Clint and I just hit our one-year wedding anniversary on November 12th, so I thought this would be a great time to walk down memory lane! Though we got engaged in 2013, we were still living in Japan and trying to plan a wedding that would take place in Dallas, TX - difficult is an … Continue reading We’re Meowied!
It's our last Tanabata Festival in our beloved town of Fussa. We had to leave with a big bang! We prepared our yukatas and enlisted friends to do the same. It was so much fun to immerse into the spirit of the "Star Festival." Originally, the celebration commemorates the annual meeting of a pair of … Continue reading Tanabata Matsuri in Fussa
My first squadron holiday party! Every year, we attend Clint's LRS holiday parties; but this year, I have my own. Our illustrious party-planners decided on an '80s theme. I was skeptical at first, but it turned out to be a lot of fun. They put in so much work to make sure there was always something going … Continue reading FSS Christmas Party 2014
It's so nice to have Clint home for the holidays. Thanksgiving at our friend's made it an easy one. Delicious food and great company.
After five and a half months of anxiety, lonely holiday celebrations, loooots of time with the cats and daily I-miss-yous, Clint has finally made it home! I prepared a sign, took a two-hour shuttle to the airport and surprised him. He was thinner, a stranger almost. But underneath all the gruff and grime of war and … Continue reading Welcome Home, Clint!
This past Halloween, some guys from LRS put their wits together and created a terrifying haunted house for the denizens of Fussa. I got to participate by being the Special Effects Make-up Artist. (Self-imposed title.) It was fun gori-fying the actors, but I immediately felt bad for the small children going through. It brought back … Continue reading American Haunted House in Fussa
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Costumery and make up are taken to whole new levels. This year, I had a few opportunities to dress up. We had a Fall Festival at work earlier in the month, so I dressed up as the counterpart to our mascot, Samurai Fox. Marketing had a party, so … Continue reading Halloween MMXIV
One of the benefits of living on an overseas base is the influx of entertainment "for the troops." Tonight, Hip Hop/R&B artist Trey Songz performed at Yokota and all the ladies lost their minds. The show was slated to commence at 6:30 p.m., but fans were already lined up before 3:00 p.m. As soon as … Continue reading Trey Songz Comes to Yokota
I'd been reading all about October's imminent blood moon, but had no hopes of seeing it. And yet, by happenstance, I looked up last night and there it was! The lunar orb in all its vermillion glory. I ran for my telescope, but couldn't set it up in time. The Nikon would have to suffice. By … Continue reading Blood Moon
Cherry blossoms are gone, but spring has only begun. This past weekend, we drove to Tachikawa to see the Flowers Festival (which really ought to be the Tulips Festival) at Showa Kinen Park. The park itself is quite expansive! It took us three hours to walk around the entire thing. Since we entered the opposite … Continue reading Flower Festival at Showa Kinen Park
After a couple of months of searching, we've finally found our little Tristan. He's a domestic short-haired tabby with an impossibly cute face. He's only 12 weeks old, so still a baby. It's taking him some time to get used to not having his siblings around, but we're babying him as much as possible. He'll … Continue reading Tristan Comes Home
We found out about Zombie Night yesterday. That meant we had 24 hours to prepare. Of course the BX had nothing left to accommodate our ghoulish needs; so I said to Clint, "No problem. This is where creativity comes into play!" We grabbed a few supplies, spent two delightful hours applying our make up, and … Continue reading Night of the Living Dead