Thursday, June 26, 2008

15 Years!

Man, it seems like only yesterday that we got married, but it was 15 years ago today.

As you can see, while Dan is getting older, Debe seems to get younger every day!

Nah! Just kidding! This is a picture of Debe when she was about 2 years old.

While we both have changed (grown, matured), one thing that has not changed is the love that we have for each other.

Well, perhaps it has changed; it has grown even deeper.

I know that I am very blessed to have Debe as my better half.

I love you babe!

*To celebrate the occasion, Dan decided to get sick and we went to the clinic.

Great timing, as he only gets sick about once a year!

Well, they weren't kidding about the " sickness or in health" part.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Prefectural Museum

We went to the Prefectural Museum with Stephanie. This is a new museum that just opened about a year ago. Since Okinawa has a rather unique history (compared with other places in Japan), it was quite interesting.

Like most museums, you aren't supposed to take photos, so we didn't get any.

However, they had a neat "kids area" with handson things to do.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Potty Training

Well, we have been teaching Emi to use the potty.

I think she's finally got it down!

Thought we would mark the occasion with some interesting facts about toilets in Japan.

I know what you're thinking: How could the toilets be any different in Japan?

Well, glad you asked:
First of all, the "Western Toilet" (pictured above) is widely available in larger stores.

The more traditional "Japanese style toilet", fondly referred to as the "Squatty Potty" is still preferred by many (including Dan, by the way).

But the Japanese, ever so innovative, have improved upon the basic toilet with the amazing, wonderful "Washlet."

Depending on the model (and how much you're willing to pay) your toilet can: be heated, vibrate, wash and dry you when you are finished, or even play music while you go about your business. Check out these features.

The Washlets are a bit too pricey for our home, so Emi will have to settle for the "Snoopy Potty."