a week off for Chinese New Year, and while the warm sun-kissed beaches of Southeast Asia were calling our names (loudly, at times!), we decided to save some funds and have a “staycation” in Shanghai. Our relaxing week was absolutely wonderful, filled with lots of cozy snuggles and simple outings, and we relished […]

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We are enjoying a leisurely week off for the Chinese New Year holiday and relishing our family time together. This morning we decided to visit the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. Taking Isla to an aquarium was one of those “first milestones” I’ve anticipated with great excitement. I could not wait to see her light up with […]

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A beautiful Sunday stroll resulted in some of my favorite photos of our baby bear to date! Oh, that sweet, happy face!Some large trees near our house drop small dark blue berries all over the street. Isla is obsessed with them! She is very observant and has incredibly sharp eyesight, so every time we go […]

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The month of January kept us incredibly busy with returning to Shanghai, resuming work responsibilities, basketball tournaments, and weekend trips to Harbin and Beijing. We spent the first full weekend of February relaxing at home and it was wonderfully refreshing! Isla sampled her first smoothie and loved it!We spent lots of time coloring. Isla’s interest […]

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Less than a week after freezing our buns off in Harbin, we headed north again to Beijing for the ACAMIS Basketball Tournament. It was Isaac’s final international coaching experience (at least for now!), and Isla and I were so happy to be able to come along and cheer for Dada and his team. The tournament […]

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