Saturday, March 29, 2008
Cherry Blossoms at Night
Tonight, Jack and I went on an excursion to a garden where they light up the cherry blossoms for night viewing. Unfortunately, I left my tripod at home so I couldn't get any good scenery shots, but I got some nice close ups of the trees. It was a great experience and luckily Keith will be home this time next year so we can go again.
This morning I also got some good future blackmail photos of my little one in his birthday suit. I have been meaning to do the "naked baby on the bear rug thing"...I must say, I have a very photogenic child. He is much more interested in the world these days so it is hard to keep his focus on the camera but it's so easy to make him laugh that I can always get one or two great shots.
There is a storm headed our way which is threatening to blow away a lot of the blossoms. Hopefully we can get to see a few more in the daytime before they all go away. This is such a spectacular time of year here, everything is in bloom and so beautiful. I am glad that Keith pulled into Sasebo Japan so he was able to see some cherry blossoms too. It has been such a treat getting to talk to him on the phone. In a sense, that is what made my deployments easier, because we could talk on the phone regularly. Here we go weeks or months before we can talk. Thank goodness for email..without that we would really feel detached. We just remind ourselves that this is a great opportunity...being here is allowing us to save for our future...and most of all, Jack gets 100% of my attention. Keith misses him intensely, but he'll be around when it counts the most, when Jack is older and able to throw the football around or learn how to be a gadget just like his dad. I am so grateful to have such an amazing family. I hope my happiness will transcend Keith's daily frustrations at work. We send him daily pictures and emails in hopes that he can vicariously experience Japan through us. I guess Jack and I will just have to have enough fun for the three of us until we can all be together. No complaints here...can't wait to see what tomorrow has in store.
Posted by Jenn Webber at 11:16 PM