We're Home!

Monday, August 2, 2010







We're so glad to be home.  These pictures were taken by my brother on our layover in DC, where my folks, brother and sister in law and awesome friend Amanda met us.  Two flights later, we landed in Dallas, where we were met by our kids and Mr. Smarty's folks.  Both reunions were super sweet.  I will post more later, once my eyelids stop rolling in there sockets.  

Thanks for all who prayed-everything went as smooth as possible-quite amazing!   And Baby Girl is a doll!  Love her!!!!!

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29 Creative People Had This To Say:

Katie said...

congrats!!! I hope the whole transition goes smoothly for you all.

Kayla said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to hear more. I hope you get some rest in the coming days.

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I have been following your blog for some time now mainly for inspiration for creative projects for the home (love your ideas and how your crafting and decorating is always done on behalf of the precious people in your life) but woven in there is the story of your adoption journey which has been a joy to read - the waiting and the anticipation is over. She is just beautiful. I pray she will bring your family countless hours of delight and when she is older she will be able to read back through her mom's blog and know how much she was longed for. God is faithful, He chose you to raise her and brought her to you safely, your little girl has a blessed future!

Thankfulmom said...

She is just lovely. Congratulations! I hope you get some sleep and find your new normal with ease.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

She is precious! Those chubby cheeks and big eyes are just adorable! Congratulations to all of you and best wishes for a wonderful life together.

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

Crying and thankful!! She's beautiful and I want to thank you for sharing your journey with all of us.

Jen said...

So happy for you to finally have your sweet baby girl in your arms where she belongs! Congratulations, and I wish you sleep and peace. Welcome home.

Braley Mama said...

Praise God!!!! She is so beautiful, what a blessing!!!!!!

teamshin said...

she is beautiful! congratulations!

Michele said...

oh she is gorgeous. Love on her lots. Cant wait to hear more of her coming home

Valencia said...

What a blessing for your family. It has been a long road but I'm happy to see it all was done in your favor. Many blessing to you and she is just beautiful!!!

care said...

Hope you are feeling better.

care said...

Hope you are all feeling better!

Ana Degenaar said...

I am so happy for you that I have tears in my eyes, I am honored to share this joyful moment with you. Enjoy every second with that gorgeous, blessed baby!
Hugs

Jenni R. said...

YEAH for this beautiful child and this exciting milestone in your journey! Grace to you as you adjust in every way.

julah said...

Kristen,

Ready for something crazy?!? My husband and I were on your flight from Addis back to DC last week. We spoke with you while waiting in line at customs for a bit, and met your beautiful daughter! I just hopped onto your blog, and made the connection!! I've been following your blog for months now - small world, huh? Small world, BIG God!! All of His blessings to you,

Julie :)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl you have there. Can't wait to hear more about that sweet addition to your family. Jackie

Josh and Kristi said...

She has great chubby cheeks to kiss. I can't wait to hear more about your time in ET, after you recover of course (which took me about 6 months:)

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Thank you everyone for all the congrats and wishes for rest. We are doing great now that we have had a few days to catch up at home.

Julie-how crazy! what a small world! if you have a blog, email me a link (your profile is private)-I'd love to see your process, too!

danica said...

oh yeah! she is gorgeous and i am soooooooooo happy for you! god's blessings over your entire family!!!!

danica

亦奈美妮 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!............................................................

Cheryl G. said...

Congratulations!
She is so beautiful!

Kat said...

Beautiful picture! So thankful you are home safe and sound...just awesome!

王辛江淑萍康 said...

Lets cross the bridge when we come to it............................................................

灏群 said...

善言能贏得聽眾,善聽才能贏得朋友。......................................................................

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Those cheeks are scrumptious! What a wonderful opportunity for both of you - you get the joy of having her sweet spirit in your home and she gets to have a family that adores her. CONGRATULATIONS!!

Mrs. Jones said...

Oh, what a blessing! My heart is happy for you!!

Looks like you were just a few minutes from my home on your layover. I also just happened to be flying to Dallas last week. Small world. :-)

~Heather

Seizing My Day said...

Beautiful pictures capturing a beautiful moment!! I am a first time visitor with a smiling face and weepy eyes reading the last two posts!! Congrats!! Enjoy your new babe!!

Maria said...

Congrats on your baby. She is beautiful. I've been following your journey and I'm so happy the day finally arrived for you.