Happy Birthday Paxton!

A year ago I didn’t know about you, but you made your entrance into this world and took your first breaths of life. As you celebrate your first birthday ½ a world away today, not only do I know about you but I know that you are my son. You may not know that yet,…

Paxton’s 1st Birthday Package

As I packed up this package I was really hoping that this would be the only birthday that we have to miss and be ½ a world apart. Praying that next year his little feet are running through the hallways and he’s spilling cake crumbs all over the floor. Since it is a birthday package…

3 Years…

Edric JoonSoo- Three years ago you made your entrance into this world on the other side of the ocean. Knowing what I’ve learned about you in these past 7 months I’m sure it was nothing short of fast and furious and full steam ahead, just like about the way you do everything. Unless it is…

Happy 4th Birthday Caedmon Isaiah!

Caedmon, it is hard to believe that it has already been four years since you made your entrance into this world and into our hearts. Your smile and joy and just general goofiness brightens each and every one of our days. You made Leighton a big brother, a role that he has taken great pride…

Edric’s 2nd Birthday Package

I remember thinking last year that I wouldn’t have to do this again this year and he would be home and we could celebrate his 2nd birthday together. But it is not so. And so I put together Edric’s 2nd birthday package this weekend. He will be 2 on the 30th of April so that…

Happy Birthday Leighton

5 years old! It has been such an amazing journey and so much fun to watch Leighton grow from being such a tiny preemie to the confident and fun little boy. He’s got a smile that will light up a room and a hug that will melt any heart. He is sweet and kind and…

Dol Bam Bam

We got our photos of Edric’s first birthday with him all dressed up in his traditional Hanbok. As I’ve mentioned before the first birthday is a big deal in Korea and there is a very formal ceremony that takes place. The ceremony and celebration is known as a Dol. As part of the ceremony the…

How We Celebrated

Since we could not be on the other side of the ocean celebrating with Edric and taking part in his Dol (first birthday celebration), we decided to celebrate as a family today. I requested the day off of work and pulled Leighton out of preschool for the day so we could spend it as a…

Happy 1st Birthday Edric!

April 30, 2013 is when my little boy was born. I was half a world away and not aware that he had arrived. I had been praying for him and his birth mom for months, knowing that he was probably going to be born at anytime and praying for her strength and health throughout that…

2 Years Old

Caedmon it is hard to believe that you are already 2 years old. Having you in our lives has brought such joy and fun. You have a smile that lights up a room and your laughter is contagious. You have kept us on our toes from the beginning and you don’t know the meaning of…