Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's Time to Get Real and Share a Funny Proposal


My how time flies.  It has been a month since I was in Japan, I have not written anything about it.  When we got back I used the excuses of jet lag, a head cold, an ear infection, pinterest, naps, kids, and other things to keep me away from blogging.  Also, I wanted to write long beautiful pieces about my experince, but it is time to get real.  I am just going to share short memories and thoughts with pictures to document my epic Japan trip.

In the meantime, I am sharing the BEST EVER PROPOSAL via YouTube.  Don't get me wrong, Big D gave me a wonderful proposal, but I would have LOVED something like this.  That being said, I am more than willing to put together a proposal like this for anyone who wants it.  Just picture me as the lead girl in the red dress!

Enjoy! Ja ne!

-Miss T

Monday, May 28, 2012

Short Story 1: Poof Putty

Dear Miss T,

Here is Short Story 1 of your absence.

Present Number 1 on the first day of our "parenting practice" was a huge hit.  It was called "Noise Putty" but had a sneakily suspicious resemblance to the Nickelodeon toy of my childhood called GAK.

Anyone else remember this awesome stuff? Not only is it slimy but not sticky, stretchy but breakable, and solid but melty, but also its most dynamic characteristic is that it makes "Poof" noises. Don't be ashamed. Just giggle a little, because I know you know what I'm talking about. We played with it instantly that day.  And the next day.  And the day after that.  And can you see the pattern? It was a daily hit, and I love it all the more today than I did when I was a kid, because I now know that it can keep children entertained for many many precious minutes.

Love, Kk

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pre-Japan Happenings


I am happy to be home from Japan.  I intend to share all about my amazing adventure to Japan on our little sisters blog over the next few days.  

I must start with our week before we left before Japan.  Honestly, the whole month of April was busy and stressful.  I really did not even have time to think about or prepare for going to Japan.

Then the Sunday before we left, I cut my finger on a lid of an aluminum can.  Ugh... I am getting sick just thinking about it again.  It turned into an ER visit and after 3 1/2 hours, 4 stitches and an ugly splint, we left the hospital.

Then on Tuesday night, Big D called me and said he had been in a car accident.  My heart dropped.  He quickly assured me that he was fine, but the car was not.  See below:

Stitches + Car accident + other stresses and inconveniences = a serious contemplation about even going to Japan.

By the end of the week, I did not care that I was flipping everyone off with my splinted finger.  I was beyond agitated and stressed.

The night before our flight left, we stayed up late frantically packing and preparing the house.  We flew out a Friday morning.  I had to take some serious deep breaths to try and release my anxiety.  Then I said some serious prayers that everything would work out.  Which they did......

-Tenri Chan

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Okaeri Nasai!

Or as you would hear in Japan, Okaeri Nasai!

It is sooooo wonderful to have you and Big D back, for a multiplicity of reasons, the first of which being as T-bear said, "Mommy I missed you sooooo much while you were gone!"

I can't wait to hear about your travels...and I also can't wait to tell you stories about babysitting the boys while you were away.

So I hope it will go both ways- pictures and story times here we come!

Love, Kk