The day of our flight to Japan, included a very early rising for my husband who took all eight bags of luggage and one pet to the airport to check-in with the help of my brother-in-law. Then my husband came back to our hotel, in the Sea-Tac airport, and we all went to the airport … More Living in Japan: Arriving in Japan
It is always heartbreaking to see your spouse’s ship pull away from the pier with the help of tug boats; it is especially heartbreaking to see that same ship continue to sail past you and then out of sight, while you are firmly planted on the shore. I’ve been trying to write this post, I … More Deployments: Gracefully Spending Those Days
Easter 2014 family photo. Taken after church and before a delicious brunch at the Officers’ Club in Yokosuka, Japan. P.S. This is proof we can get all five of us to look at the camera at once!
We were suppose to move into our new Japanese home this last weekend, however, an uncommon blizzard, winds and snowfall hit this area of Japan. While we were content staying in the on-base hotel a few days longer, we had to laugh at the ridiculous timing of this uncommon snow occurrence. We also had to … More Snow in Japan and Moving In Our Home
This morning my husband was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. A proud day for him, for us! Eighteen-and-a-half years ago James entered the Navy after finishing his first quarter of college, began working on submarines, years later got picked up for Officer Candidate program and went to college (and did quite well), and has continued to … More Promotion Day
This week, my husband and I are completing our Overseas Area Orientation Brief here in Japan. Today we went on a brief tour of Yokosuka, got dropped off at the JR line for a Kamakura, went out to lunch for Indian food at a delicious local restaurant called Nirvana, got a hair cut and signed … More What I Wore On Wednesday: A Tourist Smile and Nirvana Masala
I’m adding What I Wore On Wednesday to this blog. Be prepared for humor, laughter and perhaps an occasional tear in this section of this blog. This Wednesday marks us being here in Japan for exactly one week! We’re still newbies at living in Japan. The hardest part of moving frequently is finding your new … More What I Wore On Wednesday: Officers’ Spouses’ Social and Errands
So, you’re moving overseas, or thinking about doing so? If you are moving overseas with the military below are several things to think about. From our experience of moving to Japan, here are some tips to make your military relocation (PCS) smoother: 1. Start a binder with page covers that you can insert necessary overseas … More Moving Overseas Preparedness
And we’re off, almost. Next stop Yokota, Japan! See you in about ten hours.
It’s feeling official now that we are in fact moving! Long term storage movers came on Tuesday. They packed up our large furniture that is not conducive to where we will be living overseas. Wednesday, we dropped off our car, named the chocolate goose, at the long term car storage. We’ve rented a beast of … More Moving days…