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…

Paxton-5 Months Home!

We celebrated Paxton being home 5 months on Friday. And while he’s learned that he is two and has some very set opinions on things now, he is still such a sweet boy who loves to laugh a giggle.  Trucks are still his favorite thing and he usually asks for a car with his breakfast….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Settling In….

Wow, hard to believe that we are two weeks since custody day already. It doesn’t seem like it has been that long. Except at 3 in the morning, and then it seems really long. Nights are still rough, last night was probably the easiest we’ve had and we were only up about 45 minutes from…

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…

4 Boys In Bed….

There are 4 little boys in bed tonight! We actually got home last night, so there were four little boys in bed then too but we were all so exhausted I didn’t write to tell anyone. Flights home actually went pretty well. We had an evening flight so we headed up to Seoul Tower in…

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…

Introducing Paxton KaOn Armstrong!

It’s all official, Paxton is officially an Armstrong! Today has actually gone really well. Clint is busy giving Paxton his night time bath right now so I’m taking a few minutes to share and introduce the newest member of our family. All of Paxton’s sweet foster family came with him to the agency today. They…

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…