Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A boy and his Tic-Tacs

Stopped by see my bestie Rachel today to talk 'camera' and children and her Charlie was just too cute not to snap a photo or two or three or four of.  And yes, i submitted to bribery and introduced him to Tic-Tacs and guess what....it kind of worked. :-)

This is what he doing before i bothered him.

He's smart.  Thought he'd just shake it for awhile, but no....he wanted the goods!

Handsome little man!

This boy loves his Mamma....

A lot....

A Whole Lot!

Thanks Tic-Tacs!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I had the honor of taking photos of this lovely senior today.  She will be studying pre-med in the fall at Gonzaga.  Beautiful and smart....what more could you ask for! :-)

Expect a whole lot of prettiness to delight your eyes.

Brianna with her sister Mom Vikki.

Cute as can be!

Yup...she's was a giggler and i loved it!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Purple Power!

Watch out friends, i've got some purple belt booty kickin' girlies who are full of themselves right now.  Okay....maybe it's just their proud Mamma who likes to brag that they are purple belt booty kickin' girlies. :-)  They tested last week and Wednesday could not get here soon enough to find out if they passed.  The belt ceremony was this morning and as i watched our little girls receive their belts, i couldn't help but think how proud my Mom must be watching all of her grandchildren from heaven doing the national sport from homeland, South Korea.  Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art.  Tae means to strike or break with foot.  Kwon means to to strike or break with fist.  Do means way, method or path.  Tae Kwon Do = The way of the hand and foot.  I love that they are learning discipline, self control, confidence and self defense, but most all....i won't lie....I love that they will hopefully be able to take some boy down if he tries to physically mess with them, until their Daddy comes along and then does the real a$$ butt whoopin'. :-)

Getting a little one on one time before testing day with Mr Burns.

Doing their 'kihap' = loud shouting while doing their strike

Isn't my niece Hannah awesome?

Get him Grace!

Jacob showing them how to do a running jump kick.

Look at all of those white and yellow belts testing!

And look at how many people advanced today!

Mr. Burns always finds time to poke a little fun at Lily.

Grace receiving her purple belt.

Bella getting ready to bow to her fellow students

Lily picking a new star to add to her uniform

My niece Hannah

My nephew Jacob

Cold Stone Creamery celebration!

Take one of 'jump' shot....

Take two....

Take three....

Take four.....

Take five....

Take six....

Take seven...

Finally.....she's done taking our pictures! :-)

How we display our belts with their certificate above.

Look at their instructor Mr. Burns.....he's pretty bad a$$ awesome himself!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Mom's Easter......

Today has been six months since our Lord opened His arms and welcomed my Mom into heaven for her very own Easter celebration.
I would love to write a profound post about my Mom, but i can't.  I just don't feel it in my heart to do so....yet.  While i miss my Mom, i am so thankful she is no longer suffering.  She fought cancer stoically for 15 long years and it may have taken her life, but in the end, the victory was all hers.  She is now in heaven with her beloved Mom and siblings who passed before her.  I know she is missing her grandchildren here on earth but what joy i have knowing that she is with her first born grandchildren and our sons, Andrew and Benjamin. 

Love you Mom!

My Mom pregnant with me.

My Mom was 25 when i was born.

In Korea.

We had just moved to Ft. Lewis, WA.

This outfit is totally back in style now!

The day i was baptized and became a member of UPPC, 19 + years ago.

I know....you are lovin' my big hair! :-)

My Mom's 53rd birthday with all of her girls.

Four generations.

I'm not sure what birthday this was, but this is probably my favorite photo of my Mom.

All of her grandchildren at Chamber's Bay.

Last photo taken with my Mom, Easter 2010.