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Monday
Oct172011

[FAMILY] HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

For those who have been following me over at SHIM & SONS know that our family spent a year living overseas in Busan, South Korea. I was really unsure what to expect since I had only been to Korea once when I was 3.5 years old. But it turned out to be an amazing year and filled with so many wonderful memories. As soon as we returned back to the States we were longing to be back in Busan. Although we were able to go back to visit our friends and enjoy our old stomping grounds last March, Appah and I continued dreaming about moving back to Busan while the boys are still young. And guess what? Our DREAM is coming TRUE!! In two months The Shim Family will be settling in to our new home in Haeundae Beach, Busan. I am beyond thrilled and feel so blessed to have been given a second opportunity to live in our favorite city. And I'm happy to finally be able to share it with all of you. This move is long term so we are clearing out the house and only bringing the essentials (hence all the major purging going around Casa Shim the past month). The boys are excited but also sad to leave their friends. Although once we told them we are living on the beach their eyes lit up (apparently you can't beat the beach as your front yard). The reality of our move finally kicked in once we received confirmation from the international school the boys will be attending and now I am madly creating spreadsheets of everything that needs to happen between now and our departure. One thing I regret about the last time we lived in Busan is not taking more photographs and documenting our lives there. This time around I am not going to make the same mistake. I'll definitely continue sharing my favorite eats, shops and design goods but from my new home base in Busan, South Korea. 

Reader Comments (46)

Congrats! Living by the beach would be a dream come true for me :) Looking forward to the many beautiful photos! Cheers

10.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

many congratulations on your upcoming move! what a wonderful opportunity for your family, especially since your children will have a chance to learn korean language and culture. good luck!

10.26.2011 | Unregistered Commentershisomama

Congratulations! I hope you are open to continuing to post pictures and stories on your blog!

10.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarne

Congrats to you and your family. I wish you all the happiness in the world as you embark on this next chapter of your lives. Thats very exciting!!

11.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Sally: So happy that your dream is coming true! Best wishes on the move. And..Happy Thanksgiving!!!

11.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Busan? that's very exotic =) I hope success in there and looking forward to read about your beach adventures!

- Amber

08.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

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