Goodbye 2012!

Here we go again, the end of one year, and the start of another.

At the end of 2011, moving to Korea  was a possibility, but not a guarantee. Now, here I am, going on my tenth month in Korea, the halfway point! As of January 14th, we will only have ten more months to go! Where to next? We have no idea! But we’re hoping it’s closer than 7,000 miles from our family and friends.

In 2012, Jim and I lived in our first apartment together, we adopted our first dog, and we lived in a new country for the first time. This year has definitely been full of excitement.

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Christmas Eve 2012: our first Christmas together

2013 is going to be full of more excitement. I will be going home for one more visit in May, to the states, and Jim’s mom and brother are coming to visit us in June! Within the next few months we will find out where our next “home” will be. Once that happens, its smooth sailing. I’ll be able to research houses and/or apartments in the area and maybe even start the search of finding a job!

We hope to be spending some of the holidays in 2013 in PA/NJ, which will be very special for us. 13 is our lucky number. We started dating on the 13th of December. This past December 13th was our fourth dating anniversary. February 19, 2013, will be our second marriage anniversary.

See you next year!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas


About a week ago,  Jim and I went to Lotte World. This was the one place I wanted to go to in Korea. I found it online less than a week after we found out he was going to Korea in 2011. It seemed like a magical place, just like Disney.

I am happy to report that I really did enjoy Lotte World. It was far from Disney World, but nothing is as magical compared to the land of Mickey Mouse.


We were lucky enough to get an awesome military/holiday discount for our tickets. Tickets that normally cost 40,000 won each, cost us 15,000 won each!

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Christmas decorating

Korea 441(If you zoom into the ornament on the bottom right, you will notice that is says “God Blers America”…bought at Target, made in China)

As a military family, it’s difficult to travel all around the world with your entire Christmas collection. This year marks the first Christmas Jim and I have been able to spend together (second as husband and wife.) I wanted to make it special and I wanted to bring all of our Christmas decorations, but I couldn’t. This time next year we will be somewhere brand new. I knew that if I brought all of our stuff here to Korea, we wouldn’t have anything at our next duty station because it would be in transit from here to there. Oh the life of a military wife: what to bring and what to leave behind. (I also left my favorite winter coat at home for this same reason. What was I thinking???)

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