Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Missions Conference 2014

This year for Missions Conference at our church we had some interesting people. We had the Clemens, who are going to England. They were nice and it was too bad they had to leave Friday evening. Then we had Ms. Gillies, the Goosemans, and Miss Kondracki. On Saturday, we have our annual Food from Many Lands dinner where everyone brings his or her favorite dish from another country or even the U.S. We had lots of fun. I'm going to see if I can get Pastor to let Miss Kondracki come back before she heads to Romania to help girls over there.

R to L: Melody, Victoria, Melissa, me, Miss Kondracki, Rachel, Melyna, and Melinda with Carly in front

Food from many lands

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Honeybelle has grown so much. She's now over 400 pounds! Today, I decided to take her for a walk around the yard, since I hadn't done it for a while. Let's say it was more challenging than it used to be. She still walks well though. Grandma got her iPad and snapped a shot of us.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Last Day

On our last day in Japan, we went shopping at Livin for last minute snacks and stuff to bring home. We visited Umikaze kouen, a place I used to play often when I was little. It was a good last day.

These are what Japanese backpacks look like.

All four wheels swivel on their carts!

You bag your groceries yourself.

 Free dry ice if you need it!

And that concludes my trip. We left the next morning and took the train to the Narita Airport. The flight back didn't seem as long as the flight was coming over. Since we were traveling late on Thanksgiving Day, there was no one when we got to the Orlando International Airport. All the gates were empty, the monorail was empty, when we got past security, we saw Daddy and the Rogers! I was completely taken by surprise. It was past midnight so they must have stayed up a long time. I was glad to be home.


On the 25th, we went to Cosmo World just to ride that roller coaster. :) Then we ate lunch at St. Mark with my mom's aunt. It is the best restaurant for bread lovers. Unlimited different kinds of bread come around in baskets! :O

I am in the 2nd car.
Inside Landmark Tower

They have a huge parfait! I wanted to get one but Mommy said no.

On the 26th, we went to the Tokyo SkyTree, the 2nd tallest structure in the world. Shopped around there for a bit then went up the tower. We made reservation and skipped the enormous line. If you go, definitely reserve. After that, we took the train to Shibuya and looked and looked for a taiyaki stand that used to be there. I guess it closed down. :( By then it was night so we went home.

The famous Hatchiko meeting place

The Shibuya crosswalk

Mt. Fuji

On the morning of the 23rd, we went to say hello to the dango lady. We have known her for a long time. She sent us home with lots of good food. Then Mommy's cousin and his son, Daiki, came to pick us up to spend a couple of days with their family. The first day we pretty much drove, except for when we stopped once at this scenic place to take pictures. Then we picked up Mommy's cousin's wife and their other son, Len and went to this cool traditional restaurant. The next day we all went to Fuji-Q Highland! It was awesome. I went on all four of the huge roller coasters, two which have had world records and one that still holds the record for steepest. I'd have to say the scariness award is a tie between Eejanaika and Takabisha. They have an outdoor ice skating rink and you can rent skates and watch Mt. Fuji the whole time you skate. (I bumped into someone doing that.)

Yes, Ben ate a bug
 They sell them

A bad picture of me eating horse

Yes, Daiki is on Ben's back

The Aquarium and Yakiniku

November 22nd, 2013
We went to an aquarium. I don't remember the name of it. For lunch, we took a short walk to a sushi restaurant on a nearby island. We went back to the museum for maybe another half-hour, then went to a yakiniku restaurant for dinner.