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…

Cambridge, UK

The long Easter Weekend (Fri and Mon were holidays) allowed us to visit Akiko/Jonathon/JoJo in Cambridge. We loved their hospitality and Vivi/JoJo got to play together. Our friends live in town centre permitting great strolls around the historic, college town. Even better, they live steps…

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…

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…

Greenwich, London, UK

Visited “the home of time,” Greenwich, UK today. East of London sits this masterpiece of time (the Meridian line) and space (massive green space sitting below the Royal observatory) and history (at the National Maritime Museum). Welcome to Greenwich, home to a World Heritage Site,…

Washington, DC

Final stop! Washington, DC and Virginia. We’ve settled that this area will be our home come 2016. Now to find a house. This area has loads of ‘mixed’ housing meaning you get an old, dilapidated property sitting next to a new million dollar home. We…

Atlanta

After San Francisco, we traveled to Atlanta in search of houses. Our search was focused around John’s Creek area. We found many lovely houses – all which would be perfect for our family. However, in the end, we have settled on Washington, DC as our…

San Francisco

Traveled to the Guidewire user conference, Connections, in San Francisco. Was able to have the family come along. Ningning and Vivian enjoyed their days roaming the parks around downtown San Fran while I worked. This was the first of 3 USA cities – Atlanta and…