Sunday, November 09, 2008

First Family Picture


Our first family picture, and I look kinda goofy, but who cares!? I just need a bit more practice I guess.

We got to spend about an hour alone with Jin today and he is the sweetest boy. His foster parents obviously love him very much and he'll definitely need to do some grieving just being apart from them. He cried a lot this afternoon, but we held onto him and sang to him, and cooed at him, and played with his hair, and patted his bottom and he fell asleep in our arms. When he woke up he was much more comfortable with us than he was before he fell asleep. Based on this afternoon, our social worker and the foster parents said that we can take him back to the hotel Wednesday afternoon and then they'll give us a ride to the airport on Thursday morning. Only about 48 hours to go until Wednesday afternoon...

24 comments:

Brandi. said...

Wow, what a great looking family! I'm so happy for the three of you.

The Mahoneys said...

Oh my goodness...the first family picture. I have tears in my eyes...beautiful!!! I can't wait to meet him and see you two as adoring parents. LOTS of love to all of you!

Reb said...

SO cute! can't wait till you guys are on your way home! Sending you love and lots and lots of good wishes!

Granny and Papa said...

You couldn't look any happier--lucky, lucky family!
Much love,

Dr Em said...

look at all that love! What a good looking family. I am reaching through the computer to give you a giant group hug. XOXO - Em

nden said...

YIIIIIPPPPEEEE!
We are so excited and happy for you ALL. He is so adorable. I love the details, like 'his voice sounds deep to me'... we can't wait to meet him.
xoxox
N and J and Law DeNormandie

Butch and Tracy said...

You look so happy... congratulations. How great that you might get to take him Wednesday. Spend a night with him and then bring him home. He is wonderful.

Tracy

Rocco said...

You guys look great. I can't wait to meet The Lawyer.

Anonymous said...

i've been checking in periodically and am so happy for all of you! jin is so cute i just melt when i see the pictures. love, kari harrison

Anonymous said...

Julie--Congratulations! It's so exciting to finally see all 3 of you together! I think your first family picture is a treasure. And I know there will be many more! I hope the flight home and Jin's transition into life in his new home goes smoothly. I just know you're both going to be great parents.

Sarah Westin

Steven Stwalley said...

awwwww...

lori Greene said...

Julie!!!

I am so happy for you!

you are a beautiful family
three that's a magic number

love, Lori

Jocelyn said...

Listen, I've been very ill, so you've got to stop making me cry like this.

LA said...

He is perfect.

Ugly Juice said...

He looks so content on your lap. You all look perfect!

Anonymous said...

You make such a beautiful and happy family! What a wonderful experience. I'm sure these first few days will be etched in your memories forever. Can't wait to meet your new little guy. Love - Lynne

trophiogrande said...

Congrats, I am so happy for you and Zander! Jin looks sweet!

-Blake Himsl Hunter

Amy said...

Congratulations Julie and Zander! What a blessing he is. It brings tears to my eyes...you all look so happy to have found each other.
Amy Knauff

Janet said...

Wow! Congratulations! What a wonderful first family photo! I can't wait to be where you are...in Korea. We are a waiting family...dreaming of our child in Korea too. Congrats again!

Summ said...

Congratulations, Omah and Appah! Have a safe and happy trip home. Welcome to Minnesota, Jin!

Julie said...

Thanks everyone for all the sweet comments. Sometimes I'm completely confident about being a good mom and sometimes I'm more like an emotional mess. In the middle of it all, reading all the support and love coming our way is so comforting. I can't wait to show him all these comments someday so he can see all the people cheering for him.

Anonymous said...

Zander and Julie,

Oliver can't wait to meet his new "cousin" some day soon. We've been thinking about you a lot these last months and wishing you the very best. We are so happy for you! Take care.

Love,
Poff, Lise, and Oliver

The (Los Angeles) Cannons said...

congrats again. can't wait til we get to accompany him to his first minnesota state fair!

Kari said...

I am so happy for you to. You guys look so happy and Jin is just a doll! Can't wait to meet him!
Kari