White House Gardens

Got a neat opportunity today to tour the White House Gardens. For one weekend a year the White House opens their gardens in the fall. Our family went in the mid afternoon and loved seeing the White House up-close and seeing the Rose Garden, Jacqueline…

Mom & Dad present: Sylvia Rose Hall

We’re thrilled to announce that 7lb 2.3oz Sylvia Rose Hall was born Sept 28th at 10:33am. She looks so much like her big sister Vivi but personality wise is a bit more cuddly and peaceful — we are so thankful for both of our amazing…

Merry Christmas!

Are the yearly ‘family Christmas update letters’ corny or captivating? Remember how around early December your mailbox would be stuffed with letters that recapped a family’s happenings in the past year? Quite possibly these letters are now extinct, replaced by people sharing every detail about…

Elf on the Shelf

Christmas 2016 brought a new friend to the family: Elfie. (Thanks, Nicole and family!) Mum and dad had great fun with Elfie.

The hunter, collector and military man

Rest in Peace, Douglas Stephens. My cousin passed away on the 27th Dec 2015 and I was honored to present his eulogy. 1 Cor 1:3 & 4 states ‚ÄúPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and…

A Princess Tea Party

Vivian turns 3 on 24th Sept. We held a Princess Tea Party (3rd birthday party) today and invited all her little princess and prince friends. Great time capped off with a Cinderella carriage cake. For the guests we did a kid or family photo and…

Rhodes, Greece

The island of Rhodes was just starting to buzz. Tourists will be coming in droves, soon, but we found the island ‘natural’ and sparse with visitors. A great time to holiday here! It wasn’t our first time to Greece. Prior we had visited Santorini, Athens…

Cinderella

It has been an extended Cinderella experience for Vivian. Started in Disney world (mouse house) as she meet Cinderella. Returning back to the UK, we went to London meeting up with Josh/Heide/Heston to see the Cinderella exhibit (Leicester square). Then we saw Cinderella the movie…

Penguins!

Vivian’s movie number 2, in theatre, was the Penguins of Madagascar. Her fondest memory? The pink octopus! So much for the cute, cuddly penguins…

Paddington Bear

Vivian saw her first movie in theatre – Paddington! “A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not…