Thursday, May 3, 2007

FINALLY . . . let the pictures begin

As most of you certainly know, we returned to America safe and sound after a long and sleepless flight over the Pacific. Neither of us did more than briefly nod off, so upon landing in Seattle we looked stunning. Justin quickly shuttle us to his apartment where I was viciously attacked my mother. She lunged from the darkness of the bathroom attempting to scare the crap out of me. It was really sweet. We hugged and cried, and i did that annoying screaming thing that girls often do that i usually make fun of. My only consolation is that I did it in the privacy of an apartment instead of out on a public walkway.

With all the excitement of having not just my mother surprise us but my dad and little bro also, we were no longer tired. We spent the next few days enjoying the company (including Andrea who also lives out that way), and ignoring our jet lag to the point of sheer exhaustion.

After Seattle, we hopped down to visit some of Alex's extended family. Alex's bro, Chris, picked us up at the airport. We made our way to Scottsdale where we stayed with Uncle Mike & Aunt Bernice. Bernice cooked an excellent meatball dinner the first night, and I was not too shy about eating, let me tell you. We were also able to see Uncle Tom and Aunt Janey (since they live upstairs), and just settled into the comfortable family atmosphere. After an all too short but very lively visit in AZ, we boarded the plane for Chicago.

And Chicago is where we've been for a week now. Settling in, meeting up with friends and family, and trying to figure out what exactly is next. In the meantime, for your enjoyment, feel free to peruse the following pictures . . .

Our last 10 days in Korea: Travels, haircuts, and lots of Buddha

Our first days in Vietnam: Hanoi & Ha Long Bay

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