Monday, February 8, 2016

Painting and Creating

The girls are spending a lot of time painting these days.  There are canvas paintings that are being made daily.  They each have their own style and seem to work very well together.  I have really had to work to let them just do their own thing even when I have found paint in so many places.  

I never want to get in the way of their creative time, as I don't want anyone to do that to me. I love that their desk is now filled with so many colors permanently on top of it.  It shows they were here and had a space of their own.

This was Katie's creation to me this week.  It is a good reminder of the love I feel for these girls. It is unconditional love.  It is also with love that I have scrubbed paint off walls, sinks, and light fixtures.  I am very far from perfect and I have not been happy to find it in all these places, but one day they will be gone and I will miss all those messes:)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bue and Orange Sunday!

Today is the day!  We are all set in our blue and orange.  At least those of us who are for the Broncos.  Yes, out of seven of us we have some cheering for the other side:)  
Our newest member is working on learning English, but one word he knows is Broncos.  He is wearing a scarf that his foster Mom in Korea gave him.  He came with it on as she would tie it around him to protect his neck in the cold.  He takes it out of his backpack and holds it to his face sometimes.  She loved him so much and that is a priceless gift!

May our Superbowl day be filled with four quarters of football!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Are we done yet?

Are we done yet?  The true feelings of an eight year old nephew during a photo shoot when there is a football game getting ready to be played in the backyard.  I love this little guy and even though he was done I got some cute shots of him.....

Love you Sam!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mountain Snow Fun

Snow has been sort of scarce around here this year, but when we did have some to the mountain we headed for some sledding.  Everyone of our kids loves to sled and they seem to be a little more fearless each year.

This was Luke Jee Seong's first time and he was not to be left out.  He wanted to climb the big hill with the kids, but we said no to that for now.  Being the baby of five he will probably do so much at a younger age.  They all four seem to be there for his any wants or needs that life may throw his way!

This boy is fearless. He was just telling me today how he will probably need some stitches in life...and I am sure he is right!

Mr. Cutie letting his Daddy get a little workout up and down the road!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nine Years Home

This past weekend we celebrated Katie's family day. A day to remember how we waited for her to come home and those moments of seeing and holding her for the first time.  She has grown into a beautiful girl and I feel so privileged to be her Mom.  Our trip to Korea has started some conversations and questions with her.  Many we do not have answers for, and many she may explore as she grows.  She told me her perfect birthday party would be for everyone to bring a book and read the day away:)  Oh my girl I don't know about anyone else, but I sure want an invitation to that party!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Two weeks home

Mr. Luke Jee Seong has been home a little over two weeks.  How our lives have changed.  Our hearts are full with love for Luke.  In so many ways he is doing amazing.  He is very spoiled by his siblings and seems to be always being carried, loved, or played with.  

He has his moments of quietness and sadness. It is hard to see and sometimes it lasts an hour and sometimes a day.  He must miss all the was familiar and those who love him so in Korea.  I loved finding him in the middle of our groceries after a trip to the store.  He was such an adorable helper that day.

Tomorrow our real life starts again. School, sports, acitivites, and homework.  I am hoping schedules feel good and Luke and I create our own little life for the days.

( this photo was an in the moment-not sure he should be up there, but big brother is looking out for him)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A few favorites of Christmas

A few of my favorite people!  Christmas morning-no makeup- just me as I am in the morning.  Kids in pj's from Christmas Eve.  The most special gifts were ones kids had created themselves this past week.  

All my boys! They outnumber the girls now.  Good thing we have some strong (and stubborn) girls in this family!  

Sister love.  Of course that is a complicated love as all love is in life.  At this point in life these two seem to get along just fine.  They have the same housekeeping standards, love to craft for hours, and are starting to have more of those sister "secrets" than in the past.

We are on our last few days of break. I am not at all ready for all the schedules and running around. Still trying to soak in these last few days of "freedom"!

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