Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I went a registered both of the kids for school today! I was told by both schools that they do not like to keep kids on the waiting list and will do there best to get them in quickly! I am so excited! So are they. I feel like the more I try to home school them the dumber they are going to become! :) So everybody keep your fingers crossed and hopefully it will happen soon!!!!!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a bunch of Brian's friends over for lunch. In all I think there was about 16 of us here. They easily went through 5lbs of mash potatoes, 5lbs of potatoes salad, 24 ears of corn, four cans of green beans, three cans of collard greens, a turkey, and a ham, two loafs of sour dough bread, a large dish of reg. stuffing and half that of oyster stuffing. I do believe they all left full! Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Stilll here

Hey everybody! Sorry I haven't posted the last week. I guess I'm still trying to get a routine down here. We are all doing good. Starting to miss home a little more. I'm going to register the kids for school tomorrow, hopefully they will be able to get them in really soon. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Thirteen Thursday

Ok, I just realized we've been in Korea for 13 days, and it's a Thursday, so I thought now would be a good time to copy off of Mindi and start Thirteen Thursdays.

Thirteen things I miss about home:

1. TV-- I miss dish network and my DVR. We have plenty of cable channels but with the exception of about two or three they all speak Korean. I would so love to watch Grey's Anatomy, Nip/Tuck, and Days of Our Lives.

2. Driving--I miss knowing there's a vehicle outside I can get into and drive where ever I want.

3. Wal-Mart--I would love to be able to get everything in one place. I have to go to the commissary to buy groceries then to the PX to buy everything else.

4. I miss trees and fields. There is absolutely nothing growing off the base, except cabbage.

5. I miss outside smelling good. I have heard of Korea being known as the land of a thousand smells, and oh my God is it. You can be walking down the street and smell something cooking then half a block later it may smell like there's something dead.

6. I miss my friends. I hate having to think about what time it is there before I call.

7. I miss my kids going to school. I think they may drive me crazy before the are able to get in.

8. I miss living in the country. I hate not being able to get loud in fear of someone hearing you.

9. I miss my things. Being with Brian is wonderful, but it just doesn't feel like home yet. Hopefully once our boxes start arriving with family pictures and such things will be a little more comfortable.

10. I miss my job! I miss the patients, the atmosphere, and the wonderful people I was able to work with. I will never find such a wonderful place to work again.

Ok so maybe I don't have a full thirteen, I promise to do better next week.

Around Town

Okay lets show ya'll around town a little bit. There is so much to show, but here are just a few:

Happy Teriyaki (Japannese Fast Food) This is a resturant a couple blocks from the house. I have yet to try it, but Brian loves this place.

Mama's Place! Please don't let the appearence fool you. This is probably my favorite place so far!! You can order fried shrimp, fried stuffed pepper, yakey mando (not sure of the spelling), cheese sticks, chicken on a stick (yes, Tara it really is chicken!), and a lot of other things. We can each get one order of what ever we want and the total cost is $8. To be able to feed my family for anything less than $25 is wonderful!

A little bit of home! (and I mean a little) Brian has yet to get a sandwich right. It's just nice to be able to read a sign and know what it is.

Jerseys! You can buy jersey's for any player you can think of for $20, and if you can't find who you want they will custom make you one for $30.

So that's just a little bit of the things around town. I hope to get out and about this weekend so there will be more to show soon.
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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Thought I'd Share

I thought I'd share this song and video with ya'll. It has always given me goose bumps, but now has extra meaning.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Brian at work

This is a HEMTT otherwise known as a Heavy Equipment Mobility Tactical Truck. You can't see it in this picture, but Brian's name is in the drivers window.

Brian, Dalton and Cheyanne by the HEMTT
Dalton and Cheyanne sitting on a Humvee
Dalton and Cheyanne standing by a Medivac Black Hawk

This past Saturday Brian had standby, that means he works from 9am Saturday morning until 9am Sunday morning. We ventured his way to bring him and the guy he was working with lunch. I think he was proud to show is around the yard. Now we a little more about what he actually does!
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Views from the rooftop

This is exactly why I won't drive even if I could! I guess I've lived in Mena way too long!
I hope ya'll weren't looking for anything too glamerous, because Anjeong-ri is definatly not that!
These are the homes of our Korean neighbors
Cabbage Patches! I don't care how small the patch of dirt is, they plant something there. This is actually the largest garden we've seen. I will show ya'll the smallest one next time.  Posted by Picasa

Our Apartment

These are pictures of our apartment. This is the view of our kitchen and living room from the back door. I love all of the natural sunlight.
The opposite view from above. The door to the right of the picture is Cheyanne's room, and the door to left is Dalton's.
Views from outside. The building is partial brick, partial stone. We live on the third floor, so the balcony you see to the left is ours.
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