Thursday, October 29, 2015

Last week of transfer one, are you kidding?!

October 26, 2015

Hello Hello Everyone!

How are you?! I hope all is well. It seems to me that everyone is busy busy busy but happy and doing well. Which of course I love to hear that Mom and Dad, I'm glad that Vegas was a fun time. Enjoy those moments of empty nesters! Haha Everyone else sounds good that I heard from. Merc that belly is super cute and I am so excited to see pictures of that cute little girl! But I hope all continues to go well back in the USA Where to start.... Well we now have FHE every Monday with the YSA in our ward and we had the first one this Monday and it went great! There were only 3 who came but we are striving to get more. So I made rice pudding for it cause no one here has ever had RICE pudding, yes I know the rice country.. Wow! But they all loved it so that was good. But Weber 姉妹 and I shared a short message about Christ being our foundation and testified then we just played games. It was hilarious and just s good time with the members. It was funny, while we were talking we got on the subject of different animal noises and stuff. So the dog here says WAN WAN! Like what?!  And the frog says kerro kerro... What the Japan? Ha so we were laughing our heads off. We played spoons and whoever lost had to make the animal noise of the other country of their choice it was hilarious, I'll try and send videos haha. Next cute Kana haha oh I love her! Well let's talk about her.. She is quite the character and we have grown so close to her and just get a kick out of her, especially during English class. So this time during English class we decided to give her some banana bread we had made for some members that we visited and some left so fun fact about Kana... She can eat! Like she eats A TON no matter what it is. So we gave it to her during English and we told her she could eat it now if she wanted and wow she just put it down. Weber 姉妹 and I could not stop smiling and chuckling a little. But on to the lesson and spiritual growth. We taught her about Plan of Salvation. We did where you came from, why you are here and where you are going. She understood it and it went smooth and well. We had Kasaii 姉妹 as a member there for the lesson and her sharing her testimony plus she helped explain the difference between kingdoms really helped. Love having members present in lessons! So it was yet another good lesson, little by little. Okay Tsugiyama San was our next lesson this week. So this is the investigator we found housing last week who was like so prepare and knew about our church and had questions about what church is true. So we wen back Wednesday but she wasn't home and we were crushed... So we left her a note and told her we would come back Friday. So we went back and she was home! We taught her with the new pamphlets we have, what to expect as you meet missionaries. It helped her understand our purpose and that we just want people to be happy. She enjoyed it but she has some concerns about the Book of Mormon because she loves the bible and doesn't think that there should be another book and she is worried we are a "strict" church but she made another appointment with us and we hope to help her not have concerns about the Book of Mormon and show her how it supports the bible and will bless her. She is GOLDEN and just the cutest lady ever I'm excited about her. So we met this lady on the street who asked about our helmets cause he recognizes that as the Mormons haha cause we are the only people who wear helmets here. So she talked to us and wanted to have her daughter come to eikaiwa but she said the times we have it aren't good so we have a 30/30 option where we do 30 minutes English and 30 minutes gospel and she said she wanted too! So we went Tuesday but we ended up just talking with her and her 9 year old daughter for an hour about their life, religion, etc. Also her English is like perfect so she talked to us like the whole time in English. But she seems interested in the gospel part as well so we have our next appointment on the 5th so we will see how our first lesson goes. We are excited about them! She is THE CUTEST. So Friday we had district meeting, it was AMAZING! I learned so much spiritually it wasn't even funny. It was just what I needed to strengthen me. So I'll share my favorite part real quick. We talked about the talk it "It isn't a sin to be weak" and our DL had this analogy with it. Christ is spotting us during work outs. We do as much as we can but once we get to the point we can't push anymore he gives us a little lift so we can finish that last push. He didn't make up the difference, He IS the difference. Always remember that. So we went and heart attacked two families in our branch and right when we pull up to one of the houses, the mom walks out and sees us.. Says hello, walks back in hahaha uh... We thought for sure she would be curious but nope ha Okay so we just went and did it anyways so yup awkward. This Sunday we had our primary program. It was SO cute! We only have 3 primary kids so it was a show of those three and oh they are too cute.  They each spoke and sang different songs. They all had solos and just smiled so big the while time. They were so proud and there teachers were even prouder of them! My comp has never seen a primary program since being here so she loved it as well. Little kids just bring the spirit in the room so easily and I loved it so much. So during 個人 or personal study, I decided to start reading thepriesthood session talks to hear those. Well I came across this talk by Elder Anderson called Faith is not by Chance but by Choice. I had been wondering about faith and how I know if I my faith is growing or how can I better improve my faith.  Well here is the answer! First before I share, I'm going to send out my commitment now, I challenge you all to go read this talk and as you do ponder if your faith is growing or decreasing as he talks about strengthen faith in this talk. He said, "My dear friends, your faith did not begin at birth, and it will not end at death. Faith is a choice. Strengthen your faith, and live to be deserving of the Savior’s approving words: “Great is thy faith.”" It just hit me that how strong my faith is depends all on meand my actions. I know we can all have an immense amount of faith if we strive everyday through the atonement of Jesus Christ to strengthen it by trusting in him and doing the little things such as: prayer, scripture STUDY (not skim or "read"), serve, and share our testimony. Faith can help you with ANYTHING. I know that to be true, so please read this talk and see how your faith is and strive to improve it and ask Him for help as you do so. He will help you, I testify of that. Faith is the power! This church is true and the work on moving forward and it's great! I love you all and pray for you daily. Keep being examples of Christ #RELY  Smith Shimai 

Coco Curry!  Yumm

Eikaiwa Class

Aratakes daughter made these for me!

Me being a monkey at FHE

This guy is the greatest, he is preparing for a mission

Friday, October 23, 2015

Little Miracles

October 19, 2015

Hello Hello Everyone

First off, DADDY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY お誕生日おめでとうございます! (Happy Birthday) I hope it's s great day. I love you to death.  Also it's my amazing friend KJ Harrison's birthday, I love him and miss him but I'm grateful for his example and I feel his love as I'm out here serving with him.  How is everyone?! I hope all is well. I only heard from Mom, Brooke, and Dad this week from the family but from what they said it sounds like everyone is just living life and all is well! Keep just owning life and being good examples to all those around you! This week has been so good! So many miracles and good things starting to happen here in Takamatsu. So Tuesday we decided to heart attack two families in our ward. First was the Oomuras, the cute family that fed us a week or so ago. Just a little thank you for all they do. We get to their house and their gate is locked so you bet we just went ghetto and decorated the gate! I'll send a pic of the gate and stuff haha it was too good! Then we did this other lady who is kind if less active, it was her birthday. So funny/weird story... While we see speeding to heart attack her and not get caught this business man walks up to us and like ask us what we see doing so we tell him it's our friends birthday, well in the middle of decorating her door, HE KNOCKS! Dude WHAT ARE YOU DOING? So we just stopped right there and ran hahaha so I have no idea how it ended up looking so that was fun.. Thanks guy! I'm not sure if I ever mentioned Asuka before or not but she is one of our investigators, she has been taught for q basically starting over with her. She is very shy and doesn't like being around people so she is a hard nut to crack.. But Thursday we taught her about Joseph Smith and the restoration. She seemed like the wheels in her heads were starting to turn more and more. She agreed to pray to know what we taught is true.. She told us her worries are that she isn't diligent in prayer and reading like us missionaries haha oh boy.. So we explained to her like we aren't perfectly diligent in it either and how before we came to Japan, we were for sure far from being perfectly diligent in that.. So we hope that helps her realize... Fukumoto Shimai is a less active. She is a message therapist and her business was affected because of her being a member and it made her less active. So we have been visiting weekly, she is the such a sweet lady and just talks and talks haha I'm not kidding, she has a brain problem because of an accident she had in the past and she doesn't realize she goes off on tangents and so she  "choto matte or wait just a second" and grabs us some type of drink that is in like a juice box thing it's the cutest! But anyway, we have just been visiting her and talking with her and sharing short thoughts about faith and inviting her to church and the visit we had on Friday she told us how ever since we have been visiting her she just has this desire to change. It felt so amazing to hear that our simple acts of just talking with her and giving her little thoughts on faith can change her heart. I hope that she continues to do so.. Oh and her husband came to District Conference and he hasn't been forever so that was a little miracle in itself. So Saturday was Zone Training with Welch 会長 , Welch 姉妹 , the AP's and the zone. It was the best. We talked a lot about the BOM and the doctrine of Christ in Alma 5-40. But the thing I want to share is from Barr 長老 the AP. It's a quote, "You can become who you want to become by being that person you want to become a little bit each and every day." I'll leave it at that and let you all think about it and apply it. So Saturday after zone training we had a baby shower for a lady in our ward who had a baby about 3 months ago.. Yeah here in Japan they do it after and it's a little different than baby showers in America but it was fun haha we did a quiz about the baby at birth like weight, blood type, middle name, and also how long the labor was ha the only thing I guessed right was the labor haha but then Weber 姉妹 and I played pin the binki on the baby ha they loved it. we drew a baby poster and binkis then blind folded them and let them put it on ha it was s fun time. We also had District Conference with weekend which is just like stake conference but a lot smaller haha it was so great to see all the people there. Our district is Marugame, Takamatsu, and Tokushima. So people come a long ways to come and they are awesome. President Welch and Sister Welch spoke. I didn't understand all of his talk but theyboth have such sweet spirits and really focused on members working with the missionaries. That is HUGE, I didn't realize it till I became the missionary. But please everyone do all you can to help the missionaries around you, we missionaries move and aren't permanent but you members are and can keep those new members active and close to Christ. So we have these AMAZING new pamphlets that we just got on the iPad's a few weeks ago. They are for non-Christian people. First one is What to expect when meeting with the missionaries 2nd who is God and 3rdwho is Jesus Christ. They are THE best. They explain all these things so simply and perfectly. So with Kana we have been struggling cause we feel the only reason she meets is to learn English so we decided to use the what to expect pamphlet and tell her our purpose and it was such a good lesson. She explained all her concerns and we answered them and now she is going to strive to read more, pray everyday, and try to come to church. So those pamphlets are a blessing for, our Heavenly Father. It helped her progress and learn so much about why we are here and how we want to help her become happier through Christ and his gospel. So improvement. Last but not least our best miracle of the week. WE HAVE A NEW INVESTIGATOR! Her name is Tsugiyama San. So we went housing for an hour or so on Tuesday and after a whole apartment building of ZERO answers we decided to knock on these few houses by the apartments,well the first house this cute mom opens the door and I introduce us and ask her if she has met missionaries before and she said yes but not from your church because there are a lot of Christian churches haha so we just started right there and asked her if she thought about why there are so many churches and she said yeah I actually have been searching online for sneers to that. WOAH! Best answer ever haha so we taught her the restoration about Joseph Smith right then and there. She thought it made perfect sense so we made another appointment with her for this Tuesday. We are so excited. She was so prepared and ready to hear our gospel. Such a tender mercy from the Lord. Well lastly, I'm checking up on everyone. Did anyone share their testimony this week? If so PLEASE share your experience small or big. If you didn't, do it this week. Find someone who needs it and bare a simple testimony to them of what you know is true. And my other commitment is from what I said earlier, be a member missionary. Help out the full time missionaries because missionaries won't always be there. So please do both of those things. you will feel so much happiness I promise you that. I love you all very much and miss you lots. The work is moving forward here and I'm so grateful I get to be a part of it. Have a wonderful week. #TRUST #RELY
スミス姉妹 (Smith Shimai)

We had to get flu shots.  Ouch!

Zone Training Meeting

How pretty is this place?

Heart Attacking the gate haha

This is the legit ramen noodles on the left and legit fried rice.  YUMMM

Monday, October 19, 2015

(General Conference) FINALLY

October 12, 2015

愛してます皆さん‼︎ (I LOVE YOU ALL!)
Hello Family and Friends,
Another week come and gone here in Takamatsu. Oh how I'm loving this amazing place. It sounds like all is well back at home. Babies doing well, kids dominating in sports, the U representing well (and Bry is a fan), mom trying to learn Spanish, and just a busy life back in the USA. But I'm glad all is well. Thank you for the emails, love, support, and spiritual upliftment. I'm so blessed with AMAZING people in my life Fun Fact of the week: My companion SLEEP TALKS! In Japanese and English! It's the weirdest thing ever!  hahaha but it's fun to hear at night. Plus, she will roll over right before we go to bed she steam rolls me! Hahaha oh I futons are interesting.. Haha First off, Kana San! She is one funny, food loving, English learning, stubborn girl ha But I love her! Well our lesson with her, again we taught her English first, it's actually really improving! We followed up on prayer and Book of Mormon. She doesn't pray very often cause she forgets but she said she believes prayer helps her so we committed her to keep praying. Then we planned to teach her more about the plan of
salvation for this lesson. We talked about how our purpose in life is to obtain happiness and build our relationship with our Father in Heaven. We showed her the video "Earthly Father, Heavenly Father", that video brought the spirit so strong. She seemed to enjoy what we taught and she is coming to General Conference Saturday evening session for her lesson. SO WE WERE SO VERY EXCITED! And yes, she did come to the afternoon session, she didn't seem very interested in listening which was heart breaking but she came and that's always a step. We asked her about it and she just kind of replied like "it's good." So I don't know if it touched her or not but we at least had that small desire to come. So I think I told you about the American girl we met on the street like a week or so ago. She teaches english here and loves Japan! Well we finally had our dinner appointment with her. It went really well, we mostly just strived to strengthen our trust and relationship with her but we did talk about eternal families a little with her and she said she wants to meet again so we are excited to do that and maybe plan more of a lesson and try to teach her more than just build relationship. I told you about Ueta Shimai last week, a less active we visit. She is my favorite person ever!! She just always has a smile on her face and is so sweet, plus she just loves us hahaha I'll get a pic with her soon. I love her oh so much! She was offended way back when and just struggles to come back... So we visit her often.  We just keep visiting her and sharing messages/testimonies with her to strive to have her get over her grudge of being offended and come back. Her faith is still so strong and she knows it's true, she just needs to forgive others and herself. But she is the greatest ever. She always says how pretty and skinny us Americans are ha it's so funny So Friday we had ZTM in matsuyama and we had to get up at 6 to get ready and leave by like 6:55 to go get on a train well as we are getting ready, we get a call from the STL's informing us that we are going on a kokkan or exchange after zone meeting haha so I was the one leaving our area and going to Nihouma with Hatch Shimai so I had to speed pack before we left to ZTM. So quick things about ZTM, we have the smallest zone in the whole mission. There are 8 missionaries in our zone, all are being trained but the ZL's... Yup what a zone so our main focus this transfer is HOPE. And one of the Elders made a comment about Peter and walking on water. We have to be like Peter, have hope and faith that we can take those scary steps but as we take those steps, we must focus straight on who we are walking too, Our Savior. If we focus on the wind, waves, or any other distraction then we will sink. I testify that if we all look to Our Savior Jesus Christ and have hope we can take scary steps and walk on water that he will help you and comfort you through the scary steps. We all have them but we can all overcome them. I challenge you all to study hope and really strengthen your hope in the Savior. He loves you and wants to help you but we must do our part and have hope and take that big scary step towards Him. I know he will not let you sink. So the kokkan, it was great! Hatch Shimai is from American Fork and went to Utah State for two years before the mission. She's been over a year now so she's on the count down. Once we got to their BEAUTIFUL country side area we went right to work and visited their shigansha or investigator with baptismal date. We testified about prophets and general conference and she is coming. She is 19, her family doesn't like our church but she is so strong and works her hardest to grow closer to Christ. She is just so dang cute, so as we were getting a address for a former investigator this 35-40 old man came up to us and was asking where we were from and what we were doing here etc. then he looked at me and he was like you are just so pretty and beautiful. So we just said thank you and tried to ignore him and move on well.. He saw my CTR ring so  he asked if I was married or had a boyfriend.. WHAT THE?!  so Hatch Shimai goes, "You should go home now." And then he tried to shake our hands and stuff and just like sat there. So we said k we are busy thanks and he finally left... WOAH! I was scared and so creeped out but we all good lastly we visited a former investigator who is like 85, can't hear, and never stops talking. So we get there and she is eating but she tells us to come in anyway. So as we talk to her well listen she eats/talks and rice is just spitting at us right and left from her mouth! We were both trying so hard not to laugh haha it was so nasty but she is the sweetest lady. So just a fun random story for everyone! Now the best part of the week, CONFERENCE! I am so happy we got to watch conference finally! So Saturday the first session we watched in English but the second session Kana came so we had to watch it in Japanese... Yup, I know but luckily the written out talks were already on the gospel library so I just read as they talked.. Wasn't my first choice but still felt the spirit, plus our investigator came so how could you not be happy?! Then Sunday we invited her to come again but she didn't so we got to watch all the sessions in English. Which there is nothing like it! So favorite moments in conference... Saturday: my favorite was Oaks talk on the Atonement. It was SO amazing. I think sometimes we forget that the atonement isn't just for repenting of our sins. It is for EVERY pain we have ever felt whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual. And it just really hit me that he all that suffering so he can succor us and know exactly how we feel because sometimes no one else does so he is there and ALWAYS does. How lucky are we?! Jesus Christ knows how we feel whether it be learning a language, deathly sick, physically exhausted, confident less, etc. so please turn to Him when you feel no one understands because He always does and will always help if we just ask with real intent and act. Sunday: I would have to say our beloved Prophet Thomas S. Monson. He just had the spirit so strong with him and towards the end when he was struggling to just speak, I just felt the love he has for this gospel and thus church because he continued to go and share what he knew. Now there is a man who literally gives his life to the Lord and thus gospel. The thing that I got from his talk is to just have that light with you. "What will we do about the light in their eyes" I challenge you to be THAT person. The one that always has that light no matter what. I know even that simple light can change someone's entire life. So please strive to always have that. It will change lives and yes, even your own. But it was yet another good week here! I love Japan and the people here.. It's still hard and I'm learning but I love it the gospel is true no matter where you are. I know that for a fact. The book if Mormon is true, it can answer any question or bring you so much peace and comfort. I challenge you all to share your testimony this week with someone. Not just a family member, pray to know who would need it and share it. I'll follow up next week k? I would love to hear about it keep being like Christ and serve others all you can. I love you all and pray for you daily! #RELY
-Smith Shimai

I had to go in that!  Yeah... Wow

That's what's hung up at our church

Lunch with Branch President and the Elders.  He's 26!

You cook your meat in that at the restaurant

Planning got interesting

Crepes  Yummmmm

Friday, October 9, 2015

Is This Tole Talk Or What?!

October 5, 2015

こにちわ! (Konichiwa) Hello!

How is everyone?! I'm sure great beaus you got to listen to the amazing apostles and our loving prophet Thomas S. Monson. Oh man am Iso jealous you already got to hear it, I'll hear it all this coming weekend! But it sounds like it was a fun weekend with the marathon, yogurt land during priesthood, crepes, dad asleep during conference, and the other usual things JODAN (jokes) Dad But really so glad that all is well in good old America. First, Merc Happy Birthday this week. Hope it's a good one, last one without the baby so enjoy. I hope it's good and know I am thinking about you on your special day. Love you so much and good luck with the baby coming soon! Thanks for all the pictures, I love them and I save them on my iPad and it's the greatest. Especially on general conference with the sign, brought tears of joy to my eyes! So here we go, I hope I can remember all that happened. Everyday is a blur plus I am never sure what's going on anyways so uh yeah haha so Tuesday I got to experience my first ever eikaiwa lesson. We teach little kids English at 5:00-5:30 which is crazy! But so much fun, they are the CUTEST (besides all my nieces and nephews of course) but it's hard to keep them focused but we just teach them simple vocabulary with pictures then sing a sing in English like head shoulders knees and toes or something. It was quite entertaining! Then at 7:00 we teach anyone else who wants to come and we teach for an hour and do vocabulary and sentences with them etc. People here in Japan can't say there L's like at all because the L doesn't exist in Japanese.. It's hilarious. But I LOVE teaching English, it's so fun and you just get to make new friends and enjoy your time with them. We'll next on Wednesday we had a lesson with our Investigator KanaSan. So Kana San is our one progressing investigator we have right now. The missionaries met her through eikawai or English class. She is such a sweet heart. She is lonely because she moved her from Osaka and people in Osaka are kind of different compared to everyone of else so I feel so bad for her. But we teach her English for an hour then we have our lesson. Well this lesson was baptism and enduring to the end. And guess who got the opportunity to do the invitation of baptism?! That's right, me.... HA The lesson went well. We showed her the font and she thought it was awesome, then we showed her a video called "Mountains to Climb" {Side Note: I challenge you all to PLEASE go watch it. As I watched it, I felt the spirit so strong and I testify that Christ and his gospel will help you through anything. We must endure and stay close to Christ. He is our savior and redeemer, life should never over take Christ. He should be the center of our life and our life will be much happier. I know this to be true. I love our Savior, Jesus Christ} and after I testified and asked her to be baptized.. Well she told me she wanted to read the whole Book of Mormon first and pray about it. So yeah, it broke my heart but it was cool to have that experience. We will keep praying for her and helping her come unto Christ. Thursday was an interesting day for us. We have an American family inour ward and she is having her baby ANY day now and we have to go with her to the hospital to translate and such.. I mean obviously my companion did that but it was fun to see the baby ultrasound and such. (Oh and we just found out last night that she had her baby! Crazy women having a baby in Japan when she doesn't speak any Japanese...Haha props!) We were sadly there for about 3 hours so we didn't get to do any work that day because Thursday's are weekly planning days so that takes about 3 hours so needless to say, by the time we studied in the morning, helped her, and planned, there was no more time. Here in Japan we can't proselyte past about 7ish cause it makes people upset if you bug them.. So today was long and we didn't get to work or teach much. But we did draw closer to Sister Solomon and served her. Which is something Welch 会長 (President Welch) wants us to do this transfer, gain a relationship with the members here. Friday was a long day.. We got up at 5:15 and had to go to seminary early at 6:30 cause they only have one student and so we like to support when we can. It was a good experience. Then we went had our first district meeting, it went well! We are focusing in hope this transfer so we talked a lot about that. Then we went to lunch together and we got okonomiyaki I sent a picture, it's SO good! Saturday was a lot of ping ponging and street contacting.... And also a lot of no's or doors in my face... It'd hard. No one wants to listen here but we keep on going! But I had a fun experience will ping ponging, almost died haha ready? Well I had my first experience with a dog on my mission.. Yup one week in, it happened. Well we were ping ponging and it was pretty dark and late but we decided to knock on one more house. She here in Japan, there door bells are like videos as well and a lot of people have them on their gate a few feet back from their front door. So this is how this house was and we walk up to ring it and BAM! The dog jumps out of NO WHERE and so we just sprinted for our life but luckily it didn't chase us. But let me tell you, I thought my life was over! Hahaha so we ended up being leaving that area for the night cause we both were SO scared hahaha. But then Sunday came again, those days hurt my brain cause there is so many Japanese speakers that speak SO fast ha but it was fast Sunday which was hard as well. All the bike riding, door knocking etc. you have no energy, it's hard stuff haha but anyway, it was weird our branch presidency had us bare our testimonies and then sing a song after hahaha so the testimony actually went pretty well and I just bore a very simple but true testimony. It was scary but I did it! Then we sang I Need Thee Every Hour together and it was actually very pretty! We practice only once that week but it ended up well and you could tell everyone felt the spirit that came through song. It was AMAZING then this Sunday I got to experience my first member feeding us. It was GREAT! On fast Sunday too so it was a good day to do so haha we ate at the 大村 or oomuras families house. It was so nice and just a time to get to know them better. They have served a couple mission and are both converts and have a cute daughter who is an RM and lives with them. So when you walk into someone's house you take your shoes off and sit down on your knees at the table that's on the ground and you came change your position till the head of the house says to do so.. OUCH! Hahaha but I survived no worries dinner was AMAZING! We had this meat stuff, rice (of course), veggies, edamame, THE best apples in the world, kabucha soup or like pumpkin type soup and it's THE best thing ever. (Mom and dad get ready to try that), and this weird cheese casserole we will call it haha then she made pine apple dessert I guess we will call it that. Haha but it was delicious, all with chopsticks too. And they just keep giving you rice over and over, plus it's rude not to finish the rice so wow I was so done with rice but they were awesome and I loved it. Anyway, that's all I got this week. But last quote/thought, "you're future is only as bright as your faith." -Thomas S Monson. Never forget to have faith. Always being striving to strengthen your faith. Prayer, studying scriptures, serving, church, and just being like He is. I know you will be so much happier if you do so. Faith is real and it blesses your life more than anything else. I know that through Christ our faith can grow and we can have a happier life. Share that with others and be an example of a person who has STRONG BRIGHT faith. I love my Savior. He loves all of us the same and died for each and everyone of us, how great is that?! Never forget that and try to do all you can to repay Him for that. I know this church is true and I love sharing the gospel of Christ to others. It's hard and everyone sounds like Tole when they talk but I still love it with ALL my heart and soul. Keep being like Christ. I LOVE YOU ALL #TRUST
Smith Shimai スミス姉妹

Isn't it beautiful?!

お好み焼き (okonomiyaki) it's like a cabbage/meat pancake thing.. SO YUMMY!
And you eat it with chop sticks.. Takes some time

Pretty trees! I look like a dork I know...

Got my first sushi experience!

I look weird hahahaha

So it rained and yeah that's what we wear over our skirts...looking good eh?