Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fall Leaves

No prizes for guessing where we went for our year end trip.

The kids wanted to ski. I wanted to relax. The husband just wanted no one to bug him so he can have a proper holiday so I guess Japan fits the bill for us! =p

This time round, we scheduled our trip to be slightly earlier than usual. And so that means we can catch the end of fall in Tokyo!!

There's something about the change in season. Fall happens to be my favourite of them all. The air is crisp. The rich dark hues that adorn that crowns of the trees. The fashion - Layering!! What's not to love?!

cajoled told everyone to make their way to Yoyogi Park one morning. We all got distracted once we stepped out of harajuku station. Oh look! There's a store selling ski wear. Omg! Gap has 50 percent off! A million and one distraction later, we managed to lull ourselves to the park (with a bunch of shopping bags, of course!)

Once we got there, the kids spotted a kiosk that sold random stuff and they found a ball! D didn't need much convincing so they got it and started kicking around.

We took some pictures and they turned out amazing.

And that was the start of our Tokyo days!

Monday, January 05, 2015

Hello 2015!

Hello 2015!

I haven't had much time to sit down and reflect on the year that's past but what a fire cracker year it has been.

We rounded it up with a winter vacation in Japan, as we always do. The kids skiied their hearts out and we all had a good time regrouping. D took the time to rest from his very hectic year as well!

I've been thinking of what I want to achieve for 2015. And the word gentle keeps popping up in my head. 

No doubt it will be a crazy hectic year. It always is. There are classes to attend, a few trips planned, goals to achieve but in the midst of the hustle and bustle... I plan to take things easy in the gaps. 

The husband and I have reached a common understanding of each other's needs and expectations for this year so I think we are off on a good start.

As for the kids, I'm training them all to be more independent and organized  this year. It's little steps till we get there but I feel it's time for them to learn to be less dependent on my help and me. 

Last year I made a deliberate effort to spend less time blogging and more time with the kids. I must say I really like the time spent offline but hopefully I can find time to update the daily revelry that makes the memories of our lives. It's probably different now that the kids are older. I feel like the typical mother hen wanting to protect their personalities online. :) but we will find the balance! 

I'm feeling good about 2015 so let's make it happen! 

"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen!" 

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