Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Missing Chapters of My Past Life

"Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
~Al Bernstien~

I am way overdue for a blog post, and since this is my journal/life in pictures I've got some catching up to do.
I will start with June, and hopefully in the next week not get too distracted to catch up through Sept.
May and June is the big transfer time with the military. Our branch probably lost 50% of its members. Fortunately we had more move in this year than what left.
Tracy and her family (she's in the middle) got their new assignment to Louisana. She was the branch R.S. Pres. and her two dedicated counselors (Moi and Vanessa) decided to take her to lunch two days before she left for the U.S.
We started out happy and carefree....

Tracy was driving my car back to her home after lunch. Little did we know that is illegal in Korea, until she bumped into the car in front of her.
No big deal, or so you would assume since there was not a scratch or dent on the car!
We thought, no problem, and we can all go on our merry way.

Lets just say that for not a scratch or a dent on either car, when you have an accident in Korea things can get complicated. The korean princess that she hit, insisted on a trip to the hospital for x-rays and a Dr.'s exam, the military police had to come and get involved, both insurance companies showed up, one of the managers from Lyle's company drove 90 min to make sure matters didn't get out of hand, two nice guys~one is standing there in the pink shirt~were in the car behind us and stuck it out the entire time to help to translate, a group of school girls, several old people and other random people all got involved. 100 bucks and four hours later, and it was
finally over.

Then there was that mysterious, wicked spider that bit me during the night and scarred me for life.
So when life gets tough, the tough go to...L.A.!

Krista and Tyler came as well. See that white skin on Tyler. His skin color matched his beach towel by the end of the day. No sun screen plus one hour of nap time on sand equals pain and suffering to the blond-haired-blue-eyed type.

Grandpa Lyle teaching Lillie the fine art of burying yourself in the sand

By far the most important event in June occurred on the 4th.
Henry Eric arrived, and we all showed up to celebrate!

He's adorable and has got a lot of the Walker genes. He's in the top 2% in his height and weight. I'm sure that's not coming from our side of the family.
Hank the Tank is what his dad calls him.
Henry decided to skip being a newborn and doubled his 8lb birth weight in about 14 weeks.

Lillie is at such a funny age. She is two and speaks Spanish (thanks Dora), knows her alphabet, and is showing off the loot she got from Korea. Those are luggage tags hanging from her arms, but the Korean visor is my personal favorite.

We managed a trip to Disneyland with my sister. I'm pretty sure I took pictures, but I have no clue as to what happened to them, and we also spent time in Hollywood.
It felt so good to be home with family again!