And Day #2 (And A Happy Birthday)….

So my day started early. Like way early. Like suddenly my body missed the fact that I was in a different time zone and really thought 2AM was a great time to be wide awake. And stay awake. Despite whatever I did. And so 4 hours later when it was actually an appropriate time to…

Day #1 Korea Trip #????….

Really I’m not sure what number trip we are on at this point. I’ve got 4 Korea stamps in my passport at this point so I guess it is Trip #4? (2 trips for Edric, one for Paxton last month and then this one?). Technically it is trip 2 for Paxton and trip 1 for…

For Our Family And Friends…

As we get ready to bring Paxton home next week and Coppelia sometime in the next 4-6 weeks we wanted to let people know what to expect and how people can best support us and them during this time. First off we invite everyone to the airport next Saturday the 25th, we will be flying…

Packing For Trip #2…

And here we are, just a few days from take off for trip #2. We packed this past weekend because this week is jam packed and then some. And so I sat down on Saturday morning with all sorts of things for a little boy on the other side of the world and got all…

Final Days As A Family Of 5…

This past Saturday we made it a family day. It’s the last time it will just be just the 5 of us.  We decided to spend the afternoon hiking one of the trails close to our house. We have hiked this one a number of times, it is a little over 3 miles round trip…

Final Approval And Faithfullness….

A year ago this week our paperwork went to Korea for Paxton. We were excited to be a family of 6 and I was excited to be a “boy mom” to 4 boys. Little did we know that less than a week after our paperwork was sent we were going to get a phone call…

Puzzles…..

It started out as just a little thing. We discovered that Edric liked puzzles. You know the easy 24 piece puzzles. He did great with them and before long could put them together faster than any of us which is pretty impressive for a 3 year old.  We have a set of a bunch of…

The Final Countdown Is On….

The bottom of the page is closer than the top. That means Paxton is coming home soon! We got word this week that the judge issued his preliminary approval on 2/20 which means we are in the final 15 day count down to final approval.  The timing should be just about right, we will be…

Seoul Bound…Again…

And now that we have been back home a few days and are starting to get our days and nights reconfigured (of course I’ve spent the past two nights working overnight shifts so I may still have a bit to go…) we are busy making plans for our second trip back. We got official word…

And Finally Court…

And today was the whole 5 minutes that we came. Actually it has been a really good week and I wouldn’t give up one minute of our meetings with our little ones, everything else has just been fluff and today was the formality of it all. And it in fact lasted about 5 minutes.  We…

And Today We Met Coppelia….

It has been a full and emotional week and today was no different. Our meeting with Coppelia was scheduled for 11. Things don’t really open or get going in Seoul until at least 9, so we didn’t really have anything planned before our meeting with her. We slept in till 5:30 which was the best…

Our Second Meeting with Paxton…

First off let me start by saying that it is after 8PM Seoul time and Clint and I are both still awake…I know…quite amazing since we have been snoring logs by this point every other night.  We did our usual run/work out this AM although we were both quite sore from our hike yesterday. We…