Birthday Adventure Park

This year for Leighton’s birthday we decided to do things a little differently. Clint and I talked and then we talked with Leighton about doing something instead of gifts. We discussed doing something that was memorable and fun instead of buying gifts. Leighton was actually totally on board. I found an adventure park a little…

Happy 3rd Birthday Coppélia Jiyun!

Coppélia’s 3rd birthday is today. 3 years ago Clint and I were actually in South Korea flying home from Edric’s court date the day before. I was tearful getting on the plane knowing that we were leaving Edric behind. Little did I know that we were actually leaving 3 babies behind, Edric with his foster…

Happy 9th Birthday Leighton Reid!

9 years ago today after 41 hours of LONG labor Leighton made his entrance into this world and made me a mommy. It would take over an hour until the nurse would let me out of bed and down the hall to really see him for the first time instead of the quick glance I…

Happy 3rd Birthday Paxton!

On Sunday we celebrated Paxton turning 3! He knew the day was all about him too. And in case he forgot Coppélia sang Happy To You (her version of Happy birthday) to him all day long (VERY LOUDLY). After getting ready for church he opened his gift from Clint’s parents which was a big truck…

Another Trip Around The Sun….

Squished between Christmas and New Years I celebrate another journey on this planet and the start of another ride around the sun. And I know that by this next journey’s end I’ll be closer to 40 than to 35 and I’m not too sure how I feel about that yet. I still have 6 months…

Happy 8th Birthday Leighton Reid!

This past weekend we got to celebrate Leighton’s 8th birthday with plenty of water balloons and ice cream. And while his arrival 8 years ago was a bit dramatic….5 weeks early, 41 hours of labor, 12 days in the NICU with bilateral pneumothroaxes, the past 8 years have been a blessing watching this boy grow…

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…

Happy 4th Birthday Edric!…(Only a month late)…

Happy Birthday Edric! 4 years old. Only I’m a month late (and a few days). Don’t worry we celebrated on time and had cake and presents and all of that. I just totally forgot to write the post about you and 4 years at the time (might have been a combo of 2 new littles,…

Happy Birthday Coppelia Jiyun

Coppelia Jiyun, Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! I hope and pray that this time next year you are in our arms and we are celebrating your 2nd birthday together. It is crazy to think that you were born a year ago. As it turns out, your first day on this earth was my longest day ever….

Leighton is 7!

Well actually he turned 7 about a month ago, so I’m a little behind but doing what I can. I can’t believe it was 7 years ago that this sweet little boy made his way into our lives and our hearts. He has been a blessing from day 1 and continues to be. Leighton you…