One of the souvenirs I want to bring home from Japan is FUN pictures of me and my husband together. I generally do a decent job of photographing the sights and the scenery and even lots of little details — but I often don't take enough photos of the people I'm with. Geoff and I are celebrating 20 years in December and we don't have many together shots that I LOVE, so I'd like to make a mini-album of snapshots and get some really good pics to frame and display or hang in our home.
I have two strategies in place to help me accomplish this goal.
I've scheduled Trace and Dee to take some pictures!
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Geoff bought me my very first SMALL camera. Yep. I'm the proud owner of this, cutie.
[edited from Osaka] I totally left the battery charger at home — who does this? ME. I do this kind of thing all the tie. Geoff kept asking me if he could pack the camera and I kept saying "No, I've got it" Oh well. Today, I will be asking in my classes if anyone has a charger I can use and Geoff found out where an electronics store is — so he'll go see if he can find something there.
We just called the kids. It is Monday morning here and Sunday afternoon there — day 4 for us, but really only day 3 at home. so strange. Addie fell on Friday night and had to get 4 stitches right above her eyebrow (can you believe it?) Our neighbors took her to the emergency room and she is doing just fine. I just can't believe her first real 'accident' happened when I'm this far from home. but …
We are having so much fun. This city is beautiful and clean and everyone is so gracious. My translator Nicky is amazing and so now with a couple of classes behind me I can relax and really enjoy. I teach Finish Line 3 times today (2 hours each) so I'll be good and tired. And I think by tonight I will be able to sleep all the way through the night.
Hopefully we'll find something for the camera and I can post some pics. There is a GIANT (bright yellow) rubber duck sitting in the river right next to our hotel. I'm told it has something to do with the holiday weekend — but no one is quite sure.