Wednesday, August 12, 2009


We’re back in Korea safe and sound. We survived the 14 hour flight and all the driving in between, only losing 1 out of 11 bags (don’t worry, we just forgot it on the conveyer belt and had to pay the fine to have it delivered to our apartment). This is what happens when you become travel weary. Counting is relative.

Our new apartment is super nice and much bigger than our last one. (Yeah!) Of course, all the boxes of our junk were a little overwhelming.
The positive of being jetlagged and waking up at 2 AM is that we’ve gotten tons of unpacking done. My husband and I were on the unpacking race. How much can we get done before we have to go back to work on Tuesday?

Need 2 AM activities that antsy boys might like? Check these out:
1. Night Walks- take along a flashlight and you will discover a whole new world at this time of the night.
2. 24 hour stores- no lines!
3. Fresh Donuts- head to the grocery stores as soon as they open and get a dozen of melt-in-your-mouth donuts.
4. Star Gazing- jump into the car to a mountain top for some great star gazing (although I must say, you won’t see much if you live in one of the most populous cities in the world)
5. Call all your friends who live on the other side of the world ‘cause for once they will be awake when you are.
6. Eat breakfast twice and never eat dinner. (Thankfully, breakfast is my favorite meal)
7. Quiet activities- If you live in an apartment building and don’t want to wake your neighbors (like when you’re sword fighting, wrestling or jumping on the bed like I know you secretly do behind closed doors) then stack up on paints, playdough, and board games.
8. Sparklers- use up those leftover sparklers from 4th of July. They're fun anytime of the year.
9. Library- My family’s favorite place to visit. We stack up on books and then we have some new nighttime reading.


PJ Hoover said...

I love your list. I can taste the donuts even here in Texas.
Welcome back, and yay for the bigger apartment.

MG Higgins said...

Glad you're back safe and sound from your long trip. Good luck with all the unpacking! I love moving in to a new place; it's a fresh start.

Unknown said...

Great list!

And I so agree about no lines in the 24 hour stores...near Christmas, I only go to WalMart after midnight!

Kelly Polark said...

Welcome back to Korea! That is a fun list! Once a year my daughter has to have a sleep deprived EEG which requires us to wake her at 2am and keep her awake until the test at 7am ( so she falls asleep during the test). We've had to come up with creative ideas: playdough is always a hit and we bake too!

Jen and Steven said...

A great list! Glad to hear you're all back safe and sound, and happy to hear that you're able to unpack in a bigger place. It's always nice to get a little more room, although then it's tempting to fill it up with more stuff that you have to move again later. :-)

Martha Flynn said...

donuts. you had me at donuts.

Christina Farley said...

Thanks guys!

Beth, great idea for Christmas shopping. Sounds way less stressful. Don't you hate lines?

Kelly- your poor daughter! That must be tough on all of you.

Christina Farley said...

Martha- ha! I love it!

Kimbra Kasch said...

Great ideas!!!

I love having night activities to experience a totally different world than the day-to-day

Lenore Appelhans said...

You are back from the US and I am about the head over there!

C.R. Evers said...

Great list!

Welcome back. Glad you made it home safe and sound. :0)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

OMG these are awesome - i need to use them with my hyper kindergartener