Dear Edric-2017…

Hey buddy, it was 2 years ago today that we met you for the first time in a crowded little hot room in the middle of Seoul. A journey that had literally begun 3 years before was finally approaching the end in that little room.  You were just a tiny little peanut and really not…

Coppelia-3 Months Home!

Our little dinosaur has been home 3 months! We call her our little dino because she still growls a lot and kind of walks like a T-Rex (or how I think a T-Rex would walk). We’ve made up a song to “I’m A Little Tea-Pot” only we call it “I’m A Little Dinosaur” and sing…

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…

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…

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…

Paxton-2 Months Home!

Paxton has been home a little over two months now. I’m a few days late posting this…well…life. Paxton has transitioned really well and just kind of goes with the flow. He loves his three big brothers and is putting up with his little sister who he sometimes plays well alongside and other times decides he…

Coppélia-1 Month Home!

On Sunday we celebrated Coppélia being home 1 month. I feel like we are only just beginning to scratch the surface at getting to know her. Just as each child is different, each of our three have grieved in different ways and have dealt with the changes differently. She went from being the center and…

Double And Trouble….

That’s what I’ve started calling them. Not sure who is Double and who is Trouble, but they kind of go together and so it’s a group name. Honestly though, I have a whole new respect for moms of twins. Especially toddler age twins. And while Paxton and Coppélia are not technically twins, they are 10…

On This Mothers Day….

I realize as I look around my little (ok BIG) family that we don’t in many ways fit the picture of a typical family. And while I am mom to all 5 of them, this weekend I plan to stop and honor all the moms of their short lives so far. 3 of them have…