Friday, May 26, 2006

A Week Away from Greenjeans

Wow, it's been a while since my last posting! Where have I been? Well, this past week has been devoted to family as Jae's brother got married on Sunday and his family from Korea have been in town. Our friend Sarah has been minding the shop since Sunday, and today is my first day back in nearly a week, though it feels like it's been months!

It has been an incredibly eventful week. My sister and Dad stayed with us over last weekend so they could attend the (very large) rehearsal dinner and then the (incredibly lavish) wedding on Sunday. The wedding was splendid -- Sung and Amy had a choir boy sing for the ceremony at Grace Church downtown, and the reception was held in the utterly palatial metropolitan Club on 60th and 5th. (The Club's manager said it was the very first time that an Asian party had ever taken place there!) Everyone had a marvelous time. They are now on their honeymoon in Barcelona and Madrid. And cousin Kyu had to leave the wedding early to catch a flight to Tanzania where he had an assignment for work (he works for a non-profit trying to help end global poverty). So we've missed all of them this week.

In the days that followed the wedding, Jae and I helped entertain his family, taking them to the Met, to SoHo, and of course, to Greenjeans! Jae's cousin Kaewon is interested in branding and graphic design, and so we decided that he should be CEO of Greenjeans in Korea. He's going to start working on our on-line presence there once our website is done. Who knows? Maybe one day we'll have Greenjeans-Seoul!

Jae's family is quite a wonderful group of people, and we always have an incredibly fun time together. Last night, we had an early Memorial Day barbecue. There were about 15 or 20 of us, and Jae did much of the cooking. We ate pounds and pounds of succulent king crabs, steak and hamburgers and hotdogs (all organic of course), piles of fruit and salad, and lots of beer and vodka. After we ate, Jae's uncles and aunts sat around the kitchen table singing old Korean songs while all the cousins watched the great wedding video Jason made of our wedding. It was a wonderful, memorable night.

But it's really nice to be back at Greenjeans today! It has been a slow day, and will likely be a slow weekend what with so many folks away on their first-week-of-summer vacations. And that's fine by me -- we have a lot of work to catch up on here.

Next week I'll blog about some of the new work heading our way. So until then, have a great long weekend!

1 comment:

Mad said...

Glad you're back! missed your updates...