More Attachement…

Each of our three little blessings grieved differently and has attached differently. Edric went into total shut down mode for months and had a lot of anger and fear. That fear is still there and I think unknown to him with new situations I think he still has a fear that everything he has ever…

All 5 Kids…

So below is a screen shot of texts between Clint and I on Friday…he’d gone to Costco with the two littles and I had taken the three bigs to swim lessons…. As I thought about it later I actually wanted to change how it ended. I wish I had said “Actually bring Ken home if…

Family Bike Riding

Really doing anything as a family of 7 is still a bit of a joke but we are figuring things out and slowly working into it.  This weekend we went bike riding. We’ve been bike riding around the neighborhood a few times, and I’m thankful that we have a third wheel bike that attaches to…

Running On No Sugar…

So I’m about a month into the no sugar thing. How’s it going you might ask….well today instead of ordering white chicken with my rice bowl I told the lady taking my order that I wanted white chocolate….oops. And the other day when Clint came home from the store I asked him what sweet things…

12 Years…10 Kids…

We met in 2005, Clint and I were just barely married and Rachel and Jeff had been married for a bit but not long, we were in a Young Marrieds class together at church and then put together for a small group intensive marriage training that lasted over a year. We got to know each…

Paxton-3 Months Home!

Paxton has been home 3 months (and a few days because I’m a couple days late posting as usual). He is talking up a storm and repeating things and initiating his own sentences and saying all sorts of things. Some things are still in Korean, like earlier today he was looking at a book with…

21 Months And 21 Months…

21 months ago today Edric JoonSoo landed with us in Denver and officially met his brothers and joined our family. 21 months before that to the day, just 2 days before Christmas of 2013 Clint and I sat in the adoption agency office signing papers for Edric to make us officially matched and waiting for…

Coppelia-2 Months Home!

Wow we have come a long way in 2 months. And not so much we, as Coppelia Jiyun has come a very long way in 2 months. We are seeing lots of smiles and giggles and hearing laughter which is something we only dreamed of the first number of weeks home. She has figured out…

On The Trail Again…

Well I must have caught the bug last year at Imogene, because I was crazy enough to sign up again this year. And I registered in time to make the cut off, I think it filled in less than 30 minutes. And so my feet are going to put in lots of miles in the…

Happy Birthday Paxton KaOn!

On Saturday we got to celebrate Paxton’s 2nd birthday. It has been so much fun getting to know this little guy over the past few months. He is full of smiles and laughs and is so ticklish. All the boys have loved trucks, but none of them have adored them like he does. Paxton will…

12 Years! Full of Adventure…Or Maybe Just Craziness…

I think if I had been visited by my future self 12 years ago and been told that I’d be living 5 minutes from where I grew up, working in Longmont where I spent a good portion of my childhood, working as an ER doctor, mom to 5 kids, I was a trail runner and…

Happy 4th Birthday Edric!…(Only a month late)…

Happy Birthday Edric! 4 years old. Only I’m a month late (and a few days). Don’t worry we celebrated on time and had cake and presents and all of that. I just totally forgot to write the post about you and 4 years at the time (might have been a combo of 2 new littles,…