- The Sapporo Snow Festival
Another winter, another snow festival. We went on the last day, and the smaller snow sculptures were looking a little sad and melty. The large ones were quite impressive this year, but because it was pretty cold the day we went, we kinda quickly hurried through it all. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the ice sculptures in Susukino, and I missed the Otaru ice festival again this year, which I've heard is really nice. Oh well, next year!
- In January, we went bowling with our friends Krista and Dan. It was boys against girls, and the boys suggested we place bets on the games. Each game had a different bet, and we won all four games! One of the things that boys had to do was make us a nice, romantic dinner. So a few weeks ago, they made good on their promise.
Homemade macaroni and cheese, and steak. It was delicious!! They also made peanut butter and chocolate brownies, and we ate those so fast, I forgot to take a picture!
After dinner, we played Apples to Apples and had some great conversation. All around, a great night!
- Ethan turned 13 last Thursday. I know, I know, I need to stop talking about it. But you turn 13 only once.
We didn't have a party, since his birthday was on a weekday, but we got him a cake and he opened some presents from family back home. He was especially psyched about the military hats and patches from his grandparents. He's modeling two of them above. We went in with some other family members and bought him an iPad on Sunday. Now, every couple of minutes, he'll say, "Mom, I love this iPad. Thanks so much!" I raised such a courteous boy ;)
Takuya and I are performing at Cafe Monkey Bar this Saturday. We performed at an open mic last Sunday, and there are some other performing opportunities in the works. More about that soon!!