Winter is letting up….

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Winter in Japan is no joke folks… No we dont get tons of snow or ice, and the temps aren’t to far below freezing, but its WINDY and cold and wet. And although I hate to complain (we all do it) its been slightly miserable… We didnt come prepared with the right jackets and shoes for this, our house is always cold, and my husband is not here to keep me warm.. (dont be dirty!) So Spring showing its face around the island has me spirited and giddy!

We have had a few amazingly beautiful days, and of course the first thing my little mermaids asked was, “Mom, can we hit the beach!?” Of course, lets find one!

There are a few in the area that are public access, and some a bit farther away that I have mapped out that look gorgeous via Google, but for this Sunday we just ventured about 15 mins from our house to Kawatanaosaki Beach… It was small, but we we can make fun no matter where we are… The girls threw rocks and searched for star fish, clams, sea urchins, and sand dollars, and Rye drew in the sand and ventured around to see how big of a walking stick he could find… There were a few locals on the beach whos eyes followed us around the coast line as we played. They waved hellos with large grins while they dug for clams and walked their dogs… We watched paddle boarders and collected sea glass and soaked up as much vitamin D as we could as the sun peeked through the clouds rolling back in…

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Riley just loves stealing my camera… I must say, I think he is getting good with it! He has been taking photos of me and the girls lately and tells me he is more comfortable behind the lens then in front of it… Hahaha arent we all! I have a feeling he sees the world in pictures like I do tho…

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Tomorrow we have plans to hit a different beach (if the weather man is right!) and celebrate Story turning 2… Until then, stay tuned…

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xoxo