Dear Friends and Family,

Happy New Year! Perhaps one day we will get our act together and send you a card in timely fashion—maybe!—but for now, here are a few things we’d like to share from our family:

Linus is 3 and is finally diaper-free. He is currently having a blast with his teachers and friends at King Street Cooperative Preschool. He is quite addicted to “tech-a-ology” (as he calls it) and enjoys watching Fireman Sam as well as playing Toca Boca games on the iPad. He is also a huge fan of sharks, trains, scotch tape, and being really loud and crazy during times when silence is appreciated. He makes us laugh every day, and we love to shower him with hugs and kisses!

Olivia is 7 and in second grade at Leschi Elementary. This year, she gave two delightful piano recitals and also played tennis, futsal, and golf. She is creative and artistic, and was pleased to win an award for one of her drawings at (Saturday) Korean school. And we would be remiss if we did not mention that she quickly took to Minecrafting and Animal Jamming from her sister this year.

Amanda is 10 and in her final year as a fifth grader at Leschi Elementary. She continues to play flute with Seattle Music Partners. She had a blast at Camp Orkila in the San Juan Islands in October. She also started playing soccer with the Mt Baker Wildcats and is already looking forward to next season. She challenged herself to write an essay in Korean and received a first place award in her class. She got new glasses and continues to be our athletic monkey.

J. P. preached, prayed, presided, and even played a little tennis through the year. He trekked more than usual this year, visiting MA, MO, IL, VA, ND, SD, CA, NV, OR, and BC. He got back into the classroom for a little bit, teaching summer Hebrew at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (and will start teaching Greek there next week).

Keren traveled to OR, BC, Mexico, CA, NJ, NY, attended four weddings, and gained another niece and nephew. She enjoys tennis and wishes she had more time to play. She read some good books, watched a few K-dramas, aimed for 10,000 steps a day, and thought a lot about cleaning but often hugged and kissed her babies instead. She kept busy as operations manager of My Mac Hero, meeting many interesting people while working from home. In her seventh year at King Street Cooperative Preschool, she can see the light at the end of the preschool tunnel—bittersweet.

Since 2007, we have steadily fallen in love with Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and are grateful to call it home. Even so, we miss sharing life with you, our family and friends, as time ruthlessly moves on. So, in this ephemeral world we struggle to hold on to what remains. God’s love is our anchor; so, from the bottom of our hearts, we wish you love, joy, and peace in 2015!


The Kang Family