Join our family as we journey to bring our baby home.

Home Sweet Home

After a total of 18 hours on 3 different planes, we are home. Libby did well on the 2 shorter flights and just ok on the long flight. It is hard to get comfy and sleep on plane seats and she fell off once which made her very leary of falling asleep again. We spent some time in the bathroom while she screamed herself to sleep, so we didn't bother other passengers. We also took turns sleeping on the floor so we would be more aware when she was rolling around during her sleep. We made it and I am happy to say when we got home, she also slept for 6 hours!! We are hoping the transition to the time change is a smooth one for all of us. We are so blessed and grateful to be home. Libby LOVES her brothers. She is doing better about not needing me to hold her as much, but only if she is on the floor playing. She is not ready to let me leave the room or let anyone else hold her. It will take some time, and I am amazed at how well she is doing overall. We welcome visitors, but you may want to call first as naps could be happening at any moment for any of us!!! Thank you again for your prayers. We serve an amazing God.

Ready to come home

We have had an amazing stay in China and have loved every minute of it, but we are very ready to come home. After a gliche in the system at the American Consulate yesterday, we have been cleared to leave and we have Libby's Visa. It is 7:00pm US EST time. The trip home involves 3 plane rides and a total of 24 hours so we need your prayers. We board a plane in Guangzhou at 11:55pm your time and take a 3 hour flight to Beijing. We have a 3 hour lay over in Beijing and get on a flight at 6:30am your time for a 13 1/2 hour flight to Washington DC. We then have a 2 hour lay over and board a plane at 9:30pm for our final 2 hour flight. Please pray for smooth plane rides, our health and safety and for Libby as it will be a long day and will be the start of adjusting to the time change for all of us. Thank you for your prayers and we thank God for His hand upon everything.

The doctor visit wore her out.

We had to take a lunch break at the doctor.

Say Ahhhhh.

Getting measured

Waiting to see the doctor

When I first met my Mom

My first picture with Mom and Dad

Sleeping Beauty


My first outing in the rain

Saturday, March 31, 2007


We are in Libby's city!!! Today, we flew from Beijing to Chongqing. It was about a 2 hour and 45 minute flight. Chongqing is a very big, busy city. Our hotel is the most beautiful I have ever stayed at, and when we got to our room, there was already a crib in it for us. That was a great feeling. We spent almost an hour doing paper work, and then we went to the grocery store. It was a grocery, department store in one. To me, it seemed much bigger than a Wal-Mart, but it may be because it was very overwhelming. Everything was in Chinese. We had fun getting some crackers, and formula for Libby. We also found Pringles and Oreos for us!!! For dinner, we ate at the Pizza Hut across from our hotel. It was delicious. We have had a long, busy day and are ready to go to bed. We meet tomorrow morning at 9:00am (Sat evening 9:00pm EST) to drive to Libby's orphanage. It is about a 2 hour drive. Our next post will be all about Libby. Thank you for your continued prayers.
Love, Libby's family

1 comment:

Gzusfreak said...

I have been checking and I am excited all is going so well. Nixon is excited about his new cousin. They are leaving for TN this afternoon. I will keep you in my prayers this evening and looking forward to reading about Libby.