Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring in Seoul

Blogging is not too high on the list of priorities these days, I have to admit. Once Eric's aunt and cousin left, it was time to start packing (I'm really glad that Eric wouldn't let me start before they got here, because the piles of boxes everywhere are so irritating!). There's so much going on these days that I'm always feeling like I have just enough time to get started and never enough time to finish anything.

This week was Cade's last Kindergarten field trip. (How did that happen so fast??) The 8th Grade Gala and Junior/Senior Banquet are tonight. Concerts and parties next week, followed by the last day of school and Kindergarten graduation the next week. We seem to have big (or small) events nearly every day for these last few weeks, and of course, lots of double-bookings to keep us on our toes!

This week begins the extended farewells with a ladies' brunch on Saturday and the school farewell picnic on Sunday (the new admin are making big changes to our usual traditions!). This is, of course, the time of year that expats hate the most. Time to say goodbye again. Poor Kennedy has spent much of the week in tears over friends that are leaving, and it's just so hard for us to know what to do for her, having never experienced loss the way she does every single year.

So, we just keep going to the events. We help them make the memories, try to document them when we can, and know that a year from now, it will be someone else causing the tears. Quite possibly someone we haven't even met yet.

Aside from the tearful goodbyes this time of year, we do enjoy the weather. It's been in the 70s-80s for the past few weeks, and when we've had the free time, we've gotten out to enjoy it!

The weekend before Michael and Nancy arrived, we took the kids on an impromptu trip to the park on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, everyone else had decided to do the same thing, and by the time we'd parked (I waited in line for nearly an hour and after driving to a second park!), and the kids had played for 20 minutes, it was time to head home and figure out dinner. We do our best, though.

The first set of pictures here is from about a month ago when the cherry blossoms were in bloom, and then the second set is from 2 weeks ago when the azaleas were in bloom. Now, we have roses.

I really should head off to do some packing, and I still have baking to do for brunch tomorrow, but the baby just woke up, and he's going to be hungry, so those things will have to wait!

And for those people WHO are more concerned about my grammar and word choice than my blog content, just know that I haven't had time to proofread a blog post before posting it in about 2 years, and I doubt that's going to change any time soon. So, you can either embarrass yourself by publicly complaining about my grammar, or you can find something else to entertain yourself. Ain't nobody got time for that.

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