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…

Coppelia-3 Months Home!

Our little dinosaur has been home 3 months! We call her our little dino because she still growls a lot and kind of walks like a T-Rex (or how I think a T-Rex would walk). We’ve made up a song to “I’m A Little Tea-Pot” only we call it “I’m A Little Dinosaur” and sing…

More Attachement…

Each of our three little blessings grieved differently and has attached differently. Edric went into total shut down mode for months and had a lot of anger and fear. That fear is still there and I think unknown to him with new situations I think he still has a fear that everything he has ever…

Paxton-3 Months Home!

Paxton has been home 3 months (and a few days because I’m a couple days late posting as usual). He is talking up a storm and repeating things and initiating his own sentences and saying all sorts of things. Some things are still in Korean, like earlier today he was looking at a book with…

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…

Coppélia-1 Month Home!

On Sunday we celebrated Coppélia being home 1 month. I feel like we are only just beginning to scratch the surface at getting to know her. Just as each child is different, each of our three have grieved in different ways and have dealt with the changes differently. She went from being the center and…

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…