Sunday, April 8, 2012

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig!

We. Are. Home!!!

I have to say, Jonah and Jude are awesome travelers! Both boys did great on the flights....they were much better than I anticipated, especially considering Rush was not seated with the rest of us. No one would switch seats for us, so the two of us switched off some here and there and it worked out well. I do not enjoy 24 hours of traveling though....even if things are smooth sailing.

And now....Jude is an American!! He became official when we came though customs in Newark.

It was awesome to see the girls and the rest of our family welcoming committee at the airport with signs and hugs. And then to come home to food...and coffee! Reagan is obsessed with Jude, and Rylie is obsessed with Rush. :) Jude is doing well....exhausted considering he had about 4 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. He fell asleep pretty quickly along with Jonah and Rylie. Reagan has been pretty emotional tonight.....she keeps asking us not to go back to China. It breaks my heart! I know the trip is rough on them at home too.

Now to start the next part of this journey here at home.....


  1. Welcome home! I know every last bit of it is hard but as you know, life with your family will take on a whole new normal & pretty soon this trip & the fatigue will be a memory. Marcie was 4 when I went to China & she was pretty traumatized by me being gone but since I recognized that, I put extra energy into facilitating her healing & it seemed to work well (plus a lot of prayer!). I know you are glad to be on US soil & to snuggle with all of your babies!

  2. Welcome home!!! I am so glad your whole family will be able to do the rest of this journey together!!!
    Jude is SO cute. I do hope we can get our boys together some day, after we both find our new normal... (still watching for that here!! :-)

  3. I'm so happy for you and your family! I hope I get to meet him when I'm visiting in May!

  4. Yeah for being home!!!! Love the sweater ;) Hope you get lots of sleep this week!