Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sojung's Top Ten

Here are the top ten things Sojung likes about America.

10. Our house

9. American Idol

8. The fireplace in our family room

7. The computer in her room

6. The Korean food we can buy at Super H and Grand Mart

5. Her school (NVCA)

4. Cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter, basically anything I make she will eat)

3. Ice Cream

2. Our cats

1. Deb and Marcus (really, she said this, I didn't type this. She is really right next to me. Honestly...)

Top Ten Things Sojung Has Tried and Does Not Like

10. Macaroni and Cheese

9. Macaroni and Cheese

8. Macaroni and Cheese

7. Macaroni and Cheese

6. Macaroni and Cheese

5. Macaroni and Cheese

4. Macaroni and Cheese

3. Macaroni and Cheese

2. Macaroni and Cheese

1. Macaroni and Cheese

Top Ten Things Sojung Wants To Do/See While in America

10. Make some cookies

9. Go swimming

8. Go hiking on a mountain

7. Meet our family

6. See more of the USA

5. Visit Hershey, PA

4. Visit NASA while in Houston on spring break

3. Improve English

2. Be friends with Pierre (Pierre is one of cats who is afraid of EVERYTHING! It took him a year to get used to us. Everytime Sojung goes near him he runs away)

1. SHOP til she drops!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Care Package From Korea

Deb, hurry and take the picture so I can open the package!
Care packages are the best!
How cute is this face?
Doesn't she look happy?
What is in the box?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Birthday Weekend

This weekend we attended a birthday party for Reese and Tate. They were born at 25 weeks and it was great to celebrate their birthday! They are two very special miracles. Tate and his Mom, Dana
Reese, the belle of the ball!

Presents from my hubby!

Today is my birthday and we celebrated last night at Clyde's and lunch at The Cheesecake Factory today.

Dinner at Clyde's.

Friday, February 22, 2008


Sojung brought her hanbok from Korea. It is beautiful. She said she wears it to weddings, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and other special occasions.


Just in case you wanted to make the rice and fish cake recipe, here it is. Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, February 18, 2008

This Weekend

Sojung and her friend Slgi making the bulgogi. Slgi is also from Korea and here on an exchange program.

Fried sweet potatoes tossed in a sugar syrup and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Very tasty!
Rice cakes (the long pasta like tubes), cabbage, hard boiled eggs, fish cakes, onion and pepper paste. We also had bulgogi and rice. I am happy to report that Marcus ate his entire meal with chopsticks!
On Saturday I took the girls to Tysons to shop and they had a great time. We went with my friend Kim and her exchange student, Tina. We almost had to drag the girls out of the mall.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Sojung brought us a gift when she first arrived. She brought Marcus a business card holder and me a jewlry box. They are beautiful.
We gave her welcome gifts as well. We bought her a Korean flag, Bath and Body products, a NVCA school T-shirt and water bottle, and movie tickets.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

She's a Keeper!

It has been three weeks since Sojung arrived in the US. She has really settled in and made herself at home. Her English has really improved in just three short weeks. She willingly helps prepare meals, carry in groceries and take care of the cats. Today while I was scooping the cat box she offered to do it for me. That is something I would have never asked her to do, but she did it with a smile. I am afraid that June will come sooner than we are ready for it to come.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Every year for the past seven years we go out for Valentine's Dinner with friends. We had a great time with friends and enjoyed the food. Especially the dessert.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Sojung and Marcy Darcy Katy Sheridan
Pierre Jean Claude

Juliet helping with US History
I am so glad Sojung likes cats. We have three.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sojung's new tattoo!!

Sojung is doing very well in school. She made an A on her Bible test! To celebrate we allowed her to get a tattoo! Don't worry, it will wash off.

Sojung and I have been shopping. The girl loves clothes! No wonder we get along so well.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday

We were invited to a Super Bowl party at our friends' house. They are also Sojung's rep for PIE. We had a great time. This is the cake Sojung and I made. She also made bulgogi which was a big hit!

Getting ready to go!