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I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Visiting with the Nonakas

After a span of much to long, during Golden Week Juan and I made the trek to Ibaraki to visit some wonderful old friends, The Nonaka Family.

Meg's sweet little family have grown by leaps and bounds since the last time we saw her three years ago.

Rea-chan, Meg's oldest girl is now 4 and in kindergarten and can read hiragana and katagana better than Juan and me.

Meg's second oldest girl Yuri-chan is two. She likes singing, eating meat and fish (including octopus) and is super duper cute.

And low and behold, Meg has a third little girl by the name of Riko. She's only six months old, but already her little personality is coming into shape.

And of course we can't forget Meg's fabulous Mother and Father in Law. The every gracious hostess, Mrs. Nonaka, cooked enough delicious food that day for about 20 people. And we are happy to say that Mr. Nonaka is as young at heart as ever and has now hiked Mt. Tsukuba over 500 times!!!! I haven't met Juan's parents yet, but if they are half as wonderful as Meg's in-laws I will call myself blessed.

But the good news doesn't stop there. Meg's sister and brother in law were also there with their two beautiful newborn twin daughters. In Japanese custom, a daughter will usually move back home when she gives birth so that her family can help her out during those first few weeks. Since Ei-chan just had twins she said she is planning on staying for about three months. If was Japanese and had a family as nice as Ei-chan's, I might move back forever.

I definitely had a case of baby fever. So many babies!!!!

We had such a wonderful day at the Nonaka's home! Their kindness is immeasurable.
Thank you so much Nonaka Family. We hope to see you all again very soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How I miss the beautiful family and the great food... You were so lucky to have so much good fortune and ALL GIRLS! TWINS TOO! Oh how very blessed they are. Please send my love and congratulations to them all.