Zoo Day

Brandon had this Monday off due to MLK day, and we were blessed with some beautiful 60 degree weather, so we trekked to Asheboro, NC to the North Carolina Zoo. We met Kristin and Brian (my sister and brother in law) and our niece Iliana.  IMG_6863

Judah was pretty into seeing the animals. When he spotted one, he would point right at it, and usually make it’s animal sound. He mostly just liked running along the path though. Which was a good thing since we forgot the stroller, ha. IMG_6867

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The Asheboro zoo is beautiful. really spread out with plenty of room for the animals, which means a whole lot of walking for the humans. IMG_6882

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25 weeks pregnant, and the walking felt good, until the next day. yikes.
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The highlight of the kiddo’s day was probably the large floor fans in the aviary. Judah couldn’t get enough of his hair blowing in the wind.IMG_6915

And Illy got in on the fun too. IMG_6920

(Quacking at the ducks)
IMG_6922This peacock running around gave Judah quite a shock, but Illy was ready to catch him. 🙂

It was a really fun day! It’s really special to get to do these things with Judah before his little brother comes along.

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Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that your season was filled with joy and rest and celebration, and if it wasn’t, than I am at least glad for you that it’s over. 🙂 Here is a little recap of what our Christmas celebrations looked like this year.

We started with a Sunday afternoon of opening gifts, just Brandon, Judah and I. Judah is getting the hang of the whole presents thing. He isn’t a pro yet but he gets that it’s for him and that it’s probably going to be fun to play with after dad finally gets it unwrapped, out of the box, assembled, and the batteries installed. He totally gets distracted during the whole thing though, and kept bringing us his bible to read to him instead of moving on to the next gift. So we incorporated some impromptu bible reading (aka animal sound making and saying baby while pointing at any baby he sees) with the present opening, which isn’t such a bad idea anyway. 
Christmas at Home

We didn’t buy anything new for Judah this year because we knew the rest of our family would get him plenty of things, but we did have some extra gifts from his birthday that we had set aside for Christmas. He loved them all and had no idea he had seen them before. The remote control dog was probably the biggest hit. Brandon got pour over coffee accessories, and I got so many good things including books, boots, and pyrex dishes.

On Monday we headed to High Point to spend a few days there with Brandon’s side of the family. Christmas Eve was spent opening gifts with the immediate family, going to the Christmas Eve service at their church, and a buffet of catered food from Christmases around the world.
High Point Christmas Eve
On Christmas day we were blessed with made-to-order omelets for breakfast followed by more family gift opening including a “green santa” exchange where we wrapped up things from our homes, and a really funny game where we tried to open a well wrapped package using oven mitts. High Point Christmas Day

There was also plenty of food and chasing/playing with the babies, and plenty of tim tam slams. Some of us did more slams than others. (read: our friend Shivani, pictured bottom middle)

After dinner on Christmas day, we drove back to Charlotte so that Judah could sleep and we could quickly pack and get up early for our 7am flight to sunny Florida to see my parents and grandparents. The flight was smooth and on time, my parents were delayed a bit coming out of Indiana but they made it down that day as well.
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It was really great seeing my family. We hadn’t seen my parents since Judah’s birthday in June, and my grandparents since our last trip to Indiana in February. We spent four days in Florida, mostly relaxing and enjoying the 80 degree sunshine. Judah got a kick out of climbing the rocks by the Jetty and of course the pool was a hit. Florida Christmas

It was a good time for us to catch up, play cards, and watch Judah run around.
Florida Christmas FamilyChristmas was a bit of a whirlwind this year but we had a really good time, and next year there will be 2 little Wong boys to enjoy it with. 🙂

Guess What!?

Big Bro

Yep, you guessed it.

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This little guy is going to be a big brother.

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Baby Wong #2 is due April 29th, and we are really excited about it.

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Thank you for your prayers, support, and tips for having two babies. 😉

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(The glasses belong to Judah’s uncle Justin and he seriously loved wearing them. What a goof.)

3 years ago.

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3 years ago I married the man who makes my heart literally ache with love if I think too hard about it.

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A Godly and compassionate man who cares so deeply for me and for others that I am daily inspired.

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From the day I met him he has been able to make me laugh like no one else can. And although he has gone from the troublemaker to the instigator, I still love his mischievous and silly spirit.

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He is my partner in all the things. And there is absolutely no one that I would choose to walk beside me in life other than him.

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10-10-10 is still in the books as my most favorite day ever, the day I became Mrs. Brandon Wong.  I love you babe.

(And all you babes in the background too, thanks for standing up for us on that day, and every day since. )

All photos courtesy of Seth Snider Photography. To see some more from our big day, you can go here.

Iliana Mei Turns One

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My sweet niece Iliana turns one on the 11th, and since labor day is the best time to get family together, my sister in law decided to throw her party a little early. So we had a great time this weekend celebrating my favorite baby girl. IMG_5733 IMG_5726

It was a sweet celebration under a pavilion at the marina in High Point.
We grilled and fed ducks and even a little wind and rain couldn’t keep us down.

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Watching this little girl grow up this year has been just the sweetest. I can’t wait to see what is to come for this little firecracker.
Happy Birthday Illy Mei!

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