Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Resolutions

Are you making one? I think I'll being making a couple! ;) I'm going to try and eat better for starters. Generally speaking we eat pretty well but these last couple months have been horrible. Lots of comfort food, bread, butter, ice cream, you know...all the good stuff. Hmmm, what else...I'm going to read more, use coupons, and paint at least one canvas. Just to try it out.

I'm not sure I've ever seriously made and kept a resolution before. Have you?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Snapshots!

Present time for Dex!

Amazing Cheddar Biscuit recipe I found. So much like those Red Lobster artery clogging ones! So good!

Dex with one of his presents from my sis!

Christmas tree / Christmas table

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More Good Reading!

You know its going to be a good day when you wake up to an email from your awesome sister who just moved to Ottawa telling you that she has started up a blog! Now I can stop calling her incessantly! ;)

"Deus Ex Machina...Oh By The Way"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Playground Confidential

Our close friend T's SIL (sister-in-law) writes a great parenting blog (but entertaining for all) called "Playground Confidential" that I always get a good chuckle from!

Check it out! :)
Playground Confidential

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Korean Canadian Children's Association Christmas Party!

When M and I became a part of the South Korea program with our agency we were added to an online forum for families that have or are in the process of adopting from South Korea. Its a great place for parents to trade tips, get advice, have general chit chat and organize / hear about events. Despite encouragement to get involved M and I decided to be quiet observers until we felt comfortable.

However for the last few weeks excitement had been building for The KCCA Christmas Party and we could tell this event was not to be missed so we decided go! This was the first time that we attended an event so we were pretty nervous but excited and curious too.

We got there early so we could scope out the scene and shake the willies out (so to speak)before the festivities began. It didn't take long to relax after we spotted a a few familiar faces and later we even got to meet the program manager for our program. It was really great to put a face to all those emails!

We had a really nice time and are glad we went. It was obvious that families make this event an annual tradition and we look forward to seeing our new friends again soon. Wow. A whole new world. Amazing isn't it?

YES!

Our homestudy is with the Ontario government! They say it can take up to 16 weeks for this part of the process so we.....WAIT! Story of our lives, right?! Gotta say, feels good! There's something about completing one phase and moving onto the next (regardless of timelines) that's so AWESOME! One step closer!