Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Forever Valentine

stay stay stay. from alyssa on Vimeo.



We celebrated this valentines day apart from each other most the day. We came together in the evening after both working with tired feet and hungry tummies.  We ate dinner and then shared some chocolate covered almonds and mochi ice-cream to celebrate the day. We spent the night unsuccessfully trying to find a good movie to watch and then opted to go to bed and call it a day. 

Riley held me and we cuddled feeling the baby kick occasionally until we both fell asleep holding each other. Its hard spending so much time apart, but makes me appreciate and love the quite moments together each evening. I admire Riley's hard work in his new career and diligence in church calling, and how without fail he makes me feel like the luckiest girl each and every day.  

I found this video of us last year stuck in north shore traffic, it made me smile and remember this song throughout our dating days and how you would always say "stay, stay, stay" and not want me to go home yet and now we share a home forever. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Updates!


January has been cold noses and frozen fingers. Its been long-stressful work days for Riley and weekends we never want to end. Movie marathons, baby name conversations, and evenings swimming at the community pool. Januarys been full of good food, bananagrams, and finishing up one of my new favorite books: "Peter and the Star Catchers." 

Here's an overload of pictures from this month's trip and other Japan times:





























Sunday, January 15, 2017

Arashiyama Monkey Park


One of the highlights of Japan has been the Monkey Park! It was pretty incredible being up close with so many monkeys. They were all just hanging out on top of a little mountain top and it started to snow which made the experience even neater. We just walked around them and watched them play and do whatever monkeys do. We got inside a cage and fed them apples too.