Friday, September 16, 2016

Summer Recap!

This summer has been an absolute whirlwind! 

Once Will left, I knew the only way to make it through these few months, and fast, was to keep as busy as possible. This included a flower festival, a trip to Singapore and Thailand, my birthday, July 4th activities, canyoning/white water rafting, and a water slide in Tokyo. As far as staying busy and time passing fast...mission accomplished. 

My sweet friend Jenn

Singapore and Thailand trip with my friend Cait:

Our hotel we stayed in Singapore!

The rooftop pool was amazing
Our resort in Thailand 

One of the coolest parts of our Thailand trip was the fact that my childhood friend Whitney was traveling through South East Asia and was in Thailand! She was in the same city, at the same time as about fate. It was amazing to see a familiar face and to have this experience together for a few days! 

My birthday was the day after we got home from our trip, so a few of my favorite girls got together and grilled out! They did such a great job making me feel so special and I am so thankful to have them when I miss my husband and miss my family so much! 

July 4th in our American Flag Chubbies!

The next weekend a few friends and myself drove about 2.5 hrs north to Minakami. We went canyoning and white water rafting! Canyoning is when you slide down waterfalls, which I had never heard of before. We didn't really know what to expect, but it was so much fun! It was nice to be around nature for a bit and get out of the little town/city feel. 

Side note: guy on the far left...not in our group

After doing some research on Tokyo summer events, I came across "Slide the City". It is a huge slip n' slide that sets up and travels through different countries. My friend Victoria and I knew we couldn't miss it, and I'm so glad we did it! 

Before we knew it, it was the end of July and about that time for Mid-cruise break with our husbands. They would be here the month of August and then back out on the boat until the end of the year. To say I have amazing girlfriends out here is an understatement. Summers in Japan without your husband or family can be really hard and lonely most the time. I am so blessed to have met so many great girls out here who helped keep me busy and smiling all summer long! The best part about the summer is about to happen though and I cant wait to see Will again! August...hurry up! 

Love y'all!