Today we slept until 5am. Much better than 2am! I got up and went up on the roof, well, not actually the roof, but the helicopter pad above the roof of our hotel. I got to watch the sun slowly light up the city as it rose behind the mountains. It was so beautiful! I also got a great view of the palace and the National Folk Museum from the top of the Somerset.
Then we were off the Namdaemun Market for some shopping. It is an open air market that goes forever. We found some Korean candy for the boys (I bet they are really excited for us to come home after reading that!), Some super comfy socks for my very sore feet, and a few toys for Eliza.
This rocket is just something we saw while walking around. I thought the boys would like it, because, well, it is a rocket.
I cannot believe I found a Salvation Army thrift store in South Korea! How awesome is that! I LOVE that place! I am such a thrift store addict, now I have thrift store shopped internationally! I'm so proud! Of course I had to buy something, for the experience, if nothing else. We found a few great things in there for some of the boys, but they are reading this, so I won't tell. I will say I got a great deal and I am so pleased with my bargain purchase.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Ken for 16 years. We are abundantly blessed to have 4 awesome boys, a very busy 3 year old daughter from Korea, and another beautiful daughter (age 6) from India. I am passionate about Jesus, family and adoption.
Amazima Ministries: Helping the children of Uganda
Eliza's Adoption Timeline
11/06 - God is calling us to adopt
9/29/08 - Apply to Korea Program
1/7/09 - Homestudy to Korea (HSTK)
5/6/09 - REFERRAL!!!!!!!!!!
8/19/09 - TRAVEL CALL!!!
8/27/09 - We leave for Korea
8/31/09 - We meet Eliza
9/3/09 - GOTCHA DAY!!!
9/4/09 - We are home with our family of 7
5/4/10 - FINALIZATION!!!
Vishakha's Adoption Timeline
7/26/10 - Requested file for Vishakha in India
8/19/10 - Selected at committee
11/18/10 - Dossier & Acceptance to Holt
11/18/10 - File I-800a
12/28/10 - USCIS Fingerprinting
3/4/11 - I800 approval
3/17/11 - Article 5 issued
waiting for NOC and guardianship