Sunday, September 26, 2010

6 weeks in Japan! June 11-July 27, 2010

Shem got a scholarship that paid his way to go to Japan for 6 weeks. We were so excited when we found out. This is such a great opportunity for him to learn & grow. (Also great mission prep for him & Mom.)

He was excited and a little nervous to go. Of course before he left Daniel traded rooms with Aleena & Isabelle. They got the tall loft beds and he got the queen sized all to himself, he loved it. Hannah was the only one who didn't want him to go. Sarah wanted to stow away in his luggage, by this picture she looks like she has a mischievous plan to do just that.
Shem spent a few days in California doing some orientation, then off to Japan. We found out about the family he was going to be staying with just a few days before he left. The Koga family consisted of Mom, Dad, 2 girls(Anna 12, Momoka 10) 2 boys twins (Daichi, Taiki 8) & Grandma.
Nagasaki history museum
Singing at the Karaoke bar (restaurant)
When you take pictures the kids often hold up the peace sign.
Shem got the opportunity to plant rice.
This is where they will plant it.
Rice field. It rains a lot here.


Familie May said...

Wow, what a great adventure for Shem! How did you do, Holly, while your baby was so far away from you? Do you already know, where Shem will serve his mission?

Kent and Wendy said...

What a neat experience for him! Is that where he would like to go now for his mission?

The Ririe's said...

What's up? I live right by you and I haven't seen pictures yet! I want to see more!

The Sedrick Menagerie said...

What a great experience. I am glad he had a good time. Does he want to be a rice farmer now?