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Saturday, February 6, 2010

We're Back!!!!

We have been back home for two nights now, and I couldn’t be happier! We left for the airport with a VERY unhappy Hope, but somewhere in-flight she decided to leave the attitude behind. We have had a doctor’s appointment for Hope’s cough, tutorial on how to use TP for BMs, and a trip to the grocery store, and everyone has remained agreeable.
We need a trip to the dentist—THAT will not be fun or inexpensive—and the blood titers, trip to the doc for Amanda’s Hep B, etc. but those will wait for later. We start our home schooling on Monday…which should be interesting, to say the least.
Last night after I put Hannah and Amanda to bed I heard the scurry of feet in their room. When I went upstairs to check it out, Amanda was in Hannah’s bed and Hannah was reading our Baby Blues comic book to her. She pleaded for “just one more page”, which I agreed to: just one more page of Hannah practicing her reading skills, just one more page of Amanda’s increasing desire to learn to read and understand English. Not a bad deal, if I say so myself!
It feels SO GOOD to be home.
An interesting by-product of the trip is that our kids are much more appreciative of the little things we do for them. I offered to make them lunches for Friday and the round of cheers they all gave surprised me. I know it won’t last forever, but I will enjoy it while it does. J
All my best,


  1. Wonderful!!! I am so glad you guys are back safe and sound. I cannot wait to see pictures of your trip!!! I found the quickest way was to upload them to flickr, shutterfly, or photobucket and post links to see all. Have fun and I bet the next few months you will see big changes in your girls. It is amazing to watch them blossom.

  2. So glad you all made it back safely. I know it is back to the craziness of life but it is great isn't it!

  3. Amy ~
    I'm thrilled your back safe and sound:) It sounds like your kiddos missed you and are very happy to have you back home ~ that is precious! It's wonderful how Hannah and Amanda are bonding and I'm sure Hope will be in there too before you know it:) We're praying for you all during this time:)

  4. Amy,

    So glad to hear that you all are home and that things are going well. I really enjoyed following your blog while in China. Thank you so much for sharing your journey! I will continue to pray for your family and the continued bonding and adjusting. What a blessing your girls are!

    ~Barbara Lawson

  5. Welcome home!

    Excited to see and hear more...

    Leah & the Lifesong staff

  6. Glad you guys are back. I've followed along and have enjoyed your posts! How is everyone doing?


  7. glad you are home. I followed your journey to China. My older girl was adopted from Kunming as an infant. I hope everything is going okay.