Saturday, February 24, 2018

9 Month Truths

I have a million photos and memories to catch up on the blog, but it turns out that life is quite busy with a 9 month mover.  

Luke's truths: moms are the best, internet cords are meant to be pulled out, bedtime is the worst, outdoors are better than indoors, and vacuuming is actually a two-man job.  

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Japan Ad!

Fun little side job and keepsake! <3


So much LOVE in the Stevenson home this Valentine's Day! I took a trip to a military base and went to a little Valentine's party/playgroup with Luke and we made some friends. Then we got to go to the commissary and it was the BEST thing ever (American groceries and prices!) 

For Young Womens, we heart-attacked the missionaries, which is always fun. I love my girls and calling. 

Then, I came home to Riley with a fresh boutique of flowers and some Nike spoils. I'm feeling especially loved this year and happy.

Thursday, January 25, 2018


This week I bought pink-scented toilet paper, because they sell that sort of thing at the grocery store in Tokyo.

I saw over a dozen dogs dressed and bundled up for winter in strollers and overcoats.

Hung up all our laundry outside, only to get rained on later that day . . . Washed it again and hung it all around the apartment and still there three days later.

I jogged around and watched over 100 Japanese people (mostly elderly) doing their Radio Taiso: Japan’s Morning Exercise Ritual at 6:30am in the freezing morning. Maybe that’s why asians never age?

I never waited more that a couple minutes for a train, they are never late and so frequent you don’t even have to check train-times.

The salad I ordered came out with a RAW egg on top and later the trail mix I bought ended having dried-out baby fish in the mix (eek.... NOT swedish fish)

My grocery shopping trips always include a half mile walk each way, Luke strapped to the front and a diaper backpack on back and carrying as many groceries as physically possible up my arms while attempting to text or listen to an audiobook without having my headphones ripped-out from my ears by Luke.

On our way to dinner Friday night,  we saw the uniformed school kids headed home for the school day, at 5:30PM.

I got a lemon-honey drink that was HOT out of a vending machine. They have vending machines almost every corner. So handy, except drinking fountains and trash cans are impossible to find.  

Just a typical week.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Luke's First Snow!

We had a white Christmas in Idaho. We took Luke out in the snow one day and played around in the backyard wonderland.

These two pictures crack me up!