Sunday, November 27, 2005

Inquiring Minds Want to Know...

In case you wanted to know what we wanted for Christmas, here are our Christmas Lists.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Turkey, ham, rice, and a big spicy beige thing with a tail...

I'm willing to guess that you didn't have this diverse a Thanksgiving feast...but for us, these were all part of our Thanksgiving festivites. Matt and Agatha Walton were VERY gracious and invited us over to Agatha's parents' house for dinner today. We were excited to be a part of their day...although most of the excitement came from the 5 children under the age of 6 running around and making faces at the camera! However, to fully understand our situation, you must understand a couple things...1. It was a potluck dinner (which wasn't a bad thing) 2. Agatha's family is Korean...this provided a different spin to your traditional Thanksgiving feast. While we did have ham, turkey, mashed potates, cranberry salad and pumpkin pie, we also had a soup with tofu, lots of rice, spicy pickles, and the above mentioned beige food, which we agreed wasn't bad.

Agatha's family was wonderful, and they were kind enough to translate the prayer into English for the four non-Korean speakers in the house. We looked at pictures from Agatha's sister's wedding, relaxed, and tried to figure out what we really ate. We appreciated that Matt didn't always know either.

We arrived home today with an eclectic bag of large beige things though. It was a great and memorable Thanksgiving Day adventure.

Even though you all had different circumstances, we hope and pray you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. God's blessings!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Moving To California

It all started a long time ago in a galaxy far far away. Like South Carolina. An amazingly beautiful little girl named Anna was born. Four days later, unbeknownst to all parties involved, a stunningly handsome boy was born in Elgin, Illinois. About twenty-three years later, they met, got married, and moved to California. I'm skipping most of the important details there, but you get the picture.

Oh, the reason why I started writing this in the first place was that I am supposed to let you all known why we chose this title for our blog. Well, that story started one morning when two movers walked in to pack for our move to California. They walk around our apartment and comment on the number of books we had on our bookcases. They were informed there were more in the basement. Unfortunately, at that particular juncture, the poor souls moving our stuff didn't understand that the word "more" was nothing short of a total inundation of boxes of books. At last count, 80 boxes of the bibliophiles' prized possessions were packed.

Four months later, we're still finding boxes of books. Most have been unpacked, but to our great dismay, our apartment is still not big enough to store them all. So here we are in the OC, which carries more similarities to the tv show than we wish to mention. Thankfully, the ironies of the materialistic culture are not lost on us. There are bookstores here too.

By the way, we would like to offer a special shout-out to the Wests for ushering us as a couple into the information age.