Tag Archives: summer

We Just Got a Letter….

I have officially reached a new low in dorkiness in referencing Blue’s Clues. Deal with it, please. A letter arrived from camp from Big Cutie today and has me grinning from ear to ear. She starts it ~ Dear Mom, I … Continue reading

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It Was Quite the Day

The Cuties and I left The Happy Place for yet another rather special destination. We did not travel lightly. {I told you so}. Bright and early this morning The Cuties stepped onto the bus to head off to summer camp, … Continue reading

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News from The Happy Place

The Cuties and I have been Stateside for about two weeks now. It took almost 24 hours from the time we started our journey in Tokyo until we dropped our suitcases at The Happy Place, AKA Kiawah Island, South Carolina. … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams

I’m continuing to deal with any anxiety I have about The Cuties being gone for a month at overnight camp through Crafting Therapy. I wonder if there’s a certification program for that? Like most families, we have a bedtime ritual … Continue reading

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah!

This summer my Cuties are going to sleep away camp for the first time. For a month. Everyone is over the top excited, but the Mama in me is rather sad at the prospect of not hearing about their day … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles and More!

This Spring Break will go down in history as the trip of many modes of transportation! First, we hopped a PLANE from Tokyo to Bangkok, where we landed and realized it was actually not the start of Spring, but rather, smack … Continue reading

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My Week in Numbers

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week, by the numbers: 1000 piece puzzle completed. I am a seriously obsessive puzzle-doer, folks.  I stayed up past 1:00 am more than once this week attempting to put a dent in this … Continue reading

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Our Little Drugstore

So for those of you who read this blog who aren’t Expats, here’s a little confession. We’re sort of drugstore hoarders. Most of us have some sort of “secret closet” where we stash away toiletries and medications from America that … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

I officially have a Fifth Grader and a Third Grader today! We met their teachers on Friday, saw their classrooms and found out their class lists. We are ready to go. Which in Tokyo, when you ride the bus an … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market

In the short period of time between our return to Tokyo and the start of school we decided to head to the World-Famous Tsukiji Fish Market {also, by the way, a terrific activity for a family with jet lag, still … Continue reading

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