Hiking with Uncle Chris

A couple of weekends ago we finally got to meet up with my brother and go hiking. He lives just south of Denver so we headed that way and met up at Castlewood Canyon State Park which I didn’t even know existed. It is a canyon just south of Denver and it was gorgeous. We…

Edric-4 Years Home!

On September 23rd we celebrated Edric being home for 4 years. Actually we had a family dinner on the 22nd because no one had a practice or commitment that night. And I managed to not get any photos of his dinner. We had “crack noodles’ which I think is the actual name of the recipe…

And Coppelia is 4!

4 years ago on August 21, 2015, Clint and I were actually in Seoul, we flew out early that afternoon after Edric’s court meeting on the 20th for his adoption. Little did we know that across the city our little spitfire of a girl was making her way into the world. I think had we…

Korea Camp 2019

One of our favorite summer activities every June is Korea Heritage Camp. The kids start asking about camp in September. Korea Camp is part of 9 Heritage Camps put on by Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families that focus on making adoption and heritage important. Korea Camp was the first camp that they started 27 years…

Coppelia 2 Years Home!

On Sunday not only did we celebrate Easter but we also celebrated Coppelia’s Family Day. And she let everyone know it as well. Especially that she was going to get to eat Mochi Balls (ice cream that is wrapped in a rice paste that the kids love and we use to celebrate family days and…

Paxton’s Family Day

And finally Monday was Paxton’s 2 year Family Day. He has been such a blessing to our family and such a little sweetie. He may be small (he finally hit 28 pounds….with clothes on) but he has never let his smallness stop him, he totally acts and thinks he’s just as big as the big…

Meeting My Birth Family….

Sunday evening I found myself in a place just a few short days before I hadn’t even imagined possible, sitting on my aunt’s couch next to my brother in a room of my aunts and uncle. If someone had told me Wednesday when I opened my email from my DNA results that that was going…

654 Days…Another Milestone Reached

And Tuesday January 8th was Paxton’s Day. He was in Korea for 654 days and now he has been home that many days. We had rice and Mandu (dumplings) with mochi ice cream for dinner to celebrate. Paxton was with his foster family for much of those 654 days. He was their first foster child…

609 Days, Another Milestone Reached…

609 days was the amount of time that Coppelia spent in South Korea….and today she has been home 609 days. Tomorrow she will be home more days than she was in Korea. And while in the years to come those 609 days will become a smaller and smaller percentage of her life they laid so…

Double And Trouble……

Yeah I think that may be what I start calling the two littles. I’ve teased about it before but really it seems more and more fitting. Which one is Double and which one is Trouble? Really you can’t have one without the other, they are like a super hero team that is joined together. We…