Last weekend we took a trip up to Lake Towada (about 1 hour West of here) for a fireworks show. On the way, we stopped and walked around a little bit to see some of the waterfalls of Oriase Gorge. When we got there we experimented with some of the local cuisine and then watched the fireworks after the sun set. Little Micah did pretty well with the fireworks...but still startled a little bit at the real loud ones. Here in Japan they have a little boat that drops huge fireworks shells directly into the water and about 30 seconds later there is a HUGE explosion from the top of the water. Those were the ones that scared Micah, so we ended up leaving a little bit early.
We've also added to our photography setup...we now have two Alien Bees 800W strobe lights (http://www.alienbees.com/b800.html). We're still waiting on a couple more accessories and then we'll be full up. We can't wait to get everything so we can start playing around some more with our home studio. Anyways, here are a couple of pictures to prove that we're still alive...just very busy!