Friday, June 10, 2011

Mornings with the kiddos

Since my camera broke back in October, I haven't really been able to upload many pictures. sorry...

This morning I decided to take some pictures while the kids and I let Mary sleep in a bit:

Since he is going for the beer I know that he is my son!

Sitting on the couch watching TV waiting for her waffles to be ready

She wanted me to take a picture of her mouth

Mav working in his office

Maddox practicing for River Dance

Mav cheesin it up

Maddox eating 2 waffles for breakfast, we don't have a toaster so we have to make them in the oven if we want them crispy.

Mav eating some puffs (above and below)
He is almost ready for a nap
Mdx playing with stickers
Mdx likes to make 'surprises' for Mama. This is Mary wearing her new dress.

That is all for now, I hope that I got these in the correct order!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Instant caffeine

Koreans are very limited when it comes to counter space. Due to this fact, we had to start drinking instant coffee. I started thinking of when I have used instant coffee in my past:

Pudding, A scoop or 2 of instant coffee in some chocolate pudding goes a long way!

When working long shifts, watching pred or reaper, a scoop in the lip (like dip) works wonders!

I hadn't used it much prior to this trip, but I had used it. Now I use it atleast 4 or 5 times a day everyday (if not more). This afternoon while starting to get drowsy, I threw 1.5 scoops into my cup of coke, it is delicious! That is all...

Pizza night

When I was but a wee lad, I remember a special Friday night tradition. After school and playing outside, when Dad had the night off, he would make pizza. It would consist of him making large over-portioned, over-loaded pizzas. While Dad would create the pizza, I would fetch beers for him, try to watch TV and steal samples of toppings. It was a delicious evening, and usually turned into cold pizza for breakfast!

I decided that I should bring this tradition into the Quad-MGM household. Mary wanted to go to an investment seminar that one of friends was teaching this evening. So I decided that Maddox, Maverick and I would make pizza. It was slightly tricky since we only have an oven big enough for one small baking sheet and enough counter space for said baking sheet. I made it work and turned out 2 beautiful pizzas. Maddox likes it and I enjoyed making it for her. I also learned that it is easier to steal toppings when you are the one in charge!

I think that my father would be proud of me.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Alright no more stories about how big of a douche I can be...

Work has been busy and I keep thinking about the scene from the movie Office Space when Ron Livingston's character says:

"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of

my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me,

that's on the worst day of my life."

I don't think that every day actually is the worst day of my life, but there are times when I question what it is that I actually do. I am being put in for a couple of awards, so I must be doing something correctly...

We are all enjoying ourselves here in Korea and have been enjoying the warmer weather. We started a new Sunday ritual. After I finish my homework for the week. We all go downtown to this bar called Blue Opera. This is the bar where you can sit outside. We usually get either McDonald's or some street food then sit there and Mary and I have a few beers. When the weather is nice it is very relaxing. Maddox likes to go because she can eat all the popcorn she wants, the waitress always brings a little bowl of it.

That is all for now, sorry for not blogging more With work, homework, and family time there isn't always time to write out stories. But, Im trying.