Showing posts with label Gotcha Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gotcha Day. Show all posts

24 July 2018

Being Adopted

On 24 July 1984 I arrived in Los Angeles by way of Seoul, South Korea, and Seattle, Washington to meet my adopted forever family. On 4 February 2017 I brought my baby boy, Captain Hastings Alyosha, home from Life Animal Rescue and understood just a wee bit of the joy and wholeness that comes to a parent's heart when connected with their baby. I will forever be grateful and full of joy knowing I was chosen by the King of kings, my family and my baby boy.

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes about adoption.


24 July 2015

Happy Gotcha Day to Me!

Wow 31 years sure have flown! 31 years ago I was brought home for the first time after being adopted by the coolest and awesomest family. At 3 months old, I flew from Seoul, South Korea, to Seattle, WA, and onwards to LAX where I was greeted by family, friends, and more friends. Truly so much love. I feel so blessed and grateful.

04 August 2013

I Gotcha, Johnny!!

Yay for my lil' brother! Today my family, Travis (Johnny's best man) and Kristy (Johnny's best gal) all celebrated Johnny's Gotcha Day, albeit a day early. What a joy it is to have such a precious and wonderful brother. These 28 years have FLOWN BY and I would not trade a single one for a year w/o my brother.
August 5, 1985 @ LAX
Johnny is heading out to Death Valley (Yuck!) for a 5 week shoot so we had to celebrate today which is fine by me... Life is a celebration.

After church, we all met up at a family favorite, Wood Ranch, and ate to our hearts content while laughing and truly enjoying some great and FUN chatter.

Why are WR's rolls always so delicious??

Travis, Mum and Dad

Johnny <3 Kristy

"An Oreo Sandwich" (acc to mum, lol)

Tri-Tip + Ribs. Yummmmmmmmmmmy!
Already looking forward to the left overs tomorrow. :)
After lunch, Johnny, Kristy, Travis and I went to a $3.50 movie cinema in Simi Valley where we saw Monsters University in 3-D (super cute and fun! nice surprise hearing the voice talent of Helen Mirren and Nathan Fillion) but not before playing with some adorable puppies at a pet shop next door. Ahhhhh.

Such a fun celebration of a great brother, son, friend, boyfriend, guy! Love you, Johnny, and can't wait to see what the next 28 years old and praying you don't die from the heat in Death Valley (ugh!).

Kissies,
Joy Michelle