Say Hello/De-lurk!

hiiii-dey ho! because i'm kinda lazy, i'm just going to copy and paste a post i wrote. if you haven't read it yet, you can read it and de-lurk here. :)
okay, this is a bit awkward, so i'm just going to get it off my chest:


you got that, right?


okay. here's the thing.

lately, a lot of my friends and family have told me, "oh, so and so/my friend/etc loves to read your blog!"

and really and truly, i am so humbled by that. thank you for reading my random and often nonsensical drivel and for supporting us in our journey to choi boy. we are so blessed by all the friends we've made through this wee bit o'internet.

i would love it if you would continue following us on this journey. and now the awkward part: if you haven't already, can you please click the "follow" button on the right and become an official follower of chois-r-us? really, i promise it's not because i want to grow my following -- because how weird and cultish does THAT sound?! but, it's because i'd really love to know, as much as possible, who's stopping by.

i'd love to keep this blog public because on my own journey, finding and reading others' blogs has been the one thing that has really given me a community of folks that know where i've been and where i'm headed. and there's a whole 'nother slew of blogs that i read just cuz i love 'em. (for reals, i could not love PW anymore; julie cracks me up; and love inspires me.)

i know i can't control who reads this blog while it's public on this here WORLD WIDE web, but if you do stop by regularly, i'd love to know who you are, even if i don't "know" you. you know what i mean? it would just make me feel better if i knew who was reading. you don't have to ever comment; just let me know that you're along for the ride. yeah?

and i know you might feel weird "showing your face," but i think it's awesome that you're here even if i don't know you in real life. :) i kinda felt like a creeper when i started reading blogs of people i didn't know, but you know what? i'm so glad i did 'cause i've "met" so many amazing people that way. and now i can call them my friends.

well, maybe not ree. although, i did meet her and she liked my necklace. :)

okay, that's all i have to say about that.

*sigh*. i abhor awkward situations.

let's change the subject, shall we?

here's a cute picture of baby piper to relieve the awkwardness:
is that not the saddest/cutest face ever?!


  1. been thinking about you guys and the crap happening in Korea, hope you can get your boy soon!

  2. Hello! I found your blog recently and have become a follower. My husband and I got a referral from Korea almost 2 months ago now. I can't imagine how hard it will be when we're STILL waiting 6, 7, 8 months from now! I hope you get to travel SOON!

  3. Hi Grace,

    Too early for me to figure out how to become a legit follower but I LOVED your first meeting pictures...and I know you guys will have a fantastic weekend. Can't wait for our little guys to meet...let me know if you find a good barber, I'll be needing one too!

  4. Hey guys,
    I recently found your blog and we brought our son home in May. Your first meeting brings back so many great memories! Congratulations and enjoy every minute of your trip. We can't wait to go back to Korea.

  5. 안녕하세요! 범수 foster family 입니다. 오늘 만나서 반가웠습니다. 올려주신 동영상 보니 범수가 잘 지내고 있네요. foster mom이 범수 보고 싶어했는데 마침 동영상이 올라와서 반가웠습니다. 범수의 이름은 무엇인지 궁금합니다.

  6. Hi Mrs. Choi! Just found your blog via Tiff's FB, and it's awesome to see that your family is doing well! I'm impressed that you've been able to update even with a little one running around; he is so cute! May God bless your family, and have a merry merry Christmas!!!

  7. Just wanted to say hello! Your little one is adorable! My husband and I are waiting on our little guy to come home from Korea later this year - can't wait!

  8. Hi!
    I came across your blog from reading MPAK's blog and will be following your adventures withe your little one. We're adopting from Korea and I am an adult Korean adoptee as well. We won't be traveling till 2012 to pick up our little boy.

  9. Hi There-

    Just found your blog! My daughter is adoptred from Korea. She just turned 7. Your blog caught my eye because her Korean last name is Choi:) We adopted way back in 2004, time flies!

  10. I don't remember how I came across your blog, but CB is a cutie and I've enjoyed reading about his growth and development. I am an education major and a proud aunt/cousin, so I love hearing about kids and what they're up to!


  11. Hi Grace! I am so sorry I haven't notified you sooner but, thanks to Grace T. I was introduced to your page and have been following you since a little before you went to Korea to pick up cb. Just wanted to finally say hi! And love your cute family!

  12. Hi Grace! My husband and I are in the process of finalizing our home study to adopt from Korea. This will be our first little one and I enjoy scouring the internet looking for wisdom and tidbits from fellow adoptive parents. I have to say your blog is by far my favorite. When other people on facebook and other sites post little quotes from their kids it sounds like annoying humblebragging. But you guys and choi boy are genuinely so funny. I cannot get enough of his quotes. The kid is hilarious and you guys seem like quite the team. It'll be 2 years or so until we have our own little one but I hope that we have as much as fun as you do!

    1. oh, kate, you are so sweet! thank you so much for saying hello and i am so excited for your own journey! we just finished up our homestudy for number 2, so we're right back in that boat with you :) feel free to drop me a line if you ever want to chat/vent/commiserate! :)

  13. Hi! We are just starting the process of international adoption, and your blog is wonderfully helpful (plus, we have some funny similarities in location, marriage timeline/story, infertility struggles). It was a struggle to have our first child, and things have gotten so complicated trying to have a second, we feel very pulled to adoption. Right now, we are thinking South Korea, especially because we live in a South Korean community, but we are worried about the changes to the program. Thanks for keeping your blog open and letting people read, it is incredibly hopeful for those of us just starting the process. Feel free to visit my blog, totally different topic though!- Maureen


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