Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kajok = Family

Kajok is the Korean word for family.  This weekend we attended Camp Kajok (aka Korean family camp).  It was hosted by The Korean Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis and put on by Korean Focus - Indiana.  Korean Focus is sort of a support group for Korean adoptees and their families.  It has several social and educational events throughout the year.  We attended a picnic with the group this spring, and loved it right away.  Everyone is welcoming and the fact that the group partners with the Korean Presbyterian church is such a wonderful thing.  The church was so welcoming to all of us and made us feel a part of the larger Korean-American family right away!  We learned so much and the kids had lots of fun.  We are thrilled to be adopting not only our son, but also the Korean culture and all that comes with that!  Enjoy some pictures below and a video of the Korean dance troupe we got to see!

making Gim Bap - yummy!

me in a Hanbok - traditional Korean clothing

watching the jump rope

spontaneous tug-of-war competition

learning about the Dol - traditional 1st birthday celebration

The Korean women's dance troupe

Korean Fan Dance video:


JimandJackie said...

Beautfil photos, can you imagine next year Alex will be there!

Amy said...

Wow - what a rich resource! This is great!

Alison said...

Awesome! Sarah and I really enjoyed the video!