Soup and bread and stilling

When the rains fall steady, and the busy rushing slows.

It’s a day good for soup and bread and stilling.

There’s quiet.

And there’s this, watching you from a chalkboard wall.

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

And this stilling, it comes for the purpose of seeing. It comes for the purpose of digging deep and unearthing. It comes for the purpose of change.

So with soup and bread and soft rain, He will come and not disappoint. And He will do this lasting work of change.

And it will start, with my love.

 

This and That

Here’s a snippet of what we’ve been up to the last few weeks!

I visited the 9’s market with some lovely friends for the first time on a beautiful Spring-like day. It’s the equivalent of a farmer’s market just off base that happens on every “9” day of each month (9th, 19th, etc). It’s kind of awesome and I’m pretty sure I got the best apples I’ve ever had there!

Lovely

Lovely

Fish

Fish

Friends

Friends

Then we decided to check out the East coast for an afternoon which is like a ten minute drive from the base. It was freezing. And we weren’t dressed appropriately. Nor did we find the right location. It was therefore a short, albeit fun afternoon!

On top of the world

On top of the world

Barriers

Barriers

Whose ending we couldn't find

Whose ending we couldn’t find

Jacks?

Jacks?

And then we had a little Thomas tea-time. Yes, my husband is a very good sport.

Living Room is almost complete!

Living Room is almost complete!

And then I took my first Japanese cooking class offered on base. Looking forward to trying these recipes out myself! We made miso soup, sushi, and cheese rolls.

Yumba

Yumba

Hilarious

Hilarious

Cheese Rolls. Aka, fried bites of cheesy heaven.

Cheese Rolls. Aka, fried bites of cheesy heaven.

And I’ve been helping our neighbors out by checking on their pup. So it’s also been a bit of Golden Retriever heaven in these parts.

Bailey and Kendall

Bailey and Kendall

And then another round of Japanese cooking instruction. We made miso soup and Japanese curry, and sampled other Japanese treats!

Sweet Miho teaching us

Sweet Miho teaching us

Making miso

Making miso

Then we rounded out last week with preparations for celebrating Easter. I made a lot of new recipes as we celebrated a traditional Jewish Seder meal in honor of Passover. Such a meaningful time seeing how Christ fulfilled the Seder as the perfect Passover Lamb! And a great weekend celebrating His defeat of death through the empty tomb!

Challah. This stuff went fast in our casa!

Challah. And yes, this delciousness is already gone.

Egg dying

Egg dying

Bryson, intensely taking things to the next level

Bryson, intensely taking things to the next level

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He is cute. Minus the upper lip.

He so cute. Minus the upper lip.

First time dying eggs as a family!

First time dying eggs as a family!

He is risen indeed!

He is risen indeed!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday (whew, it’s finally April!)

Seder preparation. Yes, that's a duct-taped marinating leg-o-lamb. That's how we do things around here..

Seder preparation. Yes, that’s a duct-taped marinating leg-o-lamb. That’s how we do things around here..

Seder

Seder meal

The snow has all but vanished and it’s appearing like April will bring Spring to stay here in Misawa! We’re putting away the sweaters (whilst crossing our fingers) and donning the light jackets. Enjoying this season of transition; in the weather and in all that the Lord is teaching our little family. Also anticipating the many adventures to come!