Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Picture!

I opened my email today to find a picture of Kyle with his foster mom. I had to block her face out with a butterfly, due to privacy reasons. Kyle is posing with the care package that I sent over a month ago. He is so cute and I love the rag on his head! :) Kyle's foster mom is very young looking and she dresses so hip. I have a lot of live up to, lol! We also got a Well Baby Check and the little bugger is doing so well. He has 4 teeth on top and bottom and also pulls himself up and walks holding furniture. I really hope we get our travel call soon as I would love to be have him for his first birthday and steps.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Down on the Farm

Last Friday, Christy from our Lucky Mom's group, invited us to go to her sister-in-law and brother's farm. I was really excited because I knew Gracie would have a very fun time. On the way there, we got into a car accident on the freeway. I was rear ended by are you ready for this, a motorcycle!! Usually, it's the other way around! I was in complete shock when the whole thing happened as I looked in my rearview mirror to see a motorcycle on my tail and then bam, a loud bang. I stopped my car right there in the lane and got out to see the sight of this guy and his bike, lying right there in the fast lane. The guy was okay praise God and we were fine too. Gracie was sleeping at the time and she never sleeps that early, so we were being looked out for. A highway patrol happened to be coming by right at the time of the accident (wow, a cop when you need one!) and had us pull over at the next exit for a report. I was still in total shock, shaking and could barely remember the facts. I am actually disappointed with myself because I always thought that I would be one of those people that when you see a burning building, will run in and make sure that everyone is safe. Welp, I guess not!

When we finally got to the farm, it was really neat and exceeded expectations. We got our own private tour and got to eat from the organic garden, pet goats, and even milk a cow. Gracie and I got to taste fresh milk, right then and there. Not bad for being a city girl my whole life. It's so amazing that this farm is only 40 minutes from us, considering we are in SoCal, who would have thought! I think I could get used to being a country girl.

On the Kyle front, Jerry has been busy painting the nursery this weekend. I am hoping that we get our travel call soon. It's been almost a month since EP has been approved so if you are listening Korea, we are ready.

Right after the accident. The guy's windshield was stuck in my bumper. I happened to have my good camera on me since we were going to the farm.

Gracie tasting a yummy pea

Gracie got a kick out of the goat jumping right up on the trash can to be fed.

Wilbur the adorable pig that Gracie fed.

There were tons of cats running around and Mia and Gracie had so much fun chasing them!

The girls had a blast combing the blind pony.

Cute bum shot! ;)

L to R, Georgie, Gracie, and Mia.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

So l signed myself up for a photography class. Last week was our first class and the teacher gave us "homework" which involved taking pictures of things with texture. I don't know about you but I am not one of those naturally talented people that can look at something and see a picture in it. Gracie is mostly my subject but I have always been fascinated with picture taking and really admire those that are talented in that department. I tried my best with the first assignment but there were frustrations, mostly with the camera and me not knowing how to work it. I hope that by the time we get to Korea, I will have learned something, anything from the class so I will be able to take a semi-decent picture. I'm also signed up for a cake decorating class (my creativity juices have been dying to come out lately) and as soon as I decorate my first cake, I will post a picture.

Flower Basket

Patio Table

A pathetic looking apple from our tree. :)

Twigs on a bush


Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I have lots of pictures from the weekend but am working on putting them into collages and will post them within the next couple of days. I chose this picture for Easter because this is last Easter we will be a family of 3. We got some good news Friday that Kyle's Emmigration Permit was approved (Praise God) as it took almost 9 weeks for approval (it normally takes 3-5). According to our agency, travel calls usually come about a month after EP approval so hopefully that phone will ring, ring in early May!

"Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end."
-- John of Damascus