Rockland’s 1st Birthday


Here are some pictures of his birthday party. We couldn’t get all the details or pics with people, but some things are sweeter in memories :)It’s hard to believe we’ve been parents for a year, and our son is growing up happy & healthy. We were on the fence about doing a big party or just going somewhere on vacation to celebrate as a family, but I’m glad we got to throw a “dohl janchi” (돌잔치) to thank the people who generously love & support us. Sungjin always makes fun of me, but I always hug Rockland and tell him, “YOU ARE SO LOVED!!!” But he is & all our friends and family prove it :D

Prepping for the party! I should’ve taken pictures of all the friends that came early to help! We owe so much to them!
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The welcome table
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The dohljabi table. The traditional items are something like: Bow (Strength), Coins (Wealth), Medallion (Politics), Scroll Bool (Scholar), Brush with Ink Pad (Artist), String (Long life). BUT, we wanted to do our own take on it and used film industry jobs because we love movie magic.

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Favors… Wanted it to symbolize the spirit of Rocky Balboa! So, “Don’t throw in the towel!” & “Patch Yourself Up!”

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The Head Table

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Dohljabi… he picked the hammer, symbolizing a set designer/strength! Yay! Looks like he’s on his way to becoming a carpenter (something mama dreams of) hehehe

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Exciting memories… like when I gave Rockland a strawberry on a fork, and he almost chocked on it. Whoops. How he survived 1 year, we will never know. Clearly by God’s grace. HEHE.

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Speeches & Games… my husband is so mushisuh (cool).

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Good food, good friends, good memories :)

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We love you Rocky baby.

(photo credit: Chan Woo!)

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