Sunday, December 30, 2007

Matthew 28:20b

Without words and without sound,
they lay your body in the ground.

Without tears,
for I'd spent them all,
I watched them let my castle fall.

Arms wrapped around,
eyes search the faces,
but who can reassure my heart and fill
the empty spaces?

Do not be afraid,
oh do not be alarmed.
Do not be convinced of this world
and what they say is charmed.

Remember all I told you,
remember there is a turning of the pages.
And lo, I am with you, Joanna,
to the end of all the ages.

There is a rumor
whispered... i
hear it with my ears.
You allow the hope
to enter and my
heart it finally pierces.

I saw you with my eyes
and felt you with my gaze.
Now I know that in this year,
not to fear the lonely days.

Your Spirit guides me in
peace so stilled
and as I wait for Your return,
let their hearts be filled.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Schupbachs! It was fun but a little sad to see my whole family on Skype today. :D
Thank God (seriously!) for technology.
Merry Christmas from Mom and Dad!!Jeremy, Eddie, and Alaina!!
Waveland, Jordan and Rochelle (not pictured)

Jonah and Becca (not pictured) with Lenora who is learning ballet! (and Aunt Kay)Only Aunts can understand the importance of sharing scary faces with your nieces (imagine me doing the same thing back to Lenora... complete with growling!)
And finally, Merry Christmas from Mary and I in Japan.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

**the scoop

The past two weeks have flown by... time with Mikey has been wonderful. There is no easy way to sum up two weeks but I'll try....
Mikey and I did lots of fun things. We saw the "illumination show" at Roppongi Hills.We celebrated Kie's birthday with dinner and a cake. We ate the best sushi at the most famous place, Sushida!We were so excited to get in after an hour and a half wait. And it was WORTH IT!We enjoyed lots of coffee drinks.We did some double dates... Ayumi, Keigo, Mikey and I at Tokyo Midtown.
But the best part about the two weeks was being together (although Mikey might say the sushi was the best... it was delicious!) Just kidding, Mikey.
It was wonderful being with my amazing Mikey.

silly faces in downtown
the chefs loved us at the sushi place
yokohama pier
sushiro (four times in two weeks ~woo hoo!!)
Mikey's not so happy with his texas hold 'em hand.
Christmas came a little early this year...
I am so thankful for such a wonderful visit from Mikey. God is so good.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

making excuses

Sorry I haven't written in awhile... I've been busy.....I promise an update as soon as someone leaves.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I have to brag...

Another Milestone! from Jordan Schupbach on Vimeo.

I am having so much fun catchin up on my busy brother's lives. With a baby in each of their families life is anything but normal. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of Waveland and the above video. To see more of my families and their busy baby lives, go here...

The oldest

On the corner of

I'm a fairy godmother

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

For My Dad

My Dad has been trying to get me into classical music since birth... maybe even as a fetus. I just couldn't quite get into it, besides the occasional study times that I would indulge myself. Well, now I stand corrected. I have been glued to youtube since catching the FIVE BROWNS on t.v. They recently did a tour in Japan and I am thankful they did...
Dad, here is your early Christmas gift.

Monday, December 03, 2007

It's getting *cold* in Tokyo...

Kie and I coming back from hanging out. She let me borrow her mitten. Cuuuuute! I just got back from two days in Chichibu, Asako's hometown. We went to celebrate the town's matsuri (festival). It's the THIRD largest in Japan.
Her Dad prepared our headbands...
Her Mom sewed the patches onto our happi (our coats).
Here is Asa's neighborhood shrine. It's on big wooden wheels and during this matsuri, people from their neighborhood get to pull this shrine through town. I was HONORED to be able to pull it alongside Asa and her family.
Asa's uncle and I. He is going to be the leader next year, which is an honor.
Asa and her uncle.
Asa and I went to this festival last year but this year we got to participate. It was such an honor. It's a fun little tradition that Asako and I share...
Her brother is getting ready....

All of us in our headbands and happi. We are so tired after pulling the shrine down the street and through the "parade route".
Asa and I
It was such an amazing cultural experience. I was so excited to have this opportunity.
Thank you Asako and Matsuda family!!!