Monday, May 2, 2011


This past Saturday, our family had the pleasure of celebrating our second 'Gotcha Day' with our very own Zoey Seon-Mi!

I cannot believe it has been two years since she's been home!

And can hardly believe she will be turning three this summer!

What an absolute blessing and priviledge she is in our lives and I am truly grateful each and every day (even the days like today with multiple public tantrums!) that she found her way into our family.

She is the most beautiful little girl and we are very much in love with her!!

Of course, we had to celebrate with some Korean food, because there's always a good reason to eat Korean food!

Zoey loves Korean food, especially the kim bap and yakimandu!

And she insisted on wearing nana's glasses to read her fortune from her cookie! How cute does she look in glasses?!?!

And to the cake...

Well you might be wondering why Mickey and Pluto are riding in a Mousekaplane between the Korean and the American flag?!?!

Well, I wonder the same thing myself!

It just so happened that when we were picking up Braedan's birthday cake, they walked out with a custom Mickey Mouse cake that included this airplane! Zoey knew Gotcha Day was approaching (well, I think she actually thought it was her birthday along with big brother!) and totally thought that cake was hers and was so disppointed when I told her it was not!

I wanted the cake to have an airplane with the Korean and American flags, so of course, after a few tears from Zoey and a very helpful cake maker, we decided that Zoey and I would be represented on our cake as Mickey and Pluto and evidentally Korean Air was now the Mousekaplane.

Hey, it works!! It still makes me giggle every time I see it and Zoey was incredibly proud to show it off to everyone!

It is hard to believe our sweet little girl has gone from this...the day we left Korea...

to this!

We are so grateful that Zoey made it into the very spot our family was holding for her in our hearts and are so happy to be celebrating two years home!


  1. happy gotcha day, zoey!!!!! i love her cake, it's adorable!!

    briar asked me tonight if we were going to have japchae and mandu for dinner...guess that meal made a big impact on her at your house and i need to make it again soon!!!

    p.s. i like the ad for denver up on your blog at the moment..i think it's a sign you guys need to come for a visit!

  2. happy gotcha day zoey! "hot diggity dog", i think the mouskaplane is too cute. :)

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey and family!!! And the plane is a fabulous idea-hard to believe it's been two years since that afternoon at Holt and the long plane ride home. She's growing so quickly; gotta love that beautiful hair!

  4. I love the shirt. Super cute! Happy gotcha day!

  5. Happy Gotcha Day!!! She's grown so fast!!

  6. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! Wow- she has grown up... I can't believe it has been two years already!

    And can I come over to your house for some of that Korean food? Sounds delish! :)

  7. how are these little ones growing up so fast?!!! zoey is such a beautiful girl and i just love the cake and the story that goes along with it. and yes, she looks mighty darn cute in nana's glasses too. :) happy 2nd gotcha day to zoey!!!

  8. happy gotcha day, zoey!!! seems like it was an amazing celebration!