skippee I remember reading somewhere how the best way to practice gratitude is through details...so I regularly and randomly sit and think of people in my life and the specifics of why I'm thankful for them. For instance, my in-laws. I'm so thankful for my in-laws and here are some reasons why...(1) They are willing to change into color coordinated clothes and go take photos even if we only give them a few minutes to prepare. (2) My mother-in-law texts me to say that she thinks I'm super. (3) One time Andy & I went to run a quick errand and they told us to just stay out and go on a lunch date while they watch the kids. (4) My father-in-law has a huge garden where he picks fresh veggies and prepares them for us. (5) Evan cries every time he has to say bye to his grandma because that's how strong their bond is. I always pray that however I'm lacking as a daughter-in-law will be overshadowed by my true love and appreciation for them. I hope you take a moment today to think of the specifics of how you're thankful for a loved one too! 13h
  •   happilyeverlyafter Awwww. I love this! How blessed you are to have such awesome in laws. 8h
  •   sesoria You are surrounded by such loving examples. It's not a surprise you are that way yourself! 8h
  •   klariie Aww!!! Your in laws are so sweet!!! And you ARE SUPER! 8h
  •   moonsunkim You are amazing!! 8h
  •   katxkim You are very blessed to have such fun - loving inlaws!!!! 7h
  •   misszutin Amazing mom & amazing family! 7h
  •   sakop Your in laws are truly sweet, I remember thinking that when I met them the first time! 6h
  •   ummalove Your Inlaws are such wonderful people!! And super cute!! You're so blessed!! 29min

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skippee In a blink of an eye~ from the incredibly beautiful Vancouver to the dirt mounds of a baseball field, lol! Can't decide which I enjoyed more. It was opening day for Evan's Little League! If you know Evan you'll know how much this little guy loves sports. He memorizes sports stats, practices random sports like hockey and basketball in his free time and reads books about different sports. It was an unforgettable experience seeing how happy he was getting to play in a real sports game! 5d

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skippee We got on an endless trail in Stanley Park and ended up walking 8 miles. One of our dinners spanned 3 different restaurants. I shopped with a smile since the currency exchange was so good for the US dollar. I got to eat the best waffles and French toast I've ever had. I discovered the sweetest scent in L'Occitane's Jasmin & Bergamote. I ate more oysters than I've eaten in the past few years combined. Most of all~ I'm so thankful I got to spend quality time with my favorite person in the whole wide world. 7d
  •   hanachung Seems like you had a wonderful time! 5d
  •   robsa41611 Aww thanks for sharing; such beautiful sights. @skippee 5d
  •   rycecakes Sounds like a wonderful time. Vancouver is a great city. You and Andy look so HAPPY! Love to both of you! 4d
  •   dreamy_gg Aww~ happy to hear you enjoyed your trip & alone time with your hubs. You two are such a cute & loving couple 3d
  •   _sue_moon_ Sounds like an awesome time! I can't wait to visit Vancouver one day!!! 2d
  •   skippee @_sue_moon_ You have to go~ you would love it! It's so beautiful and the food is so awesome! The shopping is good too~ esp. when you go when the currency exchange is so favorable! 1d
  •   mommasohn I really like how you write and capture certain moments. You are lovely @skippee 16h
  •   skippee @mommasohn Aww~ that's the sweetest comment! Thank you beautiful buddy! 12h

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skippee A perk of having a husband who travels for work is that once in a blue moon I get to tag along too! I asked a friend about Vancouver and their response was so good and true -- "For me, the city's charm lies in just walking/driving around, breathing the air, enjoying the beautiful interplay of nature and urban development, sampling the local fare and soaking in the aura of the Pacific Northwest." That is exactly what we did! 7d
  •   thekaleidoscopeca I wish I had seen this. If you are here or come back, we should meet up.😀 5d
  •   eastlynnnnnnn @skippee that's wonderful! There are a couple other islands beside Vancouver Island and they are equally breathtaking! Salt Spring is primarily an artist Island and a quick Google will surely have you head over heels! I've not found a place quite as special or as special as St. Mary's Lake on the island! Also, goats on the roof is a market on Vancouver Island, absolutely worth it! -- so glad you had an amazing time! :-) 5d
  •   skippee @eastlynnnnnnn Your recommendations are making me want to go back already! I feel like even with just one visit Canada captured my heart. I think I told everyone I talked to today about how they should visit, lol! 5d
  •   skippee @thekaleidoscopeca That would've been so awesome~ I would've loved to meet you! We are definitely going back so I'll be bugging you then. 5d
  •   abjane17 Lucky you! I loved visiting Vancouver several (um, like almost 20!) years ago. Would love to return! 5d
  •   ehssiol Vancouver is such an awesome place. I would move there in a heartbeat if the housing is cheaper. 5d
  •   rycecakes Fresh air has to be the best! You don't know what you're missing sometimes until you step away. 4d
  •   dreamy_gg Sounds like my kind of place for vacation 3d

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skippee It was like watching a fawn trying to walk for the first time. Joy cried the entire lesson and didn't want to touch the ice. The coach said some of her Olympians also cried in the beginning. I don't foresee any Olympics in our future though, lol! I'm just glad she tried something new outside of her comfort zone. She got to watch Gracie Gold practice so hopefully that warms her up to ice skating. If not~ at least she gave it a shot! 1w
  •   skippee @lumitumi Thanks! We're hoping she'll try again since we already paid for the lessons, lol! It's so hard even getting her to put the skates on! 7d
  •   skippee @eugk3 Gracie Gold is so good! I love watching ice skating so it's so fun for me to see the pros practice! Pretty much the same as TV except cooler since you're right there, lol! 7d
  •   skippee @sareezi The Toyota Center in El Segundo! Open to the public~ you should check it out! The LA Kings practice there too. 7d
  •   skippee @four.plus.three Thanks so much! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! 7d
  •   ginakimchung I hope she will try again!! I want to cheer for her future ice skating performances! 5d
  •   dreamy_gg Aww~ it always takes time for them to get used to something new, specially something so cold And Yes, at least she tried something new 3d
  •   _sue_moon_ Awww Nico is not a fan of ice skating either! Let's get together for our older ones can skate together! 2d
  •   skippee @_sue_moon_ Lol~ N&J are so similar and E&E are so similar. Yes~ let's just take the big kids, hehe! 1d

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skippee Whether you're going to fancy meals or lounging around~ the best part of all will be getting to spend time with your loved ones. We are going to hang with the kiddos and eat yummy food all day long! To love and to be loved is such an incredible blessing. Happy Valentine's Day buddies! 2w
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  •   my_hippie_heart Hope you had a great love day! 6d
  •   sincerelyso They're just too cute!!!! 6d
  •   amber_lucera Too cute 4d
  •   dreamy_gg Too cute & sweet~ Happy belated ️️day to these cuties! 3d
  •   inkandbobbin So cute!!! 2d
  •   _sue_moon_ I'm so late with IG these days! They are the cutest!!!!Been trying to do all last minute gifts for our Asia trip! Are you guys ready!? 2d
  •   skippee @_sue_moon_ I've been so busy with other things I haven't been able to prepare yet~ just here & there. Have so much left to do!!! 1d

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skippee A few of my favorite memories from Utah -- seeing cousins playing, getting to meet my adorable niece for the first time, going up and down on a funicular, seeing an ice castle (although it was melting, lol!) and spending quality time with my family just doing nothing. Sometimes...nothing is everything! 2w
  •   hyeweonie Those ice castles are beyond beautiful!!! I'm surprised but glad that you were able to catch them before they melted! 2w
  •   jene4n Sounds like a great trip! 2w
  •   helloashleyjane We have family in Utah, too! We're overdue for a trip to see grandparents and cousins. Looks like a lovely trip! 1w
  •   thehautecookie what an amazing time in utah!!! that 4th photo looks like frozen (anna's ice castle! wow!!!) 1w
  •   karisob That ice castle!! Looks like an amazing time!! 1w
  •   abjane17 Aw, I'm sad we couldn't have met! We were in Hawaii. (I'm not sad about that at all, though! Wish we were still there! Brrrrr.) 5d
  •   skippee @abjane17 Would've been so awesome to meet up! I prefer Hawaii temps though~ I'm a chicken when it comes to the cold, lol! Utah is so beautiful~ definitely going back soon! 3d

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skippee It was a trip that almost didn't happen. Joy had a fever of 103, Andy caught a cold and I had vertigo so I couldn't even stand up properly because the whole world was spinning. Somehow we were able to pull ourselves together to get on that plane, lol! I'm so happy we did because we had so much fun! 2w
  •   miniminy Looks like a postcard! 2w
  •   joanneshuck Glad everyone got well for the trip 2w
  •   hyeweonie Awww what a battle it must've been :( Praise God that your family was able to pull through and have an amazing time regardless! Hope you're all better now~ 2w
  •   helloashleyjane ️Park City!!!! 1w
  •   thehautecookie that view! 1w
  •   abjane17 Park City is so fun! We haven't been in ages. Need to go. 5d
  •   dreamy_gg Oh no~ Vertigo? I hope you won't get that again. 3d
  •   skippee @dreamy_gg Vertigo is the strangest feeling~ it feels like the world is spinning! I hope you never get it! 3d

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skippee [video] When we were traveling last year Evan kept a journal. He filled it with ticket stubs, drawings, cute pictures he found, journaling and kept pages empty to put photos in later. After we got home he asked me so many times to print the photos and every time I told him I'll do it after I finish my other projects..birthday parties, shop orders, editing photos for other people, house projects, etc. Then one day I realized he had stopped asking and I felt like such a horrible mom. I felt like I had failed him. So...one day I pushed everything else aside and worked on his journal. I surprised him with it and he was so thankful and excited. Even almost a year later he was still so appreciative that I finally did it. In that moment I saw just how pure and unconditional our kids' love for us is. I feel so blessed to know that kind of love. 3w
  •   skippee @phodie @5_hearts Thanks so much! I was so happy when I finally got the photos in there for him. I'm sure you understand how it is~ always so much to do but not enough time! 3w
  •   collecting_memories The sweetest!!! 3w
  •   ehssiol Don't feel bad about forgetting Evan's journal. Dealing with disappointment and waiting are all part of growing up! At least that's what I tell myself. Haha. 3w
  •   dreamy_gg Hello Jenni! I've been missing out on your feed. This is such a great journal that Evan created. It's going to be a wonderful keepsake for many years to come. You don't have to feel bad about not being able to grant some of their request, as there are lots of other things that you need to handle too. Luckily you remembered this one though 2w
  •   robsa41611 @skippee aww he's a story teller like his momma!! I live his story!! 2w
  •   hudsonumma Such a gem! Evan and the journal! 2w
  •   joanneshuck The travel journal is awesome! You and Evan just inspired me! 1w
  •   abjane17 So awesome! 5d

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skippee When we're eating Joy pushes her chair next to mine so there's no space between our chairs. She mentions at least a few times a week that she wants to go on our special shopping day together again. She pushes Bella off my lap so she can sit there instead. She built Lego figures and named each one a different member of our family. She pointed to the tallest one and said..."This one is Omma!" A glimpse into her heart and an outward gesture of her deep and unconditional love for me. That love has been one of my life's greatest treasures. During the darkest of days I felt as if God were whispering to me..."You have Joy." He was right~ in every sense of the word. I have amazing family and friends~ including this little girl who loves me so much that she built up a Lego tower as high as she could to show me just that. 4w
  •   skippee @donaldwife Thanks so much for your sweet words! =) 4w
  •   skippee @kanipark Thank you! The frame for the wallpaper was actually a cork board! One day I just decided to rip off all the cork and put wallpaper on it. Ended up loving it! 4w
  •   kanipark @skippee great idea!!! 3w
  •   thatlittlehouse Beautiful you two look so smitten with each other. Arent daughters great? I feel like mines my best friend! 3w
  •   helloashleyjane Oh my goodness! This is so sweet. Joy's so lucky to have you as a mommy. She adores you. 3w
  •   collecting_memories This is so sweet. I love the way you share your heart, Jenny! 3w
  •   dreamy_gg Aww~ Joy is so sweet! You are both so lucky to have each other. Lovely shot btw~ I can see the sweet bond you both share 2w
  •   abjane17 I always love your writing! xo 5d

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skippee A crowd gathered around the sample table at Costco. I saw a man in a wheelchair being pushed aside from all the people rushing forward. Then a little lady pushed her way through the crowd, grabbed a sample, a fork and even a napkin and walked right up to that man in the wheelchair to share. That little lady was my mom. She has the biggest heart and treats everyone, even strangers, with such love and care. She is sweet and strong, small but mighty and loves to share. I am so blessed to have her as my mom and role model. 1mon
  •   anniegurumi What an amazing mother you have!!!!!! 1mon
  •   momma_tanglee You and your mom are the same beautiful inspirational people! 1mon
  •   samtaber I can just picture this happening, as I can't stand going near the samples bc I see this type of thing happening all the time. So sad! Your mom is so gracious and kind! An amazing example! 4w
  •   parkster7831 Apple doesn't fall far from the tree... You have your amazing mom's heart 4w
  •   moonsunkim Amazing mom!! Just like you!! 3w
  •   dreamy_gg She's so kind & considerate! It's no wonder so are you~ your mum is amazing & you are too! 2w
  •   joanneshuck She's an inspiration! 1w
  •   rycecakes I love your Mom! I admire you so much so i know you're Mom probably had a lot to do with how you were raised. She's the best! 4d

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skippee Evan has been collecting cans and bottles for weeks now to take them to the recycling center. He's been rinsing them out and setting them aside in a big bag. We went today and he got $3.30! I said he could pick something from the Target dollar section so he got a paper airplane set, gave Joy $1 for a princess crown and is saving the other dollar. Such a fun activity! So thankful for this low key day where we are able to leisurely run errands, hang out with friends and just relax. Hope you have a fabulous & slow weekend! 1mon
  •   momatthebeach What a precious economic and stewardship lesson.you're a great momand this is adorably sweet! 1mon
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  •   hyeweonie Ditto to what @momatthebeach said!! Love that you do this with your kids. He is so thoughtful and generous with his big big heart :) 1mon
  •   mommasohn What a great way to learn about money...and recycling @skippee let us join you next time 1mon
  •   katherinemaries What sweethearts!!!!! 4w
  •   deewags He is a sweetheart! Mama must be so proud 4w
  •   dreamy_gg Aww~ Evan is such a good boy & loving brother. Even gave his money to Joy for a crown. You taught him well Jenny! 2w
  •   abjane17 Nice work guys! 5d

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skippee Thank you for all the sweet birthday messages for Evan and for indulging this super sentimental mama! I cry every time I write one of those letters to my kiddos as I look through old photos and videos. This birthday was the first time we had a party for his classmates (not my friends) and he wrote all his own thank you cards! It was nice not stressing about party decorations or details. We had the party at @rollingrobots where the kids each got to build their own robot and also play with remote controlled robots in an arena. They loved it! Considering that Evan was so sick last year he almost missed his own party we were just so thankful that this year he was healthy and had a blast on his big day! 1mon
  •   moyleeyang He's getting so big! What s beautiful family! happy birthday! 1mon
  •   parkster7831 Happy Birthday Evan!!! 1mon
  •   lorenataylor I somehow missed this pic! Sounds like a great day for the birthday boy! You have a beautiful family Jenny! And such a wonderful mama to be teaching him to be thankful by writing his own cards! You're raising some great little humans! 1mon
  •   butterflysparks I missed this! How special is this photo?!? You're such a good mom. Your little ones are blessed. 4w
  •   mommyoh We love rolling robots! Such a fun birthday party and so cute that he wrote all his thank you cards himself. I remember how sick he was last yr :( So glad he was able to fully enjoy his one!! 4w
  •   thatlittlehouse What a fun day!! 3w
  •   dreamy_gg Yay to a happy birthday & stress free mama! So glad to hear Evan enjoyed his birthday party & even got to build his own robot. How exciting it must have been for him 2w
  •   rycecakes Happy Birthday Evan! Bryce has the some shirt. Uncle Robert loves robots just like you! Picture perfect family! Love Joy's smile and Jenny you are glowing. I don't know why your post don't show up in my feeds. 4d

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skippee When I saw you there in the beginning... 2mon

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skippee Dear Evan...When I saw you for the first time it was the start to the second greatest love story of my life. When I saw you there in the beginning...I had no idea how much you would change, love and challenge me. I am so awed by your generous heart. You asked me how much it would be to build a house because you’re saving your coins to build Halmoni a big one. You wanted to buy a Lego toy for a friend because you knew he wanted it. You asked if the homeless man could come eat at our house since he has no food.

I can already see how focused you are. You can stare at a chart of sports scores and play with your building toys for hours. We are too busy playing to do any “work” at home yet your teacher told me you’re one of the hardest workers in class. Most importantly, I pray that God’s love and faith shines through in all that you do.

Although my heart is proud it still aches knowing that you are at the cusp of entering into the real world. A world where you make your own friends, where you may stumble and where you'll make your own decisions. Just know that I will always be your greatest supporter. Even if I’m not right there with you just close your eyes for a second and you will surely feel my love.

Happy 6th birthday...my wonderful, sweet and amazing baby bear! Love, Omma
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  •   kitchenani Such a beautiful post. What a lovely way to commemorate your son's birthday- Evan is really lucky to have such a sweet and heartfelt mama! Hope he had a blast!! 1mon
  •   kanipark I always love reading your letters to your kiddos!!! 1mon
  •   kanipark And what a sweet son you have raised!!! 1mon
  •   skippee @kanipark Aww, thanks so much! 1mon
  •   samtaber @skippee I missed this but hope he had a wonderful birthday. I am in tears reading this! Him and my Avril are so alike, and I love hearing about his heart for others! 4w
  •   butterflysparks Tears. 4w
  •   sugarandespresso So sweet!! 3w
  •   dreamy_gg Such loving words Jenny! I really love the way you write. Makes me a little emotional now 2w

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skippee A photo and moment I'll cherish forever. My parents work almost every single day of the year (even weekends!) so when they get to spend time together with the kids...it's so rare and magical. I was watching from behind the fence. They were running back and forth across the park. So many giggles and smiles. Proves that all you need is love and an open field to have fun. Looking at this photo I realize they look like they're in a Uniqlo ad, lol! These are our favorite jackets. They keep you warm but they're thin enough you can pack them into a tiny little bag. I love them because they remind me of our trips to Japan/Korea where we used to stock up. They have @uniqlousa in the US now! 2mon
  •   mommasohn So beautifully captured. We used all Uniqlo vests this winter too. 2mon
  •   miniminy Love this photo so much! And love your parents :) 2mon
  •   collecting_memories What a treasure this photo is!! 2mon
  •   mizzdorkette You have to frame this beautiful photo :) 2mon
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  •   joanneshuck Love love love this picture!!! 1mon
  •   kanipark First thing I thought too :) 1mon
  •   dreamy_gg Great pic of the kiddies & their grandparents ️ Such a wonderful family moment captured! 2w

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skippee What an awesome few weeks of doing nothing and everything all at once! I just wanted to really cherish our family time so I took a break from the Internet. We got to see our favorite people, ate way too much food, went to fun parties, took too many photos and danced in our pjs. Of course, we also had our share of illnesses, sadness reflecting on our losses, kiddo fights, missed deadlines and more than our fair share of tantrums, lol! All in all~ I'm so thankful for this wonderful time we had together! I'm having a slow start to the new year so can we please pretend today is January 1st? Happy New Year buddies! Wishing you all so much love, laughter and happiness in 2015! 2mon
  •   thehautecookie They are too cute in their 한복!! 새해복많이 받으세요!!! 2mon
  •   miniminy Does Joy still fit into her dohl hanbok?? 2mon
  •   skippee @miniminy Lol~ yes! I wonder how long I can use this one for! 2mon
  •   momatthebeach AdorableHappy New Year 2mon
  •   joanneshuck Love your new year tradition! I love to see them wearing their traditional Korean attire :) 1mon
  •   _bbsandy Hv a happy wonderful year 2015 x 1mon
  •   aus_sr How did I miss this photo? So cute! 4w
  •   dreamy_gg How cute are they in their Hanboks 2w

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skippee Christmastime quite literally knocked me off my feet. I bought goodies for the kiddos' classmates but instead of passing them out I passed out from being so sick. We had ants take over, a giant jug of sesame oil soak into our cabinets, leaks causing mold and everyone taking turns being sick. Canceled outings, fevers and unwrapped gifts...shakin' it off and we're still going to have an awesome Christmas! Hope you're enjoying your Christmas Eve! 2mon
  •   mommychon Oh mama hope you guys are feeling better! Absolutely love your Christmas card. Just looking at it makes me smile! :) 2mon
  •   madebymaisie Happy holidays! It's New Year in Australia : ) 2mon
  •   hyeweonie Hi Jenny! How are you feeling? Is your family fully recovered from all the sickness last week?? I sure hope so 😦 I just wanted to say Happy New Year!!! I pray that you're able to look back on 2014 and confidently say (through the many ups and downs), that God is good and faithful. And may He richly, richly bless your 2015 with many more testimonies of His amazing grace! I am blessed to know you. Lots of love and hugs to you, sister!! 2mon
  •   skippee @hyeweonie Thanks so much for checking in on me! It was a rough few weeks with lots of sicknesses but the kids are finally healthy now! Happy New Year to you~~! Thank you for always being an inspiration to me. Christ's faith and love always shine brightly through you. I'm so blessed to know you! *hug* 2mon
  •   skippee @madebymaisie Happy New Year to you too~~! =) 2mon
  •   thatlittlehouse I was sick for most of december too! Heres hoping for a healthy new year! 2mon
  •   momatthebeach Hope all are well and all IS well by now, dear 2mon
  •   dreamy_gg Oh my~ poor you! So glad everything is sorted out & everyone is back on their feet! Hugs Jenny 2w

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skippee We watched her school performance through tears. How was it that just a year ago she wasn't even speaking? While other parents marveled at how many words their kids already knew...I just prayed one day mine would be able to ask me for a cup of milk. Her teacher told us Joy was one of the best ones. I would've even been thankful if she were average or just participated at all. It's a Christmas miracle! She stood up there and recited a bible verse in Korean and sang songs in English. How was it that just last year we couldn't imagine her even speaking one language? God answers prayers. He truly does. 2mon
  •   my_hippie_heart Yes, yes, yes! So happy to read this. Hope your family had a blessed holiday. Happy new year! 2mon
  •   skippee @mommychon Thanks so much buddy! I am so proud of our two little ones! I know you totally understand~ really, no words. Just so thankful! 2mon
  •   thesimplefarm @skippee precious story and He so answers prayers---His way--His time and for His Kingdom purposes. A sweet IG thread you have. 2mon
  •   viv_kelly_ Yay! Good job joy! 2mon
  •   thatlittlehouse A little performer!! 2mon
  •   joanneshuck Love her! She has come so far! Yay 1mon
  •   catflorida She is so cute!!! 1mon
  •   robsa41611 Ahh I've seen you through your pain and I'm so happy that she is not just speaking one but two languages! N yes god is great!! Amen. @skippee 1mon

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skippee Evan's Christmas performance! He did taekwondo, ukelele, a bible verse and sang songs in English and Spanish. I was so proud of all the hard work and dedication he put into it! Also, I'm happy I used my mama bear skills to snag myself a front row seat, lol! 2mon
  •   hyeweonie So multi-talented!! I love his super focused face in each performance! Good job for using your mama bear skills 2mon
  •   momma_tanglee He looks so grown up and so darn handsome!!! So freaken awesome you got front row seats. I hear people wait in lines for school performances etc at preschools, that's going to me. 2mon
  •   mommychon Very very nice mama bear!!! Evan looks so grown up and handsome. Good job both of you!!! 2mon
  •   my_hippie_heart Such a proud mama moment! 2mon
  •   tsil He's so adorable and joy is becoming such a beautiful young lady, getting so big!! I've missed seeing your posts and sharing sweet words! Do 2mon
  •   viv_kelly_ Wow so impressive! 2mon
  •   joanneshuck An all rounder! 1mon
  •   robsa41611 Wow that's a lot!! I love the Spanish part!!! @skippee 1mon

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