Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lunch Date

We have been blessed to meet a new Korean friend
here in our small Mississippi town.
Her name is Kwan.

Kwan grew up in South Korea and moved to the states after she finished college in Seoul. She and her husband have twin boys and have been a wonderful resource for Patrick and myself as we prepare for our own
Korean cutie!

Last Friday Kwan invited me to attend her
"International Luncheon Club"
where she cooked us a traditional Korean meal.
We had the most wonderful authentic Korean food
and all left stuffed and satisfied!

Here is all of the amazing food that
Kwan made for us including
Tangsuyuk (pork in sweet & sour sauce),
Dakgalbi (spicy chicken), Undong salad (noodle salad),
Mandu (dumplings) and fried rice.
(please forgive me if I misspelled some of those names!)

Our beautifully set table

New friends :)

Thank you, Kwan, for a great time and we look forward to spending more time with you and your family....
especially when Evelyn gets here!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

EP Approval!!!!!!

Only 9 days after submission we were notified that
Evelyn's Emmigration Permit has been approved!!!
Estimated time frame to travel could be anywhere from 4-6 weeks
but most of the timeframes we've seen lately have only been 2-4 weeks!

Not long now!!!!

"Hast thou not seen how thy desires ere have been granted in what He ordaineth."

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another New Picture!

Here is another new picture of our Evelyn!

She is with her foster mother (whose face I cannot show)
It is so fun to see all the things we sent
safely in her hands!
Thanks again to the Sloans for hand delivering all of
Evelyn's goodies to Korea for us!

We LOVE new picture day!!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

EP Submission!

Evelyn was submitted for her
Emigration Permit (EP) today!
This is what we have been waiting on since November 1!
We are only about 6 weeks away from traveling to
Seoul, South Korea!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Evelyn's Room!

It's finished!
The only thing missing is Evelyn!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

{Tiny Dancer}

We received a fun "progress report"
from Korea this week!
It is a little different from the check-ups we
have been receiving in that it gives us a
little insight into Evelyn's personality!

This report includes her sleep schedule, her feeding schedule, which foods she likes to eat, what she likes to play with (she likes the stuffed puppy we sent in her 1st care package!), tells us that she is not shy with strangers, enjoys bath time, likes to be loved and kissed and that she does not enjoy riding in a baby stroller!

But this is our favorite part of the report and I quote:

"She shakes buttocks to quick music."

She is our tiny dancer!! Love it!!
We can't wait to have Evelyn home and
dance with her!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Meet "The Girls"

A dear friend of ours gave us the most incredible
"baby gift" we could have ever imagined....

She lovingly named them
"The Girls"

Sarah is an amazing artist and
you can check out her website here.

We are so honored and excited to have these
hanging above Evelyn's bed!

Pictures of Evelyn's FINISHED room coming soon...!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!!!

This is the year!!!
We become parents when...

Evelyn comes home

Come on Korea...let's get those EPs started!!!!!

Happy New Year!