30 August, 2010

A Summer of a Thousand Books~ And Ox Cart Days in Crookston, MN

We reached our goal yesterday.   We read 1000 books with Elias beginning June 1 and completed yesterday.
Thank you to Grandmas for reading while I was in Korea.  : )
Firehouse Breakfast is one of our favorite annual events in Crookston
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
Ruby 7 months, hanging out in her jogger while we walked
around Ox Cart Days, she is seriously SO happy.  I adore her

Elias  with the light blue shirt in the middle finishing up the Kids run at Ox Cart Days
Elias after his race and me getting ready for the 10k

Nothing like a sprint to the finish...with a little help from Elias
Tractor Pull contest downtown Crookston...Very fun!

23 August, 2010

Mexicali Blues No Longer!

We were thrilled to visit our foster son Juan and his sweet family in Mexicali, Mexico.  We are so happy for  his family and their reunification (thank you Rachel).

Juan and Elias were delighted to see each other after 2 long years
Veronica, Juan, Luis Elias, Heidi and Eric
Luis,  Ferny, Juan and Veronica,  I love this sweet family.

"It's Hockey mom, just on the grass".    You can take the boy out of Minnesota, but can you take Minnesota out of the boy?
And apparently the pond is the goal... Papa and Elias fishing for the "puck".
Disneyland was funtastic!
Brother Bear is our favorite!

Ruby Catherine is 7 months old!  And more fun every minute.

Korea's Got Seoul~

Eric spent 5 weeks in Korea this summer teaching at ChoNam University in Guanju, South Korea
I joined him for 2 weeks, we loved the people and the food!
Good food, good friends

Heart Sutra Transcription  (This pic is for my Yoga class)

Temple visits

Seoul Subways are Packed full
I thought it was a wax man until he sighed...kinda scary
Korea University ...looking scholarly

Enrique Nacho Tigre Fernandez Castillo de Jesus

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