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…

Headed Out…

Bags are packed. Schedule for my parents written out. Passports ready. T-cards for the subway easily accessible. Books loaded on the Kindle. Toothbrush in the carry on. Fridge and pantry stocked for the week away. Directions/plans/meeting times all set. I think we are ready. Korea and Seoul and Paxton and Coppelia, here we come. As…

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…

Dear Paxton and Coppelia…..

Hey Little Ones, Just wanted you to know that we are getting ready for you. 2 car seats arrived this week thanks to the UPS guy. He also brought your new diaper bag (trust me, the one your brothers all used was shot, it’s brown with pink accents, sorry Paxton, I’m not a fan of…

Paxton’s 12th Package

I’m really hoping I went to the post office for the last time this past weekend to mail a package off to a traveling family. All in all this makes a total of 35….20 for Edric while we were waiting (17 gallon size packages, a Christmas and 2 birthday packages), 13 for Paxton (12 gallon…

A Second Approval….

On Friday we got word that Coppelia’s exit permission had been approved by the Korean government. Sometime this week her file will be submitted to the Korean court system. From there we wait for a court date. But the part that typically takes the longest is now over! We are still waiting for a court…

Getting Tough…

I remember there was a time during Edric’s adoption process and wait that I just hit critical mass and just fell apart. There was a lot of other stressors going on at the same time as well and I just fell apart.  Well the past couple of days have been that again. I think I…

At This Time….

And so I’ve come to realize I have been living in a state of “when such and such happens…then I can feel….” And so on. “When I know if we are going to be making 2 or 3 or 4 trips to Korea…” “When Coppelia and Paxton are both home then…” “When we are able…

Coppelia’s Christmas Package 

With Coppelia we aren’t allowed to send monthly packages like we have been for Paxton or like we did for Edric. But in the summer I had asked if I could send a Christmas pacakge and was told then that I could. And so I did. It ended up being a lot of clothes with…