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Josh the photographer

February 7, 2018

Just the other day, we played “mom’s photography studio” in our room. I put up the white backdrop and took some pictures of the kids.

They love to play this game and so do I. we take pictures of each other and they turn out really nice sometimes.

It’s usually the kids that get their pictures taken but this time, I wanted to do something different. I wanted to get my picture taken too.

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Duty Free

January 8, 2018

One of the famous things about the Korean airport (Incheon and Kimpo) is DUTY FREE. The prices of cosmetic products and other stuff are just SO GREAT!!! You just cannot, and I say this with a big bold voice “YOU CANNOT JUST PASS BY, YOU MUST BUY SOMETHING!”. Trust me. It’s worth it.

And so we did. We bought SHHHHTTTTUFFFFFFFF alright!

Lots of stuff.

Right now. I don’t know where to start and what to start using first. But I know that when I leave the house, I’m not going to go out that door with a white and bland face. I’m going out with LOTS of color and magic in my eyes!!!! LOL

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Wrapping up 2017 and Starting a new chapter. 2018

January 7, 2018

2017 was quite a hard year for us. The kids got sick often and in December we found out my dad might go into open heart surgery. Through prayer and faith and with the greatest doctors at 구리 한양대 병원. It was decided he could get a procedure done where they would insert stents into his blood vessels through his arm.

It was a tough time for me. The beginning of 2017 didn’t start off too well and for it to end like that, it was a tough year overall. I was kind of glad to let it go. But as 2018 approached us, my grandmother (my dads’ mother) passed away and because we weren’t that close to other family members it was a very uncomfortable funeral to attend to. Everything ended up being ok and FAMILY IS FAMILY. Right? We all knew how much we missed each other and how important FAMILY really is.

In 2017 I also found out my aunt had cancer. 2017 was just that KIND of year. It really sucked. Everything was sad and depressing.

So in the beginning of 2018, which is now. I am praying more and I am focusing on my family more. Spending more time with the kids. Working just a little bit. Blogging just a little bit. Spending time with family more is my first priority and then everything else is after that. However, I think God has more planned for me this year. It’s as if he’s saying that 2017 was just a milestone for me, to make me stronger. Now that it’s 2018, he’s got some stuff up his sleeve that he wants to show me one at a time. It’s as if all the worries and fears that I had locked away on one side of my heart is slowly being taken out and being taken care of. I know God has a lot on my plate for me to take down this year. I know he has big things planned for me. I was afraid that one day those plans would be revealed and I wouldn’t be strong enough or brave enough to take them on. But now. I’m ready. I’m ready for my turn. I’m ready for my number now.

Josh&Andrea&Tyler Parenting Notes Seoul, South Korea

Tis the season to be SICK

November 23, 2017

Ever since Tyler turned 6 months old, all three kids have been sick. Tyler got it the worst.

Tyler had bronchitis and when that got better, he got the cold that Andrea had, and then Josh got it.

Andrea is getting better now but Tyler is still sick. It seems like he’s been sick for almost a month now.

Josh has it too but it’s just a light cold for Josh. But for Tyler, it’s like a stuffy nose, runny nose, cough and fever at night.

I hate it when they get a fever at night and can’t sleep. Yesterday, I ergo-ed him and I slept sitting on the sofa.

I hope this all goes away soon.

Lord be with us!

Food Notes

Comfort food: Chicken Noodle Soup

November 17, 2017

Comfort food.

It’s exactly what I need. Although this is food for the body.

I actually also need some comfort food for my mind and soul.

I miss my friends. My unni and hyungboo. The cold air. The beautiful trees. The deep blue sky.

I actually miss FRESH AIR. Air that is breathable.

Today I was in the mood for soup. I wanted something to … I don’t know what the heck I’m typing. I wanted to make some chicken noodle soup yesterday so when I went to emart with Kaden, I bought some fresh herbs and ingredients to make it today. So today, I did. I made a whole big pot.

My in-laws had never tried chicken noodle soup so we had it for lunch.

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