Category Archives: Family

Download: Thanksgiving 2019

Anyone else need a couple more days to recoup from Thanksgiving still?! Thought I would share some snaps from our long weekend together. Lots of food, adult beverages and family time!

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Beijing // part two

Back in Beijing and our trip was already coming to an end. We had a few last adventures, the first of them being a trip to The Wall. This time we visited the section of Mutianyu – complete with a … Continue reading

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Shanghai // part two

We were up bright and early to take on another full day in Shanghai.  Our first stop was to Fuxing Park. It was full of people dancing, flying kites, doing tai chi and these cool Chinese characters written with water … Continue reading

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Shanghai 2019 // part one

After spending a short time in Beijing, we hopped on one of the fastest trains in the world to head south to Shanghai. Moving at over 215+ mph, Everett was definitely in his element! After arriving in Shanghai, we dropped … Continue reading

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Beijing 2019 // part one

You may have noticed the radio silence around here lately, and that is because the Branstad family has been out of the country. We just got back last week and are desperately trying to get adjusted back to the central … Continue reading

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Wild and three

This past weekend we celebrated our little Fitzie turning three. I’m not exactly sure how that is even possible. We had friends and family gathered for a Wild & Three party filled with a donut wall, breakfast pizza and bottomless … Continue reading

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Download: Fourth of July 2019

It takes longer and longer each year to recover from Fourth of July festivities. As I write this, I still feel like I’m on a boat in the middle of the lake switching kids out of the tube. Our festive … Continue reading

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