We’re Home!

After an exceedingly long journey we are home!  My little darling is safe in my arms and is busily making her demands known…Who am I kidding?  I have to fight to get her away from her Daddy!  Seriously, we arrived home at the airport and after many loving greetings she was in her Daddy’s arms and I was left to lug my own suitcase 🙂

She is so sweet and a very smiley and happy baby.  Well, maybe not so much last night (she’s still on Addis time) but overall she is amazing.  She has six teeth and takes great delight in using them.  So, if she’s nuzzling your face you had best be careful ’cause she isn’t giving kisses yet!  She loves to imitate and will clap her hands, blow raspberries and click her tongue.  We’ve been home 48 hours and things are still in adjustment at our house…I expect they will remain that way for quite some time.  Caden is torn; sometimes he likes her and sometimes he doesn’t which is very normal.  He sure looks sweet when he’s kissing the top of her head.

The trip home took about 30 hours and isn’t something I’m anxious to repeat soon.  I flew Emirates (very nice) which included a 16 hour flight from Dubai to LA.  OMG, I did not think the damn flight was ever going to end.  All total it was about 30 hours of travel time to get home.  Worth it?  Yes, but I don’t want to see another airplane anytime soon.

I feel more at peace now than I have in a long time.  I stopped posting because it seemed like I was repeating myself over and over “Where is my baby?  Why can’t I bring her home? Wah, wah, wah…”  I will post more about my journey later but for now here are a few pictures…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 19:37:25

    I’m so happy for you and your family. It’s been a long journey, but as you have discovered, it’s worth it all in the end.

    Love the pictures, especially the one of daddy and your little darling asleep.

    Savor the moments and Happy Holidays!!!

  2. Emily
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 20:48:34

    Hooray! She is beautiful. So happy for your family!

  3. brad boettler
    Dec 24, 2010 @ 18:55:30


  4. Michael
    Dec 29, 2010 @ 19:58:47

    Happy New Year, indeed!

    Michael & Ann

  5. Jennifer
    Jan 09, 2011 @ 03:06:44

    How exciting! I leave for court soon. 🙂 Luckily, knock on wood, right now it has been about a month to the day between court and embassy. Of course my luck… well, I won’t go there. So far it has gone too smooth, so I hate to tempt fate.

  6. Joanne
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 19:21:26

    I am so happy for you! At the beginning, it took forever, but here she is! Congratulations, what a beautiful baby.

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