Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Home Again, Home Again

Finally! I know. I apologize for the laps in posts. We arrived home safely Friday evening just as planned. It was so nice to pull up to the house and see the kids waiting for us at the door. They couldn't get out of the door fast enough.

We had many people waiting for us to get home besides the kids and Matt. Matt's mom was there to welcome us and Steve home, as well as some of my adoptive mommy friends. It was SO good to be home and see everyone. Pics will be posted soon.

I think Kalia was a bit overwhelmed by all the people, but she did well. I don't think we were in the house 10 minutes and she, Emma, and Mylee were up in their new room.

Kalia is fitting in so well. She and Emma are getting along great, better than I expected. I am assuming she was a "mommy" figure in the orphanage because she is trying to be one too Mylee too.

She and Blake act like they have been brother and sister for years. They love teasing each other.

I promise I will upload pics soon. For some reason I am having a horrible time with jet lag plus I have a terrible cold or sinus infection. Once I get back to myself, I will post pics and a more in depth update.

17 comments:

melissa78 said...

So glad to hear you are home safe and sound! Cannot wait to see pictures!

Our family: said...

Yeah you are safely home! Can't wait to see pix. Sop happy Kalia is home with her family!

Anonymous said...

Glad that you are home! Praising God for your work with orphans!

Goosegirl said...

I am glad things are going so well! I want to see pictures when you have time to upload them. I love hearing how well she is fitting in!

Tara Anderson said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you're settling in well! So glad!!!

Lori said...

Yay!!! So glad you are home safe and sound! And super duper happy that things are going smoothly!

God is good!!

Di said...

I am so glad you made it home safely and I hope Kalia's transition continues to go smoothly!

Anonymous said...

So happy everything went smoothly and your family is finally together! Looking forward to seeing some pics and hearing more.

Take care!

By the way, did you draw for the iPad?

Angie said...

So glad you are home. Loved reading your journey to China. God bless you and your "big" family.

Jean said...

Welcome HOME!! And Congratulations!

I seem to always get an upper respiratory something in China. Praying you feel better soon!

Erica McNeal said...

YAY! So great to hear! I can't imagine why you are tired?! =)

Eve Noelle said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to hear more. Get some rest - hop you feel better soon!

Donna said...

So happy that you are all home safe and sound!!!

We are SOOOOOO happy for you all!

Also, on a different note...Mandi, when you have a chance, could you e-mail me please (I think that the e-mail address I have for you is an old one)...I have an agency question for my friend. Thank you so much!
tochina4tia@yahoo.com

Deb Himsel said...

Can't wait to see pictures with Kalia and the whole family. How excitimg. We leave January 25th to bring home our daughter and sons.

Brendan and Melissa said...

So good to have you back. And so, so VERY good to have Kalia home!!! She makes me smile - that girls of YOURS!

Suzanne said...

Come on now, we need pics and an update!

TanyaLea said...

So excited to see photos of Kaliah getting all settled in with her new family. I bet she is loving her new room ...you need to post photos of that finished room, BTW ~ unless you did already and I missed it?!

It's just wonderful to witness all that God has done in bringing your daughter home. Can't wait to hear all about life since returning home.

Blessing & Hugs,
~ Tanya