Thursday, September 23, 2010

Useful Gifts

Yesterday and today we woke up with a chilly crispness in the air. Praise God that we finally have some relief from the awful heat and humidity. So, last night I decided to put a blanket on our bed instead of just sleeping with the sheet like we've been doing. The blanket was a quilt that Mom had made for us for our 1st anniversary. That got me to thinking about all the other wonderful gifts we've received that have been so useful. So, I went around the house this morning taking pictures of things that are out and we're actually using today. (Of course I know we've been given SO many more gifts than this that we use all the time... Example - all the Pampered Chef stuff, but these are some of the more recent ones).

Enjoy & be blessed because we know that you have definitely blessed us!
The homemade quilt given and made by Mom for our anniversary.The white afghan Grandma Myers made us for our wedding. Now ready to be used in the chilly mornings and evenings.The AMAZINGLY scented Yankee Candle that Bonnie bought me for my birthday. Right now this is my favorite smell because it reminds me of harvest and the Fall.The Zanger frame that Mom made and gave to me for my birthday.The new coffee maker that Eric's parents bought for his birthday (coming up).The handmade embroidered tea towels given by Aunt Judy Overmiller for our wedding. We use these every day!

Thank you all!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I know its been awhile since our last post. That is my fault for not being more motivated and on the ball lately. If you could see our messy house right now, you would see that this lack of motivation is prevalent in many areas of my life right now. BUT... this week is a holiday week here in Korea so we have the ENTIRE week off. So, hopefully I'll be able to clean up some and get a few things done.

A few significant (aka - picture worthy) events have taken place this month so I'll share those photos with you now. I know most of our posts since being back in Korea this time around have been solely about our baby so here are a few of us too.
For my birthday this year, Eric's present to me was to take me out for a pedicure. They are amazing here in Korea. However, the real gift was that HE got one too! I just wanted him to experience it with me... and see his reaction because he is very ticklish in his feet! :) Just between you and me, I think he really liked it!
Thank you to Larry and Bonnie for sending me this box of pregnancy goodies: Graham Crackers & Jolly Ranchers. :)Introducing Purrl. Here we find her in a rare moment chilling on the chair instead of hiding on top of the closet. She's a nice cat but needs to find a new home. It would be better for all involved. If you've ever seen or read the book "Love & Respect" well... her and Eric are on the "Crazy Cycle." Enough said.
For this Chusok Break (Korean Thanksgiving Holiday), Eric and I had been thinking of taking a fun trip to Thailand. However, when we went to look at tickets, there were absolutely none available on the whole peninsula. Apparently everyone else had the same idea. So this is a picture of Eric & I going out for Thai food last night instead. A good substitute, right? Then, today, we were invited downstairs to eat a traditional Korean celebration meal with our landlord's family. Grandma & Grandpa were too embarrassed about their lack of English speaking skills so they went out for a drive. (So sweet.) But we were able to eat with little Jenna, her Mom, and her Aunt who also live downstairs.Here's a picture of the spread they made. Notice the quesadillas & donuts. :) Those they provided for me in case my morning sickness stomach couldn't handle the Korean spice. It was very sweet of them. And yes, I've still been having problems with that. But the other food was very delicious too. Eric's favorite was the homemade Bude Chigae soup in the middle. Yum yum!
And finally, for those interested, I don't have a picture of the baby to show you this week (that should come shortly after Oct. 5th), but I do have a picture of my beginning baby belly. Kind of embarrassing, especially when I compare myself to others, but nevertheless, there it is. Since we are so far away from friends and family in the States, I'll take one for the team and put it up here. 15 weeks down. About 25 left to go!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

12 Week Ultrasound video

Baby Z doubled in size again! 6.2 cm now!