To finally give the answers to last post's quiz, the news was that Sho is pregnant (due June 20), and we moved to Japan in February. The third thing is that I got a new job in Tokyo, but in hindsight, that is not exactly something you could have derived from the photo, so it was unfair to include. My apologies.
This new job opportunity, and the move itself, happened very fast. We did not have time to even let most of our friends in Japan know we were coming. We are here now and trying to get settled.
But I'm getting ahead of myself, let's do this proper; using photos.
In February, Sho and I said goodbye to Washington,DC. We loved living in DC and there is much we will miss. Mainly living so close to family.
I will miss having this park along the Potomac in Georgetown to shoot portraits. The location looks great on Sho.
We did this last shoot with two good friends who we already miss dearly.
We are super excited that they are expecting as well. Our kids will only be a couple months apart. What's more exciting, they are expecting TWIN GIRLS! They are coping with this bit of news very well.
So then we moved to Japan. We had just under two weeks to get registered, find an apartment, move in, and get the basic essentials. Thanks to prayers and guidance from above, we were able to do just that. This picture is taken at low tide, but the view from our balcony is one of my favorite parts of living here.
It was cold cold cold when we first moved here, but it has slowly warmed up and the amazing cherry blossoms in the three parks adjacent to our apartment are exploding with emotions of spring.
For those unfamiliar with this time of year in Japan, it is traditional to go do a picnic under the cherry blossoms as soon as they appear. It is usually a very chilly picnic, but it is our way of showing that winter is over, and we can look forward to better, more comfortable days.
I would be remiss to not mention my good friend Tim. This is Tim in his home-built Time-Machine.
Ok, it is a track worthy Honda Integra that he loves dearly. He takes me to track days so I can practice my track photography.
Tim is the one who introduced me to the job opportunity that brought us to Japan. He and his wife have been instrumental in getting us here and making us feel immediately at home. I have mentioned their kids in past posts, but I just can't get enough of them. I think we will walk through the cherry blossomed park to their house later this afternoon to celebrate Easter and all of the hope this season brings.