We are home and all is well. We were met at the airport by my entire family (parents, brother, sister and their families) and several dear friends! Coming down the escalator to the baggage claim area, I could see all the little cousins and friends squirming and waiting anxiously to meet the boys - with a big "welcome home" sign! We were on the tail end of a 30 hour journey (we ended up sitting in Rome for about 3.5 hours so we were on that plane for about 20 hours total) and the boys were wiped out. Tariku had slept soundly on the flight from Washington DC to Mpls, and it was the middle of the night in ET. So he could barely open his eyes to look at everyone. It was so good to see everyone and to finally be home.
We were packed to the rim on the way home, not only with our luggage, but with prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next few days. When we got home, our frig, freezer and pantry had been filled with yummy food by our dear friends from our small group! Somebody even thought of whole milk for Tariku which he has insisted on keeping on tap in his sippy cup.
We went to bed last night around 7 pm and slept until 8 am this morning - all 6 of us! We are feeling well rested at the moment - just weary and fatigued in our bodies. The boys have been making lots of fun discoveries this morning - including the snow!!!!!
I'll blog more later and share pictures as soon as I can. Thank you everyone for your prayers during our journey and during our transition with the boys! with love, Karen