Coppelia-5 Months Home!

These past few days have been filled with mile stones. On Thursday the 21st we celebrated Coppelia being home for 5 months. It is amazing how far she has come in so short amount of time. It is been fun to watch her get more comfortable and get to know her and her personality. Her…

Up And Over Again….

The weekend after Labor Day is going to start becoming a tradition for me…the last two years I have spent it running up and over Imogene Pass in south west Colorado from Ouray to Telluride with about 1200 or so other crazy people.  I trained differently this year, more endurance and longer distance runs. Granted…

August 21, 2015 & 2017…

Same day…2 years apart. Little did we know 2 years ago the significance that this day would be. 2 years ago Clint and I boarded a plane in Seoul to fly home. I cried knowing that we were leaving Edric behind. Little did I know that Paxton was in the babies home and Coppelia was…

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…

Tough Adjustments…

There have been days these past few months where we have laughed because only 3 kids cried during dinner (all over a fly-swatter…don’t even ask) and we consider the day a victory, and there are days where I have literally just cried by lunch time and been ready to throw in the towel. It’s when…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Seoul Ready….

8 Days. Yep in 8 days we hop on a flight for a very long time and will eventually end up in Seoul, ready to meet out kiddos. We got word a few weeks back that Paxton was assigned a court date on February 10th, but around the same time a petition was filed to…

Living In The Unknown…

Alright so I’m a little over this. Lots of unknowns this past year…and it seems that we’ve gone from one to another to another. And in multiple areas of life. From work with opening the urgent/emergent center and having no idea how that was going to look (with me being in charge of it on…