Anticipated Wait

We wait for a lot of things in life. And time seems to stand still sometimes during those waits. Christmas is a time to stop and slow down and reflect on the wait that the Israelites had for their Messiah that had been promised and foretold years and years and generations before. Trying to take…

3 Months…And Turning the Corner

Today marks 3 months home. It also marks 2 years since we sat in our agency office signing paperwork to make Edric ours. Did we have any idea what the journey was going to look like 2 years later- no, but who does when you sign on to this thing called parenting. It is far…

Oh Christmas Tree…

Sorry I have been missing the past few weeks. Our house has been hit by some nasty bug, and I think we are finally getting on top of it, but it has been ROUGH. And I usually luck out and skip out on whatever everyone is passing around since I am exposed to everything and…

Edric’s Christmas Package

Twice a year we get to send a big package to Edric JoonSoo, at his birthday and at Christmas. I’ve gotten quite good at stuffing things into a zip lock baggie, so I was ready to stuff a box full of stuff for our little guy. Boxes are much easier to pack clothes in, especially…

Armstrong Christmas Letter 2014

So yeah. I have a number of beautiful Christmas cards hung around my fire place and have read a number of sweet Christmas letters that have made me smile, but alas we are a week from Christmas and I haven’t made or sent mine out yet. I think this makes at least 2 years in…

Ladybugs in December

So I had promised not to make every post about a specific month, and I’ve included a couple this week that are not month specific, but here I am again. This started out as a simple question while making lunch for the boys a couple of days ago. I was really planning on much of…

Lego Fire

For Christmas Leighton got a Lego Firehouse. And not just any Lego Firehouse, a Lego Firehouse that came with 753 pieces to be exact. He was so excited after he opened it Christmas morning he didn’t want to do anything else. It was so fun to watch his little eyes light up. And so he…

The Phone Call…

Friday December 20th was like every other day. I had gone for a run on the treadmill that morning and then taken Leighton to preschool and then went to go get my hair cut. Clint didn’t get called to a sub job so he stayed home and continued the potty training adventure with Caedmon (which…

Christmas Cards

Or I guess I should say lack of Christmas cards. Not Christmas cards that we’ve received, we’ve gotten quite a few this holiday season (thank you everyone) but actually Christmas cards that we’ve sent. Or actually failed to send this year. Yep we didn’t do a single card this year. In retrospect we probably should…

Christmas Trees Part 2

Growing up every year my dad would cut off the bottom branches of the big family tree that we got and my brothers and I would get to put those branches in buckets of sand and decorate them and keep them in our rooms. It was one of my favorite memories of Christmas. We’ve been…