Monday, June 7, 2010


I had such a busy, amazing, and God-designed weekend and I have so much I want to share with you...where to begin? 

  1. Friday we drove to Portland early in the morning to meet my family at the Portland airport.  This is the big day our family has been waiting for - Maleah is finally home!  It was such an unbelievably amazing experience to see this forever family joined at last.  Tears?  Of course!  It was emotionally overwhelming.  Maleah is amazing!  According to her mom and dad, she did amazing on the flight.  She handled our crazy family incredibly well.  She is so smiley and so happy and we are so in love!  She just turned 7 months old.

The big brothers!

Forever Family united!

Maleah and Mommy

    Maleah - You are such a blessing in our lives!  We LOVE YOU!
    You can follow the blog of Maleah's forever family here:
    2. To save money on hotel expenses, some wonderful friends of ours offered to let us stay at their house.  They are the best hostesess EVER!  They spoiled us far more than we deserve, but we are so appreciative of their hospitality!  We finally got to spend some great time together with our few days there.  We went to the park, we went shopping, we went out for dinner, we watched a movie, and we played and played and played.  They have a 4 year old and a 6 year old who Monkey absolutely adores!  Thank you guys - we mean it whole heartedly!
3. Lil Man slept in a big boy bed for the first time!  We forgot out pack-n-play when we went to Portland so we put Skyler in a little bed on the floor and he did amazingly well!!  The only thing we have to work on yet is KEEPING him in bed after he wakes up in the morning.  But we don't have room for a big boy bed until our remodel on our 3rd room is we have time! =)
4. TODAY I met our nephew for the first time (Hubs was at work)!  Hubby's oldest brother is in the military in Germany and since we've last seen him (when I was 6 months pregnant) he has married his sweetheart and they have had a baby boy - Caleb!  So my father-in-law picked Monkey and I up this morning and we headed to the SEATTLE airport to pick them up!  Caleb is now 7 1/2 months old and CUTE AS A BUTTON!  Can't wait to spend some time with them this week!



Are These Kids All Yours? said...

How AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like a great weekend!

Laurie said...

What an amazing weekend. Maleah is beautiful and her brothers seem to adore her already. Enjoy your family time with Caleb, too.

Here I Am. said...

Wow what a great weekend!! Glad to hear that your older brother got his little girl home safe and sound! I'm sure your family is thrilled!

Eastiopians said...

OH wow!!!! She is gorgeous!!!

3 Blessings said...

The video is beautiful. So glad they are home.