Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Our first Friendsgiving in Japan! I'm thankful that although far from box stores sales and fully stocked grocery stores (taken for granted).....I am thankful to be surrounded by an air wing of women from each walk of aviation and Navy life who make my days and weeks easier here, sometimes with just a smile/wave as we pass one another on base.
Also thankful that Mike will be home soon to fill the void that's been missing in our hearts and home--6 months in Japan and he's been home for 2 weeks so far--cheers to expanding his Japanese horizons in the months to come! Thinking of all the military families separated by service this holiday season
And of course missing our family and friends back home who will celebrate tomorrow!! Cheers!!!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Sometimes Japan makes you wonder....
I had some time to kill yesterday and perused a Japanese drug store. Found a variety of products made from horse oil....hmmm
Things you'd never see in the US. Or think to do really.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Abby completed her 1st Second grade project today! It was a 8 week long progressive cultural project. She created a personal timeline, a family tree, a flag, a map and a food demo!
Thanks to neighbors for the costume attire! Her smile says it all! She loved it.
All the visitors got to walk around each students station, listen to their story, and taste their food!
So grateful I am a stay at home mom and have the pleasure of attending all these in-school events for my kids! Her face truly lights up whenever I attend functions--so it makes it all worthwhile.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Today I was lucky to attend the Japanese Parliament with a base group in Tokyo.
We toured multiple rooms in the Parliament building and met with a top Japanese Economic politician in his office. Then we had lunch in the Parliament cafeteria and visited the nearby Yushukan shrine and museum that details the Japanese war history.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
We are living on a base where the National Anthem plays every morning at 8am, and colors and taps play every night at dusk and dark! Our country's past and present sacrifices literally ring true daily here!! And I'm lucky to be by the side of someone serving our country. It's been a great dozen years of memories in uniform! And always remembering those who served before us!
Monday, November 9, 2015
Our squadrons here on base host a week long event every November before the guys return! It includes a field day on Tuesday, a scavenger hunt Thursday night, and a Ball Saturday night!
Today was field day where we came together and did 7 stations of tasks/challenges!!
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Fun day trip to Fuji Safari Park
We drove 90 min towards Mt Fuji to this fun wild animal park and petting zoo
Mount Fuji in the background--and our safari tram
Maddy was squealing as the monkeys jumped around
Petting and feeding Wallaby's
Petting and feeding white Kangaroos
Abby feeding a brown bear veggies from our tram
Feeding raw meat to a lion
The camels ate pellets
A cute Japanese girl was petting a Capybara
Cute Red Panda
My crazy Kangaroos