"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. " Philippians 1:6

Saturday, January 29, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

Since she only slept 4 hours on the 12 hour flight, this is one of the ways she entertained herself. She was SOOOO good on the 23 hour journey home!!! What a blessing she is!!!


At last in her Baba's arms, it is a perfect fit!!! And no worries, he loves her just as much as mama does!!!


Bryson and Marissa giving her the card they made for her! These three are going to be a trio. I can see it now!


Travel was great!!! Gracie did exceptionally well. She only slept about 4 hours on the flight, which was fine because it helped her sleep when we got home at midnight. Our goal is to stay up all day today so we can get on California time!

She slept with baba and I last night, cuddled in my arms all night long!!!! She had a rough adjustment to all the attention the littles wanted to bestow on her this am and learning to share the mama she hasn't had to share for two weeks, but once she realized the littles would play with her she has been the Chinese Nanny bossing them around all morning!!!

Truly, it is like she has always been here. More on that in another post coming!!! I do need to get dressed some time today!

21 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm so glad she is settling in and you arrive home safely. She is just adorable. Everytime I see her I get a smile on my face. Hugs

The Thompson Family said...

Awesome! We are smiling over here in Virginia. We get that away around cupcakes

Sally-Girl! said...

Me too Carol!!! A big smile!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!!

Love,
Susan

Annie said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! I've been checking all morning! Welcome home! Been praying so much for you guys! Let the good times begin for everyone else! I bet the kids are so excited!!!

Lori said...

OK, first of all...the title of your post had me thinking I was reading Jean's blog. I'm serious. I was like...'why is Jean posting this on her blog...???' DUH!! You'll be glad to know that I figured it out. Oh my.

Anyway,

What a DARLING bunch of littles!! Seriously, they are going to be quite the motley crew, full of mischief and giggles all the time! It's gonna be so great!!!

Sherrie said...

Oh YEAH!! So glad you are home safe and sound, and it seems that the adjustment is going to be quite smooth, not to say you won't have your *calgon take me away* days, but for the most part, it sounds like things are going to be super good. Glad you are home!

Shelly said...

You did it girl! By the grace of God! She looks like she fits in perfectly and seeing her in her Baba's arms brought tears to my eyes!!! So happy for you and your precious family!

Tracy said...

So glad you all made it home safely. Of course I knew you would! ;) And WHY do you have to get dressed? I think the rule book states that when you come back from China you are alotted a full week of Jammies wear. : ) SOUNDS GOOD!! Enjoy your girl and the rest of your littles and of course your one big guy too. WELCOME HOME~

Nancyh said...

You and Gracie are HOME all is right with the world. Happy homecoming for all of you. Another journey in the books. Hope you are able to get on California time easily. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY for all of you.
Positive thoughts, prayers & love.

Cindy said...

Welcome home girls!

Enjoy your family time and hope the jetlag isn't too terrible this time around. Happy HUGS!

Karen said...

Welcome home! Love the picture of her in Roberts arms!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear you made it home and it was a smooth transition! I'll be watching for more updates, in fact, I'm amazed you wrote so fast and even uploaded pictures for all of us watching from afar.
She's adorable and I loved seeing her with Robert and the other littles. What does Lauren think?

Good to have you home!

~Lorna

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear and "see" in pictures that you made it home safe and sound. Hope the transition continues to go as smoothly as it seems to be so far. And you...I think you deserve to stay in your jammies for at least a day without any guilt whatsoever!!! Hope to see you soon...I know it will be tough to manage, but really hoping you'll be able to come next Saturday! Welcome Home to Gracie!!! Love, Switz

Sarah said...

So happy for you all!!!

Jean said...

Welcome HOME!!
So glad you two are in the comfort of your own home now! Praise God!

I have a feeling you will be getting lots of post material from the 4 littles! Never a dull moment on your home! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

HUGS!

Suzie said...

So glad you are home safely. I prayed for you, too. I thought of you lots. Thinking about all the hugs Seth had for Gracie. It's almost like he knew it would be a long time before he would see her again. Hopefully not too long :)

We are in Utah at my brother's waiting for my other brother to come get us and take us home. I am so excited to see our girls! Seth was awesome the on the plane. I barely slept at all... of course! Seth is actually still asleep. I don't think jet lag will be a problem (for him anyway). What a blessing.

Thanks for your friendship in China. I miss you!

Christine said...

Yeah! welcome home!

pam williams said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. Thinking of you. Pam

jenn said...

So glad you made it home! Thanks for sharing this journey with me again! I love seeing the pictures of her snuggling up to you and Robert. So happy you are back home-safe and sound!

Nan and Dan said...

so so happy you made it home!!!
congrats!!! hugs!