Friday, December 29, 2006

Babies of 2006

Just wanted to give these little cuties a great, big welcome (and to show them off because they're so adorable)! 2006 has definitely been a great one for many of us. Most of these little angels were born around the time Hubby and I got married (6 months ago) with the exception of little Ryan. Congratulations to all my new mommy and daddy friends out there.

Aren't these little guys (and gals) adorable???? Please welcome: Ryan, Elie, Samantha, Lily,Nathanial, and Chase!!!


ahappilymarriedmommy said...

OH how cute! I remember when our kids were that little. I miss them when they were that small. They really do grow too fast.

Didn't your mom use to say "the smaller the kids, the smaller the problems. The bigger the kids the bigger the problems"? I know what she means now. When the kids were little we thought we had problems. Now that we have a teenager a 'tween and a toddler, the older the kids, the bigger the problems it seems!

t said...

What cute kids! I think all babies are adorable. LOL except for that baby in that Seinfeld episode! HAHAHA!

japanmanpete said...

Gaaaaaa! So cute! Me and my partner dont have any little ones yet. Don't know if I particularly want any just yet. Sure they're cute to look at but I like being able to give them back to their parents. That's just me. I'm such a guy sometimes!
p.s. i tried some korean bbq and that red sauce is hottttttttt!
Happy New year. omedetou from good ole nippon!

Chrissy121875 said...

Yes, they're all really cute :) I saw Elie and his mom and dad when Hubby and I were in Toronto in September. I can't believe how fast he's growing! I think I've been bitten by the 'baby bug'! I want one now! LOL!

A lot of people tell us to wait a while since we've only been married 6 months, but I feel that since we're in our 30's, we shouldn't waste time waiting.

Chrissy121875 said...

Pete, how long have you been teaching and living in Japan?

japanmanpete said...

Far too long, Chrissy! Far too long! I'd intended on staying in Japan only a year, but that turned into a decade. Couldn't help it. The people were so welcoming, the lifestyle grandiose, the food delicious. I'm sure you know what I mean since you taught here too. Oh, and the Japanese women are beyond compare! Excuse me if I sound like a complete wanker, but it's true.

yuka said...

Hi. I am Yuka from Japan. Pete's girlfriend. Those babies are so cute Chrissy. I want to just squeesh their cheeks! Sugoi kawaii yo!
We will check on you blogsite again frequently. We like the vending machine post you did and all of Japanese stuffs. I did not know we have so many kinds of machine in Japan.

Dina said...

love that pic of my boy!!!
hey Pete- i know what you mean about staying abroad. I met a tonne of people who had been in Korea for years and years when i was there!!

japanmanpete said...

Your little boy is cute, Dina. Yes, I'm a true expat. Eventually I'll probably go back to the UK. I don't know when though. Life is really good here. How long were you in Korea? Where in Korea? And is your name pronounced 'Dee-nah' or 'Dey-nah' or 'Day-nah'? Just curious.

Jill said...

All so cute.

Pete, I know what you mean. I was in Korea of 3 years, and still miss it. I loved it there, and never would have left if I could have gotten the things I wanted in my life there.

japanmanpete said...

Since you lived in Korea for 3 years I suppose you learned the language while there? I am doing alright for myself with the language here but it helps having a Japanese girlfriend. What were the things you wanted in life but couldn't have there? Just curious.

Happy new year all!

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

I checked out your blog and really like your new hairstyle. Ive stopped making resolutions for new year because I always end up breaking them after a few weeks! Hah!

hopefully next year you guys will be posting a pic of your baby for 2007! We're all keeping our fingers crossed for you. I know how much you want one. Trust me though ; enjoy your time together alone now!

Jill said...

Thanx AHMM!!

Pete, I was 26 and wanted to be moving towards getting married. I had a wonderful boyfriend there for several years, but ultimately there was no future for us due to his family. We tried, but he would have been disowned, and since he worked for the family business and had an pretty useless art degree, there was really little future for us if that happpened. I suppose I could have met someone else, but pretty well all the Korean men I had met there before him had been pretty clear that a Western girl was fine for fun, but not love or just seemed like a heart-breaking prospect to keep trying to find "Mr. Right" when it is hard enough to find enduring love without those kind of issues, plus I really was in love with my ex and could not have stayed there and not stayed with him, even thought it was a doomed relationship and a heart-breaking situaiton. Besides that, I wanted to work in my field (social work) and that too would have been very hard. I was teaching ESL there, and liked it, but did not want to do it forever (though I would have, had everything else worked out).

As for the language, I was never "fluent", but I had a very good use of the language. I could not have discussed politics or psychology...but I had no problems with dady-to-day conversations though my grammer and accent could have used some work. I have been home 7 years and can still read Korean easily, as well as order in restaurants, etc. When I dream of Korea, my Korean is perfect!!!

japanmanpete said...

Do you girls all know each other? It sounds like you lot have heaps in common teaching ESL overseas. Jill you mentioned living in Korea and I know Chrissy taught in Japan. Dina said something about being in Korea as well. How did you all meet? How intriguing!
Must dash. Happy New Year to you all.

Pete and faithful sidekick, Yuka

Jill said...

Dina, Chrissy and I know each other. Dina and I have been friends since high school. We did not go to Korea together, and were actually only there at the same time for about 6 months...Dina went first and was my inspiration. Chrissy and Dina met in Toronto at work, and I met Chrissy through Dina. Happy New Years!

t said...

pete: chrissy and i know each othe r from a long time ago. we go way back, yo! loll so you guys never told me what a gaikin is! it sounds like a disease!!

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