Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas and other updates

Pictures with santa
So here is our first Christmas in Korea! We had a Christmas eve dinner with some friends and then opened Christmas Pajamas. For about a month before Christmas I have been introducing the boys to Christmas and Santa Claus, he loves the Polar express, Frosty, and Rudolph. Santa Claus is always followed by a hohoho. We have been talking about the birth of Jesus and the wonderful blessings that come from the season of Christmas. T kind of understood Santa coming to our house and bring presents. When he came out of the room he reacted with a  "wow wow!" we opened presents, had breakfast and just enjoyed hanging out until church. After church we came home to play with toys and enjoyed being a family.

 Christmas is a little different here in Korea there are little to no decorations in town and Christmas is just another day. Not many places have the familiar Christmas music playing or the crazy last minuet shoppers crowding the stores and streets, well the streets are always crowded but you get the picture. But at our house it was so fun to feel the spirit of Christmas, to go on post and wish someone a Merry Christmas and they answer back. It was especially fun to watch T really start to feel and see Christmas and enjoy the joy that comes with the season. H still doesn't completely understand but loved opening presents. He is already a pro at ripping those presents open. We miss our family and friends but are loving being together as a little family.
Decorating the tree

hmmm... yep that looks right

Decorating cookies

Hunter decorating cookies?

The view from our window! Christmas eve morning

Helping daddy do dishes

Got to be like dad

Christmas Pajamas

"Wow Wow"

Santa came

Opening stockings

Playing with his new golf clubs from Bapa



Playing with cars while watching cars, Ts favorite way to spend a morning
Merry Christmas!

The boys loot


  1. Looks like you had a nice Christmas! I am glad that you guys are doing well. I hope Korea is treating you well! Merry Christmas!

  2. What a fun Christmas!! You seem to be doing well. Miss you and continue to have fun in Korea!!!! We are taking a quick trip to Merced and going to stay w/ your parents!!! So excited to see them. :)

  3. Oh it looks like your Christmas was fantastic! Miss you!