Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Blog Link

Here is the link to our new blog! It will be password protected so if you would like to follow or continue to follow us please email me at We hope you continue to follow our journey!!! Thank you!

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Due to unexpected changes in our lives we have decided to make our blog private. If you are interested in following our journey or would like to continue to follow our journey please email me at karilynn1014 AT Thank you!!!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bye Bye Diapers!

Well, I think it's safe to say that Ryan is a officially potting trained! This was much faster than I thought it was going to be. He caught on with the pee pee part almost instantly but the #2 took over 3.5 weeks to happen. That's actually not bad at all considering the stories I've heard about boys taking months to go on the toilet. Guess we got lucky!!! Not going to lie, it's been an exhausting 3 and a half weeks spending SO much time in bathroom.
We're very proud of Ryan because this was a big deal for him. He was absolutely terrified to go #2 on the toilet so when "it" happened I was a proud momma! We told Ryan that if he made #2 he could get a few new toys. His request were a squirt gun, a fishing pole, and a fishy! Strange combination of things!!! So that's what he got! Today he got to pick out his fish...he named him Super-Truck!!

Meet Super-Truck the Beta Fish!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Phone Photos!

I love having a phone where a can take a picture at any moment pretty much where ever I want. Some of my favorite pictures are captured through my phone. Just wanted to share a few favorites!
Trip to Whole Foods with our Favorite Friend
Ryan wanted to take a pic with both of us in his sunglasses
Cooper loving the warm weather!
Trucks in Rice!
Lunch picnic in our living room!
Potty Training is exhausting!
Coops relaxing in the grass!
My sweet niece Lillian!
Baseball with Grandpa!
First night in a big boy bed!
Last night in a crib :(
On a happy note I am SO happy excited that the Korean adoption program is moving again. SO many waiting mama's FINALLY got their travel calls today!!! I also discovered this week that someone I know that only lives 15 minutes from me who is traveling to Korea Monday...her daughter has the same foster family that Ryan had!!! She is willing to take some gifts to them from us! So excited!! Hopefully our homestudy will be sent soon too!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Family Day and 2 years home!

Yesterday was our Family Day! Hard to believe two years ago (yesterday) Ryan was placed in our arms forever! I think of his foster family on this day even more than usual and hope that they know just how thankful we are for the love and care they gave to Ryan the first 9 months of his life. We will be forever grateful for them. Yesterday was and will always be one of the greatest days of my life and still to this day I feel incredibly blessed that God choice this path for us. I just can't help but think about all the things we went through and roads we took that led us straight to Ryan.

For our family day yesterday we spent the day just the 3 of us. Ryan has been asking to go to the zoo so to the zoo we went! It was a beautiful day!

Today is also a special day as it is two years ago today that we walked off the plane with Ryan. The picture below is home the first day at home with his now best friend Cooper.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Our Big Little Boy...

Before I talk about potty training and big boy is a very special day. 2 years ago today we were in Korea meeting Ryan for the very first time. I'll never forget the first time I saw his sweet face and held him in my arms. It has become one of my favorite days.

I'm so overdue with a post!!!! It's been far too long and there's lots of changes going on in this house! We started potty training a week and a half ago...meanwhile Ryan's "big boy bed" came. Yikes!!! Potty training is going slowly but surely. He is doing great with making pee pee on the potty and has even told me 2 times that he need to go to the bathroom! We even made a trip to Target in big boy underpants with no accidents. Going #2 on the potty is a different story. Needless to say we aren't quite ready for that...all in time!

Ryan has been gearing up for his big boy bed. We've talked about it for a while and decided it was time. He's come very close to climbing out of his crib. His bed came on Wednesday of this week. The first night was a restless one. It took him 3 hours to fall sleep waking several times throughout the night. Night #2 went a little only took him 2 hours to fall asleep and once he fell asleep he stayed asleep until 7:oo am. I guess I really can't complain because as big of a change as it is he's dong really well. He just seems to be afraid of the dark and wants the light on. So today we are going to find a brighter night light to help with this transition.
Here are some pictures of his new room....

He looks so little in his big boy bed!
He needed to make sure he had all his "friends"
Cooper loves his new bed too!
And of course we need Tee Tee!
Story time with Daddy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

It's been a while since I've taken pictures of Ryan. He isn't the best at letting me take his picture but with a little candy bribe, we actually got some good shots! I can't believe how grown up he looks and is. Happy Valentines Day!!!
Boy of mine...