Tuesday, December 20, 2011

the day we came *home*.

a year ago today, we came home from korea as a family of three... :)

after choi boy was placed in our arms {forever}, we had one final day in seoul. the hubs was sick with a nasty travel bug and it was seriously cold outside, so we kept things low key, though we did venture out for a bit to get one more good look at seoul.
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we ogled over more street food,
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walked around,
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and were so excited about being out and about with our son (!!) that we ended up taking the same picture
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again,
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and again,
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and AGAIN.
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and i didn't even realize it until i was looking through all the pictures for these posts! ;)
excited much? oh yes.

we also tried to meet up with a friend here,
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but even this third attempt failed us! it turns out it's awfully hard to try and meet up with someone in an unfamiliar, foreign city without the help of cell phones! thankfully, we did have a chance to finally meet up this summer stateside. :)

before we knew it, our week in seoul came to an end. we packed up all our things, trying our best to keep track of the new toys and tiny articles of clothing that would be accompanying us home.

we said our goodbyes to my uncles and aunts and cousins who were sad to see the newest addition to their extended family go. remarkably, this little guy made his way into everyone's hearts overnight.
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:)

at the airport, we waited with excited anticipation about heading home and truly starting our lives together on our own turf. unfortunately, we had to wait longer than expected as our flight was delayed for 4 hours due to some fog. but, at that point, we were so used to waiting, a few hours hardly made a difference. ;)

besides, cb was such a trooper and charmed just about everyone.
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and the impromptu nap on my shoulder didn't hurt, either. :)
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we finally boarded another pretty blue plane and began the 15-hour journey home. again, choi boy was a total trooper and even managed to sleep snuggled into the baby bassinet, totally pushing it with the size limit!
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(bulkhead seating = amahhzing.)

and soon enough, we were home.

and i tell you, there is nothing like walking through the international arrivals doors as a proud family of three to the roars and cheers of your family and close friends. such sweetness.
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and cb? he managed to make a fantastic first impression with his sleepy smiles and giggles.
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the balloons might have helped. just a little. ;)
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and then it was time to really go home. and settle in.
and just be.
together.
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at last.


thanks lots for walking down memory lane with us...it's been so fun to look back and remember our time in korea last year, especially while following my friend, sue, and her family who are currently there (like, right now!) picking up their second son. :)

so thankful for this amazing year, and i can't believe how fast it's flown by...thanks for all the encouragement and love along the way!

xoxo.

4 comments:

  1. OK, this is just awesome! I love that you took the same picture again, and again, and again... Not that I ever would have questioned your excitement! :-)

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  2. Awww, teeeeeeeeeeears. Happy ones :)

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  3. Oh, what an awesome trip down memory lane! I thoroughly enjoyed reliving it with you one year later. And yes, time totally flies for sure. But CB is still super duper cute even one year later :)

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  4. Love when families comes home together!!

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