Thursday, April 22, 2010


I need to mix my dinner idea's up a bit.
After having Ava, we have pretty much had dinner at home 99% of the days (for 2 months now!).
This is unusual for us, as we love to eat out often.
Anyways, with the new baby, it's not ideal to go out so often.
So,... Msg me/or Reply to this E-mail with your favorite "quick fixes" or "under 30 minute" meal idea (s) please! (no detail's needed, just ideas. :-))
I need a Spring Cleaning, in the Dinner Department! :-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring Break 2010

Was pretty low key. It rained and was so cold for 85% of spring break. So, we stayed home most of the days.
We did go to Livin (Walmart) one day, and i let the kids pick out a few trinkets, and try some Japanese treats.
We also Went Bowling w/ dinner one night.
Movie's at home, and ONE day of playing outside (b/c of Rain)... about sum's up Spring Break.
The kids of course played in their rooms, and had a nice break.
Enjoy the slide show! <--- click there, if you get this via e-mail. :)

Ava Turn's 2 Months

And, she smiles for the camera! ;-)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For Aunt Jackie...

I tried the french braid like u suggested! Looks Great....
(I'm not that good @ it though....)

Evan get's a New Haircut!

We finally took the plunge and cut off All Evan's hair for the spring/summer!
He loves it... i miss the "tons of hair look"...
What do you think?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Japanese Procuct's (Food) Slideshow!

We do some of our shopping off base. Most of the time, it's for Veggies and Fruits. Sometimes though we do try some new things and try to figure out the direction's (In Japanese) and it's always fun/adventure!
Please enjoy this slide show of the extra items i bought while i was at the local store for some Green Peppers. ;) ha
The link to the slide show, for those who get this via e-mail.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I love Japan~!

There is a lot i love about Japan... but this has to be top on my list.
In all the department stores i have ever been in, all over Japan, they all have something in common ---> A baby room. (Loved this when Olivia was a baby too, in Sasebo)
These rooms have a few changing areas, a nursing area (private), a vending machine with drinks, a Weight/Measuring area, a Sink and a Hot water heater (for bottles). Also, they have Diaper disposal cans.
I just have to say how nice it is to have a place that is clean (for the most part) and private and NOT a Bathroom to change/feed my baby on the go/shopping.

Now, while "out and about" site seeing it's VERY hard to find a Changing area or Toilet for that matter... but this is so nice when shopping for goods off base. :)
Enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Thursday was Such a Pretty Day, so much so that Evan, Ava and I walked to get Olivia from school. Ava seams to really like her stroller. :) YAY!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Look Who's...

Hair is Getting SO LONG!
And... NOPE she does not want to cut it...!!!!
I am so pleased. She is also getting into taking care of her hair.
(Mom, i thought you would really enjoy seeing her hair... as i always wanted to chop mine. I am So Glad she wants to keep in long, for now.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sakura Viewing @ Kamakura

This past Saturday the family headed out to Kamakura. We wanted to view the Sakura, or Cherry Blossom's before the wind and rain took them away. The weather has not been ideal for any sort of outdoor activities, but Saturday afternoon the sun decided to come out, for a few hours.
Please enjoy this slide show of the Afternoon.
We took the train (2nd time for Ava), we Viewed the Tree's and checked out Hachiman Shrine & ate goodies from food stands & then had Ice cream!
(Green tea and Sweet Potato flavored. I had Baked sweet potato and it was SO Tasty!)
Here is the link to the Slideshow if you get this blog via e-mail

Ava turns 6 weeks old...

... on Easter! ;)
These photos were taken in the last few days, and the "Easter" one taken on Sunday. :)

Olivia get's a Suica Card!

We have been meaning to get Olivia a Suica Train card for Over a year now.

It's just, we HAVE to bring her passport to get her a card with her Name engraved on it, and to get the Auto Child Fare.

Anyways, this weekend we made it to the JR line, and remembered her passport and ... she Finally got it! No more Train tickets! :):) She was beyond Excited.