Saturday, August 25, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

We've officially been in Korea one year as of this past week. It's been a wonderful experience and we're really glad that we came. Thomas's loan is paid off, we've had the opportunity to travel, and we've had lots of fun in Seoul. We've extended our contract for two more months, so we'll be here until the end of October. Then we're coming home. :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Update!

Sorry it's been so long since we've updated! These past few months have been a little crazy. At the end of July we went to a few soccer games. We were able to watch Korea play Uzbekistan, Bolton, and Manchester United. Fun times!

Catherine, Me, Hera, Mary, Miriam

We had our one week summer vacation the next to last week in July. We went to Bangkok, Thailand for a day and our friend Josh Skaggs met us there. Then we went to the island of Ko Samui. We rented a bungalow for the rest of the week. It was on a small resort close to the beach and was wonderful. We had lots of fun relaxing, eating good food and reading our books.

Us with Josh at a Muy Thai Fight

Our Bungalow in Thailand

I went into the hospital for my sinus surgery on Sunday, August 5th. Surgery was on Monday. The doctors and nurses took great care of me there. My nose was packed with a lot of gauze, which was removed on Tuesday morning. They actually served me Western style food every day! It was really good too! It's probably the best I've eaten on a daily basis since we've been in Korea. I was released from the hospital on Thursday and able to come home.

This past week I returned to work and have continued to recover. My breathing is getting more normal every day. My only pain is a slight headache from time to time. I'm on lots of medicine to prevent infection along with a nasal spray. I feel good! I have to say, I'm glad I did it. I think it's really going to help me. I've struggled with constant sinus infections since I've been here and this will hopefully eliminate them for good. If not, then at least for a very long time.

Carmen's friend Nathaniel, Carmen and Us

Tuesday of this week, Thomas's cousin Carmen Baker came to visit! She's currently teaching English for the YMCA in Japan. She's been there for about 2 months and is really enjoying it. We had such a great time hanging out and getting to know her. We went to the Black Eyed Peas concert, saw the movie Stardust and ate different kinds of Korean food and some sushi. She left this morning and we were sad to see her go. Though we are considering going to visit her in Tokyo!

Black Eyed Peas Concert

Thank you so much to all the people that prayed for me through my surgery and recovery. I could really feel the hand of God on the whole situation. It honestly couldn't have worked out any better. Now, August is almost over! Our 2 year anniversary is on Monday. I can't believe it. We miss you guys and are looking forward to coming home in only 3 months!