If I didn't say that I'm getting more and more excited about (Lord willing!) being able to travel to Japan with my hubby on Wednesday. Can I get a Huzzah for that?!
Now I know what you're thinking: But Candace, your laundry's not even done from Covfamikoi, and your thesis isn't finished, and shouldn't you be saving your precious money so that you can have the world's largest collection of Russian nesting dolls when you're old?!
And I grant you that (almost) all of those are legitimate concerns. But let me set some things before you:
1) Josh got 7 days off reserve. Did you catch that? 7 days. In a ROW. We couldn't have even gotten that on our own if we tried and begged and pleaded. Coincidence? I think not.
2) We have a relative who is only going to be in Japan for three more months whom we're totally going to bum things off of. Four days room and board? A personal travel agent and tour guide? Hello, these things are not cheep. But don't worry, we plan on reimbursing my favorite older brother with plenty of witty (and some dull) conversation, lots of opportunities to hold the camera for us, and even some American protein powder. Totally legit, right?
3) Right in the middle of the trip, on the 30th, we'll have been married for a whole year. Again, this may not be a big deal to some, but to us it means a whole 365 days of God's goodness and mercy. What's not to celebrate?!
So with that I'm off to DV bust through the last 48 hours of prep before we catch a plane across the seas! Pray for safe travels and do a happy dance for us as we celebrate all the great things our God does!