Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe it's 2009. Didn't we just barely go through the Y2K craziness? It baffles me sometimes how fast time goes. I blink and another year has passed. I'm excited about this year though! I think 2009 is going to go down in our family history as the year of the adoption, and I'm really excited about that. When we first started this adoption journey it was 2007, and when I realized that we wouldn't actually be getting a baby until 2009 that seemed like a million years away. Now here we are and I couldn't be happier.

We had a fun New Years Eve. We bought some junk food for the kids and told them they could have a New Years Eve party in the basement, watch movies and stay up as late as they wanted. They ate a cupcake and fell asleep at 9:30, which is what we expected, but boy, they thought we were cool parents that night. :)

After they were in bed Shawn and I had our own little party. To celebrate the year of the adoption we decided to welcome it in Korean style. I bought some beautiful Korean rice bowls at the Korean market and I made sticky rice and Bulgogi and we ate them in our pretty bowls with chopsticks and we watched a cute Korean movie.

Our family is in for big adventures this year and I can't wait.

Oh! The other big news around here is that Josh got his glasses! We picked them up a few days ago and he's really excited about them. They look really cute on him and he is amazed at how well he can see! I feel like the worst mother in the world for not realizing how bad his vision was. I think he thought it was normal not to be able to read clocks from across the room and not to be able to read small words on the TV if he was sitting very far away. He never mentioned that he was having a problem. But now that he has his glasses on he can see all sorts of things he couldn't see before. He's been walking around the house looking at things for the past few days, lol. He can sit in the family room and read the calendar on the fridge in the kitchen. That amazes him. So now he can see and he looks all grown up in his glasses! Here's a photo I took yesterday:

I love Josh. Even looking at a photo of him makes me smile. He's a sweet kid and I'm proud of him.

Yesterday afternoon I went to my favorite furniture store that has pretty much furnished our entire house and I ordered Clarissa's trundle bed. It's going to take 4-6 weeks to get here since the trundle is a special order, but I think it's going to be perfect when it gets here! I can't find a good photo of exactly what it looks like with the trundle but here it is the exact bed without the trundle, and the second photo shows the bed with the trundle, but not in white.

I'm really excited to start working on her bedroom! We have a lot to do and it's going to take a while to get it all done, but it's going to be really cute when it's finished.
2009, year of the adoption, look out, here we come! :)


Jenn said...

Josh looks fabulous with his glasses! Here's to the new year of Clarissa!

~Sara~ said...

I'm so happy and excited for your family, here's to an amazing New Year!

AuraLee said...

I found these dolls and thought of you and Clarissa! You can custom order them~

I love your choices for her room! And, Josh looks great in his glasses!

Yay 2009!