And similar to that, my buddies, our boys have wrapped up their first faculty yr in South Korea, and we’re formally kicking off summer time trip! A good friend of mine requested what we did for summer time trip final yr, and I considered it for a second, then I laughed and laughed and laughed. To begin with, we didn’t have an actual summer time trip as a result of Spencer had the weirdest first yr of college ever, due to Covid. Then, we pulled him earlier than faculty set free for the summer time, and we moved to South Korea. So, what did we do for summer time trip final yr? We quarantined within the barracks for 2 weeks and adjusted to life in a brand new nation. This yr? Sky’s the restrict!
The boys wrapped up their faculty yr this previous Tuesday with a fast half-day, and similar to that, Porter completed his Kindergarten yr, and Spencer wrapped up first grade. It’s completely wild to suppose that we’ll have a second and first-grader subsequent yr. Mieke will proceed together with her Korean preschool yr ’spherical, and it’s been such a blessing as a result of it has enriched her life a lot.
I’m probably the worst mom, too, as a result of we additionally celebrated Porter’s sixth birthday yesterday, and he didn’t get his personal devoted submit (insert cringe face right here). Wouldn’t it be fallacious to do this retroactively? Probably, however I would do it anyway. We’ll see. Within the meantime, try these boys’ footage from the beginning of the college yr to the tip of the college yr!
Our Summer time Trip 2022 Plans
We’ll be kicking off our summer time in earnest within the subsequent couple weeks as we head again to the USA for a while with household on the East Coast. We’d truly had this journey deliberate earlier than we went residence for my mother-in-law’s funeral final month, so it’s form of throwing us for a loop that we’re truly heading again to the US once more – and particularly so quickly. However actually, we’re so excited, and we’re even hopeful we’ll see our previous neighbors from Fort Drum earlier than they PCS out to JBLM the place we had been final!
We began our summer time of adventures with our fast journey to Pohang, South Korea two weeks in the past, and we hope to squeeze in just a few hikes this summer time, as nicely. Sadly, Ryan is definitely leaving in early August for 3 months, in order that’ll be the tip of our travels for the summer time. Nevertheless, with Asia (and the remainder of the world) opening again up, we’re planning a correct journey for Thanksgiving, which is able to give us one thing to essentially stay up for.
What’s Subsequent for the Moores?
We’ve been form of tight-lipped about what’s subsequent as a result of a lot has been up within the air for us. We’ve wavered forwards and backwards about whether or not or not we’ll prolong our time right here, however I believe we’ve lastly determined that we gained’t prolong. As a substitute, Ryan’s market will open in October whereas he’s gone, and we’ll be in the midst of the proverbial ready sport once more to search out out the place we’ll head subsequent summer time.
The children are excited, nonetheless, to spend one other yr at their elementary faculty on Camp Humphreys, and we’re thrilled for them to take action, as nicely. The children are thriving, and we’re simply having fun with the experience. So, cheers to a summer time of pool days, climbing, river days, splash pad enjoyable, and loads of sizzling summer time nights with buddies!