Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Last Bit

Fall is officially here. This is my favorite time of the year in Northern Japan. Fall is the best! The humidity is gone, there is crispness in the air. The hard part is although summer can be brutal it's very short here so we're holding on to the warm temps as long as they're here. It's chilly at night but the days are still pretty nice. I was able to get some great pictures of Rayce and his friends enjoying some late sun on the rope swing.
Ahh, to be a kid.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vice Pres

Guess which girl is the new vice president of the Edgren High 7th grade?!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


So I can officially say we've been in Japan over a year now. Time is flying! Three years seems like enough time to travel to all the cool spots we'd planned on but maybe not. A couple of weeks ago we had the air show here on base. It's a huge event with flying from both American and Japanese pilots and it attracts a huge crowd. Dan was expected to work that day and it's on a Sunday, kinda a bummer for us. We wanted to avoid the crowds so just as it was starting here on base we headed off base for a walk around Komachi Onsen.
An onsen is a public bath and they are everywhere in Japan, usually coming from a hot spring and the Japanese believe them to have healing powers.
We didn't go in the onsen; we just walked around the beautiful grounds. Komachi is one of the more renown of the area.
It was a beautiful and hot day in Northern Japan which is nice because the air show is usually rained out. We caught a glimpse of a few planes on our drive home.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Can't Be

Avie started Kindergarten!!! I can't believe all three kids are in school, it's sad, and exciting, and sad.
Look at how cute she is, her backpack is huge on her! It was a great day, she loves her teacher Ms. Perez.