Sunday, November 26, 2006

Biking and the Beach

We have had a really beautiful fall here in Japan. We spent today riding our bikes to the beach. From our house to Zushi beach is about 6 miles round trip. It is a really nice ride. We walked the beach and collected blue and white pottery pieces. Why pick up shells when you can pick up pottery? I don't know why exactly the Japanese throw dishes in to the sea but the result is beautiful sea glass. Tanya do you know?

This is the big hill just as you return to our house. Jeff is actually pulling Andrew up by holding his handle bars. Why am I so far behind you ask? The photo is taken from about the halfway mark of the hill....that's where I get off and push my bike up the remainder of the way. I WILL CONQUER THIS THING BEFORE WE LEAVE!!! :)

And these two photos I added just so you know that we do get a bit of "home" here in Japan.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Waiting for baby....

I've been busy knitting to pass time. Here are a few projects I've finished.

Fruit Hats using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. The apple one is for my new little guy. Andrew has just ordered up one in his size. He wants to be "twins" with Ethan when we bring him home from the hospital. I'll be casting that hat on could I say no?

New socks for Ethan. It is really hard to tell from this photo but these are tiny. This is Lorna's Lace sock yarn in "jean" colorway.

We will know more about Ethan's release date from the hospital early next week. I'll keep everyone posted.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy Birthday, Ethan!

Ethan arrived today, November 20th weighing less than 5 pounds. He is healthy but will stay in the hospital for about 3 weeks. The Japanese doctors want to "fatten" him up. More news to follow......

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Big News

I haven't blogged in awhile but I have good reason. :) We found out several weeks ago that we will be adding to our family. It has been a crazy couple of weeks trying to replace all those things that we gave to Goodwill just last year. We also needed to make sure that all the immediate family heard via us (and not the blog). And since I can't keep a secret of this magnitude I figured it was best to stay off the blog until we had made all the phone calls. are the details...

The baby is due November 15th and is a boy! We are praying that the baby and mom have a healthy uneventful labor and that the mom finds peace with her decision. As with anything, nothing in this world is certain but we are pretty sure that there should not be any unexpected changes and that we'll have our new son home by the end of the month. Of course, we'll keep you updated.