Tuesday, May 4, 2010


The last few weekends have been busy busy busy! Here's a recap of what we've been up to lately....

Remember in my Korea Trip Rewind post when I mentioned our new friend Pastor Kim? Well, he came to the US for a visit two weeks ago and we had the opportunity to see him and his wife! His church in Korea sends a large number of their teenagers to schools here that are associated with our church synod...including the highschool that I attended.

Our family of 3 and my parents were invited to have dinner with a big group of the students, host families, and the Kims. We were so happy to see and chat with them again! Pastor Kim kept giving Josiah kisses on the cheek and smiling at him....and at the end of the evening was tossing him up into the air as Si giggled. Very sweet.

It was special for us to make that connection to Korea again....it felt like home.

with the Kims
We look forward to seeing the Kims again, God-willing, on our next trip to Seoul!


One morning a few weeks ago, I got a text from Josh asking if I would go on a date with him (so romantic, right!?). Considering we hadn't been on a date since Josiah came home 7 months ago (crazy, I know!), I of course said Yes!

It turned out that we had date nights two weekends in a row. Both of our highschools were hosting festive fundraising galas and we were gifted tickets to attend each of them! Not only was it fantastic to have an evening out together, it was also wonderful to chat and laugh with friends without being constantly interrupted by a one year old! While we were out, Si was LOVING all the attention from either his auntie Kayla or his grandparents.

The theme of the event at Josh's old school was Around the World, so whenever Korea was mentioned our table would cheer and whoop and holler! And my alma mater celebrated the year the school opened - 1929, so folks were encouraged to dress in "20's" fashion. It was fun! Here were are at the end of the night all tuckered out since we're not used to staying up late anymore!

date night 2


Finally, it was my Dad's 52nd birthday this weekend so my immediate family (and our Papa Del) got together to celebrate on Sunday. Josh was guest preaching at a church so we all went to the service together and then headed to my brother Jake's house. It was a fun day of eating way too much, chatting, and playing games. A perfect way to celebrate our dad! We love family time!

dad's birthday 5

dad's birthday 10

dad's birthday 11

dad's birthday 7

dad's birthday 1

dad's birthday 2

dad's birthday 9

dad's birthday 12

dad's birthday 3

dad's birthday 13

dad's birthday 8
Happy Birthday, Dad (Papa Dean)! We love you.


Whew! As you can see the last month has been busy...and I have a feeling May is going to be even busier. We're excited for what's ahead!


  1. My goodness. Certainly busy, but lots of fun too!

  2. You do have a lot going on! It's so great that you were able to see the Kims again.

    And 2 date nights?! Wonderful! I love that your table cheered whenever Korea came up, ha!

  3. Sounds like you are going to start on adoption #2???

  4. What fun things you've done! I love that you saw the Kims again, and your date nights sounds like a great time. Happy birthday to your Dad! I can't wait to hear what you are up to in May! ;)

  5. that's so cool you got to see the Kims again! and your 2 date nights sound like so much fun! mama and dada deserved the the evenings out!

  6. It sounds like you have been busy but having lots of fun! Great pictures :)

    By the way - just have to say that Si has the BEST hair...he is so adorable! And getting so big, too!

  7. Wow - all sorts of good stuff going on in your world!! Nice! Can't wait to follow along with all your stuff happening this month!

  8. Did I miss the blog change?! I LOVE IT!!! It's so approachable and just gives a good feeling.
    Yay for Pastor Kim and reconnecting with him!
    I love that you all cheered for Korea and had a few date nights. Grandpa Dean is so cute and clearly loves his family.

  9. You have been busy! But Yeah for date night. It's always good to reconnect with your hubby.

    And what a great story about the Kims. What a special connection you have with them!

  10. wow, looks like you guys have had a lot of fun!

  11. You've been busy with some fun stuff! So neat you got to see the Kims again! Congrats on date nightS.



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