Saturday, July 24, 2010


Wow, I think this just might be the longest I've ever gone between blog posts! I've been meaning to update all week, but I just haven't gotten around to it.

Nothing super exciting going on here, just lots and lots of projects! I'm super motivated all of a sudden to get projects done that have been on my list for a while, so that has kept us busy lately!

My big focus at the moment is photo projects. We were extremely lucky to get close to 300 photos of Clarissa that were taken of her in Korea during the first 8 months of her life. Our amazing foster parents took tons of pictures and I'm incredibly grateful for them. However, most of them aren't digital, they're just prints, so my plan has been to scan them so that I have a digital copy and I can use them to make the photo books I've had on my to-do list. I started out scanning them myself, but the quality wasn't the greatest and it would take FOREVER to do so many of them, so I've found a place to have them professionally scanned and put on a disk. Once that's done I'm going to make Clarissa a story book of her adoption and a photo book of her first year.

I'm also going around and updating all the photos that I have around the house. Because I take a gazillion pictures, most of the artwork on the walls of my house are family photos. The problem is that Clarissa isn't in any of them, so I'm redoing my photo walls with updated photos. That's becoming a more complicated project than I thought it was going to be though. I'm having a hard time deciding which photos to use, how to group them, where to put them, etc., so it's a slow project. I love for my house to be a gallery of fun family memories, but I'm not much of a decorator, so executing my ideas have been tricky. It's a work in progress! I actually have a really awesome idea that I'm hoping to shoot tomorrow afternoon and once I get it designed I'll share it. It's something for the playroom that I'm super excited about!

The boys start taekwondo camp on Monday, which they're super excited about! It's from 9-3 every day next week and they're going to do so many fun taekwondo and Korean culture activities. I actually really wish that I could go with them! On Monday they're learning to write their name in Korean, they're making a Korean craft, eating Korean food and doing some other fun things. I think it's really fun for Master Lee and Mia to share their culture with the kids. I think they're having bulgogi for lunch on Monday, which is my kids favorite Korean meal, so they'll be really excited about that!

This summer is flying by really quickly, I can't believe that it's practically August already! The boys go back to school on August 11th, so our summer is coming to a close really quickly. Between taekwondo camp, house projects and school shopping, I'm hoping to cram a few fun family activities in before the kids go back to school. We haven't been on enough adventures this summer. I think we're due for one!

But for now I'm going to get back to my photo projects and see how much I can get done before Clarissa wakes up from her nap! Fun!

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