Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Carpe Diem

The Army is such a great place for us to be right now. Yet another blessing has been laid at my feet... Money for school! They gave me $4,000 to be exact. I have lots of options to explore! I am pretty sure my choice will be for sonography but I want to make sure I've evaluated all my options. The only problem with medicine is the clinical hours. The hospital on post does not work with students or residents. The school I'm looking into is in Topeka. My sister in law, Candice does this and says she loves her job. It might be a year before I can do it but the money will still be available! I'm pretty much chomping at the bit to go back to school. I will update more as time passes and things are nailed down.

My brother and sister in law Marissa have been hard at work on their house. My mom says they have done a ton of work in the little time they have lived there. I am so excited to see it for the first time in December! I am still day dreaming and looking at homes in the KC area... Not that we are anywhere near ready to buy a house. I just like day dreaming I guess :P

Tyler is putting the finishing touches on his OCS (Officer Candidate School) packet! So by this time next year, hopefully, he will know when his class date is. Pending acception of course. But if you know my husband, you already know his determination level. It's one of the many things I love about him.

Not to get too boring on you but I am reading a new book! "Families of Two." by Laura Carroll. The book is dedicated to people who are, "happily married, with no children, by choice." I wanted to read it because I feel like society makes you feel like you have to have children. When, honestly, nowadays it's a choice. I really like it and have trouble putting it down.

As for our "baby"... I took her to the vet yesterday for her yearly and to get her microchiped. Since we are taking her with us in December, I wanted to make sure their aren't going to be any fowl ups with getting her there and back. I might be starting a little early but better safe than sorry!

My lesson's have pretty steady. I am beginning to think I am going to have to put an age limit on kids to enter the program. I've had so many calls from mom's with children as young as 1 wanting lessons! There is no possible way your child will benefit from swim lessons. I tell them it would be a waste of their time and money. I've had several just drop me. No calls to cancel just leaving me to figure it out... I have 4 people I'm coaching today so I will most definitely be tired tonight.

In other news, Tyler's college friend, Dave Kiger came to stay with us for a few days! He's a great guy and has the best stories. We always enjoy his company!

I'm dieting... Again. It stinks but I am seeing results. On Septemer 1st starts a group work out plan Tyler got us signed up for. I'm excited and I hope I can keep up!

Well that is all for now! I'm off to teach :) Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Seoul House Tour

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P.S. It's totally okay to be jealous :P

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August Picture Update...


Just a few pics of some recent activities

Most recent being....





Tyler's 24th Birthday!


Oreo Ice cream cake from ColdStone :)


I could look at him forever... I think I just might :P


Yes it was as good as it looked... ColdStone always delivers!



All of the pics of the boys in orange is "Company Organizational Day" or "mandatory fun time" as my lovely husband calls it :) It's a game day for all enlisted people and their families. We took home the trophy... AGAIN!




Morris showing off his mad balance skills :)

Practicing offensive line.


Deem giving some pointers. Don't know what Tyler is doing... Sleeping??


He wasn't QB but he could chuck that pigskin a fair ways.



See!


Tyler receiving a PT achievement award from Captain Becker. He is the leader for the "Special Pops" PT and gets people back into shape!


Cheesy as usual :)


Baby Gabe playing bowling the day he came over! He beat me! The kid is good...


Super duper pooper scooper cute!!! I can see one of his pigs :)


Haha! I love her <3


One clear day Tyler took me up to the mountain for some pictures !


Over looking the Han River.


Our little trip down town.



Hope you enjoyed this lil' post... Stay cool everyone!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beach Weekend and Recent Events

The weather has been so unbearably hot here in Seoul! Tyler and I decided to head to the beach with our friends over the weekend. We woke up Saturday morning at 4:00 to beat the traffic... I surprised myself at how well I rolled out of bed :)So we loaded up the car and headed to the East coast. 3 hours later we arrive. We set up the tent and had lunch and then went for a swim. A very, very, very cold swim. The water had to be 60 degrees. So it took me forever to get used to the water, but I finally did. Got myself a very nice shell collection too! I didn't take a camera because it was raining on and off the whole trip. The rain water was much warmer than the ocean... Crazy right? Went to sleep around 11 Saturday night and woke up at 6:30. Our friends brought lots of camping gear which included a propane cook stove, pans and plates! They also brought pancake mix. I tried many times to get the pancakes to work but, alas, they just kept sticking :( So we just decided bacon and eggs was much easier. After breakfast the boys tore down the tent and loaded the car. I took a much needed shower...
Okay let me just pause for a second to tell you about the shower. It was a huge room with shower heads lining the entire wall and 3 huge tubs of water in the center with ladles floating in them. The shower heads had NO hot water... The only way to get the hot water was to use the huge basins in the center. Mind you, there are NO curtains. So you see everyone and they see you in your birthday suit. ICKY! But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. So needless to say I don't know whether they were staring for good or bad reasons. Remember I am the only, "ample" white girl there.
Okay back to what I was saying... After the car was loaded we headed to a local fish/seafood market. It was smelly but interesting. Guys were coming up to us trying to sell us fish like it was a new car or something! So we decided to try some... All they do is fillet it and lay it out for you. I tried a few bites but neither Tyler or I could stomach it. It's not even remotely close to sushi if that's what your thinking. So they brought us out some soup to cook the fish in. With the fish head in it. Let's just say I ate a lot of rice. So after all that I was still a little hungry and decided to try some fried shrimp. That didn't go so well either because the shrimp was fried WHOLE. It still had eggs under it's tail. So to keep myself from upchucking I just passed on food all together. It took us about 5 hours to get home due to traffic. Korean's all vacation at the same time, and that weekend was vacation weekend... But all in all the camping trip was a success and we had lots of fun and had a good adventure.
Tomorrow is Tyler's 24th birthday! I am now heading for a much needed shower and then to go get his cake. Other than that, my swimming lessons are going so well! I am now coaching several kids and each one of them is awesome. I am very lucky they are all good little listeners. Well I'm off for a cool shower!!!!