Friday, January 28, 2011

We're Home!

I am completely exhausted after these emotional, stressful, joyful 2 weeks in Ethiopia.  No details about the trip now (because I'm lucky that I can remember my own name at this point), but just wanted to let everyone know that we made it home safe and sound.  Thus far things are going amazingly well.  Markos was surely picked by God for our family.  He is a laugh a minute and we are so thrilled that he is here to stay FOREVER!

A few pictures and video clips before I crash for a few days, possibly weeks:

Markos' during our visit to his care center before our trip to Durame

What a laugh!!

Markos and I with my surprise birthday cake on my 40th birthday - the day that we left Ethiopia to bring him home.

Finally home!!

Checking out the playroom

Daniel is so excited to be a big brother!

Mackenzie showing Markos how the toys work

Daniel and Markos dancing and laughing

Markos' first night at home, snuggled on the couch with the kids, watching Thomas


  1. So great to see you home with Markos!

  2. I am sooo happy for you and your adorable family! Best of luck as you all settle in together.

  3. All your children are beautiful! Thanks for sharing:) Get some rest!

  4. Welcome home Markos! We look forward to meeting you!!

  5. Markos surely lights up the room! I am hoping that my 7 year old son and out waiting son in ET, who is about 3,will soon be dancing and cutting up in my living room. How old is Markos??

  6. Wow!!! He's such a cutie! I hope the first night home goes well and all the others follow suit! I'm living for updates on here! Thanks so much for posting what you can so early! Love you! Jess

  7. I can't believe you're home and posted already. I'm delighted, though ;) We have SO enjoyed the update and seeing Markos with his brother and sister. Love and fun are certainly universal and independent of language. Blessings to you!!

  8. Oh my GOODNESS what a CUTIE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!

  9. Your mom was so excited to tell us all about Marcos and his arrival. She couldn't stop smiling and bragging about her newest grandson. Congratulations and many blessings for a good adjustment period.

  10. Congratulations to your family and welcome home Markos! The smiles in the photos are priceless! Many blessings to all of you!