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#1 Kitelife

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:44 AM

A great visit to Tokyo Bay Flight Party...

Great people, great fun, and a new development. :kid_content:

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I'll leave you to comment, more snippets to come. <grin>

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:02 AM

A great visit to Tokyo Bay Flight Party...

Great people, great fun, and a new development. :kid_content:

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I'll leave you to comment, more snippets to come. <grin>


Tying the knot?

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

A great visit to Tokyo Bay Flight Party...

Great people, great fun, and a new development. :kid_content:

quad_partners.jpg

I'll leave you to comment, more snippets to come. <grin>

John, a new pairs team? :blue_wink:
Congrats!
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:15 AM

When might we expect to hear the patter of little nut and bolt feet?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:18 AM

Omedeto!

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:26 AM

You little rascal!
Come-on now... You can tell Mom...

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:18 AM

A great visit to Tokyo Bay Flight Party...

Great people, great fun, and a new development. :kid_content:

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I'll leave you to comment, more snippets to come. <grin>

The new family bet went well then??

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:10 PM

Just waiting for you to get to the nuts and bolts of this John, I hope you are not being a little :lol: ......aahhhh..... screwy......airline miles getting to your head?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:56 PM

That's a very cryptic way to announce to the world you just became a Mac man ???

Oh and congratulations on the engagement by the way :)

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:49 PM

Aye, it's true... We'll be looking at a TKB (Takako) and JB partnership in the not-too-distant future!

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We're both grateful for kiting (which brought us together), and for kite fliers, who make up the largest part of our family and friends... So to all those who know us, and to those who have given their congratulations, thank you, and go fly a kite (really).

No date has been set as of yet, all pending the big move over to my side of the pond.

Love to you all, we've plenty to spare. ;)

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:04 PM

I suppose adoption is totally out of the question now!

Congratulations! ...same to the Lucky Lady! :throb:

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:10 PM

Aye, it's true... We'll be looking at a TKB (Takako) and JB partnership in the not-too-distant future!

hand_in_hand.jpg

We're both grateful for kiting (which brought us together), and for kite fliers, who make up the largest part of our family and friends... So to all those who know us, and to those who have given their congratulations, thank you, and go fly a kite (really).

No date has been set as of yet, all pending the big move over to my side of the pond.

Love to you all, we've plenty to spare. ;)


Congrats to you both!!!!!!
Very exciting news.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

BIG Congratulations to you both!!! I had a feeling that was going to happen this weekend! :D

Ahhhhhhhhhh Love! :kid_loved:

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:16 PM

Some photos for y'all...

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October, 2007 - Tokyo, Japan (first meeting - just friends)

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May, 2008 - Uchinada, Japan (making my move)

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July, 2008 - Portland, OR (visiting USA for the first time)

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Special photo, made by Scott Weider

I'll post a couple of others later on, that are on my computers at home. ;)

So far, I've had a little over two months (combined) in Japan this year (4 visits since October of last year), and Takako will be making her second two week trip to the USA for the holiday season in late December through New Years day... We hope to have a fun fly in Portland (Delta Park) on New Years, we'd love to see any who can make out there!

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:35 PM

Congrats John and Takako.... :kid_content:

I wish you all the best this world has to offer...

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:49 PM

John, congrats on finding someone special in your life!
shes a lucky lady for gettin you. Best of luck to ya'll!!

congrats to JB and Takako
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

So when you gave her the ring, did you do something corny and romantic?
My wife wants to know.
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:10 PM

So when you gave her the ring, did you do something corny and romantic?
My wife wants to know.


Excellent question, Mike!!! How did you pop the question, JB???

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:12 PM

Congratulations to you and Takako both.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:39 PM

I never thought I would see the day!
Congratulations!

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