Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ahh Mexican food...

One of the many things I am looking forward to about moving to Japan is portion size! I LOVE Mexican food but I don't understand why they give you so much food. Even after only eating half of my black bean tostado I feel like I ate 6! Blah : /

Tonight we checked out a new restaurant (to us) and this is our to-go chips and salsa... Ha love the salsa though : ]

Saturday, June 23, 2012

What we've been up to...

I realized today that I hadn't written a real post in quite a while. I thought the reason we were having issues with loading pictures and such onto the blog was the Internet. Turns out it was the computer, we had some big download going on that I didn't notice. All is better now.

Let's see.. We've been BUSY! Dogs have their second appointment next week for being able to go to Japan.

Someone Frank works with bought him Diablo 3.. Many arguments will be coming because of this. I'm not the laid back play video games all the time type of wife. That's what being single is for.

I will be spending much more time with the iPad because of the above. Glad we have this at least!

Tomorrow were going to the safari park (part of the San Diego zoo, I can't add links) with Ricky and Yumi. Best part it's for free : ] Frank and Ricky can use their military ID to get in free and Yumi and myself will use the free tickets we got from Ashley and Tony. I've been wanting to go here since we moved to San Diego. Finally making it 3 years later and 2 months before we move ha.

Shampooed the living room, dinning area, and entry way today with the Kirby for the first time. Love it! So much easier to use then a big bulky shampooer and drys so much faster since its waterless.

Every weekend is pretty much booked with spending time with friends or doing things we've wanted to do before we leave. One thing we want to do is hike El Cajon mountain. Gotta prepare for Mt. fuji next summer : ]

I've decided that when Frank goes to school from October to December I am going to stay in Washington (we'll be there all of September) so that I can get my group X certification while paying off debt. Only two months, I'll be busy studying and training. And of course volunteering at NOAH, so it should fly by.

As mentioned above we plan to leave the states debt free. We have very little left and want to start debt free and working on our savings while in Japan. We know how much we can save a year while there.. So we want to get a head start. Also it will be amazing to see how far we've come while in California with our finances.

I need to make a list of places I want to travel to while in Japan. Hmmm... Frank and I have already talked about this, but if we can we would like to stay overseas after Japan. Italy, Spain, even Guam (yes Guam ha), Germany.. Anywhere really.

Once we get to Washington I'm getting my travelers passport (I will have two, a no-fee military passport that is only good for getting to Japan on orders really). Can't wait to stamp that thing up!

Well that's all I can think of for now. I'm sure within a few minutes of posting this I will think of more stuff that has been going on. Until next time blogland...

Thursday, June 21, 2012


FINALLY figured out how to upload more than one picture or collage at a time. It's ridiculous, I have to save the one picture I uploaded in a post then close out the whole page. Re-open and upload another. Pain in the butt, but at least I don't have to put each collage in it's own post anymore!

The end of May we took a very last minute trip to Vegas to see Friends. We stayed at Treasure Island and got lucky enough to get a free upgrade to a room with panoramic views of the strip and a view of the mountains. We also got a free bottle of champagne! We felt spoiled :] That night we met up with our Friends and headed up to Fremont street for the light show. Frank and I did the zip line down Fremont. So much fun!

The next day Frank surprised me with a massage at the spa. We also woke up that morning to find out that Frank make second class and was able to stay in the Navy :] It was a great start to the day, after all of that we just walked around then hung out by the pool while being attacked by some insane wind. That night we went and saw Jay Leno! We had fun playing dress up as you can tell by all the pictures ha.

It was a short but fun last trip to Vegas.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Collage #2

Picture picture!

I put some of the pictures from Frank's families visit into collages to make it easy to upload them into a post. I have only been able to upload this first collage, I have tried for the last day to upload more but nothing is happening. One of the biggest annoyances of using free wifi... but the free part still wins over :]

I will try later to upload more of the picture collages.

Friday, June 1, 2012