My big girls head to school

Austin and Stevie are adjusting so beautifully. My shy, soft spoken angels and now full blown screechy kids that run amok and feel so comfortable being in their own home. They are fun, energetic little cheeseburgers that pick up remote controls and say, “hello?” as if on the telephone, scarf down bananas in shockingly few…

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The Journey Home

The two day we had the girls in Korea was a dream. They were these perfect little angels that played nice, ate well, were textbook sleepers (nap and solid bedtime). It was nothing short of a miracle after our case worker and foster mother had told us they were terrible sleepers. That being said, in…

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Custody

We took custody of the girls first thing Monday morning on December 23rd at ESWS, the Korean agency. As we were walking in, we ran into two families we’d met during our court visit the month prior. You’re never alone when you’re adopting, that’s for sure. The network of people having this shared experience is…

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Heading back to Seoul

Like magic, our custody and visa meeting date made it possible for not only my parents to join us on the last leg of our journey, but also my twin sister. I’d mentioned previously that my twin sister and I¬†were adopted almost 33 years ago. Back then, the process for my parents to adopt was…

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The little kingdom

We spent the bulk of December actively “nesting”. And it was some pretty heavy duty nesting at that. We turned ourselves into little HGTV do-it-yourselfers and converted the guest bedroom into the girls’ room… something we promised ourselves we’d do all summer. It was a labor of love with wrong paint choices (that dark grey…

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The Moment: Part II

I believe there are certain points in your life you can never be prepared for. I’ve lived the better part of my adult life being prepared. My profession exponentially fine tuned that existing characteristic in me where I like to feel some semblance of control in even the most uncontrollable of moments. This adoption journey…

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Our Babymoon in Tokyo

By chance, my AA miles went tremendously further flying us into Japan than it did into South Korea. John has been dropping hints for years that he’s always wanted us to go to Japan. We took advantage of the quick trip as our babymoon to eat some delicious food, see some sights, and shake a…

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