877 Days…

877 is the number of days that Edric was in Korea before coming home, and on February 15th he reached 877 days home! Crazy to think that he has been home that long already, but then it is also hard to think about what life was like before he joined our family. Edric has grown…

And 1 Year Since Coppélia’s First Meeting…

And we also celebrate our first meeting with Coppélia this week as well. We did not yet have a court date for her at the time of our meeting (it actually came just 24 hours later), but the agency allowed us to meet her while we were already there in Seoul. (I think if they…

And The Olympics…

So for those of you that know me or have read my blog you will know that I love the Olympics and while I rarely watch TV the rest of the time I will be camped out most evenings watching the Olympics over the next two weeks. I will learn the story lines of the…

1 Year Since A First Meeting…

This month is going to be a lot of Korea, a lot of milestones, and such on the blog so get ready…. A year ago today (minus the time change which really makes it a year ago yesterday evening…but whatever), Clint and I made our way across Seoul on the subway to our agency and…

A Question And Penguins….

I knew the question would come at some point and was kind of surprised we hadn’t had it yet. Last Friday Clint was picking up Caedmon and Edric from gymnastics and one of the little boys in their class looked at both of them and said “Are you really brothers?”. To which they just looked…

Running Doubts…

I am two weeks into my trail marathon (or 25.4 mile race which is close enough to a marathon I just call it that) training. It has been a long time since I trained for a distance that long, and when I did last train for a marathon I can’t really say I trained that…

Paxton-10 Months Home!

Paxton has been home 10 months and a few days (because like usual I am a couple of days behind). He is small but mighty. He doesn’t seem to understand that he is not as big as Leighton and strongly believes he can do whatever anyone else can do and will set out to prove…

Coppélia-9 Months Home!

Sunday marked Coppélia’s 9 months home. I spent the afternoon in the ER with Caedmon (in a story to come sometime) so I’m a few days late posting this. She has been making some huge strides with her language. She is slowly beginning to put a couple of words together and while anyone outside of…

Auditions….

As I’ve mentioned before Caedmon loves ballet and has from a very young age when he went with me to one of my adult ballet classes and told me “Mommy, I wuv ballet, I want dance ballet.” When we use to go to the open gym play time at our prior gymnastics place before moving,…

A Box Of Crayons….

A few weeks before Christmas Clint and I went on an actual date….ie we didn’t just go to Target a few minutes before our small group and count that as a date but we actually did something fun and went out to dinner at a real restaurant. As part of our date we also stopped…

Potty Training…Times 2……

Because everything is seriously more fun if it is doubled right? Or that’s at least what I keep telling myself. This wasn’t the first time that I’ve attempted to potty train the two littles. I tried in the summer and neither were anywhere close to being ready. I tried in the fall and Coppélia was…

An Afternoon In The Snow…

On our way home from church yesterday Leighton asked “When can we go up to the mountains and walk around a lake or something again?”. Clint and I looked at each other and knowing that we had nothing planned for the afternoon decided that we’d go then. We got home and quickly ate lunch and…