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Thursday, February 27, 2014

21 | Communal Globe | Little Things Thursday ...

Today, (or yesterday, depending on where you are) my baby girl turns 21.


From the moment she started playing Pokemon in the first grade, her dream was to go to Japan.
As a result, the highlight of so many visits to Disney's Epcot was shopping Mitsukoshi Department Store.
(her brother perhaps didn't share in her enthusiasm)

So to say she was excited for the opportunity to study abroad in Japan would be an understatement.
 We get regular updates through video chats,
but knowing me like she does, there is the occasionally picture e-mail.

[Kamakura (鎌倉市)]

At 21 and to be living one of your longest life dreams is nothing short of amazing.
Many people go a lifetime without that accomplishment.

[Enoshima Island. (江の島) ]

Twenty-one years ago
I got to live one of my longest life dreams
21 years ago
I brought onto this earth one of the best things ever in my life.

{Happy Birthday Allyson}


 Little by Little


  1. Happy birthday to her!! What an amazing opportunity to study in Japan!

  2. What a beautiful post and a very special Birthday to Allyson! Lovely photos and such an awesome opportunity to study in Japan!

  3. A very happy birthday to your little girl -- she's quite a good photographer like her mom. :)

  4. So excited for her to be living her dreams. What a deep part of her overall education this will be...and is! I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

  5. It was hard enough on me that Sam got to double-digits this year. :( Sure hope it's a wonderful birthday, tho!

  6. Happy Birthday!!!! Wow 21 is quite a milestone birthday. I think it is truly amazing that your daughter was inspired and made then actually made a dream come true getting to Japan. I know she's loving it-I know I did. She's quite the photographer too. Is she home now?

  7. How quickly they grow ... but they'll always be our 'little girl' {or boy}, won't they? Absolutely awesome that she's following her dream and making it a reality! But I know it's hard for you to have her so far away ...

  8. Happy Birthday...such a joy we have been given!

  9. Oh, a lovely testament to the person she has become. Living her dreams. I know you are one proud Momma.

  10. We give them roots so they can have wings - how wonderful that she is living her dream, you must be so proud. I know it must be hard to have her so far away.....Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. xo Karen

  11. Ha! The Kamakura Buddha - in 2009 I stood in front of him and took a selfie!
    Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving your kind comment. Yes - Café Wohlleben is definitely the best breakfast spot in Nuremberg... ;-)
    Regards, Uwe.

  12. Such a wonderful tribute to your daughter. And great pics from Japan. Happy birthday to her and congratulations to you!

  13. Happy birthday Alllyson! Visiting japan was one of my dream too and I had the chance to fly there three years ago. It's a wonderful country and there's a lot to photograph... So take the chance to go there to visit your daughter and take some pictures!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. Beautiful post. Happy birthday to your girl!