Monday, June 21, 2010


for those who haven't heard, we arrived in korea last week. we'll be calling this home for the next two years!

spent two weeks home on leave before we left. visited with lots of family and friends.

we had an awesome farewell party hosted by my parents. so many people came out and reminded us how blessed we are!

many moments, and many goodbyes later we were ready to go.

(yes, we left magglio. i joked that he has the best deal. he's out of the army, gets to be spoiled and be with one of his buddies, macy)

it was a looooong 30-some hours of travel. eliza did well on the first two flights. halfway through the third (the longest at 14 hours) she was done! it was rough, but we survived! our bags didn't make it at the same time we did, but we did get them!

we've been staying in a hotel since we got here. we are more than ready to move out. at least 3 times a day we have to shut off all the lights, pull the curtains closed, and lay still on the bed while eliza falls asleep. looking forward to getting settled and getting back to our normal routine.

so far since we've been here...

  • we have eaten mcdonald's, pizza, taco bell, subway, popeye's, burger king and many other non-korean meals. cannot wait to get back into the kitchen. james requested a home cooked meal for his birthday.
  • eliza was serenaded by a 4 year old korean boy. he sang "all the single ladies"
  • about every single person, man or woman has clapped their hands, waved, or smacked their tongues to get eliza's attention.
  • we had dinner with a couple we met. they have a little boy and a baby on the way.
  • we went to church, and missed the whole singing portion because we thought it started at 10:30, it was 10:00.
  • we celebrated james' first father's day!
  • we explored, just a little bit. hoping to do more soon.
  • jude has been boarded because he wasn't allowed in the hotel. i hope he's okay!
  • we've skyped. a lot. funny, we never talked this much when we were in georgia. guess the thousands of miles, instead of hundreds will do that.
  • we slept a ton. especially the first few days.
  • eliza got so bored she figured out how to climb into her stroller. maybe she was telling us she wanted to go somewhere?
we move into our new home tomorrow. i'll post some pics when we get there. it is ridiculously nice!

here is a glimpse from our time here so far.

happy day! well, night here.


Nicolasa said...

Great update! Glad you're all doing well!

sarah said...

so happy to see an update from one of the most adorable families i know! prayers and hugs from, well, all over the u.s. right now. love you guys tons! and hope i can get in on some of that skype time once we're back "home" : ) love.

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