Well Chuseok has come and gone... This holiday is the Korean version of Thanksgiving. Everyone and their mother (literally) travel to their hometowns to pay respect to their family. This year, in particular, was fun because we had a whole whopping 5 days off of work!!! That is an amazing mid-school year break. Because Fridays are Robert's day off work (I know, right? How lucky are we?), we started our holiday out a little earlier :)
side note: not all the food in this picture was consumed... here's what we like to call "false advertising". Honestly, those dishes looked like tiny appetizers and the entire meal only costs about $17 so we had no idea how much food we were getting :) So this is how we started the holiday... knee deep in fried things.... nice-uh (sorry, Korean joke)
We decided not to go outside of the country, but rather to spend the holiday with friends and "adopted family"~ The Ims and the Boltes. It was SO nice to be in a family environment and just hang out and eat regular dinners and be around kids. It was such a fun time! They were so welcoming and we loved our time with them over the holiday.
The boys playing games...
...and the girls coloring Princess pictures
~ Playground time ~
Playing games and watching "Facing the Giants" :)
~ Din Tai Fung ~
Never a dull moment around these two...
Bethany and I gave our best Korean photo poses...
Only in Korea can you paint your nails and not get any weird looks...
Oh man. There's always a ton of fun to be had in Seoul... even if it involves walking down 20 flights of stairs to avoid a crowded elevator... We had a blast in Seoul and are so thankful for our family here in Korea. Thank you pastor Oliver and family for your amazing hospitality and thank you Boltes for all the great laughs and overall funness.