We are Home!!!!

.... and actually have been for 6 days now!! 

So sorry that I have not blogged since coming home, but honestly, that little thing they call jet lag is NO JOKE!! I didn't even feel human for the first 2 days home, and I don't think our new precious 2 year old did either! We were all exhausted and experiencing a huge transition, but everyday is getting better and easier. I say easier, because I had obviously completely put how hard it was to have a 2 year old in the VERY back corner of my mind! But, she is getting used to her new home, her new family and very slowly to her new dog!!

We arrived back home to Charlotte about 7 pm last Thursday night. I cannot tell you how excited I was to get off that last plane and know that I didn't have to hop right on another one! Tulah really did great on the plane.... as long as I was holding her, which was fine.... but, during 20 hours of flying, one tends to just need a little break! Too bad Tulah didn't see it that way!!

This was a trip like no other we have ever taken, and we came home to a homecoming  like no other!! As we made our way down the escalator towards the baggage claim, I saw a sea of red.... and it was moving up and down. I thought, Hmmm..... is my equilibrium that off from flying ?? No!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was that sea of red... and they were jumping up and down with excitement to see us!! (ok, well really just to see Tulah!!!)

My whole family waiting to see us... my sisters had these t-shirts made just for the occasion! They said "welcome" in Chinese on the front, and Team Tulah on the back!! So cool!!!!

 These 2 cuties couldn't wait to meet their new cousin.... another 2 year old.... YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They will all have so much fun together!!

 My precious Zoee girl waiting patiently for us to land!! I'm pretty sure my mom was ready to see us too!

 My 2 beautiful sisters.... the geniuses behind the t shirts!!! They couldn't wait to be new aunties again!!

 Ahhh..... diet sundrop, how I missed you!!! My sister brought me an ice cold one!!!

 Our best friends and neighbors came to the airport to see us too! They have made this journey 3 times themselves!


 Finally out the door and headed HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really thought that Tulah would be shy and apprehensive about meeting all of her new family.... but I was wrong! She was excited to meet everybody and had no problem heading over to their lap for a visit!!

Aunt Court-Court

Grayden... so sweet to see him so gentle with his sister!
  Poppy was THRILLED to get to hold her.... he was actually the first one she went to! She was equally THRILLED to let him hold her!!

Britt Britt's first Tulah squeeze!!

 We've been so busy since we've been home that I haven't taken that many pictures:( I promise now that I am back and rested, I will do better!!) Tulah LOVES Zoee and she has been such a big help to me. She loves to entertain her, help take care of her and sleep with her. I don't know how I would have done it without her. I'm so glad that she only has 2 more days of school left!!

Tulah also had her first MD appt yesterday. She did great! We have to start all of her immunizations over, so she got 4 shots, but she was a trooper! We have several specialists to see regarding all of her special needs, but the doctor gave us the most encouraging comment. She said, "this time next year, all of this will be a distant memory, and she will be running around with everybody else her age"!! That was great to hear, and even though I know these next months will be very challenging, I know that as tough as this little girl is, she can do ANYTHING!!!!


  1. So sweet! I can not wait to meet this precious little girl!!! Love you all. Amanda

  2. Welcome Home!!!

    Tulah looks great! And so happy!!!

    I am so excited about what the doctor said about Tulah running around next year! That is wonderful news!!!

  3. Welcome Home Tulah!! So wonderful to see all your family together!!!


  4. So glad to see Tulah at home! It will be so much fun to have cousins growing up together!!

  5. Yay!!!!!!! Soooo excited to see you home with your precious new daughter. :) Prayers for smooth adjustments all around!!!

  6. What a blessing so happy for you & your family
    As you are returned & starting the journey we leave for our daughter in 19 days
    Thank you for sharing she is adorable and look forward to more updates soon