Friday, March 09, 2007

Back at Home

Hi everyone! I'm happy to report that we made it home safely. We had no travel problems at all on either end, which was great. We went right through immigration in San Francisco and had plenty of time to catch our connecting flight to Portland. Besides both kids (especially Aidan) having complete meltdowns on the final flight (at least it was a short one), all went great. We were thrilled to see Bethie (and Jenn and Kylie, who were sweet enough to drive all the way out to the airport with signs, presents and balloons). We then hopped in the car and drove the two hours home. We had been very concerned about how Lauren would do in her car seat (first time for her), but both kids went right to sleep. We got home around 10:00 p.m. and Aidan stayed up ALL night, finally went to sleep at 8:00 this morning and is still sleeping, so I will make this quick so I can try to wake him up. Lauren is scared of Siena (our cat) but seems to like being at our house. We've even been able to sit next to her on a blanket a couple of times instead of holding her. Here are a few pictures!

Had trouble posting pictures in Taiwan. Here is one of Aidan and me across the street from the Longshan temple on Tuesday night. So many lanterns all lit up!



Lauren adoring Daddy:



Lauren smiling with Daddy:



At the airport with our sweet guide, Mei-Ru, right before going through security:



Finally home last night...yay! What an amazing adventure we have had!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

Hannah says "I like Lauren, she looks just like Amy." ;)

We're soo glad you're home again! Can't wait to see you!

Hugs,
The Shrivers

Ann said...

WELCOME HOME!!!!! What an amazing journey. Hopefully you will be able to switch your night and day again and settle in for the good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! We are so happy for you guys! Being home has to feel so great, and to have your family all together AT LAST must feel amazing. Hope to see you all soon.

Love,
The Bernharts

Lucia, Adam, Noah and Camille said...

Welcome Home! Seeing your photos brings back so many memories since we visited some of the same sites around the same time of year last year. Lauren is beautiful. Looks like big brother is adapting well and you all look so happy! Mazel Tov!