Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January Update

Ahh, January. I hate January. It's cold, and there's nothing to look forward to unless you have a birthday or live in a place where they celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

I'm about 12 weeks pregnant now--kinda crazy. I can't believe I'm nearly 1/3 of the way through. We went to see the baby doctor, Dr. Song, on the 18th. Marc and I both posted a clip of the ultrasound video on our Facebook pages, but in case you haven't seen it, here it is again:

I had no idea that 12-week-old fetuses could move around like that! No one has ever mentioned it, although I guess I haven't known THAT many pregnant people.

Not much has been going in the daily lives of Marc and Christina. I think we're both already counting down until it's time to go home to our new home in Texas. February should be more exciting though; the Lunar New Year holiday (Seolnal) is February 2-4 (meaning we get a 5-day weekend) and we'll be spending a couple of days in Seoul with a couple of our friends.

Now we're just starting to take inventory of everything in our apartment and figure out what to sell/get rid of and what to send home. Our goal is ship a few boxes to America and then just get on the plane with 1 or 2 suitcases each and the cats. Wish us luck getting everything sorted over the next couple of months :)
Sunday, January 02, 2011


2010 went pretty well. Nothing negative to report, and that's always a plus!
  • We dug ourselves out of debt and started paying on my student loan
  • We visited China and Singapore and Malaysia
  • We decided we were content with our life in Korea, but not content enough to stay a third year
  • I made the decision to take charge of my health and have lap-band surgery in October (oops, let the cat out of the bag!)
  • Found out I was pregnant about a month after having the previously-mentioned lap-band surgery (haha, joke's on me!)
I'm looking forward to 2011, as it will see our return to the homeland and the arrival of our first child. 

Happy 2011! I hope you enjoyed your celebrations. We went with some friends to a park downtown to see a show and watch them ring the giant bell at the new year. Afterwards, we watched "Tron: Legacy" so we wouldn't have to wait behind thousands of people trying to get a taxi. 

Awesome vocal ensemble

Children's choir; they were adorable!
Traditional dancers
I didn't take any pictures of the actual bell-ringing or the fireworks because I was too cold to get my camera out again. 

Happy New Year!

P.S. If you're interested, you can check out my lap-band blog at Daegu Fatty.

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