Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Welcome 2012!

What?!?! Where did January go?
Thanksgiving led to Christmas, which led to New Years, which led to 2, no 3 family birthdays, which led to Disneyland and now......... now it's February tomorrow. I'm sitting here shaking my head. It's all going too fast.

Kai, Noah and Emmi are doing wonderful! Growing healthy, happy and full of energy! We recently went to Disneyland and had the time of our lives together! Takeshi's kind boss took us and organized many unforgettable family memories. The kids were given autograph books for each "cast member" or character to sign. That was a highlight for sure! They were able to get 15 autographs complete with photos. Kai, Noah and Emmi loved it! Kai got to be apart of a Star Wars Jedi School and fight the mighty Darth Vader.... Exciting for sure! Noah rode his favorite Buzz Light Year ride from the movie Toy Story and was thrilled! Miss Emmi met favorite princess, Cinderella and shared secrets with her. It was a dream trip and we look forward to going again someday. Oh and the weather..... the weather was perfect, especially since home had over a foot of snow and freezing temps.

Kai has started a weekend soccer class with Takeshi as the coach. Kai is the smallest on the team but with dad by his side he's doing wonderful. He is not aggressive but his is great at controlling the ball. He's so tired after each game but so proud. Takeshi has about 8 boys on his team and is an encouraging coach.

Noah has started Tae Kwondo along with his cousin Judah. Noah is overflowing with excitement about this new adventure and looks forward to getting his first "beginners" belt Wednesday if he can master counting to 8 in Korean and saying the greeting to his Master. Either way, Noah is having fun and loves all the kicking and punching aloud on the mats.

Emmi is busy as always. She keeps me on my toes more then the boys ever did. Just Sunday at my parents home she closed herself inside the upstairs bathroom and got into the band aid box and was sticking them all over her legs. :) I love her energy and her passion to get what she wants. I just hope as her mom I can help her to point all the energy into good and worthy things. My sister recently sent me a blog post she follows. It reminded her of Emmi and I have to agree. It was encouraging to me. Here is the site: http://lysaterkeurst.com/2012/01/i-dont-want-to-raise-a-good-child/

Takeshi and I are happy and healthy. 2012 is looking to be a big year for Takeshi. He has signed up to go to Honduras with his father along with a group from our church to build 2 homes for 2 different families. He also has signed up for a FULL marathon in June. I'm proud and humbled by all the goals he has set for himself this year. God is at work in our lives in a new way and each family member feels it. We are thankful for so much!