Paxton-1 Month Home!

Wow! This first month seems to have flown by. But it has been a month since Paxton joined our family! It has been fun to get to know him and discover who this little bundle of energy and joy is. It hasn’t been an easy road and nights are still pretty rough, but all in…

And We’re Moving….

Uh yeah….because adding two children to our lives in less than a month hasn’t been stressful enough (throw in 3 trips 1/2 way around the world in 10 weeks just for fun) we decided we should move this week too. Yes we are a bit crazy. Good news is is that the craziness will all…

Armstrong, Party of 7….

On April 21, 2017 we became a family of 7! Coppelia Jiyun did great on the plane rides home, she slept almost all of both flights which made it very easy. Unfortunately she and I got stuck in customs in Seattle for over 2 hours and it was only because I kept asking every officer…

Carrying On….

Well in the last 2 days I have walked 17 miles all over Seoul with a little 24 pound girl strapped to either my front or my back. If I try to take her out of the carrier she screams. Also if we return to the hotel room she is very upset and cries and…

Introducing Coppelia Jiyun…

Today was custody day for Coppelia Jiyun. Always such a hard day, and the day isn’t over year but I just got her asleep in the carrier so I’m going to take a quick moment to introduce her to everyone before she wakes up again.  Mom and I started the day after breakfast walking around…

Prayers And Updates….

So I know I have not been consistent with blogging and updating much at all. Probably because by 3PM every afternoon I’m ready to throw in the towel and call it a day and there are still 4-5 hours till the littles go to bed and then the mound of things yet to be done…

Settling In….

Wow, hard to believe that we are two weeks since custody day already. It doesn’t seem like it has been that long. Except at 3 in the morning, and then it seems really long. Nights are still rough, last night was probably the easiest we’ve had and we were only up about 45 minutes from…

Tickets Bought Again…

We got word this morning that Coppelia’s visa date has been set for April 20th at the US embassy in Seoul. So for the 3rd time in 10 weeks I booked tickets to Seoul. My mom and I will be traveling this time, leaving Clint and all the boys at home. Mom and I will…

Tears, Teeth, Tiredness, Tempers, and Trials….

Ah, the first numbers of days home with an newly adopted toddler. Similar to being home with a newborn, but having been through both, I’d say the newly adopted toddler is tougher. And to add to the fun of the mix Paxton has his four incisor teeth coming in. Which I think for any kid…

4 Boys In Bed….

There are 4 little boys in bed tonight! We actually got home last night, so there were four little boys in bed then too but we were all so exhausted I didn’t write to tell anyone. Flights home actually went pretty well. We had an evening flight so we headed up to Seoul Tower in…

Court And Palaces….

It’s actually Saturday morning in Seoul as I type this, but Paxton is still sleeping in the bed next to me and I don’t know if I’ll get another chance to share. Court went really well. We were nervous because the agency for Coppelia was concerned about how Paxton was going to do in court…

Introducing Paxton KaOn Armstrong!

It’s all official, Paxton is officially an Armstrong! Today has actually gone really well. Clint is busy giving Paxton his night time bath right now so I’m taking a few minutes to share and introduce the newest member of our family. All of Paxton’s sweet foster family came with him to the agency today. They…