Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Final Wedding (for now)

Round 3 of our wedding (or Round 4 if you count the actual legal wedding) came on Saturday, June 14, in Harrisonburg, Virginia (we had . It was attended by a healthy portion of my dad's family, and unfortunately I announced to all of them that JooYeon was extremely good at remembering names (she had never met them before, so imagine what pressure that put on her to recall everyone!) We introduced chopsticks to the children and witnessed a variety of uses as can be shown here with Samuel and his "drumsticks". (The other cousin pictured here is Micah who is preparing for his grueling game of follow the leader where all the older cousins flocked around him and mimicked his every action and sound)


JooYeon's mom had quickly had some hanbok tailored for us after the actual wedding in time for this third American wedding reception and so my family all had stuff to wear.
We modeled our clothes, performed the traditional Korean bow (jeol), sang our song, sat down as a panel to field any Q&A on Korea and our relationship (which was mainly the young children asking is if, when, and why and why not we were planning on having children), and finally a 3-part Korean challenge with kim-chi eating, chopstick races, and Korean vocabulary memorization (see video in next blog post).


For the final formality, Aunt Phyllis had prepared a lovely creme cake for us...


Which JooYeon seemed to intuitively know how to place into my mouth...


video


After that JooYeon and I taught cousin Claire a song on the piano while her sister Ellie did some interpretational dance...



Dad planned his escape carefully from the ceremony to check out his cousin Gerald's bat which had been signed by several Cleveland Indians...






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