Monday, July 16, 2012


Last week we celebrated Jana's Gotcha Day...

Big brother Kai got to hold you first

Then on Daddys lap

Can't believe we were in Korea 2 years ago...

Look how she's grown:

And on Saturday we celebrated her 3rd Birthday~ Minnie Mouse style

The day started with Happy Birthday and a cupcake for breakfast

Minnie Mouse cake made by cousin Megan

All dressed for the party with Karley in skirts made by Mommy

Hanging with Karley & Mackenzie

Chillin on the deck at Grandmom's 

Posing cause she loves her picture taken

Napping with Rissa during her party because it was too much fun..

Lots of good celebrating......

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


There is never enough time to do all I'd like in a day. Way too long since I posted and don't have much time today so I'm just going to post some pictures form Disney.

Jana and Minnie her favorite character of all

Julian, Kai, Karley & Jana with Cinderella At 1900 Park Fare

The kids with Pop-Pop                                   

The kids with Mom-Mom                               

Kai, Karley & Julian                                      

Minnie hugging Julian                                    
 Beautiful Jana                                                

Jana, Kai, Karley & Julian on Kai's Birthday

Lady Tremaine 1900 Park Fare                            

Prince Charming 1900 Park Fare         

Karley at the Water Park                     

Jana sporting her new shades              

Karley's most favorite princess           

Jana at the water park                      

The girls have fun                                              

Right inside of Magic Kingdom       

What a magical trip it was. I think all 9 of us had a wonderful time.                                                

Monday, March 5, 2012

Our 1st meeting 10 year ago

10 years ago today Bill and I anxiously waited in the waiting room at Holt to meet Julian. It would be our very first face to face meeting. Until that moment we had only seen 1 picture and the love in our hearts grew from that 1 picture.

We were about to meet our future, a little boy who was so longed for, a little boy who would turn us from a couple into a family.

We had so much wonder & excitement that day as we prepared all our things at our hotel. Our cab ride was mostly in silence just smiling and nervous about so many things. We were about to experience a moment like no other, a moment that would change us forever. This day was a day we so longed for and it took way longer than we ever hoped it would but it was all God's plan, all his timing.

I will never forget that 1st moment his foster mom walked into the room. I can never explain the love that overflowed at just 1 look, 1 touch of a tiny hand. At that moment I could never have imagined the amazing journey God would take us on over the last 10 years. God truly taught us to walk by faith.

My dear Julian I hope one day you will know how very much we love and adore you. We are so thankful to God and your birth mother for entrusting you into our lives. We are so thankful to your foster mom for loving you as no other could for your first few months and helping lay the foundation for the amazing young man you are becomming.

The days to follow this amazing day went by quickly but at time not fast enough until we were able to take you with us and become a forever family.

The love we have for all the people who cared for you from the moment of your conception to the moment you were placed in my arms by your foster mom and we were sent on our way to be a family I just hope some day you all will know how much of a gift Julian is to us and how we will be forever thankful for you all.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Springs coming

It's a beautiful day outside and I'm thinking of Spring. It's been a sad winter with mild weather and hardly any snow. The kids and I love snow so it's sad for us to have a winter without it.

Life just keeps getting busier for us but we love it.

The kids are all getting so big, I often wonder why time has to go so quickly but then I think that there are times when I can't wait for time to move us to the next thing.

I have been thinking alot about 3 amazing woman in Korea who made a very difficult decision to place their children for adoption. I also have been thinking about 4 (possibly 8) absolutely amazing woman in Korea who raised our children until they were ready to come home to us. For all those amazing women, men & families please know how much we treasure all that you have done for us without even knowing who we are.

I have just had this feeling lately that I so wish we were more connected. I think of Korea often and all those amazing people we have met and never met. I just wish there was a way to be in contact. We think of all of you more than you will ever know. We talk about each and every person who made it possible for all 4 of our children to be with us. We want our children to know how truly loved they all are and how much history they have.

The kids are getting older and as they grow they are starting to have more questions about who they are and where they have come from. It's all coming so much quicker than I expected and with so much more passion and desire to understand who they are. I pray that I/we are doing all we can for our amazing children that God has blessed us with.

There are never enough hours to do all that I'd like to in a day, week, month but I will update when I can and send letters as soon and as often as I can even if they never get read. I pray that one day we will be able to locate all families and keep in touch.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

October pictures

Kai kicking out hunger

fundraiser for local food pantry

Jana & Karley on

Karley school field trip

to the local Farm

Jana & Karley supervising

Julian carving the pumpkin

The finished product

My pretty princess

in her school parade

Halloween night

Before the trick or treating

Once they were all done

Our October snow storm

before Halloween

Julian & Baxter

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some recent photo's

June 2011- Kai, Karley, Julian & Jana

Jana July 2011

Jana's 1st Gotcha Day July 2011

Kai, Karley & Julian August 2011

Jana, Julian, Karley & Kai-

vacation August 2011

Mary, Nick, Jana
Karley & Marissa

Bach Party August 2011

Kai & Karley

Boardwalk August 2011

Silly faces

Boardwalk August 2011

Kai, Karley, Julian & Jana

On the beach
August 2011

Having fun in the rain

at Julian's soccer game

August 2011

Baxter- our new addition

Boy's 1st day of School
August 2011

Karley 1st day of school

September 2011