Dulles Plane Pull Day 2017

We love going to the IAD Plane Pull Day. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and generates near $400k annually at this one event. We love the kids activities and bounce houses, touring through all the planes and cars, and of course watching…

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.

5 Years of UK Memories

Been thinking about our time here in the UK. We compiled some of the memories that we’ll not soon forget. However, words alone can’t express the 5 years of great memories we’ve had in Britain. Hopefully, the below photo montage will! Taking the 7:54 service…

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,…