Monday, December 20, 2010

CHRISTmas Time!!!!

Believe it or not it is already Christmas time again!! And I can't help myself but to post this picture of two BEAUTIFUL girls who are spending their first Christmas with their families.

Aylssa and Emily

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween and MORE!!!

Sunday was Halloween and yes we went trick or treating.

Darth and Dorthy

The Rodeo Clown


Thursday, October 7, 2010


We finalized our adoption on Tuesday!!! WOO HOO!!!

On our way to court room!

Let me tell you about it judge.

He signed it!!!!


Friday, September 3, 2010


We filed the petition to adopt on Wednesday and have a court date!!! October 5th, I can't wait.

Getting papers notarized



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Almost There!!!

Thanks to an awesome friend I have all the paperwork ready to file with the court to finalize Alyssa's Adoption!!!!! I am filing it Wednesday and then we wait for court.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

How Time Flies!!!

It has been 1 year since we accepted our referral for our precious Alyssa. Doesn't seem like it has been that long, and to think we are in the final countdown until our adoption is finalized and she is ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our first glimpse of Alyssa (Rin Ah Park)

Our Alyssa Now

Saturday, May 8, 2010


I would like to wish all you mothers out there a Very Happy Mother's Day!

Before me there was her. Alyssa's foster mother, her beloved "Omma". The woman who loved and cared for her from 3 weeks old until we got her at 1 year.
To her I wish a Very Special Happy Mother's Day and a HUGE THANK YOU!!!
She will always be one of Alyssa's mothers, so this year and every year we will celebrate her as well as the mother before her. The brave woman who gave our precious Alyssa up for adoption. To her I say Thank You and Happy Mother's Day! They may have came before me but they will always be the ones who took care of and loved our precious gift from God, our Alyssa.

Friday, April 9, 2010


If you can believe it we have been home with Alyssa for exactly 14 weeks and 1 day!!! My how time flies when you're having fun!!! We recently had our 2nd post-placement visit. All is well! With Korea you have 3 post-placement visits in the first 6 months that you are home and then you finalize the adoption. Yes I said finalize the adoption. In exactly 12 weeks Alyssa will be OURS FOREVER!!!!!!! Got to go she is waking up from her nap now but here are some pictures.

Look At Me Go!!

I'm Big Enough SEE

I Almost Had That One!

Getting My Groove On

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Aidan was Baptized Sunday with 2 other kids. I can only say wow!! God is GREAT!! We have amazing Sunday School Teachers, VBS Workers, Pastor, and awesome parents!!! Thank You to all of you!!!!!!!

All 3 Kids that were Baptized

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lunar New Year

Here ar a few pictures from the Lunar New Year party that we attended on Sunday.

Alyssa checking eveyone out

Big brother Aidan

The Kidos

Alyssa having fun with April

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Long Time No Blog

Sorry it has been so long! We have all been sick at some point the last few weeks. We have had the flu, strep throat, and ear infections. And we battle what the doctor calls allergies with Alyssa everyday!! Here are some pictures that I have managed to take since we have been home.

He DOES like me!!

My favorite toy!!

Nap Time

My Chair My Bear!

Ice Cream My FAVORITE!!

Sick boy with his BEST bud

Monday, January 11, 2010

Between It All

It has been nonstop since we got back home from Korea. With Alyssa trying to get use to not having any other kids to play with while Aidan and Ty are at school, Ty now playing high school basketball and stock show season on the nearing horizon I'm not sure how much time I will have to blog.
Alyssa is sleeping through the night (most nights) but the days are rough. I believe she is starting to grieve. She only wants me to hold her, most of the time she wants nothing to do with her dad, and sometimes Ty can keep her attention. In public she is a completely different kid. She loves everyone..well almost everyone.
I am trying to get pictures developed I promise!!!
And most importantly

HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY TY!!!!!!!!

Wow I can't believe he is already 15!

Monday, January 4, 2010


Sorry I have not blogged!! Everything is going well. Alyssa has adjusted to Dale, the boys, and myself very well!! She played in the nursery yesterday at church it was great to see her playing with the other kids!!
As far as nights go. WOW!!! She gets up 6 or 7 times during the night and last night was the worst!!!
But we are all doing good and thank you all for all your prayers. I will try to update more often....