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About That One Time in Seoul

I’m a little behind on things in South Korea. Getting adjusted to a new work schedule and life in Daegu has been a wild and crazy ride! As I mentioned in my last post, we are also trying to make the most of being stationed here, so Busan was our last trip. However, I forgot to share that we spent a wonderful weekend in Seoul last month. The Army celebrated its 242nd birthday on June 14 – and we traveled to Seoul to attend the Birthday Ball. Y’all, it was my FIRST birthday ball experience and I had a blast!…

Fourth of July at Busan, South Korea

After we unpacked our final box, we started crafting our South Korea/Asia bucket list and are determined to make the most of the time off, especially during American holidays! The first holiday in the country was Memorial Day, but we decided to stay in town and finish unpacking our goods. Our stuff arrived here the Friday before Memorial Day. So, it seemed natural to power through the weekend to set-up our new home here. However, for the Fourth of July (the next long weekend), we traveled to Busan for a beach weekend and had a wonderful time. What a vibrant…

Good-bye Northern Virginia, Hello South Korea

So, I left Northern Virginia. It’s unbelievable to type out (let alone say out loud) that I live in South Korea now. Who knew that I would be here? My husband and I sure didn’t think another assignment in South Korea would land on our plate. Alas, it did. And instead of doing another unaccompanied tour like our last go around, we opted to do command sponsorship this time. Why? Unlike last time, I already work from home. I didn’t have a career to worry about. With those factors in mind, why not? It was still a difficult pill to…

Playing Tourist at the National Mall

It only took a year and a half…. Actually, I’ve walked on the National Mall with family and friends already, but my husband has either been away or unable to come with us. He hasn’t been able to see any of the monuments and memorials and with the weather turning, we wanted to make sure we make of the time we have before Winter. This past Sunday was beautiful out. A couple months ago, I drove up to the National Mall area on a Sunday and surprisingly found that parking wasn’t as bad as I thought. So, I thought it would…

The 9-11 Memorial and Museum

I know, I know…where the <beep> have I been?! Well, I’m not going to bore you with excuses. Life got in the way! After my husband and I’s trip to NYC this past weekend, it sparked me to share my experience. I was inspired. Particularly, our time at the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. I was overwhelmed with emotion and stunned silent as we walked past the memorial ponds that represented the North and South Tower. The Memorial and Museum opened around the time I PCSed out of the great city. I was preparing for a job turnover and move to…

Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest

This past weekend was jam packed! I had a special special guest come into town, so I played tourist for a day and danced the night away in D.C. AND I volunteered at the BESC’s Autumn Bazaar during Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest. It was such an amazing event that I was so happy to be a part of. I just started participating at my local spouse club and can’t stress how much I’m loving it! What an amazing group of people! The goal of the club is to fund raise for scholarships and we have fun doing it. You can’t beat…

Arizona for the Weekend

I’m back! The last couple of weeks have been CRAZY! First, I’ve been catching up from my parents visit AND planning ahead for being away for my Arizona trip. I practically didn’t have any time to myself. Plus, I’ve just been so antsy to finally see my husband again. Last week, I saw my husband graduate a class. It was my very first official Army spouse proud moment. Because most of the soldiers that graduated came from outside of Arizona, a lot of family members weren’t present. I wasn’t the only crazy family member that showed. It was nice to…

What Makes NYC Awesome [in Instagram Pictures]

Feeling really nostalgic lately. I spent some time this week going through pictures in my old phone and realized that I had lots of great photo memories of my life in NYC. I’ve had a new phone since my time in Virginia, so most of my new photos of the next chapter in my life here at Fort Belvoir. I thought it would be nice to share some of reasons why I love the Big Apple so much and how it will always have a special place in my heart. 1. New Yorkers have pride 2. The Empire State Building, especially…

Duty Station Scrapbooking

Last weekend was my first weekend all by myself. In a way, I was actually looking forward to it. Of course, I missed my husband and friends, especially after my NYC visit the following last weekend. It was just refreshing to go around town and be on my own for a bit. I used the time to get started on something I committed to doing while my husband is away and that’s starting a duty station scrapbook. So far, I’m doing pretty well with all tips I shared in my Operation In Touch blog story! I went to a local…

Cowgirls at Yankee Stadium

I spent last weekend in NYC — and it was great! Instead of spending my first weekend alone, I decided to plan ahead and schedule a visit with my NYC friends. I also took that opportunity to see my all-time favorite sports team, the Yankees play. Before you harp on me for being a Yankee fan, I really had no choice. My dad was born and raised in New York and is a fan himself. Despite never being stationed in New York, my dad was able to pass along his for the Yankees down to me. Sometimes I call it a curse…