The church found us a nice 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment (almost everyone in Korea lives in apartments due to the population size and limited space, it is rare to live in or own a home of your own). It also has a laundry room of sorts and 2 (narrow) porches. In Korea most apartments have porches along the outside walls to help with insulation. We have also learned that most Korean apartments are not very well insulated and it gets quite chilly! The first night we were in our apartment we did not have the gas hook up done yet so we did not have heat or hot water and then it was extra chilly! We were relieved to find out that it was just a matter of our gas getting turned on and would not be an everyday experience.
Everyone from the church has been so so so kind, warm and welcoming to us. When we arrived in our apartment many people had donated various things, including toys for Caleb! He now has his very own room and has some fun new things to play with too. He seems to enjoy his room of toys and crawls right for it and plays fairly well in there...he keeps himself occupied anyway.
Some of the women from base also stocked my pantry with a few American food items that are typically hard to get (unless you have access to the comissary on base) and made me several freezer meals so I wouldn't have to cook the first few days. Below is a picture of our first breakfast in Korea (with my American cereal)...well, my first breakfast. I was up early with Caleb and Steve was still sleeping....
Here are a few pics from our apartment windows:
Well, now that my Fernando Ortega CD is on it's last song and it is almost 8pm Korea time (5am MN time) and my hubs is waiting to go to bed, I think I'll sign off. Hope you enjoyed the pics we've taken these past first days in Korea. There will be more to come. Have a great day--Good night!