Palm Sunday Weekend on Miyagi Island

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Cam and I are working hard on our international move to-do list, but Easter week takes full precedence! We spent all of Saturday out on Miyagi Island with Kenz, Bri and baby Jane, grateful for the gorgeous weather and time with our Hardings. If you live on Oki, and haven't gone out to Miyagi and Ikei islands off the southeast coast, you've got to! Winding around rough roads and inlets on the coast are countless coves and beaches to explore. The islands are much more remote and rugged than most of Okinawa, great to camp on, or like us, park it on the beach for a fun day of snorkeling and laying in the sun.

We also went to a new church in our neighborhood for Palm Sunday service, and sang worship in Japanese. It's hard for me to put in words how incredible it is to praise the same God in different languages and cultures, and to see how vibrant their church is.


"Must. kiss. Jane."


kansya to yorokobi wo
ima shin no mae ni
ima shin no mae ni
sanbi no ikenie wo
ima shin no mae ni
sasagu yo

Let's bring thanks and joy before the Lord
Joy that my name is written in heaven
Cleansed by the blood of Jesus

27 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful day :)
    What camera do you use? Your photos are always so amazing!! xx

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    1. Aw THANK YOU! It's a Nikon d90 and actually I am putting it up for sale :) Has been an amazing camera but I'm finally ready to upgrade. Thank you again!

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    2. where are you selling everything?!!

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  2. what a great beach day with family and friends! So glad you guys are soaking up the last bits of Oki before your next adventure!! :)
    love, lanneybear

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    1. Thanks Lanney... soooo excited to see your face soon.

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  3. What a beautiful day spent in beautiful nature! Sigh, your photography is just perfection!
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  4. Love this:) Love you!

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  5. Ooh, that sea glass is awesome!

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    1. I've been collecting mass amounts to bring home ;)

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  6. Wow!!! Beautiful pictures. John's smile is adorable. He looks smitten with his daddy. Love the sea glass too! Very cool. There has to be a story with the first picture by the way Cam is looking at you and smiling. :)

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    1. Thank you!!
      Haha there IS! I was pinching his booty....

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  7. Those photos are beautiful and tell a story of an amazing time, too!
    Also, your legs are killer, Amanda! (Must. start. running. again... ;))

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  8. Beautiful pictures...and you're little one always looks so happy - it must be a wonderful place to grow :)
    Grace
    xXx
    theartofwandering.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Grace! It truly has been. We are all sad to leave.

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  9. Literally heaven on earth!!!! I wouldn't have been able to leave!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Such a beautiful place you live...I am glad your enjoying every last minute! And your sweet boy is soooo cute!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel!! We are in love with that little guy.

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  12. YOU HAVE THE BEST LEGS EVER. {i'm being creepy. but it's true!} Would kill for your calves. sincerely, chicken legs

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  13. What a beautiful, beautiful place! All those pictures are absolutely amazing and they show so much happiness! I sure hope I get to see this place one day :)

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  14. Such a beautiful place! Y'all are the cutest little family. And I totally agree...worshipping in different languages is just amazing. I'm in awe of the fact that He can understand it all. Such an amazing God! Hope y'all had a Happy Easter :)

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