“True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one’s companion”
-President Hinckley

Monday, June 9, 2014


 Well, today was an interesting day. We decided to go to Busan for the sand sculpture festival with our friends Schy and Ivan. So, we went to the train station and got our tickets and rode the train to Busan. That was actually a really fun time because Evie LOVES trains, and the ride was pretty short, only like 40 min. When we got to Busan, we had to take a taxi to Haundai Beach, and that was just the most miserable experience. Our stroller was in the front seat, so all five of us were crammed in the backseat of the taxi. Emmett was incredibly tired and cranky, and he just cried and fussed almost the whole time. When he finally did fall asleep, he only slept for maybe 20 minutes because then we had to get out. But the taxi ride wasn't excruciating just because of Emmett being unhappy. Oh no. It took us almost an hour and half to get to the beach because of traffic. So, imagine 5 people in the back of a taxi for 90 minutes in stop and go traffic, and that's why we were miserable. Once we finally did make it to the beach, we got to see some amazing sand sculptures and Evie got to play in the sand and water. Emmett was pretty unimpressed with all of it, so mom and I just walked up and down the boardwalk with him while Evie, Dan, Ivan, Schy, and Edin played in the sand.

After we were done with the beach, it was time to head home, and we were determined not to take a taxi again. So we found the subway, found a nice guy who helped us navigate it, and spent about 90 minutes on the subway to the train station instead. It felt infinitely shorter, however, because we were all spread out and you could actually move your limbs. Plus is was so much cheaper. Once we made it to the Busan train station, the boys went to go buy our tickets home, only to discover that the only tickets available were for a train that left in 10 minutes. So, we booked it through the station and down the escalator to make our train on time. In case you need a visual,  We had a sit n stand stroller, Schy and Ivan had a jogging stroller, and we each had two bags. So this caravan of Americans were running like mad men through the train station, leaving chaos in their wake, and I'm sure the Koreans were not pleased. Sorry, Korea. But, we made our train! Unfortunately, Dan couldn't find anywhere to store the stroller while on the train, so he had to stand with it in between cars the whole ride.

The cherry on top was Emmett having a blow out, disgusting, runny, poopy diaper on the taxi ride home. Thanks for that, buddy. It made it impossible to hold him or do much of anything. Ah, parenthood.

The traveling may have been a bit miserable, but we got to spend the whole day with schy, Ivan, and edin, so it was still a lot of fun. We like them a whole lot. 

this is how he felt about the water and sand

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