Friday, November 10, 2006

First Post! Yes!

This is a family/joint blog started by me and my wife-to-be, Harmony. We got the idea from The Common Room. Partly as a way to communicate while I'm at work (due to the nature of my work network, I can't check my personal e-mail, nor can I spend any time on MSN Messenger), and partly because we wanted to document the start of our new life together.

We are a rare breed of couple; I am a Korean-American male and my wife-to-be is an American white female. We are both Biblical conservatives (could sort of be considered crunchy conservatives). We are both Ramblin' Wrecks from Georgia Tech (2006 B.S. Applied Physics here, 2005 B.S. Polymer Engineering there). THWG!! Note the GT color scheme of our blog: white and gold with *sparing* navy blue accents.

You might be surprised to find out that we do not intend for Harmony to work outside the home, even before kids come along. If you want to know why, go read this rambling on my website. Please, no trying to change our minds. You won't get far on this one.

We fully declare that we are "weird." We are going to homeschool our children. Yup, you're darn right; our kids are going to turn out "weird" and "unsocialized." With the way society is going these days, "weird" and "doesn't fit in" are probably good characteristics. We're planning on having kids right away, and we're planning on having more than the suburban standard 1.5 kids + dog.
We're not agrarian by any standard, considering that we live smack in the middle of a suburban planned community/utopia. But we read the labels on the food that we buy, and try to make stuff from scratch whenever possible. No trans fats for us!!

On this blog, expect to hear about subjects such as

  • Biblical conservatism.
  • Homeschooling.
  • Multi-cultural shenanigans, as my parents are legal Korean immigrants and were not happy about us getting married at such a "young" age. To their credit, they've lightened up considerably.
  • Rants against secular liberalism.
  • The life of a young stay-at-home-wife, hopefully soon to be a young stay-at-home-mom.

Title of our blog:
This is a short phrase taken from our favorite hymn and de facto theme song, Be Thou My Vision. For the unwashed pagan masses, "Thou" refers to God. Not you ;)
The subtitle is also fitting with one of our motto scriptures, Proverbs 30 : 7-9:
7 "Two things I ask of you, O LORD;
do not refuse me before I die:

8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.

9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, 'Who is the LORD ?'
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonor the name of my God.

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  • Headmistress, zookeeper

    Wow! What a great first post!
    How exciting!

    I'm really looking forward to reading more.

    Warmest prayers and thoughts for a terrific blog and an even better life together.

  • Andrea

    I just read your reasoning behind Harmony staying at home! I think it's great and each family is different. And, I fully understand all your reasons (eating healthy, cleaning, finding deals). All of those things truly are a full-time job, and like you said when you add some next of kin in the mix...well, it's good to have a routine on those things because little ones will just throw a wrench in the mix (a good wrench - thank God for our precious babes) and teach you the true meaning of what efficiency really is!