Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A VERY Busy Christmas Season!

We had such a nice time this Christmas Season w/ relatives visiting from NY and cousins frolicking everywhere-the kids were so great and the food was delicious!  Here are a few pics from our busy, busy day!

Cousin G & G

O loves reading to her new dolly friend
This gift from Grandma & Grandpa was the biggest hit of them all-did we have some major showdowns that day! It was so much fun!
K loves to feed her bitty babydoll

Uncle B & K-riding on the shoulders was a popular activity while the in-laws were in town! Fun-stuff!
Cousin G & G
K loves to put blankets on her head-it's so funny!  She looks like a little maiden all dressed up in her new Princess costume.

A few days before Christmas, we joined our playgroup (that was started for adopted children and families) for their annual cookie exchange.  There were crafts, games and the Christmas Carols that the children sang for us-they had fun!

Making new friends

Group shot!
Hope everyone had a good Holiday

Monday, December 22, 2008


Merry Christmas to all . . . 

This one is my favorite!

A few bloopers as well . . . 

Hope you all have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Busy, busy busy as the magician would say in "Frosty!"

With Christmas right around the corner, I've been beyond busy! From Christmas parties to cookie exchange to school programs, to shopping . . .the list goes on and on!  I haven't had the luxury to update the blog that often lately, but caught a few pictures yesterday from the beautiful snow.  We had about 4 inches and the kids and dog loved it!

I love this picture of Willow, our dog, across the street just looking at me like, "mom, i know i'm not supposed to be over here-but i just LOVE the snow!"

All dressed up!
BEFORE: G is saying, "I don't want to take a picture!"
AFTER: G is saying, "ah, mom, i'm just putting on a show!"

I love this picture below of O.  She just looks so happy playing w/ G.  We were all dressed up to see "Babes in Toyland," a local Park District production.  We went with some friends in the neighborhood and had a great time!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


FACEBOOK!  I love it! It's quite addictive though.  I've reunited w/ so many past friends, mostly from H.S.  The best is that i reunited w/ an old roomate/college friend that i haven't seen or talked to in 15 years!  THAT'S what's so cool about FB.

But, what i wanted to say to everyone is that i'm not "friends" w/ many on FB that are in the blog/adoption community.  Mostly b/c I don't know anyone's last name to look them up.

Today, a fellow JOHer just found me and added me as "her friend" which was really great!  
So, what i'm asking all of you out there . . . if you'd look me up and we can meet up on Facebook.  This is for all those already on FB of course.

My full name is: Nicole Hofer Korensky

Also, I added a new group on Facebook called :Taiwan Adoptions.  Come look us up and join the fun.  You can be in the process of adopting or already adopted from Taiwan! 

See you there!