Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Favorite "F" Word

We are meeting friends for dinner tonight. Dessert will be at our house and I am making cheesecake. It required a trip to the grocery. When I pulled into the parking lot I noticed my two favorite things in the world. Free and ice cream! I didn't even get out, I just headed home and picked everyone up to go back for a tasty treat. They have no idea where they are going.
They thought it was worth the trip.
I want chocolate!
Make mine chocolate too!
Happy Labor Day Weekend.

Friday, August 29, 2008

December 27, 2008

That is her departure date. We are stocking up on tissues...


To celebrate the first week of school we dined at McDonalds tonight.

Marcus took the day off to help Sojung get her TB skin test done for school. The school nurse called yesterday and said she needed to have the TB skin test done or she could not attend school on the first day. Information we could have used when we enrolled her in JUNE! I have the entire summer off and would have gladly taken her to the doctor. She had it done in Korea but they insisted it must be done here. Marcus had worked a lot of overtime and took some much needed time off to make sure it was taken care of today. They went to see Dark Night afterwards.
The best thing about McDonalds!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It All Begins On Tuesday

Sojung's schedule arrived in the mail today.

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School

How cute are they?
New uniform and shoes. Snazzy headbands. And don't forget that very cool backpack. Third grade here she comes!
Betty was ready to roll...or fly to school. She had such a great day in first grade that she asked if we could go tomorrow...
Mommy's first day of school too. Mommy is not as excited but is trying to mask it.
Daddy and his girls.
Sojung starts next Tuesday. She is less than excited to give up her "summer schedule."

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lazy Sunday

It has been a good day. We went to church and then lunch.
Sojung painted a lot of toenails and fingernails. Here is her handiwork on Audrey's toes.
Sojung's fingers.
Betty's foot. After you soak in the tub for an hour your fresh nail polish may not hold up.
I made bulgogi for dinner. It was delicious.
Sojung's parents sent clothes for the girls. Here is Audrey modeling her new threads.
And now Betty!
Thank you Shin family! They are so cute and can't wait to wear them!
Tomorrow is the first day of school for Audrey and Betty. Sojung starts next week.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Here's What's Been Going On

Guess who's taking a gymnastics class beginning next month...Betty! Audrey will take a cheerleading class and both girls will take swim lessons.
Remember the tasty Popsicles we made?
We have been enjoying them.
They are delicious!
Even Daddy got in on the action.
School starts Monday. (sniff, sniff...summer is gone.) Uniforms are washed and already set out for the first day.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You Should Check Out This Blog!

Remember our friends that moved to Germany (sniff, sniff)? They have started their own blog. Just this past week they were able to travel to Slovakia and visit the exchange student that lived with them this past school year. They have a lot of great pictures of food and wait until you see what the price of gas is in thankful for what we have. Check if out by clicking here.

And stay tuned for another Wordless Wednesday tomorrow. Rebecca - this one is for you!

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Birthday Swim Party

The girls were invited to a birthday party for Ashlee. Sojung was invited too but she opted to stay home. I think she would have had a great time if she had gone. the girls didn't want to leave!
They had a great time! Thanks for inviting us, Ashlee. We all had a great time.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Is It Going To Hurt?

Tonight we took Audrey and Betty to get their ears pierced. Sojung went to lend support. Before we pulled out of the car out of the garage we heard a little voice ask, "Is this going to hurt?"
This girl was ready to go! No hesitation from her at all. Her only dilemma was which earring to choose.
So many choices!
I'll be honest. These places make me a little sick to my stomach. I don't know why. I told Marcus I could not be in there for fear I would pass out. Just a few weeks ago I took them to the doctor and they had to draw blood and I managed, but I wasn't feeling so strong tonight. So I did what every good mom does, document their child's pain and post it on the internet. Thank you Marcus for be the brave one.
After the first earring I wasn't so sure there would be a second. But this guy was patient.
We decided to let Audrey go next and hopefully Betty would come around. This is Audrey anticipating the pain.
She's a trooper. She said, "That's it?" Those were the magic words Betty needed to hear.
Round two.
Audrey chose beautiful flower earrings.
Betty choice was a gold cross. She needed a little Jesus tonight!
The girls at the scene of the crime. And look, no more tears.

Tasty Summer Treats

My mom used to make popsicles every summer for us. She passed down the Tupperware molds and I just remembered the other day I had them. So I pulled out and started making some tasty treats. Betty was more than willing to help. We had just gone to the library and Audrey was more interested in reading the bag of books she had checked out instead of helping. The first batch we made pudding pops. Rebecca - you would be proud. I didn't use instant pudding. I did it the old fashioned way.
Next we made mixed berry ones. I didn't have any kool aid so I improvised and used jello. For a twist we added fresh strawberries.
These are ready to go in the freezer.
Viola! They were a hit. See the strawberries? They loved them. Audrey was able to put the books down long enough to enjoy them.
The perfect treat for a summer afternoon.