"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Sunday, April 29, 2012

We are HOME!!!

It is SO incredibly good to be home! I just tear up even thinking about it... Our family, friends, church family, & neighbors have been so amazing to us! The boys keep asking what the deal is... haha.... Luke said, Why are people bringing food? We're not even sick... LOL.  We stepped off the airplane to loads of hugs & kisses from family & friends...One of our sweet neighbor-girls made Naomi welcome home signs for the neighborhood & another couple of siblings MADE brownies themselves & brought them over :)  Naomi has received a loot of gifts today from friends & neighbors...The kiddos in our neighborhood have been more excited than the parents I think! :)  And then our church family... I can't even talk about it - I'll cry.... They made signs for our entire house, for the front yard, & for our freezer which is FILLED with casseroles. My mother has basically moved in to help out (the boys are loving that :)... I've received welcome home messages from more people than I can count or reply to :)) .....

We are truly overwhelmed with gratitude... It's unlike anything we've ever experienced.  Faith & Obedience truly are the ABUNDANT life.  Jesus came so that we may have life, AND that we might have it more ABUNDANTLY..... John 10:10.  I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be right now than right in the center of His will...... What about you?

Naomi warmed up to everyone so quickly :)

Miles snuck his kiss in!! :)

LOVED seeing all the black China t-shirts!

This was on our freezer when we got home ;)

Naomi started playing away!

All the boys had signs :)

My sweet Mama had this made for our front door :)

Our first day home was wonderful & restful.
We all stayed up till after midnight, and we all slept till nearly noon...

Naomi enjoyed playing with her cousins all day :)

Her cousin Claire... her new BFF :)

I love this gloved hand on her hip & 2 purses on the other arm :))

My BFF Christy brought us a delicious home-cooked meal.  It has been SO long... We were all in heaven :)

Naomi loves the trampoline!

And loves her neighbors already :) (which are mostly boys:)

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Friday, April 27, 2012

Last post from China!

We made it to Hong Kong.  Our flight leaves at 11 am in the morning.  We are ready to be home! And ready to get adjusted to life as a family of SIX :)  We appreciate your words of encouragement & prayers so much.  We have definitely felt them.  It has been a wonderful journey here in China, but not an easy one. It will take quite some time to get back to "normal"..... if that's even possible.  Our family dynamics have changed drastically in the last two weeks.  Please continue to lift us up as we come to mind.  We know God has brought us to this precious angel & her to us... We are trusting Him to work out every detail.... because He is IN every detail.  As Naomi adjusts to this new crazy busy life of ours & we adjust to having her very vivacious personality with us...

We made our group pictures yesterday as well as went to the Guangzhou Zoo after our Consulate Appointment.  It was a lot of fun.  Naomi wasn't sure about the animals at first, but she warmed up after a while.

There were only four total families in our group & I was so very thankful for each one of them.  Praise the Lord we did not have to do any of this alone..... He is Good :)

The four sweet ones.... Their ages range from 2-4 years old.  Again, Naomi is a "little mommie"... getting ready to stroll her friend in her stroller... :)

And, a Starbucks afterward :)

Of course, the boys drew attention again (they're ganna miss this when we get home...lol)

Naomi wrapped a diaper around her baby before we left the hotel! So cute!

She is quite the princess!!

She is waving at the animals from a distance... she did NOT want to be up close & personal... :)

Kangaroos!! So cute!

Our little mommie :))

It has taken her a while to like cold stuff..... She likes popsicles now!  And it's a good thing... she better get ready for that Mississippi heat!