No time for Christmas letter - only fast facts:
1) We moved to South Korea. Driving in Korea is downright scary. This is because the Koreans have only been driving automobiles for about 5 months. The other day we saw a father and his 3 small children riding a motor scooter into oncoming traffic. This would not have been so unusual had he not been programming his cell phone and hauling a refrigerator at the same time. The only passengers wearing helmets were the grandma and grandpa. Koreans are very proud of their large organ-donor pool. Apart from the traffic, Korea is wonderful.
2) We loaned our dog abby to Grandma T because they eat dogs in South Korea. Just kidding – that’s just what we told the kids. Really, they don’t eat dogs here anymore because they are too busy stuffing their faces with Kim chi. Kim chi is a delicious fermented cabbage dish, which is served at every meal. Kelly has taken a religious vow of Kim chi abstinence.
3) Troy gradiated from neurology residency . . . “congraduations T”.
4) Kelly is the glue that keeps the various parts of our family together. She was rather sticky this year.
5) N is progressing rapidly on the violin. He is preparing to honor his parents with a Christmas recital soon. One of his fellow fiddlers is blind. There is nothing wrong with blind people (except that they cannot see the notes while fiddlin’).
6) E has taken heartily to a Korean craze called “Dahchees” (pronounced dah-cheese). A dah-chee is a flat paper disc with Korean writing on it. The object of dah-chees is to chant “tai, bai, bow” (Korean rock, paper, scissors) and then throw your dah-chee at your friends dah-chee to overturn it. If you are successful, then you get to keep them both. Dah-chees is really flat marbles for lazy kids who don’t want to chase round marbles.
7) A has a very scruffy voice. It’s fun to tickle him and hear him squeal scruffily. He is brings a lot of joy to our house. Also, his favorite recipe is: 737-5546 which is the number for pizza delivery. Also also, he is a great dancer and likes to boogie.
8) A is the sovereign authority at our house. She is planning a coup to take over the local government as dictator. She pretty much gets whatever she wants because she is so darn cute. Her cheeks are like sugar plums, round and plump (often coated with sweet stuff). She has a line of clothing coming out next fall.
9) This letter is due at the post office by December 10th so this is the end of the facts (and the reason they had to be fast). We pumped this baby out just 1 hour.
10) Kelly’s making me say that we love you all and yada, yada, yada . . . Merry Christmas, Season’s Greeting, Happy Chanaka, Happy Kwanza.