Graduation was yesterday, and it had me thinking about my own graduation about 10 years ago now (I guess we never had a reunion). Soon there will be a staff changeover, and I’ll be faced with a lot of big decisions too, as this is my last year on JET.
The holiday season in Japan just doesn’t feel the same. And why should it? There’s not exactly any cultural weight to prop up things like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and even Halloween, so why bother? It’s been four years now since we’ve moved here and every time the weather gets colder my
Hello, world! Since my daughter was born, I took a year off from this blog to focus on being a mom (and returning to the ALT life!). Now, I’m hoping to try out some new things with this blog as our small family is on the verge of a season
This blog has been a series of one adventure after another, but by far the biggest adventure I’ve started on since coming to Japan has been becoming a mother to a tiny human! Giving birth and raising a child is difficult no matter where you are, but doing so in
As we were expecting our baby in October, I decided to use Inktober this year as a kind of event calendar to celebrate her arrival! I was able to complete each day leading up to her birth- with the final image being completed at the last minute during contractions. Haha!
A major disappointment turned into an exciting and spontaneous adventure for us last night in Osaka! Initially, we had planned to see The Killers in concert this week. This doubled as both an early birthday present for me (September 29th!) and as a “push present” from Josh as we await
Josh and our beloved friend Kelly recently threw an unforgettable baby shower for me. They had been planning all the details secretly for MONTHS! I felt so loved and cherished, and I definitely cried a lot. The theme was “Enchanted Forest” (my life theme) and the party was held at
I’ve finally got a chance to sift through our first trip to Tokyo this summer with Josh’s parents. We enjoyed fascinating districts such as Shibuya, Harajuku, and Akihabara, and I also had the pleasure of experiencing a long awaited dream- The GHIBLI Museum in Miitaka! My eyes were basically filled
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. Bonus: We got to see our best friend Spencer for dinner in
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