Saturday, April 17, 2010

meet our chois-r-us kid!

well, we were going to wait until we had settled on a name to post pics, but seeing as how my mom already showed nearly half our church pics of the little guy (grandma instincts totally kicking in!), i thought i might as well go ahead and share them on here!

here's one of the first pictures we got of choi boy. i think he's almost 6 months in this picture:

we loved his little mouth! :)

want to hear a story that will totally give you goosebumps and make you tear up? on april 2, my parents went on a trip to korea for the first time in nearly 40 years -- my dad visited once shortly after he immigrated in 1969 and my mom had never been back since she immigrated in 1974. it was a trip that was going to be filled with lots of visits with old friends and to familiar places.

well, after we officially accepted our referral of choi boy, we found out that it might be possible for my parents to visit him while they were there! after giving the agency a number my parents could be reached at in seoul, we were waiting a few days and then received a call from my dad last thursday night at 11pm (12pm friday korea time) saying that they would be meeting him that afternoon! we were so excited and instructed them to take tons and tons and tons of pictures and video. it was so awesome that this trip my parents had been waiting to take for so long was made even more memorable by the fact that they got to meet their grandson! i can't post the videos for confidentiality reasons that agency gives, but in the video where choi boy first comes into the room, my mom pretty much takes him from the foster mom and starts to wipe away her tears as she holds her grandson for the first time...so precious.

i have to admit that i'm a little jealous that my parents got to meet him first, but i am SO thankful that this was even made possible for our family!!!

here are some of my favorite pics from their visit:

grandma and grandson meet for the first time


before my parents left, we gave them a care package to give to choi boy in case they did get to meet. one of the things we put in there was a chewable photo album filled with pics of us. i just love this pic...it's kinda like our first family picture :)


we also sent a stuffed monkey/little blanket toy which i've decided to call bananas :) i hope he sleeps with bananas every night and comes home with him!


i'm so glad my parents captured pics of him laughing!


for some reason, this is one of my favorites...love the pouty lips :)


grandma, grandson, and grandpa :)


seeing these pictures makes everything even more real...we can't wait to meet him and hold him in our arms. and we can't wait to really introduce him to everyone!

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post! I have to tell you something Ethan said today . . Grandma told him his pants are too tight and he immediately said . . . "then I have to give these pants to Baby Carson!" And then after I gave him a bath he picked up his alphabet book and said he wanted to read to Baby Carson when he comes over and he would protect him because he's his big brother and Baby Carson is little! Looking forward to the boys getting to know one another!!

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  2. What a blessing! So great that your parents got to meet him and you got pics and video footage. so special. We are so happy for you. I'm now assuming you picked the name from Sophia's post! Nice! We can't wait to meet him and spoil him. He will have lots of loving aunties and uncles...and big brothers!

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  3. He is sooooo cute!!! I loved seeing all the pics. What a special visit your parents got to make!!! I have bookmarked your blog so I can keep up with all the exciting news. Once you are settled, we should have a RR playdate! :)

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  4. Grace! I just caught up with your blog and I am so happy for your family. God bless. oxoxo

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  5. love the pics! so~ happy for you!

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  6. Grace, i was tearing up while i read your post..beautiful! Peter and I have seriously been considering adopting a child for a while, we're just waiting for the right timing from God. It is just such a blessing to read your story. Keep the blogs coming =)!
    -Eroia

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  7. yay, carson, the new prince of chick-fil-a! :) he is such a cutie. i love him already. i can't wait to give his cute cheeks a big bbobbo!!!

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  8. how neat! he looks like such a happy boy. it's a joy to be able to watch your story unfold. thanks for sharing it so openly :)

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  9. he's adorable grace! and we can't wait to meet him soon. he and jonah can be buddies.

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  10. congrats! so happy for you guys. these pics are too much, i was tearing up. your parents are looking great too.

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  11. Ohmygoodness!!! He is so cute! I could eat him up! Congrats on your referral and thanks for stopping by and all the comment love! :)

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  12. You don't know me. I came here from Tina's blog. But this post brought tears to my eyes, especially the first family photo and the last photo. Congratulations!

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  13. This is SO unbelievably cool, that your parents got to meet your SON! Too awesome. I love it. But now I'm ready to see YOU holding him :)
    And of course he's totally adorable!!!

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  14. I am SO GLAD you left a comment on my blog. I was just going back through yours a little bit.

    THIS IS SOOOOO COOL. How wonderful that your parents were able to meet your son in Korea.

    I look forward to following the rest of your journey.

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  15. Congratulations! I just found your blog through a mutual friend, Joanna's blog...we are also Korean-American and just brought home our son Joel from Korea 2 weeks ago. So neat that your parents got to meet your son in Korea! Are you with Eastern...stuck in the EP back up?

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  16. I'm so happy to have come across the link to your blog through Tina's. I'm so encouraged by your journey and God's work in your lives. I hope and pray for God's continued showering of blessings and look forward to meeting your little one.

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  17. I was surfing around and just came across your blog. How cool that your parents were there! Just precious! We also used CHSFS. Hope you get that travel call soon!

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