Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lunar New Year Celebration

Yesterday we went to a lunar new year celebration for Korean adoptive families. It was originally scheduled for earlier this year, but thanks to the snowstorms had to be postponed until yesterday. We had a wonderful time and it was just what we both needed at this point.
First of all, the food was absolutely amazing! There was japchae, mandu, bulgogi, kimbap, and other delicacies. Just what I had been craving!
While we were waiting on our friends to arrive, we chatted with some other adoptive families who were just so nice and who confirmed that my emotional outbursts were normal. We also reconnected with some families we knew from the waiting parents meetings, but who have now brought home their children.
As the husband said: "It's so nice to be with people who you don't have to explain yourself to."


  1. Oh I sooooo wanted to go. The one in DC? I could not talk Daniel into it. Next year I am going for sure - we could meet! :)

  2. Yes, you have to come next time!
    It's really great for kids, they have tons of activities.

  3. What fun! It always feels good to be around people who understand your situation :)

  4. Sounds great!! Nothing better in this adoption journey than to connect with people that know exactly what it is like to walk in your shoes! Glad you had so much fun - it's days like that that will always help make this wait so much more bearable!

  5. It is great to meet others who understand and have also adopted. The food sounds great, too! I'm glad you had a good time. :)

  6. The food sounds delicious! It is good to be around people who understand the "emotional outbursts". I am glad you had a good time:-)