Thursday, May 22, 2008

We Made It!

Well, we finally made it back to California! Not sure where my camera is right now, so I haven't taken any pictures of the house. I don't think I would if I could though, It's still a disorganized disaster! But its coming along slowly, but surely. Here is a picture of Abbi from a few days ago. She is getting so big! Im a few weeks away from delivery. Paul is out of town for the next week or so, so hopefully I can hold out till then!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Paul's Trip to Japan

I was working in Japan for a week and though I spent most of my time training people, at the end of the week I finally had a chance to see some of the sights. While in Japan, I stayed at the Yakota AirForce Base outside of Tokyo where I enjoyed watching C-130s taking off all day and night. While site seeing, I took the train through Tokyo to Kamakura and visited the Hase-Dera Temple and Daibatsu - The Great Buddah. These were a short walk from each other. From Kamakura I took a train to Katase, where I then walked across the bridge to Enoshima Island. Enoshima is a small island that is basically a large hill off the coast of Japan. On the way up the hill, you pass through a little Japanese market, as well as multiple shrines, eventually reaching a lighthouse on top of the island. There was a fantastic view from the top of the lighthouse of the Japanese coastline and beaches. Any way, I had about 8 hours to do sightseeing and here are some of the pictures of what I saw.


Today I took Abbi to see the butterfly exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History. You can go inside this butterfly house and butterflies fly around you and land on you. It was really neat. I forgot the camera, but here's what it looks like. We had a lot of fun. Abbi wasn't sure about the "flies" at first, but she liked them after a few minutes. She actually grabbed one by the wings and it flew away. That scared her. It was really cute.