They say roses are cliche
but I still think they’re still beautiful.
Look at all these colors!
Nakanoshima is a little island
in the middle of Okawa river in Osaka.
They have a large rose garden that blooms this season.
It’s called “Pathway of Roses.”
We took a walk there one afternoon
and not only were they pretty but smelled lovely, too!
The church in Osaka is beautiful.
Apparently it was built around the pipe organ.
I love the wood and lights!
After church, I took pictures with my baby sister.
She’s still into her fake glasses 😉
Because we only get to see each other once or twice a year
I try to soak up sister time when I have it.
She’ll be going to boarding school next year
which means even less sister time.
She’s growing up so fast.
Being so many years apart has its perks,
I can give her advice and of course buy her things.
But I wish we were all still living together.
I miss having everyone together.
I don’t get bonding time with her
as much as I did with my other sister growing up.
Hope she knows that I love her dearly
even though we’re miles apart most of the time.
I came home to Osaka
and found my entire family down with the flu.
Actually my baby sister was okay.
But instead of a festive Christmas
we had a very low-key holiday this year.
It was actually kind of nice to just relax and take it slow.