Moving on

The movers arrived promptly at 9:00am on April 2. It took three days for them to pack us. Then our home of six years looked like this:

No more seeing the Angel Moroni from our window.

We did have time to get out and around Tokyo for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) one last time.

Hanami Party at Ueno Park

I also took a short walk around my neighborhood and favorite park. Goodbye Tokyo Temple and your beautiful gardens

Goodbye Arisugawa Park.

I won’t miss you miss you, Mr. Crow.

Very early on Friday morning we went to the airport for our flight to Singapore and then on to Perth, Australia to spend two weeks with Luke, Allyson, Madeleine and Isabelle.

Goodbye, Land of the Rising Sun. We will miss you…you are part of our hearts. We are so grateful that we were able to live here for six years. We are grateful for friends who have blessed our lives. We are grateful for all we have learned.


  1. Brian

    I’m sad…

  2. Kristina

    Wow. Emptying apartments/houses is always sad. I know it must be hard to move on, and especially since Kingwood, TX is not nearly as exciting as Tokyo, Japan…but we are excited to have you both here! Are you going to put up pictures from your Australia/New Zealand trips? I would love to see some of them.

  3. Shannon

    Such a sad post. I hope the transition has been good to you so far, but I know from experience how hard it can be. I’m sure being near your children and grandchildren is a great distraction from what you’re missing in Tokyo. I will certainly miss your posts on life in Japan, but hope you’ll keep blogging!

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