We have had a busy last couple of weekends. The monsoon season starts very soon so we are trying to get out and see as much as we can rain-free. In the next coming week, the 4th of July will be rearing its head and reminding me of back home where we could all get together and do whatever we wanted, shoot as many fireworks, no matter how big they were. Here it will obviously be more restricted, which, in laymens terms really sucks big time. But we will make it work. There are a few things planned over the next 2 weeks I know most of you will really enjoy seeing pictures of. Our group from the FRG will be going to LotteWorld on July 7th, and the guys have a basically 5 day weekend which rocks! And Camp Casey is having a huge fireworks display too.
We have been getting together with some of the other families here every other Saturday. So we all pick a theme and every one brings a dish to cook. The first one was bbq, then we had Mexican (authentic, Alvarez cooked his grammas taco recipe, yum.), and this past Saturday we had breakfast for dinner. Appropriately enough, Breakfast at Tiffanys. *lol*
When Jeff got home on Thursday night, I had had a hard week, missing the boys and missing my family. He decided to take me out to dinner which was really good, we had steak at the Warriors Club. Last week when we went out with the Staleys we had passed a pet shop that had the cutest little maltese puppy who I fell in love with. Well on Thursday Jeff took me back and worked a deal with the pet shop owner so we are the proud new owners of “Bubbles”. She is adorable, and will be the perfect companion for Moosey when we get back home.
Friday, Ashlee and Kelsey came over so Bubbles could have a play date with Toots, and Sydnee. She did well. That night we all decided to take a trip to Uijongbou to head to Mickie D’s. Which I might tell you is a walk to the train station, a ride on the train, and a taxi to get there. But it was so worth it. I am sure we looked like a bunch of fat Americans with our overloaded trays. I ate 2 Big Macs myself, lol. It was so good. We walked around the town a little while and came across a cross dressing kareoke singing Korean man. Obviously we needed a picture with him. He was scary looking, but funny too. Apparently he was watching nakie woman on his little monitors in front of him, I missed that part. Gross!
Saturday was a busy day too, the kids were so pooped they slept until 10 o’clock, which was wonderful. Then a trip to the commissary, and cleaning the house to get ready for the dinner. We just got to hang out, play Taboo, and oogle over Joanna and Samuels 10 day old baby boy, Gabriel. Who I might add is beautiful. New mom had a good time, and it was good for her to get out. We all decided to head down to Yongsan this weekend and go to the Korean War Memorial again. It is beautiful down there and so much to do. I am sure we will run into something we have not yet came across. There seem to be little surprises in all of these little towns, lol.
Sunday turned out to be busy too. Jeff and I went for a walk down in New City and they had closed off some of the street for a childrens street fair. They had rides, animals, and there is a huge fountain to play in. So we called the “gang” and met some back at the house and walked back down to New City so the big kids could play too, lol. The guys got to ride the little motorcycles with the kids and play in the fountain. Then we headed to Camp Casey to grab some dinner. After that we took the train to E-Mart. We got off at Deokjeuong, which we thought was the right stop. Turns out we had to take a detour route under the train station and through some rice fields. And actually, I am glad we did because we got some great pictures. We all played around at E-Mart and then headed home. Jeff and I finished off the evening with a movie, and headed to bed. Poor guy only got 4 hours last night! Will have to let him sleep in this week.
I have to go to my rations meeting tomorrow to get our rations card. All the families here are rationed on groceries and a few other things. You have to take a class and then you get an id. They have a tour too, but I will bypass the tour because I already know my way around the camp and vicinity.
I hope you all are having a a good week, will post some more this week hopefully. The last 2 days have been gorgeous here, and the yellow dust is so low. I can actually see the blue sky instead of haze, which can take a toll on your mentality, lol.
Jeff talked to Clint today about bringing the boys over again. He is going to tell me tonight what he said. Just keep praying that he sees the light and changes his mind. I miss them terribly,and with Tylors birthday coming up it is going to be hard. I have never spent time away from my kids and it is killing me. Just keep us in your families prayers and keep thinking positive.
We love you all and miss you very much, if you stop by and read the blog leave me a comment so I know you were here watching over us. Love you all! xoxo
If there are lots of typos today, the kids are all over me! *giggles* deal, Julia. heehee…