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…

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…

Court And Palaces….

It’s actually Saturday morning in Seoul as I type this, but Paxton is still sleeping in the bed next to me and I don’t know if I’ll get another chance to share. Court went really well. We were nervous because the agency for Coppelia was concerned about how Paxton was going to do in court…

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…

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…

Seoul Bound…Again…

And now that we have been back home a few days and are starting to get our days and nights reconfigured (of course I’ve spent the past two nights working overnight shifts so I may still have a bit to go…) we are busy making plans for our second trip back. We got official word…

And Today We Met Coppelia….

It has been a full and emotional week and today was no different. Our meeting with Coppelia was scheduled for 11. Things don’t really open or get going in Seoul until at least 9, so we didn’t really have anything planned before our meeting with her. We slept in till 5:30 which was the best…

On Riding Busses and Climbing (Icy) Mountains….

Today was our one free day. And what an adventure we had.  The day started early for me thanks to the time change…I was wide awake from about 3AM on. Clint finally woke at 5:30….man we know how to sleep in on vacation. We started our day with FaceTiming with the boys. It was good…

Today We Met Paxton!

It was such a good day! And it’s currently 7:30PM and we are both fighting to stay awake…but it was an amazing day. We got into Seoul pretty late last night and by the time we got to our hotel and got unpacked enough to be functional for the week it was pushing 11:30, neither…