- - - 4/7/2019 - - -

Cherry Blossoms at the Ofuna Kanon

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:36 pm

- - - 3/9/2019 - - -

Squirrel Park Revisited

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:31 pm

I took the family to revisit the squirrel park. We had lots of fun feeding the squirrels and other animals again, and I think we will be going there a bit more often now.

- - - 3/3/2019 - - -

Girls Day 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:25 pm

For this years Girls Day, we made sushi balls again along with the three color roll cake.

- - - 3/2/2019 - - -

Making Homemade Miso

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:22 pm

Every year my house makes homemade miso…


Mix the boiled soy beans, salt, and fermented rice


Make them into balls


Chuck them into the wooden barrel for a whole year of fermenting

- - - 2/25/2019 - - -

Snow Play

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:19 pm

We didnt get very much snow where we live this year, so we decided to go take a trip up to the mountains for some snow play. We took the bullet train up to JyouetsuKokusai for a two day trip. They have a hotel right on the mountain and very large snow play and sledding areas for kids.

- - - 2/17/2019 - - -

Melina turns 4!

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:10 pm

My girl is 4 now. We had a small birthday party with cakes and presents at the house. She got a big box of building block, a magnifying glass, and some other small toys.

- - - 2/16/2019 - - -

Plum Blossom Season

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:08 pm




- - - 2/14/2019 - - -

Valentines Day

Filed under: — Andy @ 8:06 pm

My girls made me some amazing sweets for Valentines day