Friday, March 20, 2009

We're Home!!

Thank goodness we're home. Lydia was an excellent traveler and will fit into this family like a hand in a glove. She loves her brothers and the feeling is mutual. She is slowly getting her days and nights turned around. It helps that there are lots of cousins to play with. We are ready to begin our new norm.

We had quite the welcoming comittee at the airport which made Lydia's homecoming so very special. It was 11:45 p.m.!! It was wonderful to see Frank, Allyson, and Molly too! It was equally appreciated to have a spread of food delivered from the church. It smelled like "Homecoming" in the house. Uncle Mave and Mamaw had the house all clean and cut the grass an shrubs, and hung a banner out front. Aunt Cheryl had lumineries lining the drive for a special arrival! It was wonderful! Thanks to Simon for driving at the speed of light to have Andrew at the airport! You rock! (thanks to Cheryl for enduring the ride)

Lydia is sitting up independntly, rolling over and no longer has spaghetti neck. She stands with help and I can feel the muscle tone in her legs hardening. Her diet is slowly improving to include rice, congee, (thanks for the recipe Lori) Cherrios and potato chips. (thanks to daddy)

Our hearts are full as we arrive home and feel the love of family and friends. We are so blessed. We will dedicate our precious daughter to the Lord her very first Sunday. Being in China was an unforgettable experience, but there truly is no place like home!


Frank, Allyson, and Molly said...

Welcome Home! I know you are thrilled to be home and to start your new normal. Hope to see you soon!


Fleurs de Chine said...

Good return to the house with your children.

Raphaelle mom of two pearls of China

Robin said...

So glad you are all home safe and sound! Now, let the fun begin!!!!!


Jackie said...

Welcome home! Glad to hear how much Lydia is improving. We'll be following in your footsteps in less than 3 weeks.

Pooler Family said...

Yeah!!! She is perfect. We are to thankful for safe travel and a happy baby.

David,Cheryl, Josie and Emilie

Scott & Yvonne Shull said...

Home Sweet Home!!!! Happy that everything turn out smoothly for the arrival of Lydia. I love the picture of Jason holding her smiling ear to ear his smile could not have been any bigger. Priceless. Love ya'll Von

Kim said...

Hope to see you all soon!!
Thanks for sharing all of the pictures and this entire journey with us. We love you-- ALL FIVE!!!
The Knapps

Alyson and Ford said...

So glad you are home! Wonderful post about the homecoming activities! So nice to have all that love and support!

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Amy said...

I love the sign they made. Your daughter is beautiful...congrats!