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…

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…

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…

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…

4 Years Ago Today….

4 years ago today Clint and I sat in an office just a short drive from our house today and officially began the process to bring Edric JoonSoo home. It was a late Monday afternoon, we had received his file just the Friday before and made our decision shortly after opening and reviewing his file…

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…