Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Congratulations Kenny!

I love bragging on my husband, and this week I get to. On Sunday, Kenny finished his masters degree!!!!! YEAH!!!! On top of working as much as he does, he has been doing his homework on the weekends. I am so proud of him! I'm also excited because this means that our weekends can be spent doing things other than homework now. =)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Company's Coming

Last week Kenny & I had our 1st house guest in Japan. We had a lot of fun, but I was very anxious about having a guest in our house that a.) I had never met before and b.) she speaks little English. Kinda long story as to how this came about. My brother-in-law (Ben), well his Dad has a friend that is a retired Japanese colonel. He & his daughter, Mari, came to visit. Colonel Watanabe stayed with David's brother Mark & his wife Cheryl, and Mari stayed with us for a few days. We had fun, but there were some definite language barriers at times. One of the words that I use most often doesn't translate to Japanese very well....I still can't figure out why they don't say "y'all" over here! =)

This week is jump week here at Yokota. They have brought in about 70 jumpers to jump out of the C-130s for the crews to practice dropping people & for the jumpers to practice. This was the first time that I've gotten to watch Kenny in action, and to watch people jump out of the planes. It was pretty cool to see the 3 planes coming in & then watch them jump. I'll add a few pictures that I took of the drop.

The most exciting thing we are looking forward to right now is that Mom & Dad are coming to visit!!!! I can't wait to show them around & introduce them to our friends here. We're planning a busy trip for them complete with a few days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Nagano! We'll be sure to take a lot of pictures.
Here come the planes! (Kenny is one of the navigators on the 1st one)
The Beginning of the Drops (Yep, those are people!)
The 2nd Plane getting ready to drop

Coming in for a landing! Total they dropped 60 something people!