My mission president, President Inoue and his wife, are now in the Tokyo Temple Presidency. We were able to get a photo with them. He was a great mission president who had a great influence on my life. I am constantly remembering how he did things and trying to be as good of a president as he was. I served as his assistant about 28 years ago.
Ricky had a Basketball tournament while in Tokyo so we had a chance to see two of his games while in town. We also met several of Erika's friends she knew from her mission in Sapporo.We found the Krispy Kreme shop before one of the games!
After leaving Ricky with his team to spend the night at the school we went to Outback Steakhouse and happen to sit next to Bob Sapp. He is the former NFL football player now actor, boxer and wrestler. He has a reality TV show in Japan. He is huge!
We also found time to visit Devi Fusion, the girl's favorite Indian Curry Shop in Roppongi right near our old Tokyo home. Love that butter chicken and nan! The girls wanted to do everything they could before leaving. They tried but could not fit everything in!
Great view from our hotel room looking out over Akasaka towards Tameike and Roppongi. Tokyo Tower can be seen straight ahead. We used to see it out of our window in our old place in Tokyo. Natsukashii!
Right after Christmas we took the family and Pypers to lunch at IKEA on Port Island (had to have some Swedish meat balls) and then visited the Bird and Flower Park. Everyone loved it and had a great time. Erika with her new friend.The Toucans are beautiful and quite friendly if you have some fruit to share.
He was a little scary even for Ricky and James.Elder Pyper made a friend too!Sister Pyper and Sister McIntyre got to pet the owl.
Back in the office we celebrated Elder Ito's birthday with the district.
He got his face cookie which had a good resemblance.
Took the girls to Harbour Land one afternoon and couldn't resist a picture with Kewpie at the the Kewpie store. Kind of resembles Elder Rasmussen.
We had a fun time while everyone was here. Julie is now in the MTC and Erika is back at BYU. The boys are back in school and we are off and running again!