Flying off to Neverland

Fireworks over Aurora's Castle

We decided to spend the holidays out of town for a change in scenery, and found ourselves in Hong Kong. The brisk cold air coupled with trips to amusement parks gave the whole trip a distinctive feel of holiday cheer.

Every year since my oldest niece and nephew were born, we’ve documented our ever-growing family with an annual family portrait.

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This year, we were lucky enough to have our portrait done in Victoria Park. Garbed in winter-esque attire and with the cityscape at our backs, weย hurriedly smushed together and yelled: cheese!

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For the benefit of those four cute kiddos you see above (and for me as well, the biggest kid in the bunch) we spent a day in Hong Kong Disneyland. Where Kryz and I ran around, going from ride to ride and acting like a bunch of lunatics. It was awesome. And at the end of it all, we found a good spot and watched the amazing fireworks show.

Fireworks over Aurora's Castle

Fireworks over Aurora's Castle

Fireworks over Aurora's Castle

I hope it’s not too late to great you all- Happy holidays! Here’s to another fantastic year!

-Jack

 

p.s.

If you’re on instagram you must be so sick of pictures of clouds. If so, just turn your browser of now. I couldn’t resist! Here are some snaps of the sunset from the plane.

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HK: Flights of Fantasy

Flights of Fantasy Parade

We sat down surrounded by excited little kid anxiously waiting for the parade to start. Main street was packed. If you want a front row seat I definitely suggest going early and staking a claim at a good spot before the crowds arrive.
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Flights of Fantasy Parade

Finally, the floats rolled in. Music, costumes, dancers- the street suddenly came alive. Kids jumping for joy, parents reaching for their cameras, and I was no exception.
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Sorry for the photo overload, I had tons and after much debate I’ve culled it down to these images. I got a little carried away by all the fanfare and well… fantasy. Hope you get a taste of it here! x

Jack

HK: The View and Some Silliness

We arrive at the resort, which on its own was beautiful, and were greeted by this amazing view of the harbor. We immediately ran out of the restaurant, through the hedge maze, and on to the rocks to fully appreciate the view.

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Dock
Mountains in the Fog
Fishing
By the Rocks
By the Rocks

After taking a few outfit shots for Kryz and Laureenย we had our fill at the yummy chinese restaurant at Disneyland hotel and were off to do more touristy things.

Field Trip to the Happiest Place on Earth
Photo Bomb
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But more on that next time ;)

Jack

p.s. here’s a behind the scene shot Laur took of our on the spot photoshoot.

p.p.s. here are some photos of Kryz unable to suppress the happiness any longer.