Archives for September 2011

The Story of Our Stuff

We arrived here a few weeks ago with 3 large suitcases of clothes, a carry on with some card games, coloring books and small toys, a few carseats (that have mostly gone unused in taxis), a laptop and an iPad.  Getting all this on and off planes whilst herding 4 small children was a feat of Herculean […]

Some photos

I don’t have anything witty or wise to say tonight.  Just wanted to share a few pictures we’ve taken over the last few weeks.  Enjoy! Sibling Love: swinging from the exercise rings by the river Crossing the river on this rock path…. giving me a heart attack with every step. Duryu Park: More sibling love Duryu […]

End of an Era

Today marks the end of an era.  I’ve termed it the Age of B.S.  B.S. stands for “Before Sienna.”  (Shame on you.)  As in, the 41 days we’ve spent here in Daegu without our beloved Toyota Sienna.  With no private transportation other than the generosity of family and new friends.  Just in case you’ve forgotten, that’s a […]

Beef and Leaf: Korean Barbecue

We have been avoiding Korean barbecue restaurants (nicknamed “beef and leaf”) since we arrived here a little over a month ago.  Why, you ask?  Our reason has a name.  It’s name is Gabriel. I know he looks angelic.  He takes after his father like that.  And truly, he is a sweetheart.  With just a little […]

Moving in

Tomorrow is the big day!  We move into our new apartment.  None of our househld goods have arrived, so it will be sparse, but we are excited nonetheless.  Here are some photos of our place.  Living room Living room, dining room  Kitchen   WALK-IN Pantry.  That’s right, people.  Read it and weep.  Vanity (right), Walk-in closet (left), […]

Are You Ready for Some Football?

For the first time since Fall of 1993, I can honestly say that the majority of my social life takes place at high school football games.  (Go, Sierra Chieftains!) One month ago, we moved to a country where we knew only three people, and one of those people is 6 months old.  Not having many friends clears a […]

Homeschooling: Day 1

I got this question from a dear friend today: “Mac, can you explain homeschooling?”  I assume she didn’t mean the whole concept of homeschooling, but just exactly what it is that we are doing here in our little borrowed apartment on the other side of the Pacific.  I was reminded again that I’m not doing a terribly good […]

Face-off: Parks vs. Playgrounds

I have never fully contemplated the placement of a playground within a park.  I suppose I’m just used to it.  It always seemed to be harmonious place for our family. Here in Daegu, there are an abundance of both parks and playgrounds, but rarely together.  Apartment buildings have playgrounds, often more than 1.  These are elaborate affairs […]