As my nephew was watching TV, he lifted his head, looked at me and asked me this question…
Parker: When are you going to leave?
Me: Back to Korea?
Parker: [Nods head]
Me: On Tuesday. Why?
Parker: Because I don’t want you to go.
I love my family! It’s so good to be back for a visit. I miss them a lot when I’m away. I’m staying with my brother and sister-in-law while I’m here. My nephew has been kind enough to turn his room into my hotel room.
I got a text from Mendi (SIL) before I got on the plane yesterday saying she was cleaning my room. I told her to be sure to leave a room service menu. To my surprise, she did. When I opened it up, it was blank. Hahaha
I’ll be in Texas until mid-March, then it’s back to Korea with my love.
I’m really mad at myself for not taking more pictures in Texas! I really had to scramble to find enough photos for my year in photos project. I think it was a combination of being so busy, breaking my point and shoot camera right before coming to Texas and not carrying my iPhone around because it only seemed useful when I had access to a wireless internet connection. I apologize for not having more photos of the place and people I love so very much.
Week 4 was my final week in Texas. Dave and I had a blast and we kept busy nearly every minute of every day. On Sunday we had an amazing brunch with my mom and Nana then went to see Kooza by Cirque du Soleil. The plot of the show was a little odd, but the tricks and performance were incredible! We loved it! On Monday we went to the State Fair of Texas with my mom, JJ, Jen, Mendi, Parker and Kenzie. We had a good time. We spent Tuesday at the mall and then had dinner with my dad and Sandy. Wednesday was another shopping day and then we went to the rehearsal and dinner. Thursday was JJ and Jen’s wedding. Dave and I did a bit more shopping on Friday, then frantically packed up 4 full boxes and shipped them back to Korea. That evening we had game night at Josh & Mendi’s. So many people showed up and we had a really great night. Everyone seemed to love Dave and I think he had a really good time in Texas, which I’m happy about.
Week 3 was a very busy week! I had a great time with my family and friends. I met up with some old co-workers, Shane and Matt for Indian food and games. We played this hilarious new game that I’d never heard of called Cards Against Humanity. I also went to Dallas and had dinner and drinks with my friend Natalie. Saturday was an especially busy day because I needed to go to the airport in the morning to pick Dave up! I was so excited that he was finally going to be in Texas and excited to show him off to all of my family and friends. Later that night was Jen’s bachelorette party so Dave got to rest at the hotel while I went out and celebrated my future sister-in-law.
During week 2, I spent a lot of time with my brother Josh, Sister-in-Law Mendi, my niece Kenzie and nephew Parker. I had a bunch of different doctor’s appointments and I felt pretty crappy most of the week. Luckily, Mendi took good care of me. Kenzie had a school performance on Thursday and I was so happy that I happened to be in town for it. Also, on Friday was my 10 year class reunion!
I had a great time back home with my family. I thought I month would feel longer, but it all flew by!
Since I got so behind on my blog, I thought I’d just put up a photo gallery that shows some of the fun that I had while back home.
During week 1 I had a great time with my mom and then went to central Texas to visit my dad. I drove back on the 22nd and had a night out with my brothers and friends.