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.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Airport Homecoming Pictures

I had a photographer come to meet our plane.  

Our plane is the Alaska Airlines one.

Paul thought I was crazy.
"We're going to be traveling 30-something hours with 2 toddlers, and you want someone to take pictures of us at the end?"

I'll admit, being sick on the way home, I started thinking he might be right.  

Until I saw this:

My peeps!  
There's something refreshing when you get off the umpteenth moving object (airport train) and are surrounded by people who love you.  
I'm tearing up just thinking about it.  

I am

so glad

to have these pictures.  

Getting my hands on my kids after more than 2 weeks away,

watching siblings meet for the first time,

these are moments that are made to be preserved.

Missed this little cuddlebug something fierce while I was gone.

Suddenly all the miles fade away,

in a flurry of hugs,


and stories from the time we were apart.

"Look, she has a xiao hand like you do!"  
I'm hoping someday Hannah and Katie's similar differences are a comfort to them.  

I am so very grateful to Darcy at https://www.facebook.com/GreenJeansPhotography for capturing these special memories.  

In the middle of it all, I didn't get to see everything that was happening.

So these are just precious.

I'm amazed that she was able to get not one,

but BOTH of the kids smiling that night.  

We were so exhausted,

and so overwhelmed.

For her to have captured these must have taken hundreds of outtakes.  

We made it!  

And now the real work begins...

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  1. I LOVE this.....what a blessing to have someone to capture such a special time. Such priceless pictures.

  2. Wonderful pictures! What a blessing!

  3. Your family and support system is so amazing!

  4. Great photos!!! Even greater idea!!!

  5. What beautiful pictures! How precious that you were able to take a long trip to be there when they got home! A 6 hour car ride is not fun with 6 kids, I sure can't imagine a 30 hour ride with 2 toddlers.

  6. so nice picture of this family and this airport rooms.i wish to see ths airport in my life.Gatwick Meet and Greet