Bob and I are in the middle of a 2-week intensive class about how to learn a language. Every student has to choose a language to practice learning during the course and find people to practice with. We chose Korean, since we have several Korean neighbors that we can practice with. It is an adventure! Phonetically, it is more challenging than any language I've studied--there are many vowels and consonants that we don't have in English and are hard to say correctly. But we are trying, and are amazed at what we can say after just one week!
I'll post a few pictures from a trip to Illinois we took a few weeks ago. We had lots of fun reconnecting with friends and family and doing things that we can't do in California--like see fireflies. :)