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
Inktober 2018: Baby Edition!
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!
Our Adventure at Monster Hunter Bar West in Osaka
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
An Enchanted Forest Baby Shower
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
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. Bonus: We got to see our best friend Spencer for dinner in
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
Sweet Sakura Surprises
Just like that, the cherry blossoms are already dissappearing across the country. How bittersweet! Each sakura season I’m reminded a little more about Japanese philosophy. I’m glad we were able to enjoy happy moments among them albeit in such a short time. Although, one thing I’ll always be able to cherish about
The Advent of Spring
The cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom! Just yesterday I saw a tinge of color from afar, and as of this morning the branches were already aloft with fluffy pink clouds! The bike ride to work has become even more pleasant than usual as the nearby river is now entirely lined with
~Good Morning Boujyou~
Yesterday my friend Akiko and I found a new hidden gem in Kashihara – Good Morning Boujyou! We wanted a good place to get brunch, and this nostalgic cafe was definitely it. A morning set plus unlimited drink bar was only 750 yen, but I highly recommend adding on the homemade jam for just 50 yen!
A Crab Feast for the New Year with Yuta
During the week of the New Year holiday, Josh and I traveled over to Osaka and met our old friend Yuta! If you remember, we first met back in Tennessee so it’s always fun and a little surreal to see each other again in Japan. We had a great time in