Top Picks from Tokyo

We explored so many amazing places in Tokyo. Honestly, it would be hard to list them all. As I did in Amsterdam and Chang Mai, I thought I’d make a list of all my favorites. Let me start with my top 3 picks. These would be…

Meet Ellie!

Nolan is an animal lover.  Upon returning home, there are two big topics he continues to talk about — 1) his “coming home” party and 2) getting a dog.  Personally, I am not ready for another dog, I still miss Gonzo dearly and my heart…

Witnessing Magic in Nolan’s Eyes

One of my greatest joys in life is watching Nolan experience magic the world. Over the past 10-months, I’ve had the amazing privilege of watching Nolan not only grow up before my eyes, but experience so many magical new ideas, concepts, theories,  people, places, and…

Lessons Learned from Japan

Throughout our 3-weeks in Japan, I was constantly aware of the Japanese culture. We did a ton of research before traveling to Japan so that we were prepared for the general dos and don’ts; DO: Take off your shoes, DON’T: Tip, DON’T: Blow your nose in…

Faith: Tokyo

^Charts from japan-guide.com, I found them very interesting. We were constantly out and about exploring the city in Tokyo.  We also visited Osaka and Mt. Fuji during our 3-weeks in Japan.  I was always on the look-out for churches and I surprisingly didn’t find very…

Family: Tokyo

Looking back at Tokyo, we learned a lesson on being “overscheduled.”  Tokyo was one of the cities we were most looking forward to on our trip, and thus, our list of things to do and see was pretty intense.  Every day we had something to…

Food: Tokyo

Of our entire trip, Tokyo has been the most interesting thus far and frankly, I don’t think any place will top it. So as I wrote in a previous post, the kitchen area in the house was basically non-existent.  I had a very tiny counter…