It's a long weekend, yay! We've been wanting to go camping and thought this weekend would be great, but, it would have to be an overnight so we decided to go somewhere close. South west of us is Nanbu Town, only about 30 miles, but, a little over an hour by car. They have some camping in "tree houses". The forecast said clear so off we went.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
With reluctance and apprehension and trepidation the kids went back to school on Monday and can I mention all these emotions were from me and not them, well, mostly. Danielle was a little nervous to start seventh grade but by the end of the day she had changed her mind. With the exception of one "difficult grader" teacher she is loving school. Rayce got a fabulous teacher who may (gasp) make him like school!! We wont hold our breath but so far, so good. Avie Jo starts Kindergarten next week and in the meantime I'm lapping up my last bit of one-on-one time with her.
Friday, August 15, 2014
14 years of marriage. Whew, it sounds like a long time, it is a long time, but for us, for me, these last 14 years have been more than I imagined. Marriage is hard and is sometimes filled with frustration. Communication breaks down, emotions run high, kids are demanding, alone time is sporadic: there are so many reasons why none of us should make it in marriage, but here we are.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
This weekend's festival was the Nebuta festival in Aomori City. A series of lit up floats are pulled through the streets in a spectacular parade that also includes dancers and taiko drumming. I wasn't sure if we were going to end up going. We were getting a lot of conflicting answers to whether or not it was worth it. A lot of base dwellers were telling us that it was crowded and hot and parking was hard to find. We ended up going and I'm so glad we did!