Monday, December 30, 2013


On this day, 3 years ago, we saw this adorable face for the first time.  If my house burned down and I only could take one photo with me, I'd take this one.  To celebrate, we took Nash to his first movie.  We saw Frozen and Nash seemed to really like it. Made it through the entire movie, the large bag of popcorn he ate almost entirely by himself certainly helped! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Time is Near

We are in full out holiday mode! Our elf on the shelf is back, our tree is up, we got Leo's holiday care package ready, and this weekend we are heading to Madison the celebrate with Bret's family. I'm feeling not-so-stressed at the moment which helps the mood. Nash is loving all things Christmas. He keeps asking when Santa is coming and was highly annoyed that Elfie (our elf on the shelf) decided to hide one night in his stocking (for fear Santa would be unable to full it with toys).

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giving Thanks

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving came and went! I don't remember it flying by so fast last year.  I'm mostly freaking out because our house is in shambles from some work being done and I've yet to dig out any holiday decorations! Here is a little advice-don't schedule construction projects over the month of December. Ok, back to the subject on hand. There are some days when I just look at Nash and can't believe how grown-up he is.  He not only looks so much bigger but at roughly 3.5 years of age how much he is talking and engaging in real conversations.  It went from having to ask the teachers about his day to just asking him and getting the full play-by-play (well mostly because we ask him what he eats for lunch everyday and everyday he says apple sauce...not sure that is always true). As we approach the 1 year mark of waiting for baby Leo, I'm reminded of all that we are thankful for.  A healthy family, good friends, work and school we enjoy, and being able to give Nash all our attention as the only child.  Sometimes, something happens in your life that makes you realize how lucky you are when your loved ones are healthy.  Nash recently suffered a febrile seizure at school from a spike in his temperature.  This is can happen and after discussing it with the ER doctor and his GP, is nothing to be concerned about.  Everyone I've talked to knows someone whose child had this issue, and most of the time it will only happen once.  Nash was at school when it happened and we are just so thankful for the swift response his teachers made and having a calming demeanor for some very frantic parents! 

Nash and his classmates were asked what they were thankful for. We can credit Auntie Erinn for her famous pecan pie for Nash's answer!

Hope you had a wonderful pecan filled Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Updates Galor

We finally received a few updates on Leo! The last update was in July so it was an eternity to wait to hear how our little guy is doing. He is doing great. Growing and developing right on track. I SO wish I could share a photo but you'll just have to trust me that he is very handsome. We want him home now! But, my best guess would be our first trip to be in late summer 2014. Unlike with Nash, we will be making two trips to Seoul. The first one will be to meet Leo and appear before a judge. The next trip will be 6-10 weeks later when we can travel to bring him home. Until then, we just keep talking about him and hang on to these updates like they are gold.

15/16 month stats include: he likes to run, says mama, shows understanding of words, brings spoon to mouth, and holds and drinks from cup to name just a few. He is also weighing in at 26 lbs. a whole pound heavier than Nash was at this age. 

Oh, there is one pic I can share! He got a little scrap on his leg and they are very diligent about letting us know anytime there is an injury. His leg is the cutest, right?

Friday, October 11, 2013

My Itsy Bitsy Spider

Nash is at the perfect age for holidays.  Halloween was no exception.  We took full advantage of having a costume early this year. All in all he got to wear it on 3 separate occasions!  I'd say the price of this not-so-homemade costume was well worth it! Another highlight? I took Nash to the dentist on Halloween and because of the fluoride treatment he didn't even have to brush his teeth after eating all the sweets.   Here are some pics from the fun adventures.  I have to admit I was pretty proud of my face painting skills. 
Fun face painting with grandma
Halloween parade at school 

Here he is checking out the teeth on his baby bear. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Florida Fun with Friends

We recently took a trip to Daytona Beach with our good friends the Rambeck's.  We spent 4 days basking in the warm Florida sun.  Nash loved every minute he could be outside scooping endless amounts of sand, swimming in the ocean and the condo pool.  We are very grateful that Bret's dad and his wife Bev let us use their timeshare.  The location was perfect and we all had a blast! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chuseok-giving thanks Korean style

Chuseok is the Korean holiday equivalent to our Thanksgiving.  We celebrated this year at our abode.  The day involved lots of good friends, great Korean food, fun crafts and a yummy ice cream cake! These boys are just growing up way too fast.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Summer Rewind-2013

I'm really behind on blogging our end of summer adventures! I can't believe it's mid September already.  I'm happy time is flying because that means we must be that much closer to brining Leo home.  The end of summer was just as busy as the beginning.  Here are some pics from Nash's first trip to the MN State Fair and time in Duluth.  Another amazing summer with our favorite little man.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ivy Allison

My baby sister had her second baby! A girl named Ivy Allison! Yes, it's not a typo this little angel was named after yours truly.  The use of my name was a total surprise and just icing on the cake! She weighed under 6 lbs but is growing everyday.  Cousin Nolan seems to be adjusting to having to share the attention and we are overjoyed that Ivy is rounding out the cousins as the youngest.  Leo will be the second youngest. We were able to visit and get some photos just days after she was born.  Nash didn't say too much about her for she looks like a doll his classmates play with at school.  Grandma Berg tried to give Nash my cabbage patch kid but clearly his maternal instincts have not set in. (It's ok Nash, take your time having kids.  Say like when you are married, through med school, and have a well established 401k).