So the sock monkey thing started when I took a trip to Egypt 2 years ago. I had the trip planned before I met my husband so he didn't come with me. When I got to Cairo and opened my suitcase there was a note and this sock monkey in it. I was totally surprised and, of course, had to take this monkey with me in my day pack everywhere. Everyone loved him and when we were in a perfume shop all these woman were grabbing at him, asking to have their pictures taken with him and calling him Buji. Turns out that the little guy looks like a character, Buji from an Egyptian cartoon - Buji and Tom Tom. Hence the name Buji
After returning home from my trip and telling the story we started taking Buji with us to big events and it turned into something bigger. Every time one of our friends goes on a trip - Buji goes too. He's been all over the world, Australia, Holland, London, China, Aruba...even the Big House and in the Red Sox dugout He also has his own facebook page 'Buji the sock monkey'
The other monkey in the pictures is my brothers. He got him in Boston, when he was here last summer for the weekend that Adam and I got engaged