What I’m missing..

I think its safe to say that I’ve never had such strong food cravings EVER, in my LIFE, before now.  But.. I’ve also never lived overseas pregnant before.  A fellow missionary here told me at a conference last week that she cried thinking about Mexican food when she was pregnant with her little ones, and […]

“Hima Doyoubi”

.. roughly translated as “lazy Saturday”.  We’re just chillin’ over here.  Our friend Chris is visiting, we slept in till 8 (ALL OF US! Yay Jones!), made coffee and pancakes, and now J and I are watching some VeggieTales online.  That’s the “cheese” face he’s always making these days, just to humor us so he […]


.. or ‘summer break’ — our vacation time has started! It’s so strange for me to think that for ya’ll at home, summer is finishing. We have two-and-a-half blissful weeks without lessons. My brain is pooped.. Bryan just left (10pm) to drive out to the Minami Alps to meet some friends from Tokyo for a […]

My afternoon

Sidenote(s): I realized that two posts, back-to-back, were entitled “Today,” and I’m ashamed of my lack of creativity.  Also, it’s still raining, been three days now.  They have actually called off school in our area because of potential flooding.  Our house is in a high neighborhood, Mom — no worries.

Aesthetics are everything

Yesterday, Mandy and I took Jones to a neighborhood cafe` called “Snuggery,” which Bryan reminded me is probably supposed to be something akin to the English word “snuggly.”  Anyway, the cafe` is cool — orange leather couches and these blue-tiled coffee tables for sitting arrangements, coffee-made-by-the-cup with french or medium-roasted grounds, and a variety of […]


Yesterday was a rough day, if you can’t tell by the previous post.  Today is much better.  I have bread, I have coffee, I have rain, and I have a nap-time all alone in the house.  Mmmm.. The start was a little shaky, however, with Jones, et al, taking a trip to the doctor due […]