Key to Korea

Jim and I celebrated our 12-year-Wedding Anniversary on Sunday. Since Jameson and I are still required to leave the country every 30 days, we timed our anniversary with a trip to visit Jim’s best friend, Ouk ,in Korea. Ouk and Jim met on their first day of kindergarten (over 30 years ago?) and Ouk was also Jim’s best man. It was such a joy to see a friend who is like a brother to Jim especially a friend who attended our wedding 12 years ago.

Ouk and his fiancée, Yun, showed us around Seoul on Friday night and Saturday. Unfortunately, we had to fly back to Shanghai early Sunday morning, but we enjoyed the two days we had with our friends.

We loved Korea, as the city is clean and the country is politically free while the Korean people are kind and educated. As tiring and expensive as it may be to travel every 30-days with a toddler, I hope to go back to Korea on another one of my monthly excursions.


Hand-made Korean Court cakes made from solid honey and cornstarch. 
 


Jameson was not so sure about putting something in his mouth
that resembled a black-widow spider web.
But thanks to Jameson’s large appetite and us living abroad,
he will try just about anything.

 

Outdoor tea houses function as community living rooms in Korea.
 


5-spice iced-tea with watermelon and Asian pear is so refreshing!

 


On Namsam Mountain it is traditional for couples to lock signed pad-locks
to the railing of the Seoul Tower.



In honor of our 12-year anniversary, we signed two padlocks
and took the heart-shaped keys home with us,
in the hopes of one-day visiting our locks again on day.



Seoul Tower lit up with flames during a laser show.



We took the cable-car from the top of the mountain where the tower is to street level.



I love this photo!



Argh! I wish we had our Nikon for this photo
as it is our only family photo and it is blurrrrrrryyy!!



I loved seeing these two squished into Korean-sized bus seats!



Our group in front of the Hyundai building where they planned to show the Uruguay-Korean world cup game.



Whose brilliant idea was it to give our noise-maker a noise-maker?




After 12 years of marriage, my husband still possesses the key to my heart and now the key to a symbol of our love in Korea. Now we must go back to Korea!

2 comments

  • Annie

    Annie

    Congratulations Lori and Jim!! May you have many, many more years of love and happiness!!

    Congratulations Lori and Jim!! May you have many, many more years of love and happiness!!

  • Lisa

    Lisa

    Lori and Jim congratulations on 12 years of wedded bliss! Wishing you many more happy years to come! It looks like you had a wonderful time in Korea! I'm so glad! Much better than the last 30 day visa stamping trip! I love seeing the updates and look forward to hear how life is going. You are thought of often and prayed for daily. Give Jameson a great big hug from us! Can't wait until our kiddos get to see each other again (well Nathan for the first time!). Have a wonderful week! Much love, Lisa (Art, Emily and Nathan!)

    Lori and Jim congratulations on 12 years of wedded bliss! Wishing you many more happy years to come! It looks like you had a wonderful time in Korea! I'm so glad! Much better than the last 30 day visa stamping trip! I love seeing the updates and look forward to hear how life is going. You are thought of often and prayed for daily. Give Jameson a great big hug from us! Can't wait until our kiddos get to see each other again (well Nathan for the first time!). Have a wonderful week! Much love, Lisa (Art, Emily and Nathan!)

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