Category Archives: life

Leap!

  Happy Leap Day Everyone! Photo tip: As my kids get older they are sometimes less than thrilled to get their photo taken (just sometimes).  To spark their interest a little more, I try to change it up every so often.  This past year, one of their favorite photo “poses” is to jump.  It sometimes […]

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trick-or-treat | shanghai halloween

The weather is cooling down and finally starting to feel like fall.  Something about fall makes me a bit homesick – missing the changing seasons, chilly air, leaf-crunching, cider-sipping, cozying-up-in-vests-and-scarves-feeling of autumn in the Midwest and East Coast of the US.   And of course, along with the apple-picking and pumpkin patches comes Halloween. While […]

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summer fun

It’s been a lovely long summer in the US for us, filling up on classic summer activities from day camps to camping, and everything in between including swimming, tubing, boating, s’mores, (a LOT of) popsicles, catching fireflies, blueberry picking, BBQ and bonfires. These images were taken during our first attempt as a family to go camping […]

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new beginnings

With the new year, I am looking forward to many new beginnings.  Yes, I recognize it is almost the end of February, as I talk about a “new” year.  But being in China, we just celebrated the Chinese New Year – and since festivities go on for about 15 days until the Lantern Festival – […]

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dressing up

Got inspired and had a lot of fun with the Halloween costumes this year.   Costumes were based on the book Ladybug Girl Dresses Up. Always think Kk resembles a ladybug, and she got quite excited at the idea of being Ladybug Girl… so we went from there.  Hannah wanted to be a pirate – but […]

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