Z has been obsessed with horses for a little over a year. She LOVES them. Unfortunately here in Japan it’s somewhat challenging finding a stable with the ability to teach her to ride. Or even get her acquainted with horses. The closest one is still a distance plus the language barrier. Yes, she’s never seen a horse in real life. Something I would love to do for her one day. The Commander played polo for a summer a few years back. We loved watching him and visiting with the horses afterward. Z wasn’t even a thought yet so she missed out on the fun. She has been watching Barbie and her sisters in a Pony tale and she’s fallen in love with Majesty. Loves her, wants to be with her, wants to feed and brush her. And ultimately ride her. She doesn’t understand why we cant just go to the store and look for one. So cute. But I hope one day Z will find her Majesty too!
I am at week 10 and the theme is Connections. I couldn’t choose just one photo. It was a gorgeous day out. And I wanted to take some fun shot of the girls with our new puppy. She’s adorable! It has been a while since we’ve had a puppy so we are having to once again keep shoes and toys away, fun fun. Oh but cleaning up the kennel is a bummer for us all! Enjoy!
Where has the time gone? I don’t know. I have been caring for sick children that past few weeks, even my 18 year old. So glad to see the sunshine, am totally looking forward to the warmer weather. I am so behind on my Project 52 but am determined to see this through. I gave birth to five children, if I can do that I can finish this project!
Week 9’s theme, is HOPE. On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 p.m., Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake followed by a tsunami that devastated the northeastern part of Honshu. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about what happened and how it has affected our family. It was one of the most scariest things we’ve ever experienced, we were all huddled in our little downstairs bathroom swaying, hearing things fall, seeing my wood plaques swaying too. The radiation concerns, being evacuated, leaving the CDR behind. It still makes me teary eyed. After that, we appreciate life and family more now than ever. Family IS what matters, not trends, not gossip, not the Joneses. So I dedicate Week’s 9 theme in remembrance of all who have been lost and to those still suffering. In this image is a friendship pin that we wear here with pride.
I am at week 8 of my project 52, this week’s theme is Perspective. This past week I came across the perfect opportunity.
It has been raining non stop here so we have been trapped inside for the most part except for the usual errand running like the post office or grocery shopping. On a positive note, we’ve had a chance at some early spring cleaning. How do we accumulate so much stuff? My kids are borderline hoarders, they just can’t seem to part with things. I’ve managed to convince them that a photo will last longer so now they take photos of their things before we throw or give them away. One of the things that went out the door was K’s gingerbread house. She did not want to let go of it, thus us having it for over 2 months. I really didn’t mind having it around until Z was trying to eat dusty gumdrops, ewww. Now on to the overflowing toy box unless the sun comes out and we have better things to do, hehe. Enjoy!
I am at week 7 of my project 52. I am determined to see this through. This week’s theme is COLD. It could not have come at a better time. We have had some really cold weather the last few days. We were fortune enough to have a little snow, yay! The girls enjoyed it while it lasted which wasn’t for very long. Oh well, maybe next year.
This week’s theme is “Love”… ooh la la. We had an amazing Valentine’s as always. We as a family always exchange Valentines treats with each other. This year I made red velvet cupcakes with homemade raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. They were amazing. I have had a hard time finding a good red velvet recipe and an awesome friend was kind enough to share her grandma’s recipe. You can find it here. You will not be disappointed! The commander and I finished off the night with a wonderful six course dinner. I also received the most beautiful flower arrangement along with my favorite candy, jordan almonds. AND some gorgeous new champagne flutes. I love him so much, he is always so thoughtful regardless of the time, day or occasion.
Well…Feb has been a bit cold and gloomy for us but when the sun does shine, we’ll take it and bask in it for a while! I am so ready for spring! I’ve been enjoying this project a lot and I look forward to the girls looking back on this when their old and grey. 🙂 Here is our day in the life, February 2012 Edition.