Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This Girl Needs Some Sleep

Oh my goodness!!!  I am soooo tired.  Last night was by far the worst night we have had.  Between Jett and Pryce, I was up every hour from 12 to 5.  Aaron had taken an Ambien and slept through it all.  Tonight, it's my turn for some Ambien.  :)  
Pryce seems to be adjusting really well.  The biggest difficulty is that he wants me to hold him all the time and does not want me to hold Jett.  It's difficult for me to even get a bathroom break in there.  I'm hoping that gets better with time.  Oh and the sleeping thing but that was only last night.  I am praying that he has a better sleep tonight.  
Here are some pics from the last few days.  Enjoy!

I did not mean to dress them alike and promise this will not be the norm.  :)

Happy boys after their nap!

Jett trying out some chopsticks with his noodles.

Pryce loves the noodles.

Today was my first day with just the three of us.  I tried to plan some stuff out.  This was our play-doh time.  Thankfully, Pryce did not eat any of it.  

Just playing.  You should see my house.  Oh, the chaos two toddlers bring.  

Friday, July 27, 2012


I couldn't be more excited to be home.  It feels wonderful, aside from the fact that we are totally and completely exhausted.  We are praying for a good nights sleep tonight.  We'll see how it goes.  

Things seem to be going well.  Everyone is adjusting.  Poor Jett is sick so I think things are extra hard for him right now, but really he is doing great with Pryce being here.   He is having more trouble sharing his clothes than his toys.  Crazy kid.  

Yesterday was a very long day, but Pryce was a great flyer.  He is a very busy boy so we did a lot of walking on the planes but he slept on every flight.  There were a few tears and complaints but for the most part it went pretty well, not that I want to take a 22 month old on an airplane again anytime soon.    Arriving back into OKC was awesome!!!  So many friends and family there to greet us.  I cried, surprise, surprise.  I was so excited to see Jett and he was soooo sweet to Pryce.  Just kissing and hugging him.  Pryce was not quite so excited to see Jett or maybe see me holding Jett.  We are still working on that one.  It is wonderful to see our family together...finally.  

Loves shoes!!!

Loves the camera and having his picture taken!!!

On the Airbus a380 getting ready to fly home.  

He slept for quite a while on this flight.  He was taking up most of my seat, but I was just glad he was asleep.  

I am looking a little tired.

Jett and Pryce eating some noodles.  Pryce is a master noodle eater.  It is something to see.  Jett on the other hand is not.  It was so fun to see them sitting there next to each other.  

Pryce is checking out Lucy and Katie.  He likes them as long as they don't get too close.  

Cute kid!!!

Playing hockey with Jett and daddy.  I do think that Pryce is playing with a golf club though.


You have to watch out for this swing.  It can take a shin out.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Last Day in Seoul

Hello Everyone!!!

Well, it is our last day in Seoul.  I am soooo ready to come home.  I miss Jett and America.  :)
Today, we have been kind of low key.  Just mostly hanging out in the hotel room and getting packed up for our flight tomorrow.  We ventured out for just a little bit to get some last minute things and food.  

Pryce is doing really good so far.  He slept great last night.  I slept better than I have in weeks.  I think we are finally getting used to the time change, just in time to go home.  I guess it will take us about a week to get back to normal.  This should be fun!  :)  Anyways, Pryce is doing great.  He had a small meltdown yesterday but has been a happy boy all day today.  I'm not sure how the trip home tomorrow is going to be, but we would appreciate more prayers.  It's going to be a very long day.  I think our travel time is 20 hours and 40 minutes.  YIKES!!!  

Here are a few pictures from the last few days.  

His nap yesterday.  Precious!!!

He has experienced several American foods.  Here is testing some chocolate teddy grahams.  
He liked them.

In case you can't tell, he LOVES to have his picture taken.  

Smiling at Daddy or ah-ba as Pryce is calling him.  

Love this!

But I love this one even more!!!!  

Pryce had just sneezed in Aaron's face.  

Our time out and about in Seoul. 

We can't wait to see everyone!!!!!

Sorry!!  I had to add just one more picture.  I really cannot wait to see this kid.  
We miss him so much!!!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gotcha Day!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!

I can't really put all my feelings into words at the moment so here are some pictures from our Gotcha Day!!!  

First Meeting.  It happened a little early because his foster mom saw us waiting in the coffee shop on the bottom level of Easter.  Aaron won him over with Puffs.  

He is a ham and a half!!!  I think Jett is going to have some competition in the show off department.  
And Pryce LOVES bananas.  He ate 2 while we were playing with him.

He loves to have his picture taken.  This is him with his wonderful foster mom.  

Back in our hotel room.

I got a smile out of him.

He fell asleep on my shoulder.  What a sweet boy:)

Out like a light!!!

Thank you all so much for your prayers today.  They were most definitely felt and appreciated.  He is doing great so far, of course, we only had him for a few hours and he's been sleeping most of the time.  
No tears from him yet and just a few from me.  
Thanks again and we can't wait to introduce you to the newest Reeves!


Hello Everyone!!!
Well, we decided to celebrate our American anniversary today, since for you all today is July 22.  And we finally went to a Korean Restaurant.  Bulgogi Brothers, they call it a Korean barbecue place.  Don't get excited...barbecue in Korea is totally different from barbecue in America.  Totally different!!!  

Once again, we woke up super early.  I was able to go back to sleep for just a little bit while Aaron watched movies.  We decided to eat the Korean food for lunch.  This restaurant is right down the street from our hotel.  It was very interesting.  Of course the language barrier does not help when ordering.  We picked something simple, that we thought we could both eat but they told us it takes to long so we had to pick something else.  We didn't know what to do.  The waitress suggested something and honestly I had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into.  So they start by bringing us all these very weird things that did not look like anything someone should eat.  Aaron tried almost everything and I tried to try most of it.  We weren't sure if these things were the main meal, we were really clueless the whole time.  Then they bring out some raw meat with some onions and potatoes.  So we found out that Korean barbecue is where you cook the meat yourself...at your table.  It was crazy.  So we ate some bulgogi.  I was very proud of us for trying it.  Aaron of course ate a lot more then me.  I could eat it again if I had to.  :)

Our first course of some sort of corn with those pea things and potatoes. 
I ate the potatoes and the pea things.  

Aaron is showing off his mad chopstick skills.  

I, on the other hand, had to pretty much eat with my fingers.  

Here is where the crazy food begins.  We had no idea what most of this was.  Some onions in there and some jalapenos.   Couldn't do it!!!   

And there was more!!!  I tried a few of these things.  I was so thankful I asked for a coke to try and wash them down.  We weren't sure what any of this was.  We're a little stupid when it comes to Korean food.

This is the bulgogi being cooked in the middle of our table.  Pretty cool.  I ate some of that.  

This is our hotel.  

This picture doesn't even come close to showing you how big Seoul is.  It is massive with over 10 million people.  

After lunch, we desperately needed something sweet and good.  Aaron got some mint chocolate chip from Baskin Robins and I got some yummy pretzel from Auntie Anne's.  Love that place!!!

We also stopped by Eastern today and ran into several couples that were meeting there babies for the first time.  It was great to talk to another American, well besides Aaron.  We also went to the nursery at Eastern.  This is where the babies stay until they are placed in a foster home.  I was overwhelmed with emotion.  There were babies everywhere.  Some of the cribs had 3 babies in the crib.  It was heartbreaking.  Our prayer is that each of those babies finds a caring forever family.  

In just a few more hours we will be meeting Pryce.  I'm so nervous!!!  Please pray that is goes well!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Our Anniversary in Korea

Hello Everyone!!!
We got to celebrate our anniversary in Korea.  And I guess we could celebrate again tomorrow since in America it's the 22nd.  Yes, two anniversaries!!!  

I think I'm going to nickname Korean "the land of sweat".  I cannot believe how humid it is.  I literally pour sweat all day.  And I think part we are still on Oklahoma time.  We keep waking up around 4 am.  Or I guess we could just still be on Jett time.  :)  We started our big day with a trip to one of the many Dunkin Donuts.  The donuts were definitely different but still donuts.  And they had milk.  It was awesome.  We both love milk and haven't had in any in a few days.  The milk was the best part of the breakfast.  Then, we met up with our tour guide for the day, Joann, she is Aaron's sales reps' daughter.  She was awesome and showed us all sorts of stuff.  We went to several markets and malls, rode in our first taxi and saw lots of crazy things.  It was a great day.  Of course I was exhausted by the afternoon and ready for a nap.  We were going to have Joann take us to eat some Korean food but once we saw the menu we started looking for an American place to eat.  We decided on Outback Steakhouse for lunch, and Aaron and I were going to hit up a Korean restaurant close to our hotel for dinner.  We didn't quite make it to the Korean restaurant for dinner because we feel asleep in our hotel room at 5:30.    So that was our big anniversary.  Maybe our second anniversary tomorrow will be even more adventurous.  

Seoul Tower
This is as close as we got.  It is way up there and apparently even more humid.  I said "no" immediately to climbing that mountain.  

This is Joann, our tour guide for the day.  She was so nice and tried to teach us some Korean.  This is a really tough language to learn.  

A woman in the market making Korean crackers.  

The happy couple on our Anniversary.  

We are just one day away from meeting Pryce.  I can't believe it.  I'm get a little more excited and nervous each day.