Sunday, May 25, 2008

St. George Trip

This weekend we went to Southern Utah to see some of our Korean friends. Miles practiced his "eensa" bow and Jieun (the daughter of a family Michael was friends with in Korea), Korean Grandpa, and Korean Grandma (Jieun's grandparents) thought it was so funny. Also of note we officially put our paperwork in the mail. As soon as AAC receives it we will be on the waiting list AAAAGGGHHH!! We are so excited. The poor postal worker was so confused as to why we wanted to take pictures of us dropping something in the mail. :-) Miles and Isaac had a great trip. Grandpa had them both laughing so hard. He is so funny at 80 years old he was running around throwing balls at Miles and rolling on the floor with Isaac. We also went to a dinosaur track site and the guide talked about how dinosaurs in the area would go swimming. Later that night when we got back to the hotel Miles was pretending to be a dinosaur, "swumming" around in the swimming pool.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Ohhhh my sweet Isaac. Sometimes when I hold him I am so taken aback by the gift that I am being given. Every moment I get with Isaac is cherished. When he hugs me, learns something, laughs at his brother, or smiles. I can't imagine my life without him. Lately Isaac has started to have signs of oral aversion. He isn't wanting to eat and doesn't like to have things in his mouth. We were eating Oreo's tuesday night and I thought that he would like them and he did he liked them everywhere but in his mouth.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Little Pearl of Wisdom

Tonight Daddy had young mens at church so I was getting the boys ready to get in the bath. I was teaching Miles the hokey pokey to keep him occupied while I got medication for Kicker. He was singing and dancing along when all of the sudden he stopped..."mommy the hokey pokey isn't what it is all about." I couldn't stop laughing I don't think he knows what it is all about but we have ruled out the hokey pokey.

Park Day

Yesterday the boys and I went to the park. It was cold and rainy in the morning and supposed to warm up in the afternoon but it never did so at 3:00 I decided it was time to just go. I figured the boys wouldn't want to stay out long. I fixed my bike and attached it to the trailer and we took off. Isaac loves the swing so we went to a park with a swing. He was laughing and screeching he was having so much fun. I had wrapped Isaac up in my sweatshirt and a blanket. Miles was not going back inside...he was so cold that by the time he finely decided to get in the bike trailer and wrap up in a blanket that he was trying to scrunch up his shoulders to warm his ears. We had so much fun

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Michael's First Post

Hi all, 

This is my first attempt at posting on our blog.  We have finally filled out our pre-application for adoption with AAC out of Colorado, now we just need to send it.  Ari and I are both really excited to adopt, we have talked about it since we were dating.  I lived in Korea for 2 years, so needless to say I fell in love with the Korean people, mostly the kids.  I feel once we have our angel from Korea, we might set our sights on another child, probably from another foreign country.  Well I am typing this blog, hoping that Miles will go to sleep, he has been coming in and out of his room since 730 pm, it is now 930 pm.  Anyway, Godspeed.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Missing Korea

All this talk about Korea has me thinking back to the trip Michael and I took in Jan, 04. I remember how kind the people were and how Michael convinced the children he was from North Korea because his Korean is so good. The parents thought it was so funny. I remember going to the special needs orphanage Michael worked at as a missionary, one of the people there still remembered him. Also one boy followed me around stroking my arm. Ok so now I should post about this picture. Everything in Korea has cartoon mascots and these are the mascots of one of the highways. We stopped at a rest stop (amazing rest stop food btw) and took this picture after we were don we got back in the car and started driving and a woman came running up and tapped on the window. The look on her face when she saw that we were megooks was so funny but she asked us to take her to her bus (she was on a tour and had been left at the rest stop) Michael said of course and she got in the back of the car. As soon as she got in she called her friend on the bus and told them that she was in a car with an american she had to keep repeating herself because no one believed it. When we arrived at the bus there were about 50 faces staring out the window to see the crazy Americans who were driving around Korea. The Korean people are so amazing. I love the culture and I hope that we can share that love with the little one who is destined to be our child.

More Question

I remember when I was young and studying things and discovered that the more I learned the more questions I had. Well that is the case with this adoption thing. I ask one question and that seems to bring up more. I have joined a Korean adoption board and that has been helpful informative and strangely comforting, seems to be proof babies actually do come home. So I think we have decided on an agency I am going to call them on Monday and ask them my list of questions if all goes well I think we will send a pre-application in to them next week. Now we just need to find a social worker who is familiar with Korean adoption home studies.