Thursday, June 16, 2016

Island Life

Island life is coming to and end crazy fast and we have tried to make sure there is nothing left for us to do but mainly playing in the water and beach and watching sunsets!! 

One last time at our favorite Japanese pool


Swim caps and no rules!

Sunset beach at sunset

Love being outside on beautiful nights

American village

Skipping school for one last visit and getting pineapple for our fruit salad

Dolphin show one last time

Prank Wars!

Girls loved the balloons!!

Blue Seal Big Dip Night!

Field Trip

Molly's class got to take a trip to Okinawa World so I asked a friend to watch the little 2 so I could join her on her last big adventure with her 1st grade class. We walked through the cave - which one kid really did not enjoy, watched the snake show, stayed out of the rain and great time telling stories! 
The field trip was hosted by the Japanese culture teacher.
Getting ready to explore the caves

learning some science

My crew

A lunch break after the cave and fruit trees

Not the best weather but still fun

Watching the snakes!

Finished and waiting to get on the bus so we played in the lockers

BUNCO, Gymnastics and Goodbyes

The past 3 years I have to was able to be part of a group of ladies that I played bunco with monthly but were major part of our family.  We were at each others birthdays, kids birthdays, helped when we needed cars, dive buddies and just a place were I could bring out my crazy competitive side and get lots of laughs!  Most months we just played bunco and the host provided dinner and dessert but a few months we threw out themes for everyone to dress up.  My last bunco was a wig night and it was so fun - mainly because Chrissy had a ton of wigs and so did the 100 yen store.  Everyone wore a wig for the night and we played and laughed the entire night. 
We finished up our last gymnastics class and brought flowers to our teacher - Coach Carly.  The little 2 loved having her and loved being in different classes so they didn't have to try and compete against each other.
To leave the island we got to go to many good bye parties because it is PCS season and there are a lot of us moving.  My mom had given me a murder mystery kit for Christmas one year and I had been saving it and used it for a party with my friends.  It was a 1950's murder on the grill kit and everyone dressed up and read their parts - had fun and then just hung out.  I am going to miss my island family but I am thankful for the time we had with them.

Red is totally my color

The cotton candy sisters

The bob twins

Flowers for Coach Carly

Balance Beam

The final floor routine

One last trip in the Ferris wheel

1950 greaser

The killer and the detective

Nerd and Barbie

Trying to reenact the murder without too much laughing

100 yen store to the recue!!
Red lipstick, eye makeup and bandana - outfit for $3

Big girl slide - she is tall enough this year!!

She was so happy and went for an hour straight over and over

Swimming with buddies is always more fun than by yourself


McP and McF rocking it

Can't leave without a photobooth - they add makeup and change your eye shape

Coffee date pictures in a photobooth

Many trips to the beach even if just for a few minutes


This year for our anniversary Jon asked for shoes.  Instead of just giving him the shoes I gave them to him with the stipulation he had to run 13 miles in them before our anniversary.  He then asked me to run 13 miles also - at the same time as him but not with him (because we don't run well together).  I agreed and then later that week we decided it would be best for me to run 6.5 miles b/c I don't run 5 miles regularly like him and we both remember the last time I ran long distances there were lots of tears and a possible bad attitude.  Our friends had the girls over for a slumber party because our plan was to get up around 4:30am to run before the sun was out and it was too hot.  After we dropped the girls off we went out to one of our favorite restaurants and ate pizza and pasta and talked about all we liked, didn't like, learned and loved about being married these past 13 years.  4:30AM came early the next morning but we were up and out the door - I even got a running buddy Chrissy to join me.  Jon drove up the road to the Zampa Lighthouse and I drove to the finished line in American Village.  The plan was for Jon to run 13 miles straight and for me to run along the seawall 3 miles out and back.  Chrissy and I got started and the first 3 miles were great but then I remembered why I don't run long distances - I don't like running!!  We laughed, I whined, we ran, we stopped for a bathroom break and then we kept going.  Chrissy reminded me of the many women God has placed in my life to encourage me and challenge me and help me grow.  After our 6.5 miles of running we just kept walking along the sewall watching out for Jon.  One we saw him we walked over to where he was and he and I crossed our finish line together! We got a few pictures and then headed home because we needed to get ready for church since Jon was volunteering.  After church we took the girls to the lighthouse to get Jon's car and decided to climb to the top to see the views.  Lets just say after moving for over 8 miles that morning climbing the stairs up and down was fun. 
So thankful to have 13 years in the books - now to find something fun to commemorate next years anniversary.


4:30am - crazy early but ready to celebrate 13 years


Both finished!! and even in the rain

The top of the lighhouse

The view

The door we all had to climb through

Going back down

Lots of stairs!