November 27, 2010
Hey McBloggies! Apologies for missing actual Flashback Friday this week, I lost track of the days. So we’ll have a flashback weekend for you since I missed it!
We hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too, & that you were able to stop to remember who & what you’re thankful for this year. I’m so excited to share these flashbacks with you because they were from our Thanksgiving abroad last year!
Micah & I went to visit my best friend in Japan last year, & were hosted by our friends for a few days in the Kansai area. I’ve known the Takamotos since I was in high school, but I’ve really known them as Megumi’s family in Japan. I’ve seen their family grow, & we were so blessed to celebrate Thanksgiving with them last year. We had a feast of food (from a small kitchen!), played in the “Turkey Bowl” (a kickball game with specially picked teams), enjoyed Sue’s legendary lattes, Eric’s delicious sweet potato hash, & enjoyed watching “Up” together before it was released in Japan. Micah & I laughed as we would wake up to little eyes looking through the crack in the screen door of the guest room to see if we were up yet, & we loved playing with their dog & their new baby too. We’ve even adopted a new Thanksgiving tradition inspired by this special family – every time we look back on these pictures we’re reminded of how life-giving & refreshing our time with them was.
Alright now on to their fun fall family shoot!
Japan’s fall colors are amazing, & we had so much fun playing in the leaves at the park. Big brother & big sister surprised the rest of their family with a shower of leaves –
Baby I: “Hey Molly, whatcha looking at??”
Everyone got their winter gear on!
This picture makes me laugh EVERY TIME I see it.
And thanks to Auntie Megumi for being our candy briber – we carried lots of gummy bears & Hi-Chew candy to keep the kids happy!
Come back tomorrow for Flashback Fr…Sunday, more pictures from Japan!