Tuesday, June 22, 2010

tiny resturant

This is our new favorite resturant in Sasebo. Tonchinkon! We can't wait to show you photos but this tiny little resturant is full of some of the best tasting Japanese food we have found. Plus, it's directly across the street from our new apartment which makes for an easy commute.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

wild sunday life

We went to BioPark again! This time the sun was shining and the animals we out, as opposed to last time when everyone with a brain was hiding from the snow. This was Brandon's first visit so that was also some thing that made this trip more exciting.

If it's one thing we are becoming master's at it would have to be mass transportation. We find ourselves doing things that we never thought we would ever do, just to get to a zoo. Here is how it works when you have no car in a foreign land (take a deep reading breath): walk to the train station, take the train to Huis ten Bousch Station, walk to Loreli Hotel, catch the BioPark Shuttle Bus, go enjoy the zoo, catch the shuttle back to the hotel, walk back to the train, realize that you have to take the train to a random station to switch train lines unless you want to wait a whole hour until the train that will take you straight to Sasebo, decide to do this train switching adventure, make the switch successfully, thank God that number's are a universal language, arrive back in Sasebo and finally walk to your favorite Ramen Shop because all that just made you and your pregnant wife really, really hungry. Then walk home with enough time to watch the sunset off your new balcony.
That's right, all in a days work now. To think when we first arrived one train ride was ridiculous enough for us to handle!

Oh, yes-and this is one really fun zoo!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

current happenings: cool down

It's getting hot here! Pretty soon we will be sweating buckets like we did the first day we arrived...
However, here is one of the million things we love about Japan. Store bought ice that comes in a perfect sphere! Sure makes your every day drink something special. Thanks Japan.

Friday, June 4, 2010

what the belly?!

Yes, I realize this is the 3rd baby post in a row, making this more of a baby blog at the moment, but we promise to do some more posting about other things soon. We live in this great new neighborhood and have fallen in love with a new restaurant and a new jazz bar. Also, we have raided a local used/vintage furniture store that I can't wait to post on. Life seems to be on auto-pilot these days, just living from one day to the next. The apartment is almost put together and we will soon be starting on the nursery for baby Ella - fun times ahead with that adventure!

Here is the baby belly-23 weeks in! Have a wonderful day!