Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday


Look how short her hair was a few weeks after coming home!!

And now, look! She wakes up like this every morning! I promise there is a baby in there somewhere!

You can barely see her through all that hair! (And of course, with all the girly pink toys she has, she picks brother's Transformer to play with!)

Our first Christmas as a family of four went well...Braedan couldn't get enough and Zoey could have just played with the empty boxes all day! Still cleaning up the mess and trying to make room for all the new toys in our playroom! Looking forward to a low key New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How cute am I?

Check out these adorable little daisy bows!! One of my bloggy friends, a fellow adoptee and adoptive mom, makes these for her precious Etsy store which you can check out here! What would I do without the internet?!?!?!

And an exciting announcement....
my sister and I have decided to team up and start a whole new Etsy shop! We are hoping to be up and running shortly and boy do we have some cute stuff!! Go check out our new logo and shop here and tell us what ya think!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

all three of us were down with the flu and we had just found out we had not been selected at committee to adopt a Waiting Child. J from Holt called and asked if we were doing okay, because she had a file waiting for us of a little girl!!! We ran to the computer and must have hit the refresh button on our email a hundred times before the email finally appeared with a picture of the most beautiful little girl we had ever seen! And here we are a year later getting ready to celebrate our first Christmas as a family of four!

Happy Referral Day Zoey!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Card Bloopers!

I was FINALLY working on our Christmas card tonight and here are a few of the "bloopers" we didn't use! I'll post the official card tomorrow!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wordless Thursday?!?!?

Totally didn't realize that yesterday was even Wednesday! So today we'll have a wordless Thursday, except for the fact that I'm typing all this now!! Check out my cutie patootie and her baby! We named her Mi Kyung, after me, and she'll pick her up and say, "Me, me!" Too cute!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Who woulda thunk?

Okay, totally stole this post from the Little Seouls blog, but how cool is this?!?!?

According to Chosun Ilbo, the Pixar's animation "Up" modeled Russell after one of their own Korean production artist, Peter Sohn.

We just recently watched this movie for the first time a few weeks ago and LOVED it! It's definetly on the Christmas list and now there's just another fun fact to throw around!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Special Weekend

This past weekend we had the opportunity to hold a special church ceremony and have Zoey blessed! My sister flew in from up north with the dress she and her mother in-law had made for Zoey to wear. It. Is. Beautiful. As usual, we had a wonderful time and even a little Korean food! (And some cake, of course!) Here's some pictures from our special weekend!

Lovin' on Aunt Lara, my sister.

Giggling with Papa, my dad.

Hanging out with Cousins Emma and Christopher.

My sisters and brother.

My parents.

My entire family with some dear friends.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Our lives have been insane lately and there's so much to catch up on!

*First, Miss Zoey has been home 7 months as of November 30th! Crazy! Time flies when you're finally a family! Here's a picture of her on that day wearing the exact same jammies she wore the first night with me in Korea! My tiny munchkin is now 16 months old as of yesterday!

*Second, check out my little superstar in this blog post! Little Seouls is this awesome store owned by two Korean moms and they have super fun stuff all the way from Korea! For winning December Baby of the Month, we get this adorable rabbit hat (made in Korea, of course!) for FREE! She's cute and she gets us free stuff! I can't wait for that hat, it is so fun!

*We went to the doctor today and discovered Zoey has yet another double ear infection and was put again on a 10 day antibiotic. After she and Braedan finally got over their three weeks of cold, cough and runny nose, the poor thing has been tugging at her ears for days now. I'm hoping this is the last of those nasty infections for a while...

*We had an absolute blast last week for Thanksgiving with family. Braedan was in heaven playing with his "friends" aka cousins! They'll all be back again this weekend for a big finalization party and church ceremony! My sister from out of state is coming too and bringing a blessing dress she sewed and her mother in-law smocked. I cannot wait to see it! We'll also be celebrating her 30 something year old birthday on Friday! Don't worry, Tara, your secret is safe with me. :)

During our fun filled week, we also had our second annual polar bear swim in papa's pool! It may be a mild winter here, but that water was 54 degrees that day! My niece and nephew were great sports and Braedan decided a wet foot was enough for him! Here's some pictures of the crazy monsters! Why they thought going in their underwear was a great idea, I'm not sure!

Here's Miss Emma taking the plunge!

Too cold for me!

Christopher actually jumped in and swam the length of the pool...twice!! You can see the cold in his face, poor guy!

And lastly, mostly because this post is getting waaaay too long, I'll end with a Braedan story. :)

We stopped at Burger King on the way home from the doctor today and I asked him if he wanted chicken or a hamburger. I didn't think he liked the chicken at Burger King, but he said, "No, I do! Remember? I thought they were cows with three legs, but then I turned it the other way and it was a crown!" (Burger King chicken nuggets are in the shape of a king's crown in case you didn't know!) Ugh, he cracks me up!