Running for Trains

The day after Amanda left, I organized the house into items going on the slow boat to America and the small amount of stuff we can express ship and pack in our suitcases. It was a pain deciding and organizing as well as labeling things so Japanese movers could clearly understand. However, I felt ready … Continue reading Running for Trains

Mama Bear’s Insomnia

I have not been sleeping well. I once read that your mind is like a bad neighborhood, you have no business wandering around it at 3 am. I am normally not one that suffers from anxiety, but recently I have and it's affecting my sleep. The first week in April, Mike was away for a … Continue reading Mama Bear’s Insomnia

From Snow to Sakura

I love that the first day of spring is an official holiday in Japan, I did not love that this year it snowed. Plans cancelled for the day, we watched enough snow to render leaving the house dangerous but not enough to play in. By Friday, temperatures had warmed and Saturday’s forecast looked great. I … Continue reading From Snow to Sakura

Another 99 Hours in Japan

Last December, Bree and Liam came to visit, squeezing in a quick trip before Christmas. They enjoyed their time enough to return again this year for another 99 hours in Japan. Arriving late Sunday afternoon, Bree and Liam crashed not long after getting to our house. Waking early on Monday, we decided to drive to … Continue reading Another 99 Hours in Japan

Ikimasho: Travel with Little Ones

Vanessa, Jaxon and Isaac's Visit Part 2 Vanessa and I met in Maryland when Will and Jaxon were 18 months old. We hit it off immediately and became adventure buddies taking the boys on weekly outings exploring Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Not many people would journey halfway around the world with a four year old … Continue reading Ikimasho: Travel with Little Ones