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…

Tough Adjustments…

There have been days these past few months where we have laughed because only 3 kids cried during dinner (all over a fly-swatter…don’t even ask) and we consider the day a victory, and there are days where I have literally just cried by lunch time and been ready to throw in the towel. It’s when…

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…

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…

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…

4 Months Home…

So this is a few days late. It happens with 3 crazy little guys running around and life day to day. I took the photos on the actual right day though, just took me awhile to get around to typing this out. We are doing well. I feel like we have settled in and kind…

Some Days Are Hard….

There are. No way around it. There are just hard days. Normally there are hard days, and then adding an internationally adopted toddler into the mix makes it hard. I think any parent of a toddler would tell you that days can be rough. Throw in language, cultural, and attachment barriers into it all and…

Leaves, Milestones, and New Adventures

We passed a month home on Friday! It is crazy to think that we have been living in this new craziness for a month now. And we look back and see where we have come and how many strides have been made. It’s much easier doing that than looking forward and seeing the miles we…

You Know, The Important Things…

A month ago Clint and I took a long walk up a busy road to a side road and walked in the doors of the agency to our son. He saw us and right away buried his face in Omma’s shoulder and pointed and the door and waved goodbye to us. I know we were…

Attachment and Struggles

I’ve been doing a lot of reading on attachment. A LOT. And just as kids born don’t come with instruction manuals neither do adopted children. The problem is that to those on the outside what looks like a well adjusted, happy toddler is really not at all attached and reeling on the inside and looking…