Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fukushuen Gardens (32 Weeks)

The Fukushuen Chinese Gardens is one of my favorite spots here in Okinawa. It's a serene and beautiful place nestled right in the bustling capital of Naha. I've been wanting to bring Victor here for a while now because it's such a beautiful place, and also because I knew he would love feeding the carp and all the turtles that get so excited to see you hovering over the water....and I was right, he did love it ha ha) 

It was an afternoon well spent. The weather was perfect (the heat and humidity are coming) and the magnolia trees were all blossoming: they smelled heavenly! 

 ^^this pigeon knew how to schmooze Victor to get some food. they became good friends ha^^
 And I think this picture is awkward but I still kind of like it ha. But it's an accurate depiction of how Victor is always touching my belly. It's sweet.

Some fun belly info:
Now that there is no denying that I'm pregnant, random belly touchings happen now, and honestly, it doesn't bother me like it does some people. People are just being sweet and excited for me, so why should I be annoyed about that?

The first time it happened was when I was at a Japanese convenient store with Victor and the cashier said to me "baby?" When I said yes, he just reached across the counter and patted my belly. Victor and I both got such a kick out of how a grown man has no shame in wanting to touch a stranger's pregnant belly. We love Japan for that reason. They LOVE all things baby. We love we get to experience having a baby in a culture that loves them so much.


  1. I cannot believe you are already 32 weeks! I'm also still amazed how every inch around you is so beautiful.

  2. you are beautiful! your hair, the outfit, everything perfection... and yes, you're glowing.
    Japan is such a beautiful country. I love getting to see it through your pics :)

  3. You look adorable! I really miss Okinawa looking at all your pictures! I hope you are enjoying it as much as it looks like you are.

  4. Beautiful, but I would not have enjoyed the hovering turtles.