A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Sunday, June 30, 2013


Almost 24 hours after landing in Sacramento, I'm getting the chance to check in and let everyone know we made it okay.  The airport greeting crew was wonderful, and after a shower in my own bathroom and a couple of good naps (was after midnight by the time we got to bed, and was up for the day at 4 something, so I'm calling that a nap) I'm feeling fairly human again.

Mr Luke sleeping in a bit this morning.  

And Miss Katie really slept in, but she woke up all smiles and has opened up to the other kids a lot.  Last night she was pretty overwhelmed and reserved, but today, she's chattering and interacting.  She loves Hannah's Big Wheel, and the noisy Fisher Price Castle.  

I'm feeling pretty productive, all things considered.  I went through the bucket of mail.  The suitcases are unpacked and put away.  I've done 5 loads of laundry so far, with just one more to go until all the laundry is done, which is a feat, since it's not usually all finished at once.  

Paul's feeling pretty out of it, still.  But, awesome dad that he is, he went to the store to get baby food and fruit.  We're starting Luke out with the orange baby foods, since he didn't care for pears or applesauce in China.  He did, however, eat a few fishy crackers today, so that's good.  Katie seems to like them, too.  

The other kids are enjoying the novelty of discovering who Katie and Luke are, which is fun.  Hannah is, naturally, a little insecure right now, but I'm sure she'll pull through with a little extra attention.  

Haven't downloaded pics off the big camera yet, but we didn't take many pictures since the last post.  

It's good to be home.  


  1. Welcome back! Your little ones are adorable!

  2. I have loved following along! Glad you made it home safely. :)

  3. Thankful you are safely home and that everyone is adjusting to the change!

  4. Welcome home! Sounds like things are going great. :)