Thursday, September 23, 2010

100th Post- August In A Nutshell

Our son's referral package!

Could this breakfast be any bigger?!

Waiting for the crib to be brought out to the truck!

The crib!

Celebration dinner.

We walked out these doors and became parents!

Hey Dad! :)

Chuseok Dinner Is A Success. Kinda. (TMI?)

Not that I would know anything about what happened at it.

A couple hours before everyone arrived I felt a headache coming on strong so I downed a ton of water thinking that I hadn't gotten enough. By the time our guests arrived the headache was in full effect and I couldn't hold a conversation with anyone. All I could think about was pulling everything out of the oven and getting through the evening.

Ten minutes into the celebration I was running upstairs to be sick.

And that is right where I spent my entire evening. The bathroom floor, then in bed. It was awful. Although Mike said no one could hear me, I'm pretty positive I heard my nephew (kids can't resist can they?) climb half way up the stairs and scream "EEEEWWWW! I can hear Aunt Misty barrrffing! Grossss!"

Cute & funny, even then! They're hilarious kids and I was seriously bummed that I missed celebrating with them. Life happens though. Next year!

Mike did give me a recap when all was said & done and the fan favourites of the evening were the dumplings, the pork dish, and the lasagna.

I'm feeling much better today albeit a tad embarrassed. Maybe a lounge on the couch, read an entire book day is in order anyhow. You know, just in case. ;)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Chuseok!

Chuseok is a harvest moon festival (often compared to Thanksgiving) and a three day holiday in Korea. It falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth month on the lunar calender. This year its tomorrow, September 22nd!

People celebrate Chuseok by paying respect to their ancestors, spending time with family and friends, eating, dancing, and even wrestling!
Learn more here.

This year M and I decided to have a little dinner to celebrate Chuseok and use the holiday as a way of further introducing our fam to our son's birth country and culture.

Confession- I totally geeked out and made that learning board above. What can I say, it was fun. I love a good project!

I've been cooking for two days straight and loving every minute of it!

Here's our menu-

Yachae Mandoo
Daeji Bulgogi
Galbi Gui
Homemade Kimchi (Here's hoping!)
Lasagna (What's a party without pasta?!)

Finally, because our niece's birthday is today, the BIL is bringing a birthday cake for dessert. Birthday cake = good times.

I keep imagining how our son might be spending his holiday. I picture him laughing with his foster family, smelling the food cooking in the kitchen, and gapping out on all the action happening around him.

Happy 1st Chuseok little dude. We love you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'm Here!

Sorry about the lack of posts! No news, just waiting. All of our paperwork has been sent and received and now we're just....well, waiting. It's the best waiting I've ever done though!

Let's get to the good stuff!

Want some more little dude details? :) Ok!

At 4 months our boy weighed 16 lbs.
He has a warm smile and loves giving hugs. (lil' heartbreaker)
He loves the Pororo theme song and has a huge smile whenever he hears it.
His favourite toy is his stuffed puppy. (This makes me smile every time I read it)

We're totally in love with this handsome boy.