Vivi turns 1!

Vivian Nora turned 1 this week. The 24th was the actual birthday but we celebrated all week. Had the grandparents over from America and enjoyed their company in London, Brighton and around town. On Sunday, we dedicated Vivi at Harvest. A great way to end…

Bath, UK

Bath, United Kingdom is about 100 miles west of London. Ningning, Vivian and I holidayed there 2 days, 1 night in late May. Was an enjoyable, short getaway to see a very old and historic part of Britain. From wikipedia: “The city was first established…

Ham House

The Ham House (Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 7RS) is a “unique 17th-century treasure trove”, says the National Trust. The home was envisioned by Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart and has “survived war, fashion and neglect to retain a uniquely mysterious aura. One of a series…

Mom & Dad present: Vivian Nora Hall

Our precious baby, our first, was conceived in the waning moments of 2012. Come March we had full confirmation that something special was happening in our lives – something that would change us forever. Then in late April the scan tech leaned over and said…

London 2012

This post covers all the Olympic happenings that Ningning and I attended. Let’s start with our favorite images! Sunday, August 12th, 2012 The Olympics close today. Only a few sporting events are in action. One was the men’s wrestling which we watched at the Excel…

Portugal

Have returned from holiday in Lisbon and Sintra Portugal. Ningning and I spent 5 nights in Portugal’s capital city and 1 day outside in Sintra. This post recaps the trip, provides some links we found useful, and then offers photos, video, 360´s and more. Lets…

Due date: 19 Sept 2012

YES, Ningning is pregnant! Watch as she “enlarges” through the stages of pregnancy (all images on Flickr): Photos from the first scan: View the photos from the first scan. Give Ningning a call and congratulate her: Baby room ideas from pInterest.

China 2011

Spent a week with the parents – both sets of parents! Justin’s parents had traveled to Shanghai a week early. Ningning’s parents did a fantastic job of hosting! Thank you for a memorable week. Video not playing? Watch… Family Celebratory Dinner, Shanghai | Youtube Video…

Italy – Venice, Bologna, Florence, Milan

Returned from a trip to Venice, Bologna, Florence and Milan. Loved Venice! What an incredible place to just sit, sip wine and eat cheese with your wife. Florence was lovely. Bologna was great for the food and thanks to our friends for allowing us to…

Barcelona, Spain

Taking advantage of living in London, Ningning and I spent my birthday in Barcelona, Spain. Loved the Gaudi works! As one friend put it – a man that can make concrete flow like silk. Visiting Barcelona? You must visit The Sagrada Familia: Gaudi’s last work….