Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving Weekend

Koreans have their harvest holiday, Chusok, in October. So needless to say, they don't observe the American Thanksgiving holiday. Thank the Lord there are lots of foreigners here what with teaching and the whole military presence. Saturday night Thomas, Catherine, Shawn and I had a delicious Thanksgiving turkey dinner at a restaurant in Itaewon called Suji's. Along with the turkey we had dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed veggies and cranberry sauce. It was SO good. We were totally stuffed afterwards, but still had room for pumpkin pie and warm apple crumble. Yum!

My Birthday Flowers and Cake From GKI

I Got My Nose Pierced!

Friday was also my 27th birthday! Woo Hoo! Cough, cough...OMG I'm almost 30!? What!? All the teachers went to Outback Friday night for dinner. We got steaks, cheese fries and even a Chocolate Thunder. Saturday night after dinner Catherine, Shawn, Thomas and I went and I got my nose pierced at Body Enjoy at the Ewha University Station stop. It didn't hurt too badly! After that we went out dancing at a hip hop club in Hongdae. We had lots of fun! It was a great weekend.

We missed you all for Thanksgiving! It's definitely not the same to be away from your family and your home country for your own holidays. Thanks for all your prayers and support over the past 4 months. :)

Christmas is Coming Soon!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, we had squid today for lunch. Whole baby squids. Which I had to cut up with the kitchen shears before I served it to the kids. It was lovely. Yum. Needless to say...I had some soup and rice. We are going to go to a "home cooking" type restaurant Saturday evening though for a turkey dinner, then we may go dancing for my birthday. We wish we were there with everyone and visiting family! We miss you guys! I'll let you know how the dinner is Saturday.

Leslie

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Krispy Kreme

So, we've been seeing people with Krispy Kreme donut boxes here and there but we hadn't seen an actual store yet. Until a few weekends ago. This was the biggest Krispy Kreme I'd ever seen! 4 stores tall! As you can see the HOT sign is on and the line is out the door and across the sidewalk. We walked by it again a few hours later and it was still just as long. Just a little taste of good 'ole NC for Korea! I'll have to let you know how they taste if the line ever goes down when we're back there again.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hillsong United Concert

Well, we're still alive here in Korea! Sorry we haven't written in so long. The weather is getting colder here and we've both been battling colds for the past few weeks. This past Saturday we went to an amazing Christian concert with our co-workers Catherine and Miriam and some people from Miriam's church. It was an amazing time of worship! The concert was held at a church on the other side of Seoul from where we live, and it was HUGE! I think we were told it seated about 3,000 people, and it was packed. For those that don't know, Hillsong United is a praise band for a youth group in Australia. They write their own songs and are great performers so they've easily become popular around the world. You've probably heard their songs before and just didn't realize it. We had a great time and the people from Miriam's church are really nice.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Halloween at GKI

Our school really went all out for the Kindergarten students this Halloween. The school was fully decorated with spiderwebs, witches and ghosts galore. All the kids dressed up on Tuesday along with the teachers...Thomas was a soccer player and I was an angel. Betcha didn't see that one comin. Ha. Traditionally, Koreans don't celebrate Halloween, but since we're an English language school, it's fun to celebrate the tradition. All day Tuesday was a big Halloween carnival where we took our classes from room to room and did something different. After lunch there was a "parade" around the park with the parents in tow taking tons of pictures and video. Then we came inside and had a fashion show. Awards were given for the best homemade costumes. There were some really nice ones too, we were surprised they put so much into it. You can tell Koreans really dote over their children, these kids are spoiled! They're SO cute though! It was a fun day. PS: Monika, this is for you! haha
Eddie, Tony and Eric

Leslie the Angel

Thomas, Catherine, Jack, Kim and Spidermen

Lindsey's Homemade Costume

Parent Paparazzi