Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Where on Earth Have You Been?

Hi fellow crafty peeps!

         So, are you wondering where on Earth I have been? Life took a little bit of an unexpected turn around Thanksgiving 2014! We found out that we were going to be moving to S. Korea for a year in May 2015! What?! Yes, South Korea. That basically put my life in a tail spin and I didn't stop moving until now! Whew!

          I went through every belonging we had and decided it's fate. Would it go to Korea, Storage, Trash or Yard Sale. It was a daunting task but it had to be done. Then packing and prepping for our loooooong flight to Korea, with 3 kiddos I might add. I researched and prepped bags for the plane ride, hoping to keep the girls happy and fed. The flight really wasn't that bad and we started our Korean Adventure.

           Korea had its positives and negatives, but overall it was an amazing adventure! I took on the task of homeschooling my kids while we lived there, mostly because I had to, and we tried to see as much as we could. We didn't see everything we had wanted to, but overall we saw some pretty fun things. Homeschooling didn't end up being so bad and it freed up our time to do and see more things.

Osan, S. Korea
Mulhyanggi Arboretum

Jeju Island, S. Korea
Jusangjeolli Cliffs

Korean Bulgogi

Jeju Island, S. Korea
Volcanic Crater - Seongsan Ilchulbong

Jeju Island, S. Korea
Stone Grandfathers

           We have since returned to the states and it has been quite the ride! Another long flight, reuniting with family and friends, setting up house again and shopping to replace some of the things that were sold in the first place. We are all happy to be back home, but do miss Korea. We really did have a great time there, and we made some fantastic friends.

           Now we are settling back into our new normal and prepping for this new chapter of our lives. Part of this chapter is that I am homeschooling again! I think I might be half crazy, but my kiddos asked to be homeschooled again this year, so we are going to see how it goes. I'm not going to lie, I LOVE prepping for the school year! All the curriculum and books streaming into our home is like Christmas for me! Maybe I'm a nerd like that.

            What about Scrapbooking and crafting? Well, to my surprise I did get started on a project life style scrapbook of our adventures in Korea. I only have a few months done, but I do plan to continue to work on that album or albums so we have our year there documented. I have to say that I very much enjoyed the project life/pocket style scrapbooking. I found that it was easier to squeeze into my busy day and fun to put together. I hope to share some of it in a YouTube video at some point.

            What's next for me? Aside from what I've already shared, I'm not entirely sure. I would love to get back into doing YouTube videos. I really enjoyed it and all of you. I would also like to try my hand at blogging some. What do you think? I hope your lives have been as blessed as mine has been this last year or so.

     At least now you know that I did not fall off the face of the planet, just traveled halfway around the world!

                                                           Until Next Time!

1 comment:

KimCreate said...

I thought of you the other day and wondered if you quit crafting. I had no idea you moved out of the country! Wow, I used to enjoy your videos. I'm glad you picked up pocket scrap booking, so have I. Welcome back to the USA