Meet the Blog

Oh, Hi there… Have we met before? Looks like there are plenty of new faces around this little ol' blog and I haven't even introduced myself yet. How rude of me!

If you've been a long time reader, then you know a little bit about my story. However, if you're new to these parts, then you're probably wondering about a few things. Like "What's up with the name of this blog?" or "Who is this Quinn girl anyway?"

Well, let's get started with a little blog history:
I started this little blog to share pictures and stories of our adventures on our honeymoon to Korea with friends and family. When we got back to the US, I kept blogging on and off to share our everyday life with family back in NC (since we moved to Alabama after the wedding). 

Then, I had kids. 

There is just something about having kids that makes you want to share all of that chubby baby goodness with the world. 

Somewhere along the way, this blog has become more than a glamorized photo album / diary. Since having my little ones, it has become more of a space for me to talk to adults (yes, I understand that I'm actually just typing on a blank screen and not chatting with a friend). Still, this is where I find my me-time and I have discovered a world of support and friendship all over the blogging world. 

So, while this blog started off as a way to document the cultural clashes of two newly weds (Kimchi = his Korean background, Sweet Tea = my Southern background in the US), it has evolved into an email update to the world about everyday happenings and struggles of a momma raising 2 multicultural little ladies. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see a lot more of you soon!
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Korean 100 Day Ceebration

We not only celebrated Father's Day this weekend, but we got together to celebrate Winsley's 100th day. It sounds funny to celebrate less than 4 months here on earth, but it was a big deal back in the day in South Korea. You see, back in the day, the survival rate for children was very low and mothers would keep their newborns indoors to prevent any illnesses and increase the baby's chance of survival. On the 100th day after the child's birth, the mother would finally take her child outdoors and finally meet the neighbors, friends, and relatives. 

Traditionally, rice cake would be served to 100 people - a little superstition thought to help protect the child's life. We celebrated with rice cake, but we certainly didn't share it with 100 people. Hmmm. Maybe that's why Winsley is starting to catch a cold that I was sure was out of everyone's system last week. Back to the rice cake - I'm not a fan. It's literally cake. . . made out of rice. Rice flour, sugar, and salt. That's it. Where's the icing?! And I am certain that there is only a dash of sugar. My husband claims it is sweet, but I just taste bland rice. On the other hand, all of our Korean relatives aren't big fans of American desserts - they think they are too sweet. :)

New Year's Celebration

Our new year has had a great start.  We have moved into our very own home in Durham and we are slowly in the process of unpacking all of these boxes.
We didn't quite make it to midnight on New Year's Eve, but we made up for it by celebrating with John's family on New Year's day.  We had a very delicious meal at a little Korean restaurant in Durham and then Ellington put on her 'pretty dress' or hanbok to bow to her grandparents.
Ellington loves her 'pretty dress' and would wear it everyday if I let her.  She also loved all of the attention she got from bowing in the middle of the living room.

Maybe we will make it to midnight next year... or maybe sleep is more important when you have kids. :)