|July 4 2013: This was taken in the park we camped in in |
Wakkanai, the northern most city in Japan.
It turns out that this last week of June has been a significant week for a number of years for us. Not because of birthdays or anniversaries, but mostly because of school holidays and large transitions.
Here are a few things that have happened this week over the last ten years:
2015: Last year we flew back to Japan after a year in Australia this week (actually today).
2014: We flew to Australia from Japan for a year (tomorrow).
2013: We finished our national mission conference in Hokkaido and began our memorable camping tour around northern Hokkaido.
2012: We few to Australia for a holiday that included a road trip to Uluru (Ayres Rock) (tomorrow).
2011: We were hosting friends from Brisbane for a fortnight, giving them something of Japan experience on their holidays.
2010: We were preparing to return to Japan after a year's home assignment in Australia.
2009: We were preparing to fly to Australia for a year.
2008: This was a stay-at-home-in-Tokyo year (we had 3, 5, and 9 year olds). But we did discover on this day that our middle son had chicken pox, which he kindly shared with his brothers over the coming weeks.
2007: This was an uneventful week in 2007. We did fly to Hokkaido early in June for the national conference, and then flew to Australia later in July for a holiday and Wendy stayed on with the boys into September for her sister's wedding.
2006: I went to Sapporo for a language refresher (2nd July) and the family followed a couple of weeks later on the car ferry.
You certainly couldn't say we've had a dull decade!