Sunday, June 08, 2008

We made it HOME!!!

We finally made it home! We actually had a good trip. The longest portion of the trip (9 hours) wasn't full. Morgan and I sat on two seats on the side in the back of the plane. The two seats behind us were empty. So I took Presley back there and Morgan stayed in the other two seats. It was really nice to have those two extra seats. Presley only slept about 2 hours until the last leg from Portland to Phoenix and she slept another 2 hours. We got home at about 2:00 pm and Derek and Carson met us at the airport. Carson was soooo excited to have me home. Bonnie Voges was going to meet us, but I had given her the wrong airline because we switched airlines in Portland. Sorry Bonnie!! But she came over to our house with cute little Gwen and Gracie! We took the kids to the park to keep Presley (and mommy) awake. As you can tell by the pictures, Amy and Morgan were exhausted!! We attempted to take some pictures of the kids all together.

Presley loved the baby swing. We put her in it and started pushing her. Then we looked over and she had scooted towards the front of the swing and was pumping her legs and swinging herself!! Pretty ingenious for a 13-month-old if you ask me!!

Landon did really well seeing me again. He came right up to me and didn't scream when I tried to hold him like I had anticipated. He has really accepted Presley and is fine with it. Of course, he is pretty independent anyway!! Presley, on the other hand, had a really hard time sharing me. She is starting to get used to the whole big family thing and I think in a couple of days she will be fine. She loves her big brother Carson and big sister Kendall and they are already in love with her. So far meshing as a family is going great!!

Last night was AWFUL!! Presley went to sleep at 8:00 and then woke up at 11, 1, 2, 2:15. She was sleeping in the portacrib in Kendall's room and finally Kendall gave up and came in our room. I finally just took her in Kendall's bed with me, but she kicked and cried for another 45 minutes. Finally we just came downstairs at 4am. She got tired and went back to bed around 5 am and we both slept until 10. I am hoping for a better night tonight!!


Michelle said...

Presely looks like she fits right in with everyone..but then how couldn't she..she is so adorable!

Bryan said...

So glad to see y'all home and together! What a beautiful family!
Thank you for updating your blog even though you are completely exhausted!
Hope tonight is a better night!

Jodi Sue :)

Amy said...

Welcome home Amy! I'm so glad you made it! What a trip!

Anonymous said...

Presley is adorable. I read on the CHI board about how tall she is. My daughter Kate (Makenzie List 12) is tall also. I am looking forward to her debut as America's Next Top Model Cycle 24 or so.LOL

Susan and Kate
Tampa FL

Chelley said...

Hoping that you are getting some much needed rest and enjoying those lovely moments together forever as a family

Heather said...

You're home.
I have power back so I can see you blog again.
It's all good
Heather BT

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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