Thursday, November 28, 2013

One more year! One more year! One more year! (Maybe more?) in Korea

It's official. We're staying in Korea for the 2014-2015 school year.
My co-ESL teacher and friend Katie also decided to stay for the 2014-2015 school year too! We handed in our contracts together (just before I went to work out, don't think that I dress that way at work).

Hey boss...

High 5s all around

 Can't wait to see Jim top that blog entry.
Bam. (I just dropped my mic)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Commuting in Seoul

We live in the suburbs of Seoul. Jim works at the campus near our home, and the girls go to school there. August and I go to KIS Seoul Campus, so we have a commute. I love my commute. It's some quiet time, or singing time, or chatting time or whatever. It takes me about 30 minutes each way (unless it's a Monday). I took a time lapse video for you to see what it's like to drive from the suburbs in to Seoul.

Here we go:

Then we go home:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2013

Koreans don't really celebrate Halloween. From what I can tell, there is no trick-or-treating or dressing up, but because KIS is an international school, it's celebrated in our community. Last Saturday was the KIS staff kids trick-or-treating event. Jim was in Singapore for a Model UN conference so I enlisted some help from childless teachers Katie and Myah to hand out candy while I trick-or-treated with the kids. Most of the KIS families live in our area of GoodMorning Hill, so the trick-or-treating was all in our complex. The buildings are close together and we were given a map of apartment numbers of participating families.

But first, August had to get ready. We've been avoiding getting his haircut so that he could grow it out a bit and get it cut for Halloween.

We were going for this:                                                     And we got this:

Not bad...August refused to wear any G Dragon accessories (and because he's 3, the morning of school Halloween he begged to be spiderman, not G Dragon).

Grace went as the tooth fairy:
Ruby was a witch:

Here are all the kids ready to go

The Brayko's carved a watermelon!
 After the kids got all their candy, and August had eaten all his, we ordered a bunch of pizzas and put on a Halloween movie for the kids.

The kids also had Halloween at school on Thursday! So much candy....

But now it's Saturday. Halloween is over, I've been sick all week and it's raining. What a great excuse to get crafty with the kids! I'm over the Halloween decorations and it's too early for Christmas decorations (for our family, you can put your tree whenever you want...We wait until Peppero Day), so we made hand and feet turkeys!

 Now we're ready for Thanksgiving!