And We’re Off…


In about 20 minutes, we’ll be off for a mini-vacation to the happiest place on earth. It is so strange to live in a place where there is Disneyland. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that as long as we live here. There are a lot of things that are surreal about living here actually, even after 5 whole years.

It’s all of us+ Claire’s best friend Lydia, who is leaving Japan to move to Spain in about 2 months and with whom we’re trying to make as many happy memories as possible lately. Is that going to make it better or worse for Claire when Lydia leaves?

Oh, would you like to know one of the slight disadvantages of having a LOT of kids in your party? Hotels don’t want that much party in ONE room! I had to “negotiate” with the manager to allow the hotel to squeeze us all into the King Suite (with a baby bed for Ben and a cot for Adam).

Anyway, we’ll be back in a couple days with oogles and bunches of Disney-loving photos.

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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5 Responses to And We’re Off…

  1. OOO, you are so lucky (no Blessed!) We’ve been fortunate enough to live close by 3 different Disney’s!!!! I know… we are complete Disney Freaks!!! Hope you all have a SUPER fantastic trip… I’m looking forward to those oogles of photos!!!

  2. Mike says:

    I so wanted to go when we were in Japan. I had to stop by Wal Mart when we got back into Tulsa because I told my daughter I would buy her a princess costume from Disney

  3. Mike says:

    So there is not a place to comment on the why Japan video so I am commenting on it here. Even though I spent ten days in the mission field with you I did not know your entire story. I did not know the summer we spent in Japan was YOUR first summer in Japan. I watched in amazement and cried as I remebered my trip and the faces of the people. The caption over the picture of me on the steps of the budhist temple was right on. I remember sitting there overwhelmed with what was around me and asking God to intercede because I was overwhelmed to the point of being speechless. I remember looking as Bill prayed with someone there and asking how? The people were lost and I felt their emptiness for a moment. To them, visiting the temple was a matter of tradition and meaningful in the way that visiting the zoo with your children is. There is so much more. I had not heard how our trip went from your perspective. It is amazing to me that only one of 59 answered your follow up call. You guys remain in my prayers!

  4. Teri says:

    Are you back yet? I didn’t know you were going. Did you have fun?

    I didn’t know that Lydia is moving. That makes me sad for Claire. I hope they are able to keep in close contact after she moves. Maybe they can Skype each other.

    To follow-up on Mike’s post about your “Why Japan?” video, I LOVE that video. It was very educational and I felt the burden and weight of the spiritual state of the country after watching it. I really like the song in it too. Keep praying and believing! I’m glad this was brought up because it has reminded me to pray for those wonderful Japanese people. I really want to go back!

  5. Alba says:

    I’m just getting into your blog. I love it!! However, I do have to comment on the hotel situation. I still have yet to figure out why they have such insane rules when it comes to people in the room. We were near Osaka and had to “sneak” a child into our hotel room because the limit was 3 to a room. Doesn’t matter that they’re twins and sleeping in the same bed. And, they only had the one room left, so Adelia was snuck in the suitcase 🙂 Sounds bad, but it was actually pretty funny…

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