I felt like it was time for change. Spring was almost here and then it left again with the crazy snow we had yesterday. Most of the projects I like to do involve with being outside, spray painting, using power tools, bulk trash surfing, but since that wasn’t possible I figured I had to do something I could do inside…. View Post
Back in October we were able to go to the Beef & Garlic Festival.
We have an awesome selection of yarn at our 100 yen store and I was so excited when I discovered they had 100% wool yarn. I knew that I had to make some dryer balls! I have trying to move us towards a more natural, simpler lifestyle. We still have a lot that we need to transition on, but… View Post
Goodness! Time has been flying by so fast! Our time in Japan is coming and it seems to me like time is speeding up! With Abigail having a day off of school because of parent teacher conferences, we decided to decorate a little. (Thankfully the AC installation of our unit is done so our house is put back together.) I… View Post
I was really nervous about Abby starting school like most parents are. I can’t believe that my little baby is ready to start school. I remember being in kindergarten like it wasn’t too long ago. Time has flown by that is for sure. I wanted to capture a few of these precious moments for her, and me, to remember.
On base they have a center called the Airman and Family Readiness Center (AFRC) where they host classes about the Japanese culture, Air Force life, and things of the sort. Sometimes they offer fun activities like movie nights for families with deployed members and kimono photo shoots. We were able to do a Kimono photoshoot this past week. It was… View Post
Is it just me or has it felt like this year has flown by! I wanted to get my freebie up ASAP so you sisters could get your visiting teaching done as soon as possible. Head over to the shop to get your free PDF/JPG downloads by clicking HERE or on the images below! I will be working on the extended… View Post
This month’s Visiting Teaching Message is based of of General Conference that was held in October. Here is what is included in the Free Visiting Teaching Message “November 2016 Message General Conference—Select from the talks given in the October general conference to share a visiting teaching message. Use inspiring messages from our leaders to teach and uplift.” I love this… View Post
Every year the base puts on an Air Show to promote unity with the Japanese nationals. There were thousands of people who came on base just to see it. We got our little red wagon and packed our chocolate zucchini muffins and went on our way! The sizes of the lenses some of the people had were CRAZY big! This… View Post
A couple weeks ago i had the amazing opportunity to fly in a tanker and watch some of the f-16 refuel mid-flight! Although my husband isn’t a pilot, it was fun to see the wives of the pilots get to talk to their husbands over the radio! I know that is something that they won’t forget! Here are some photos… View Post
Family is my whole world. I loved this message; The Family is Ordained of God. Strengthening families so that we can all return to live with our father in heaven. Families are the basic ans essential unit of mortal and eternal society. I am learning that you can make the biggest difference in the world with just starting with your family at… View Post
Thank you so much ladies for your support and love! So much in fact you crashed the site! (Don’t worry I have upgraded so that wont happen again! The website is up again and I have to go get a kiddo ready for school! I am so humbled and grateful that you have chosen to come visit my little website!… View Post
Can you believe September is already here! I have heard great reviews on the August Visiting Teaching Handout! Thank you to all who have downloaded it! I can not tell you how exciting it is for me to be able to share my talents with you! September’s Visiting Teaching Message is “Parenthood Is a Sacred Duty” “If we faithfully have… View Post
Fall is my favorite time of year and here in Misawa, Japan, I think it has started. Which I am so grateful for because it has been a H O T & H U M I D summer. We’re talking about miserable because we don’t have AC and the carpets are damp and stinky. Yay for base housing. So I am… View Post
Over the fourth of July weekend we went camping in some of the cutest tree houses. I told Trevor that one day I want to build one on our dream property. I made a little movie and took some photos. I hope you enjoy!
Did you see that the August Visiting Teaching Handout is posted in the shop? Don’t worry it’s free! I am doing these in a effort to be better at Visiting Teaching ( I am in the Presidency and am still a little bit of a slacker, but it’s a new month to start fresh!) Here is the link to this… View Post
While Trevor has been gone we have been trying to get out of the house. We went to this beautiful garden and learned how to make soba noodles! After we made noodles they cooked them and we ate them at their restaurant. The kids looooooved petting these cute bunnies! John was ecstatic when he saw them and Abigail loved… View Post
We loved taking the kiddos to go see the Hirosaki Castle and the cherry blossoms back in May! GPS Coordinates 40.608417, 140.463467 We stopped at a rest stop after driving through ridiculous cloud covered mountain. Like we could not see 10 feet in front of us and I was seriously praying the whole time while we were driving. Abby… View Post
So I have been one who loves thrift stores. I have also found that I love transformation, doesn’t matter what kind, but I love how something plain can be made into something totally awesome. (I am going through old phone photos so a bunch of my posts will be from a while ago but I wanted to share here.) Earlier… View Post
Japan is so beautiful! I love the mountains and the coasts being so close. I love exploring Japan but it can be hard with the cost of tolls. We went to explore the light house and boy was it windy that day! Here is the link to the Google Map to where to find this location! https://goo.gl/maps/Z96nWg88TdL2 The kids loved… View Post
Ladies! I cannot tell you how amazing the 100 yen stores are here in Japan. They blow dollar tree out of the water! I will say that the 100 yen store is probably the biggest thing I will miss about Japan when we move. Something fun here the spouses do is a combat gift exchange. Let me explain the rules…. View Post
This is a post from the archives! I thought I would share it again! I made this post while stuck in TLF (Temporary living facility when we got to Vance AFB) Want to make your own Starburst paper craft? Well this is how you do it! These would be great on gifts, perfect for garlands, or even a child’s handmade… View Post
Lately something has been holding me back. This particular demon likes to hide in different excuses I have made in the past. But her real name is Perfection. Have you met her before? She keeps you from accomplishing what you want, getting projects done and keeping you tied to a lifestyle that you don’t want to be living. I face… View Post
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about fear and how I’ve been letting fear rule my life and the decisions I make and the ones I am too afraid to make. The funny thing about fear is that often times, one fear keeps you from overcoming another. For example, I have the fear of being invisible, of not being seen…. View Post