Saturday, December 30, 2006

Real or fake?

Matt and NB say this picture is for real. I think it's fake. What do you think?

Thursday, December 28, 2006


Forever 21 online has kids' clothes.

I'm not happy...

I just spoke with our social worker. Ollie's Korean social worker JUST submitted his emigration permit paperwork on Tuesday. She estimates at least another month before it is actually approved. Another month!??!!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Lilly Ann
born December 26, 4:46 pm (by c-section)
5 lbs 10 oz, 19 inches

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I was sent this picture.....

So, what's your answer? I'm going to have to think about my response for awhile. Because I do.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

table talk

Mandy got us this great gift for Christmas. It's called Table Talk and it's a bunch of cards with conversation starting questions. Since I seem to be all out of material for this blog, I thought I might use these to jumpstart a discussion.

Our first question: What is your favorite time of day?

My favorite time would have to be around 8:30 in the morning. The girls come into our room and climb up in our bed. Sometimes we all go back to sleep and sometimes we just cuddle and talk. It's definately my fave.

What's your favorite?

Monday, December 18, 2006

I've got nothing here...

To appease Jen, I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a blog. I can't think of a thing so here's some pics:
ananamas jr.
how to act when you meet Santa
how NOT to act when you meet Santa
I think Ollie is going to be out numbered.

admin jr.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Mama's little piggy...

We got a copy of Ollie's 3 month check-up. He weighs in at 16 lbs. I thought that seemed a little big so I got out the girls' baby books to look up what they weighed at 3 months. Turns out neither of them hit 16 lbs until they were 9 months old. I realize my girls were peanuts but I think this boy might come home looking like a sumo wrestler. I can't wait.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

please vote

Middle name for Oliver ...... Albert (Matt's grandpa's middle name) or Scott (Matt's middle name)? I can't do a poll on blogger so please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks!

Friday, December 08, 2006

It's great to be a girl!

Can you tell where I was sitting when I took this picture? That's right, inside the warm van! Being a girl gets you out of doing so much yucky stuff. Feel free to ask Matt what happened to our tire. I'm sure he'd love to share.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Blessings seem to come in spurts.... UPDATED

Today is only half over and already.....

Our wonderful social worker called. She said to get ready because travel calls are coming MUCH faster than anticipated. The families that were #2 and #3 ahead of us have already gotten their calls to come get their babies! She thinks we should hear something within the next 4 weeks. 4 weeks!!?? So much to do.......

She also got a little teary when she told me that she does many adoptions. Some are just normal adoptions and some she can see God's hand working throughout the whole process. She said we were one of those. We KNOW God's hand has guided and provided us through this journey.

We got a reciept from USCIS which means they are processing Ollie's visa. That's great news.

We sold our old t.v. I'm so excited to get it out of here.

Lucy is WANTING to use the potty. She thinks she's pretty big stuff.

I'm sure I'll have more great things to share before the day is over!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Korean culture in a nutshell....

You Know You're Korean When...
You have a container full of Kim-Chee in your fridge right now.
Your parents are shorter than you.
You call a korean older than you "Oppa/Hyung" or "Un Nee/Nuna"
Your parents think church is a social event.
"No-Rae-Bang" is a common household word.
Your main source of income is New Years.
Everyone asks if you're Chinese.
Your parents think anything goes with rice. "
Glue? Use rice, it’s better"
Your parents have never kissed you.
Your parents have never kissed each other.
Failing a class means finding a new place to live.
Your mom rents korean soap operas and watches them daily.
Sleeping on the floor is nothing new to you.
Your parents yell your korean name REAL loud in public places.
No matter how hard they try, your parents will never pronounce "wood" correctly.
You think ramen is the fifth food group.
You have to translate for your parents when ordering fast food.
Your family owns a dry cleaning place, liquor store, or grocery store.
Your mother has a short haired, curly perm.
Your parents still tried to get you into places half-price saying you're 12 when you're really 14. You ask your parents help on your math homework and 2 hours later they're still lecturing you about how they knew it in 4th grade.
You have a 40 lb. bag of rice in your pantry.
You've had a bowl haircut in one part in your life.
You've had to sit through karaoke videos with ugly asian women attempting to dance in a temple or park.
You've had to eat parts of animals they don't even put in hotdogs.
Piles of shoes tend to make it hard to open the front, back, and closet doors.
You hear (your name + eee (optional) + yah) every time someone calls you.
Your parents insist you marry someone Korean.
People see a bunch of scribble on chopsticks and ask you to translate.
Your parents simply cut off the green/black part off the bread and say "Eat it anyway, it’s good for you."
Your parents have either forced you to play the piano, violin, or both.
You have rocks, sticks, leaves, deer antlers, and other strange smelling substances for medicine. Your parents read about some super nerd who has no life and got in the paper for scoring highest in the SAT’s and ask why you can't be more like him.
When an Asian girl with a white guy (or vice versa) walks by, your parents STARE at them with their eyes popping out.
When you go to buffets, your parents make you eat until you think you're going to hurl, and even after you do, they say, "good, eat more."
Your parents never participated in the "American" traditions of Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy. You'll say, "Where's Santa Claus?" and they'll reply, "Santa Claus! Ptch! He's dead!" And then you'll start crying.
After you're get off the phone with someone from the opposite sex, your parents will start interrogating you about that person (except the last one).
You'll talk to someone from the opposite sex two days in a row, and your parents immediately think there's something going on.
You bring home straight As, and your parents say, "So? You're supposed to get that!"
You're proud to be Korean - and you pass these jokes on to all your Korean friends.