Another New Year in East Lansing

Finishing 2012…in the SNOW!!  😀
Happy New Year to All!

Obviously, I’m a little late posting a “Happy New Year” blog.  It’s been a hectic week-and-a-half between December 21st and today (January 1, 2013).  What with pulling together a Christmas dinner (granted, just for myself and InChul), trying to set up the next PCAC semester (basically, work was CRAZY), and planning a surprise birthday party for someone who turned 30 on New Year’s Eve (the added activities surrounding the holiday itself didn’t help either), I can easily say this may have been the busiest holiday seasons I have encountered yet.  I’m almost glad that it’s all over and we can resume our day-to-day mundane lives.

I can only say that because I only have three days of it 
before heading down to warmer temperatures for 9 days…

While I could regale you with long-winded tales of my scrambling to make Christmas, InChul’s 30th Birthday, and New Year’s Eve/Day special this year, I will keep it short and sweet.

  1. Christmas Eve was spent doing laundry (by myself…InChul was working) and shopping for groceries and gifts at Best Buy (for us).  The only remotely festive aspect of the night (other than gift-buying) was drinking tea/hot chocolate while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas (both of them).
  2. This Christmas was the very first that InChul and I spent alone together.  I enjoyed sleeping in and spending the day doing pretty much nothing.  After dinner (homemade roast chicken and sides for two), we spent the evening watching Star Wars: A New Hope (which I’ve never watched in its entirety in one sitting and InChul has never seen at all).
  3. InChul’s 30th Birthday – We had already purchased a new watch for him earlier in the month, but I really wanted to do something special.  So we (his co-residents and I) threw him a surprise party.   It was fun.  😀
  4. New Year’s Eve/Day – Between our New Year’s toast with friends at Reno’s, eating 떡국 and 미역국, and then heading to NCG Cinema to watch Les Mis (this will be another post another time), it was a great way to usher in 2013. 

All in all, 2012 was a great year for us, and we are so grateful for all of the blessings we have been given.  

Here are some of the highlights of 2012…
Joonseok’s Birthday (Jan 12, 2012)
Washington DC Trip…goodbye, MC!  (Jan 21, 2012)
Penn State @ MSU Basketball (Feb, 8 2012)
Oovoo Chat with Chung Sisters (Feb 29, 2012)
Hilton Head, SC/Savannah, GA Trip (May 27, 2012)
Home Sweet Home – Atlanta Trip (June 15, 2012)
Abby’s 백일 – Toronto, Ontario (June 21, 2012)
Chicago, IL Trip (June 30, 2012)
Toronto AGAIN!  (Aug 25, 2012)
Boise State @ MSU (Aug 31, 2012)
Atlanta, GA Trip (Sept 15, 2012)
OSU @ MSU Football (Sept 29, 2012)
Traverse City, MI (Oct 5, 2012)
Claddaugh Irish Pub – East Lansing, MI (Oct 19, 2012)
Nebraska @ MSU Football (Nov 3, 2012)
Northwestern @ MSU Football (Nov 17, 2012)
MSU IM Bowling Night (Nov 24, 2012)
MSU IM Residents’ Night Out (Nov 30, 2012)
MSU IM Holiday Party (Dec 8, 2012)
MSU IM “Ugly Christmas Sweater” Party (Dec 22, 2012)
Chung Family Google Chat (Dec 25, 2012)
InChul’s 30th Birthday – Surprise Party (Dec 30, 2012)
NYE Gathering – Reno’s in East Lansing (Dec 31, 2012)

 …and I know 2013 is going to be even better…greater…FUNNER!!  😀

Have a blessed 2013 everyone!  From our family to yours…

InChul (Tyler), Lydia, and Hudson An  ❤

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