First off today is a special day -- 8 years ago today John and I got married. We decided to celebrate our anniversary by going on an adventure and then once we got back from our adventure, John went out and got us crepes -- mine was filled with strawberries and whip cream (yum) and his I think chocolate, strawberries and whip cream. Happy Anniversary John....I love you and can't wait to see what's in store for us down the road.
We made the decision to go to Yamadara....at Yamadara is a temple area which you have to climb up over a thousand steps.....the Ayashi Chuo Church has an English teacher, Chris, and he's on holiday from his classes so we invited him to join us because he had never been there. We (John & I) had been there 9 years ago while we were newly engaged and so as we were walking around it just brought back memories of our time teaching English in Japan.
We started our walk (hike) with Little N walking and Little M in the backpack carrier. Then we let Little M walk a couple of the steps while we tried to find where we were supposed to go up the mountain. So many interesting but sad things to see. There were little statutes and little toys (the toys, Little M & N wanted to play with) along the way. The little statutes were in memory of aborted children so that they appease the spirit of the unborn child or in memory of a child who had died. As we walked Little N got a little tired....we were also pushing it a little too fast for me and also for Little N. So I made sure to take my time, take pictures, which helped me....but kept pushing me further and further behind the guys! John ended up for a little bit needing to carry both Little N and Little M. As we were walking up the steps the rocking movement lulled Little M to sleep.
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