Monday, February 27, 2012

Highlights #2

1.  Saturday we went up to Asakusa (in Tokyo area) for a little day trip.  It was really fun.  We actually went up there when we first got here to Japan when it was deadly hot.  It was fun to see it again and get some great pictures with my nice camera.  We went to the temple, went out to eat at a tempura place, and then walked around some shopping areas.  I bought a CUTE owl tea set.  Pictures to come.

2.  It doesn't sound like a great thing, but Bronson and I stayed home pretty much all week.  It was nice to get back into a routine.  Since Luke has been home, we've gotten all off kilter.  We both feel more normal now and feel refreshed to go out and do things.

3.  I hosted Bible study this week.  It was a small group of just three, but it was really nice to fellowship with some other women.  Beth Moore is really great!  We are studying the book of James. 

4.  Friday night we went out to eat in Yamato with a group of friends.  It was an Italian place that was REALLY good.  And to top it all off, Bronson was very well behaved.  He sat on my lap contentedly while I ate.  Of course, he did get a couple hands-full of some noodles before I could stop him.

5.  The owner of our house dropped off some chocolate treats that we have been enjoying the past couple days.  Yum! 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dancing Man


Anytime there is any music on Bronson is dancing.  I think he might become a musician one day.  It used to be that he would get on his knees or his hands and knees and bounce or sway back and forth.  But now that he can support himself on his feet, he started bopping upright at the coffee table.  We have dance parties every day now, and it's so much fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to turn a normal room into a Nursery

A crib is a good start.

Oh, good!  The baby fits!

Next, a theme...or just some cute bedding.

Add some personal touches.

Given to me by my Aunt JoAnn.  Hand quilted by my Great Grandma.

Lastly, fill up the shelves and walls with educational material...and adornments.
And you've got yourselves a nursery!  More pictures to come.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I have seen people do weekly highlights on their blogs and thought it was a great idea.  First, it'll keep you all updated on what's going on with us (or really, what's going on with Bronson).  And secondly, it'll keep me accountable to post on the blog.

This week's top 5 awesome things:

1.  Valentine's Day, of course!  Luke made me a steak dinner on the grill.  It was a lovely evening in.  Bronson went to bed early, and we spent the evening dining and watching a romantic movie together.

2.  Bronson has started clapping.  It's soooo cute!

3.  On Wednesday we went out to dinner.  Yay for TWO days of no cooking!  We went to this really great Thai restaurant within walking distance from our house.  The lady running the restaurant took Bronson while we were eating and had him behind the bar.  :)  She had a shop of cool Thai things next door that we explored. 

4.  We got to skype with Grandma and Grandpa Scripture.  Bronson showed off his standing and dancing abilities.

5.  This morning Bronson let me sleep until 9 am!  He might be a night owl like his dad. 

6.  Yeah, I couldn't keep it to 5.  I also got my dress in the mail...the one I ordered for a formal squadron event that took place 2 weeks ago.'s here.  I'll be able to wear it for other occasions.  I can't wait because it's really pretty!

And that's it for now! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Introducing...the new snowboarding champion!

We had a blast on the slopes of Nagano, Japan last month (yes, it's been way too long since my last post).  I will spare you the boring details, but will include our photos and a shortened version of our trip.

We stayed at a place called Alpine Wind run by an Australian man and his Japanese wife.  We were in an area called the Japanese Alps, and it sure felt like it with the style of buildings and everything so full of snow.  I had to keep reminding myself that we were still in Japan because of all the English-speakers around.

The first day we were on the slopes, it was gorgeous...sunny and clear.  But of course, the day we had our camera it was snowing and foggy.

Bron's first encounter with snow.  Of course the first thing he does is eat it.

Where was Bronson during all of this snowboarding business?  Well, the first day we put him into the nursery/daycare center on the slope.  It actually turned out to be pretty affordable.  But we came out on this trip with some friends with little girls.  So, one of the days, we just took turns skiing and watching the kids.  It turned out to be a great setup.

This was our little group.  We couldn't quite get everyone's smiles coordinated.  :)

On our way home, this was our view of Mt. Fuji.  It was beautiful out there away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded city.