Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Navy Ball

Bob and I went to the Navy Ball!  It think it was my first formal dance since we got married.  I never thought we could go to these as civilians, but I guess we can.
We honestly had a blast.  It was so much more fun than high school dances.  I just love how much more confident I am as an adult.  I didn't spend nearly as much time thinking about what I look like in my dress, and because of that I love it so much more.  

It helped that our friends came!  I think I would have been bored without them.  I didn't get a ton of pictures, but there were speeches, a dinner, a toast, a magic show, taiko drumming and even sword fighting.

After all that we stayed up way to late dancing the night away.  Seriously, we were among the last to leave.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Elle Magazine and Project Runway

My friend Katie Kortman is on Project Runway right now!  I was so excited for her when I first found out.  She was hesitant because it meant going back to the states for months during filming and leaving her kids here.  But it totally worked out.  We checked on them every morning to make sure they made it to the bus stop for her.  Not once were they late or not there when they were supposed to be.

Now that they show is airing she is getting a lot of publicity which is so cool.  I did some modeling for her and you can see the pictures on her website https://katiekortman.com/.  They also did an article in Elle magazine about her and they used one of my pictures.  I'm officially in Elle magazine!  Its so cool.  Check that out here https://www.elle.com/fashion/g37885399/project-runway-season-19-cast-designers/

Friday, October 22, 2021

Ofuna Pumpkins and Kannon

We started our Halloween festivities this year with Ofuna Flower Center.  It is the closest thing we could find here in Japan to a pumpkin patch.

When it came to pumpkins they really just brought a few in and stuck them on the grass.  Not growing or even buying them.

Since we were close we stopped at Ofuna Kannon.  It is a really huge statue only about 30 minutes away from our house.  We thought it was worth checking out.

Thursday, October 21, 2021


We made it back to the zoo.  It is crazy how the weather has changed in just the two weeks since we went to the zoo.  We were so hot on the day, but now it is nice and chili outside.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

TeamLab Borderless

I really wanted to take our next visitors to TeamLab Borderless but we couldn't wait any longer.  

The pictures we drew became projections that moved around on the floors and walls.

This place is so magical.