Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blessings

HAPPY 2010 to all! I hope this year brings goodness and fortune to everyone.

I'm already counting my blessings and I couldn't be happier about starting another year. I get to sing silly songs, dance goofy dances, and giggle all afternoon with kids; I love my job.

I get to come home to a nice cozy apartment with my little kitten, Ninja, patiently waiting in the kitchen so he can watch me cook.

I have amazing friends and family who are so thoughtful and considerate and support me in my endeavors, even though I'm all the way on the other side of the world.

I get to travel with my patient husband on his road trips. Oh how I love road trips. The exploring, the people, the endless photographic opportunities...

Last weekend, I got to go to one of my favorite cities in Japan: Sapporo. It was a snowy, peaceful, fresh-aired wonderland, and I smiled from the moment I arrived, til the plane lifted off the runway back towards Tokyo.


There was a huge aquarium at the Sapporo Airport. I love this little guy's scales.

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Sapporo ICINESS!

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This poor bicycle never stood a chance:

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Lovely SNOW:


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Tee hee. As many people know, I LOVE my daily dose of Starbucks. This shot is called, "Snowy Mocha" haha.


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Before Sunday's game:

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On the way to the airport, one of Abe's teammates asked us if we got a chance to build a snowman while in Hokkaido. We replied with a disappointing "NO", to our dismay. Abe wouldn't let us leave without trying. So here was our sad, saaaad, attempt literally outside the terminal:

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I can't wait to get snappin with my camera this year! 2010, let's do this!

5 comments:

sarah said...

your pictures are gorgeous! i wish i had the patience to be a great photographer! i really admire your skills

your husband is a pro basketball player? thats pretty damn awesome.
haha *secret* i have a teenagery crush on one of the rera kamuy players.
swoon.

Anna said...

Julie!! I'm so jealous! I wanted to go with you and play in all that snow! Love the pictures. Especially the ice hanging from the roof.

Julie Ann said...

Thanks girls! Sapporo is truly one of Japan's most beautiful areas. I could see myself living there for a year.

sarah said...

Sakurai Ryota :)

he is adorable

how long are you going to be living in japan for?
let me know when you come back up to sapporo... we can starbucks together

sarah said...

haha yes i suspected as much... i`ve seen him up close once and we made eye contact and i swear his head exploded... or at the very least he blushed like a fire truck. poor shy boy.

sorry. i am spamming your blog with my random comments!