Mar 30, 2015

NIOSC Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Dinner

On May 1st, the North Island Officers' Spouses' Club will be hosting the 4th annual Semper Fi Fund Golf Tournament and Silent Auction Dinner. As the President of the club and supporter of the SFF, I'm really rooting for this event! The tournament and silent auction have had great success in the past and we're hoping to keep that momentum going.

"The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities." -

Mar 21, 2015


As I type this, I'm sitting on the bullet train with two of my closest friends! We're on our way to Hiroshima after a Space-A adventure, scrambling to make our trip happen, and lots of hustling to make it to our Air BnB before the last ferry (TBD whether or not that's going to happen). I'm so excited! 

The past week has been full trip prep, last minute plans, & house cleaning (in preparation for Mark's return - yay!!). That's why I've missed a few blogging days... Life took over for a second!

I'll be back soon, I promise, and I'll have so many fun stories to share with you. Thanks for being patient. 

** I've never posted from the Blogged App so I apologize for any formatting issues. Hopefully, there aren't many!! **

Mar 18, 2015

Wanderlust Wednesday

Mark and I, along with the rest of the O'D crew, have a new family member! Mark's sister-in-law gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Andrew, last Thursday. One day, he'll think it's so cool that he was born in Japan while his dad and uncle were stationed in Okinawa together.

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Mar 16, 2015

Iwo Jima

Recently, my husband was able to visit Iwa Jima for work. It's a rare opportunity and I'm so happy that he had the chance to visit because of the island's historical importance to his profession! Here are some photos from his trip.

Mar 13, 2015

Oh the Places We Will Go... Italy

I dream about traveling all of the time! I pin things, watch travel shows, read travel blogs... you name it! I thought it would be great to gather some of my favorite *dream* vacations in a small series here on Mr. & Mrs. O.

Mar 11, 2015

Wanderlust Wednesday

Kacey and I went to a Ryukyu Kings game, another Oki Bucket List item, on Sunday. We've talked about the "beer girls" since I first saw them last year and were very, very excited to get a photo with one. She has a keg in that backpack... I want a keg in my backpack!

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Mar 9, 2015

Zamami Whale Watching Association

Last week was a whirlwind of Oki Bucket List fun-ness! First, I knocked out coral dying at Shuri Ryusen and Donut Ball Park and then, on Friday, I went whale watching!! I had contemplated going through Kadena Marina or taking a risk and heading over to Zamami, one of the Kerama Islands. In the end, I decided to book through Zamami Whale Watching Association and I'm so happy that I did!