This afternoon while hubs and I were snuggling with Lulu watching a DVD we had a special delivery...or shall I say Lulu had a special delivery.
*Le sigh* I remember when we were the ones who got the care packages. LOL.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I just wanted to wish all the mommies out there a most wonderful mother's day. You're all in charge of one of the most important jobs in the world.
Unfortunately I'm not able to celebrate with my mom due to the expansive ocean between us. But my thoughts and love are with her. Raising me, especially through my terrible teens, cannot have been an easy feat. Nonetheless, she has always been there to support me through it all. And I am lucky to have had such an amazing mom who let me be myself and make my own mistakes while gently guiding me down the right path in life. Now that I'm officially an adult and out on my own we have grown to be great friends. My life wouldn't be what it is today without her. I am forever grateful.
So cheers to all you mothers out there. I hope to one day be inducted into your elite group and hope to be even half the mother my mom is to me.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
After taking the bullet train to Kyoto we met up with our JTB tour group from Hawaii. We had a pretty small group of just barely 15 people including us and my parents which was nice since we got to know each other and get pretty chummy over the duration of the trip.
|top row: beautiful kimonos at Nishijin textile factory|
bottom row L to R: what we started with, our finished products (hub's on the left and mine on the right)
|L to R: sakura tree in full bloom on Sannen Zaka, Inoda's ice coffee|
|L to R: beautiful cherry blossom tree in the rock garden, reflecting pond, bamboo grove|
|counterclockwise from the top: sake barrels, Kyoto water perfect for making sake, |
cheers for free sake tasting
Then we were off to Nara and Hakone. I'll save those details for another post.
Missed out on the earlier Spring Breakers posts? Check out our stops in Hawaii, Singapore, and Hiroshima