Japan Travels with Josh, Family, and Baby-boo


We recently wrapped up a two-week trip around Tokyo and Kansai with Josh’s parents. They got some cute shots of us that I’ll post here for now. More pictures of our adventures as a group are coming soon.

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By the way, we also celebrated our 7 YEAR wedding anniversary during this visit! <3

By the way, we also celebrated our 7 YEAR wedding anniversary during this visit! <3

Bonus: We got to see our best friend Spencer for dinner in Tokyo, as he is now an ALT in Chiba. Now, we have to meet Ethan, who is now an ALT in the Tohoku region. Hopefully we’ll all get to see each other at my baby shower next month!

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New Maternity Clothes


I did a bit of a mini-photoshoot for fun with Josh to showcase my new maternity clothes from ASOS. They were a perfect fit according to my pre-pregnancy measurements, and they look super cute and stylish! I honestly hate shopping for myself or worrying about clothes, so this was a nice little departure from the norm to treat myself.

In Japan pregnancy is counted in 10 months, so in this picture I am just about 6 months along!