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Carissa H. Patient Expert

Bloomington, Illinois
Hello! My husband and I adopted 13 month old boy/girl twins from South Korea in October of 2008! While new to the parenting adventure we are learning as we go and well it is always an adventure at our house! So don't hesitate to follow along as we experience the ups and downs of parenthood and... Full Bio
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St. John ~ Day 2 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today because there would be 6 cruise ships docked at the port we decided it would be the best day to take the car ferry to St. John and visit a beach there! Little Princess ... Read on »
A Traveling We Will Go by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   ( I wrote most of the posts while I had no internet or while waiting to do other things….I will post one a day until I post every day of vacation hehe!!!) I thought maybe ... Read on »
Updates by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I think maybe a small catch up post is necessary! I didn’t realize it had been almost a year since my last posts. I am... Read on »
Hello again!! by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hello! Sorry it has been so long, my blog was taken over by hackers and it took a few months to get it all straightened... Read on »
I Remember When by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting (then) It has been awhile. I know. But today I started thinking about writing again, today I looked at my two miracles and realized that this last year has been so big fo ... Read on »
All grown up by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you are friends with me on Facebook you likely already know about this, but today my baby made her first decision about her hair, she asked to get it cut short some time ... Read on »
The Faith of a Child by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you recall from my last post we moved in December and I am not ashamed to say I still have more boxes in the garage than I thought I would at this point BUT it is fun fi ... Read on »
Welcome 2012 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting (I never got a chance to send our 2011 Christmas Cards, I thought I would share the card with everyone here so all their fun was not in vain!) Happy New Year!!! I am not s ... Read on »
Birthday Letters by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Every year I write letters to Little Man and Little Princess on their birthday! I love this tradition and plan to keep it up until they say “Seriously MOM” and then even bey ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 9 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   Today’s prompt is ~ Something That Makes Your Life Easier. Wow this is hard for them. They are not even sure what this means when I ask them! They just looked at me like ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 8 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today prompt is Something You Hate. Little Man hates meat. It is about the only thing he hates, getting him to eat protein that looks like anything other than a chicken nu ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 7 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting     Today’s Prompt is Favorite Picture… They really only have one picture they ask to look at all the time and it is on their wall. It is from the second time we met them a ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 6 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today’s prompt is Most Treasured Item: and incase you cannot see what he is trying to show you: (He is a little ummmmm well loved ) And Little Princess’ Most Treasured ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 5 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting First today, I want to say thank you to everyone, i have been reading in google reader on my iPad and commenting from there which has lead to some pretty off the wall comme ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 4 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting First today, I want to say thank you to everyone! I am really enjoying documenting this part of their lives right now since about a year ago I fell off the blogging bandwago ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 3 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Toni over at A Daily Dose of Toni is doing a 30 Days of Me blog along and we are on day 3 ~ Favorite TV show: First, I must say that anymore we do not allow much TV at our ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 2 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today we are going to talk about their FAVORITE movies! Movies are a big thing at our house, only one DVD player and I can count on one hand the number of times they have be ... Read on »
30 Days of Little Man and Little Princess ~ Day 1 by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Toni over at A Daily Dose of Toni is doing a 30 Days of Me blog along, and has all of the prompts set up for each day so when I have a minute I can get ahead if I like! I di ... Read on »
August again? by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Where does the year go? It is that time of year again. By the end of this week BlogHer will be in full swing, though I opted out of going this year for more reasons than I c ... Read on »
Protected: Failing by Carissa H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Read on »