Earlier this month we were fortunate to attend a gathering of a number of families who have adopted from South Korea through our agency, the Children’s Bridge. And lucky for us – the gathering was only 10 minutes away! The gathering was at the home of Bob and Marilyn Brickman, a wonderful couple who have been nothing but amazing to both Matt and I since they first learned that we were adopting for Korea. This was our third time at their picnic, the first was in 2008
and the second in 2009
. Last year we couldn’t go because of our vacation schedule, but this year we worked around vacations so that we could attend.
It was an absolutely perfect day – lots of sun, not too hot, and great friends to hang out with. Most of our “Seoul Sibling” families were able to attend so we got to catch up in person – amazing how much can change in just a few weeks. The highlight of the day was definitely discovering the new pond area that the Brickmans’ had put in a couple of years ago. The boys were hunting for frogs and they loved going for boat rides. It was really a beautiful and peaceful area – we may have to go back for a visit!
I really enjoyed seeing all the families and the kids who have obviously grown from year to year and the families who have grown since we last saw them – there were quite a few new babies… sigh.
So here’s what everyone really wants… the pictures!
Lucas going in for a 'slam dunk'
A tad blurry, but Alex and Xander having fun on the swing set
Not sure who is more into the frog catching... the kids or Jeremy
Matt getting a ride from Alex and Adam
Belinda and Ben resting on the dock
Who would have thought the play doh station would be such a hit?
Well... I tried.
Got a smile out of Isabel!