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My Korean Dollbaby....

So I said months and months ago I would begin updating on how each child is growing and becoming the beautiful people God created them to be. I've decided to go oldest to youngest so up first it Miss Kyalynn. :)  My precious girl....so much like her momma! Very independent and capable (Sean says stubborn!) and doesn't let grass grow under her feet. LOL!  When Kyalynn came home at 15 1/2 months she stole everyone's heart! Such a tiny, irresistible bundle of joy.  Although she's finally growing and is wearing size 8's she is still my irresistible bundle of joy! You will notice immediately that Kyalynn sings all the time. This girl can belt out Mandisa like nobody's business and not miss one word. I call her our resident DJ because she knows every song and who the singer is. She LOVES music. I believe it flows in her veins! She loves any instrument but prefers her little keyboard most of the time. She is also our reader. She LOVES books! Any book, any size, any cont…

Another "Gotcha Day" under our belt...

Today marks Connor's 8th "Gotcha Day".   (The day we met him for the first time and he became one of us).   As I went back through my pictures my heart bounced between joy and sorrow.  I always try to be as real and open as I can be so I won't sugarcoat things today.  As I look through my pictures Connor looks happy, content, joyful even.  He has always been photogenic and my older son, Ryan, a budding photographer, loved dressing Connor up and taking his picture to practice and hone his skills with photography. :)  Those two were best buds until Ryan left for the Army. :( 
Ryan and Zack are such great big brothers and when they lived here at home were HUGE helps to me in dealing with Connor and his behaviors.  Unfortunately, what most people do not see behind that charming smile are behaviors that rock our world....daily.  It's been a LONG 8 years. LOL!  In fact, I had to double check how long he'd been home because it feels alot longer than 8 years!  OYE! 
BUT.....I …

A few of my favorite things....:)

A constant flow of flowers from my children. 

I LOVE Friday nights! That's Gabriella's night to help with supper and we always have pizza. She has it down and can do every step all by herself! Which means I can just sit back and relax for a bit. :)


I just LOVE this face! Skyping with our boy in Korea. Love him!!


Flowers from my boy in Korea. Left me in happy tears.....

Kyalynn and Samuel cooking up some tasty spaghetti and meatballs for supper. 

My crew celebrating the finishing of this deck. They were very helpful carrying lumber, cleaning up cut-off pieces and stacking campfire wood. This is a cabin my parents are caretakers of for the Appalachian Trail. It's very rustic with no water or electricity and an outhouse. Plus you have to hike back 2 miles on foot carrying all of your supplies. BUT it is rented near every weekend! So we had one week to rip off the old deck and build the new one. We did it (well, my dad did most of the work but we did help. LOL!) 

I just thought this…