Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Greetings From Korea

After many long days, weeks and months we have finally made it to Korea.  

This was a big undertaking and so much hard work and preparation went into moving to Korea.  As you know we sold our home and we sold one of our vehicles.  The other vehicle is on it's way here by ship and we hope to have it soon.  We have lived in Hotels for over a month now and although it was hard there have been some amazing and great times as well along the way.  

First we stayed on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.  Then we went to visit my mom and my sister in Mississippi and it was so good to see them.  We went back to San Antonio and stayed at the Army Lodging there until we flew to Utah and then on to Seattle.  We stayed a few days in Seattle in a glorious resort hotel and we just relaxed and enjoyed some down time.  

Then we flew out of Seattle to Japan on the 12th of July and then from Japan on to Korea.  It is one of the hardest trip I have ever taken in my life.  I actually had a bit of a breakdown in Japan.  I was tired and hot and had been on a plane for over 11 hours.  I was in a very strange place and I was cramping really bag from the flight.  I was in so much pain and I there were a few little things that happened that scared me, so I just started crying and could not stop.  

After a short 2 hour flight from Japan, we finally landed in Korea.  I was so very happy to finally be here and before to long we took a bus to Seoul and they put us in a beautiful hotel there.  We spent a few days there and it was so nice.  My only problem was I could hardly walk after our trip here.  My legs hurt so badly that I had trouble getting up and it was not until a few days ago that the pain and cramps finally stopped.  This trip was very hard on me and our entire family but we made it!!!

We are currently staying in Guest Lodging until we find a home here in Korea.  We have actually found the place where we want to stay but it won't be ready until next month so we are taking a temporary home until then.  Here are a few photo collages so you can get an idea of what the apartments here look like.  They are actually very modern with high end finishes.  the ovens here are smaller than what we use in American but they are super nice. 


Entry Doors and Windows


Kitchen and Living

We did not get any good photos of the living space but it is beautiful.  I love the entry tile work, the kitchen island and the beautiful bathrooms.  These bath rooms can be completely sprayed down and cleaned and everything goes down the drain.  My dream bathroom!!!!

And look at this view...

Our temporary apartment has a beautiful 
red and white kitchen. 

Sorry this isn't the best picture. 

We are having such a great time here.  The people are all very friendly and they love Americans. We are finding new and exciting things everyday. 

Soon we hope to settle down and then I can get back to crafting, decorating, cooking and sharing.  

Until then here is my new Etude House Perfume. 

Etude House is a brand of makeup in Korea.  I have known about them for a long time and I have some of their things but I was so excited to finally visit a store here in Korea. 
Tiffany and I had so much fun there and we got so many pretty things. 

I hope everyone is doing well and I will see you soon. 

Hugs, Beverly

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  1. Happy to see you in Korea :). Thanks for sharing those pictures with us. Your home looks lovely :)

    1. Thank you so much, It has been a LONG HARD journey but things are starting to get a little better. We did manage to do and see some wonderful things along the way. It is an adventure for sure. Hugs, Beverly

  2. Hi Beverly!!
    I am so glad that you are feeling better now! You poor thing...I just can't imagine how hard that trip was for you. But knowing that you feel better now is so good. You look great and so does your family. Miss seeing June...did she take that great pic? Tell the girls hello for me. Your new home will be so wonderful! Can't wait to see how you decorate it and make it homey. Very glad yall are getting settled. Take care and have fun!

    1. Thank you Doni, it has been a long and hard road but along the way we have had some great times and we have met some fabulous people. June was not with us that day. Someone we met while searching for a home took us out to eat lunch. June was resting in the hotel room. We had been out ALL day the day before and she was so tired. We are in our temporary home and I got to cook today for the first time in about 5 or 6 weeks. Hopefully I can get back to my life a little now. We will be so happy when we finally get our home that we will get to stay in. I will email you later. Hugs, Beverly

  3. I don't know if it will help with the cramps or not, but next time you have to make the trip between Korea and the States you might try wearing good quality support stockings. My parents and I wore them on our trip to and from Australia last fall and they really helped us! (My husband didn't wear them.) I also tried to do muscle tightening and leg lifts from time to time.

    Those long overseas flights are absolutely grueling! Ours from L.A. to Brisbane was about 15 1/2 hours due to delays on the ground in LAX. The home flight was something over 12 hours. I can totally relate to your melt down. I nearly had one during our 6 hour layover in LAX waiting for our home flight to Texas. Mom and I were so exhausted. The Lord was very kind to us in helping us get through the whole re-entry process very quickly!

    1. Oh thank you ever so kindly and I will absolutely try that on our next flight. I appreciate you taking the time to write to me and share your experience and what you learned with me. A couple other friends have told me that the stockings really do help and I am going to order some right away. I think the compression ones might help me work out this lingering issue with my feet and legs. I am hopeful. Hugs, Beverly


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