Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas in Korea!

Since I have the largest apartment out of all my friends, I got to host Christmas at my place.  Now if you know anything about me at all, then you would know that I was super excited to do this since it's right up my alley.  My spiritual gift is hospitality, and I LOVE to have people over.

The apartment is all set and decorated for the peeps to come over!

Patrick and Michael are twinkies.  Aren't they cute?  And no, they didn't plan it...although I secretly think they did.

Of course, the girls were in the kitchen and the boys were chillin' in the living room.  If a football game would have been on TV, that would have been perfect for them.

Amanda was teaching Bola how to salsa.

Check out ALL the coats!

We were pretty crammed into my living room, but it was all good.

My little kitchen is definitely getting used today!

They rocked it by having an assembly line making plates of food.


Melissa found a little corner on my bed to sit.

When in Korea, you leave your shoes at the door.  That's a lot of shoes!

Time for Dirty Santa!

James got some great gifts!  Of course they were all "girl" gifts.  These were stolen several times.

In Korea, a big tub of peanut butter is an excellent gift!  And it was stolen from Julie.

Then James got some adorable ear muffs...which was stolen.

"Hope is the thing with feathers. That perche in the soul. And sings the tune with out the words, and never stops at all."  Konglish CRACKS me up!  It actually cracks us all up.  We could make a fortune if only they would ask us to proofread things.

That's a lot of people!

Of course, we had to do a funny picture!

I had a fantabulous Christmas!  In fact, I couldn't have asked for a better one here in Korea.  I said the prayer before our meal, and I even choked up which surprised me.  I am SO incredibly grateful for these people in my life over here.  It's hard to leave your family and friends and move halfway across the world to another country.  My new friends have really helped with the transition, and I know I'm not the only one who thinks that.  There's something about being all put in the same situation away from everything you know to bond you all together.


  1. I enjoyed 4 years in Busan. Yes, Konglish is funny. Yours is quote from Emily Dickinson:

    Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul,
    And sings the tune without the words,
    And never stops at all,

    And sweetest in the gale is heard;
    And sore must be the storm
    That could abash the little bird
    That kept so many warm.

    I've heard it in the chillest land
    And on the strangest sea;
    Yet, never, in extremity,
    It asked a crumb of me.

  2. Do you guys not like Korean food at all or something?