Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
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Thursday, August 02, 2007
|Brian's promotion to Specialist|
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Monday, July 16, 2007
Is it Valentine's Day
Is it our annivesary?
It's not any special, but my Honey made it special and bought me flowers!!!!!
That's right Brian bought me flowers for no reason, other than just because he loves me!!
I love you too, Brian!!!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
She caught my eye right away, sitting away from everyone. ( I know that feeling all to well!) Cheyanne and I began drawing with sidewalk chalk, and she came over, and just watched. Then she drew a Korean hopschotch board, but still would not play! My Cheyanne tried so hard to get her to play, I think she felt a connection with the shyness. Finally she opened up, and the girls had a great time.
Dalton, on the other hand, never meets a stranger! He got right in to helping the kids ride bikes, and playing soccer.
Wel all had such a great time. and look forward to going again!
I hope you enjoy the pictures!
|Orphanage Visit 071407|
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
|Everland June 23 2007|
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Hi everybody!! We're still here! We have not been washed away with the mansoons!
Just dealing with everday life.
We went to Everland in Seoul in the 23rd of June! We had so much fun. I'm not much of an amusement ride rider, but we rode so many! We flipped, twisted, twirled, and went in every direction imaginable!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Can't beat that! The kids had a lot of fun this past weekend. Dalton is not in any of the pictures, so I will have more pics later. These pics show alot of the park but not the olimpic size pool, and also the diving pool.
|Memorial weekend fun!|
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
About three week ago, Cheyanne came to me with a permission slip to try out for the school's talent show. I really could not believe she wanted to do this, because she is very shy at times. I signed, reassuring her to doing her best was all that mattered. They were only picking 20 kids to be in the show. She come home the following monday, after tryouts, extra bouncy! I asked her what was going on, as she produce the letter saying she had made the show, and the happy dance started. So far the past two weeks I tryed to get her to practice her "talent", but she always had something else to do.
So last night we attended HAES Idol. No one was going to "win", it was just to showcase their talents. There were eight singers, six kids playing the piano, one very frightened and crying girl reading a friendship poem, one girl playing the guitar, two dancing groups, and my Cheyanne doing a comedic monolgue. Yes of all things a comedic monolgue!!!
She did so good!! We are very proud of her. I'd love the put the video footage of her on the blog, but I have a very old camcorder, so it's not possible. If you have a second read below. This is what my very crazy daughter got up on stage in front of a large group of people and did for her talent:
"Daaaad, do we have to go to grandma's? I mean I don't know what make you think going to grandma is so much fun. I mean you get up early and polish the car like we're going some place cool, like the beach or something. Is it just me or does her house smell like and old antique store couch. After all I'm the one she latches on to, to listen to all her old stories. Well I'm sorry dad if I can't appreciate her "wisdom" right now, but even you can admit the womans a little bit crazy. I mean come on, one time I was going into the kitchen to get myself a drink when I heard her talking to somebody. I didn't want to disturb her, so I was real quiet. She was asking grandpa how much salt he liked in the stew, and he's been dead for TEN years!! I mean come on!! Oh and her cooking! What was that she made us for dinner last time, boiled okra, that's just wrong!! It felt like a hairy calm going down my throat! It took me three to four sips of coke ofter each bit to get it down and keep it down! Yuck!!! I can still taste it! So dad please can we skip this visit, I mean Christmas is only four months away, I sure she wouldn't mind if we just called! Pleeeeeessssse!!!
Yes, that's my girl!!!!! Just gotta love her!!!!
Thursday, May 03, 2007
|pottery and temple|
Yesterday I went on a little adventure. I signed up to go on this trip to a pottery expo and temple trip out of town. Can anyone believe I did this not knowing anyone else who was going!! At first it felt like high school all over again, but the majority of the women were nice, and the day turn out good.
The temple was not near as nice as the first won I went to but it is still real neat to see. I hope ya'll enjoy the pictures.
Monday, April 30, 2007
If you know me you know how much I love and miss my favorite TV shows from back home. Well, I have found a WONDERFUL website, www.tv-links.co.uk, which actually has the current episodes of Grey's Anatomy!!!!!!
Yes, oh happy day!! Check this site out because not only does it have tv shows, but it also has a lot of movies, from some old stuff to some fairly new ones also. I have also missed another one of my guilty pleasures Days of Our Lives. We only have one actual American tv channel here, it play shows from different networks back home. Well starting yesterday, Days of our Lives plays at 3!!! YEAH!!!!!
Other than that not much happening on this side of the world. I hope to visit another Temple and also a Korean Pottery Expo tomorrow. I'll post pics if so.
I'd love to hear from ya'll.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Well my loving husband felt sorry for me, so he went and bought me a new Sony Vaio. Compared to my E machine from walmart I'm in heaven. We will still have to pay to get the other one out of the shop if it ever comes back, but we already have a lead on someone who may want to buy it.
I have all my programs downloaded now, so tomorrow I get to catch up with all my daily blog reading.
More later! Promise!!!
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
My thoughts about Korean people you ask...I have very mixed fillings. These feelings may stem from being in a different situation than you were with your exchange students. I am in their country!
Most people here are very polite and keep to theirselves. I have met some extremely friendly people who want to talk, but can't understand that my extent of the Hungal language is "hello", and "thank you"! Then you have the shop owners who want to sell something so bad that when you walk into their shops they are literally on your heels. Most stores are very cluttered to start with then the owner is right behind you, for a person who needs her personal space, this can really keep one out of the shops unless you have to have something.
Personal space, that's something I don't think they know about here. In the states if you are on a public bus and had to sit with someone you don't know, I think most of us would make it a point not to touch the other person. Well I have been on a bus here, not the buses on post, but a actual public bus heading to another town, and have had a Korean man sit next to me. Not only did he not ask, but his leg was touching mine the WHOLE time! I moved as close to the window as possible, this just gave him more room to get closer. Needless to say, that was the longest bus ride!
Cheyanne has actually been pushed aside when we were walking down the street. I guess the old lady thought she was walking too slow! Another man actually tried to touch her freckles!
We are taught "when in Rome". We now take our shoes off before entering our home or anyones for that matter. We even take our shoes off at church! We have been to resturants were we not only take our shoes off but we sit on the floor to eat. My friend laughs at me because my right legs falls asleep every time.
There are some people who are not happy to have Americans here. Thank goodness I have not come across those.
This is such a learning experience, in every way I thought it would be, plus so much more.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
All the kids in the class colored their own Stanleys and mailed them to people they know. So Flat Stanley is here in South Korea. We have to "show" Stanley around town. "He" will then write a paper about his visit here, and return home with pictures and such. Here are a few pictures from Stanley's visit so far:
Flat Stanley with Kimchi and Mandu
Flat Stanley with other Korean dishes at Lunar New Year (ok so this coonass brought hot wings to a Korean meal, lower left! ;) )
Cheyanne and Stanley waiting for the bus
Cheyanne and Stanley with Kimchi pots (these pots are used to store kimchi and rice)
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Mindi, in answer to your question, Cheyanne attends Hunpherys American Elementary School, which is actually located right here on the base Brian works. Dalton attends Osan American High School which is on Osan Air Force Base, and that's about 30 minutes away. Both schools are American Department of Defense schools. All the kids who attend the school are associated with the military in some way, either they have a parent in the military, which most of them do, or they have a parent that has a contract job through the Department of Defense. Their schools are fully American acreditted schools.
As I have said several times all ready, even the simplest things are different over here. As everyone knows it's tax time. Well at home I gather all of our stuff together, bring it to the accountant, return in two days to sign the papers, then in about two weeks we have our money. Well needless to say there are no accountants over here, American any way. I found out you can go to the Tax Center on base and they will do your taxes, same day, and Efile them for you. Easy enough right!?!?! Of course not! Yes they file your federal taxes for you, so that part is done, BUT you have to file your state taxes. Is there an easy way to file your state taxes online, I ask? Oh yeah, just go on line to the state web sight, download the program, and follow the directions. Again, easy enough right?!?!? Oh noooooo! Did any one know that Arkansas is one of only three states that if you are filing your taxes online you must file Federal and State TOGETHER! Since our Federal have already been filled, we have to file the old fashion way for state! NEVER in all my life have I had to do this!!!! IT's so much fun living in a foreign country!!! ;)
Oh by the way HAPPY MARDI GRAS
I want to wish some Hapy Birthdays also:
Happy Birthday to my neice Rae Dawn, my friend Carrie in Mississippi, and my beautiful god daughter Kasey Marie!
Kasey if Nanny has the year right, Happy 18th. I love you and will call you!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Everything here is going fine. The kids are doing fine in school. The weather has actually been wonderful the past few days. The temperature actually made it up to 53 today!
How is everyone out there? I'm beginning to wonder if anyone, besides Lawana and Mindi, even read this blog. Commenting is very easy, I'd love to hear from everybody.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
|From flat stanley|
He's finally here! Flat Stanley has finally made it to Korea, and I am so excited. This is a project I am helping Kaitlyn, a friend's daughter back home, with. He is here for a few weeks to see what it is like to live in Korea. We plan on taking him out to eat, as well as to school with Cheyanne, and to work with Brian. When he is finished with his visit, he will return home with a story and pictures of his visit with us.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Okay, this is what happened. The unit Brian is in was out in the "field" for week or so in September. Brian and several other soldiers were by the river when the heard some comotion down river. They headed down to see what was going on. When the got there, they found a Korean family who had gotten their 4wheel drive minivan stuck in the river and were in danger of being taken down stream by the current. Brian and the other soldiers hooked up the the van and pulled them out. And so it is that he saved an entire Korean Family. Basically it's good public reealtions.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
This past Saturday night we were home watching a movie, (for me that means nap time). I wake up to what I thought was Brian continuiously shaking me, ( he hates when I sleep during movies). I looked at him, and to my surprise he had a strange look on his, and asked ME what the shaking was. Hell, I didn't know. So we sat real still and watched as things on the walls and on top of the refridgerator shook. First thing through his mind was the North Korea was testing bombs again. Brian muted the tv to listen for the alarms on post to start sounding off. This really gave both of us an uneasy feeling. Well no alarms ever went off. We found out the next morning it was an EARTHQUACK! (The possibility of this never crossed our minds.) It ended being a 4.4. Who knew the had earthquacks in Korea?!?!? Not me!
And another thing: For the past few weeks, there has been a "haze" in the sky. Could it be pollution? NO! It's yellow dust! What?!?!? It's a dust, sand like substance that comes in from China. They monitor the levels, because if they get too high you're not to be outside! Again WHAT?!?!?!!?
Needless to say I am learning so much being ever here! I can't wait to see what the next 2 1/2 years have in store! ;)
Friday, January 12, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Well, it's that time of the year again. We are supposed to decide what we are going to change in our lives to make ourselves "better". I have, through the years, made my fair share of resolutions. I have made small resolutions, such as, to do at least one load of laundry a day, or do the dishes as soon as they hit the sink. I have also made some rather bigger ones such as to be a better wife and mother. God knows I have slipped on the small ones, but I would like to think I have kept the ones that matter most. My family may feel other wise.
Brian asked me on New Year's Day what my resolution was. The usual things went through my head, but I was unable to tell him one. I think with all the change in my life the past year, does it really matter if the laundry is kept up, or if I have a few extra pounds? So this year I've decided not to make a resolution. Any change I make in my life, needs to be done when the time is right, not because it's a certain day year.