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…

Reflections…

Man, the last couple of months have been rough. Actually let me back that up, the last year there have been a lot of changes and I’m just exhausted. And I wish I could say that I was really good at being faithful and praying through each step and totally leaning on Christ through this…

And We’re Moving….

Uh yeah….because adding two children to our lives in less than a month hasn’t been stressful enough (throw in 3 trips 1/2 way around the world in 10 weeks just for fun) we decided we should move this week too. Yes we are a bit crazy. Good news is is that the craziness will all…

Armstrong, Party of 7….

On April 21, 2017 we became a family of 7! Coppelia Jiyun did great on the plane rides home, she slept almost all of both flights which made it very easy. Unfortunately she and I got stuck in customs in Seattle for over 2 hours and it was only because I kept asking every officer…

Carrying On….

Well in the last 2 days I have walked 17 miles all over Seoul with a little 24 pound girl strapped to either my front or my back. If I try to take her out of the carrier she screams. Also if we return to the hotel room she is very upset and cries and…

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…

Prayers And Updates….

So I know I have not been consistent with blogging and updating much at all. Probably because by 3PM every afternoon I’m ready to throw in the towel and call it a day and there are still 4-5 hours till the littles go to bed and then the mound of things yet to be done…

Tickets Bought Again…

We got word this morning that Coppelia’s visa date has been set for April 20th at the US embassy in Seoul. So for the 3rd time in 10 weeks I booked tickets to Seoul. My mom and I will be traveling this time, leaving Clint and all the boys at home. Mom and I will…

And Day #2 (And A Happy Birthday)….

So my day started early. Like way early. Like suddenly my body missed the fact that I was in a different time zone and really thought 2AM was a great time to be wide awake. And stay awake. Despite whatever I did. And so 4 hours later when it was actually an appropriate time to…

Packing For Trip #2…

And here we are, just a few days from take off for trip #2. We packed this past weekend because this week is jam packed and then some. And so I sat down on Saturday morning with all sorts of things for a little boy on the other side of the world and got all…

Final Approval And Faithfullness….

A year ago this week our paperwork went to Korea for Paxton. We were excited to be a family of 6 and I was excited to be a “boy mom” to 4 boys. Little did we know that less than a week after our paperwork was sent we were going to get a phone call…