Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mia Is Coming Home!

That's right Mia is coming home. Today Sam and I got the call we have waited years to get. The tickets are booked, the hotel is reserved, and we are ready.

We are flying Korean Air from Atlanta to Seoul on Sunday, December 4th. We get to Korea on Monday, December 5th. We will be staying at the Millennium Hilton. We are waiting to hear when we get to pick Mia up but we have asked for that to happen on Wednesday. We are then flying home on Thursday, December 8th. We leave Korea in the evening so hopefully Mia will sleep. Then at 6:40 p.m., Thursday, December 8th we land in Atlanta as a family of 3.

I will update with more details as we have them.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Update on Mia!

Here is a quick update on Mia. She went in for her latest Well Baby Check (WBC) on Halloween. We didn't get a new picture this time because we got a picture that was taken on Mia's birthday. So let's start with the picture.

She happened to be at the office that day for the agency birthday party and a package from us was there. You can probably guess that I got her the Mickey and Sam got her the other toy. This picture was such a surprise for us.

So now let's talk about her WBC. On October 31, Mia weighted 19.2 pounds, same as last month, and she is now 28.6 inches tall. She has 7 teeth now, 4 on top and 3 on the bottom. Mia also like to scribble.

Here are the words she is saying now, Mommy, Daddy, Eat, Cookie, Water, and she asks to be carried. I'm giving you the English, of course she is saying these all in Korean.

She seems to be doing great. We can't wait to have her home.


Our Story

Some of you have known Sam and I all our lives while others of you have know us for much less time and many of you fall in between.  We are starting this blog to help everyone follow our journey to Korea and back.  We wanted a way for each of you to be able to see what is going on and a way for us to give everyone the same information.

Before we go any further we want you all to know that we are very grateful for the love and support you have shown us in this journey and throughout our lives.  There is an ancient proverb that says …
"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break."
This is so true for how our family came to be.  After all, how can you explain the journey that led Sam and I to each other and the journey that led us to Mia.

So here is how this will work.  I will update a few times between now and when we leave and then we will update from Korea.  Count on this as your place to find out the latest news.  To the right you will see our process.  I know it is long and believe it or not there are things that aren't listed.  Lots of paperwork that isn't listed.

Thanks again for all the support.