Monday, May 17, 2010

HOME



So, it turns out that the transition time is a little rougher than I had expected. It is hard to find time to blog with a almost 3 year old that does not speak or understand English and needs constant supervision . However, I wanted to let everyone in blogland know that we are home and we are adjusting well. I have great pictures of Dubai, Ethiopia and our sweet new addition that I will post (eventually).

A few tidbits to tide you over...

Dubai was a ton of fun, and I highly recommend anyone flying to Ethiopia via Emirates takes the opportunity to enjoy a few days in Dubai.

Ethiopia was life-changing, heart breaking and beautiful. I hope to return someday with all of my kiddos. Captain (my 7 year old) had an amazing trip!

Sweet M* is adjusting well. He was difficult in Ethiopia- just a lot of tantrums. But, since we have been home he has come into his own. He is loving, funny, adorable and can kick a soccer ball like nobody's business. He has touched our hearts and changed us for the better.
I can't wait to have the time to post more.

7 comments:

missy said...

welcome home. i am sure you are quite a mix of emotions (and exhaustion) right now. shea mamush is darling. i am thankful your family is together.

Rachael and Jon said...

yesssss!!!!!!! i have been waiting and waiting to hear of your trip! i cannot wait to hear more details, good and bad! blessings to your new family! :)

adventures north said...

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you're all back safe & sound. My, oh my, is he ever a beautiful child! He has a sparkle in his eye that I DO recognize first-hand....I've no doubt your hands are very full a the moment! Congratulations, and hang in there!

Zoe said...

I'm so glad you found a moment to post, and look forward to more tidbits and pictures. He is one adorable child. Fits in perfectly with the rest of you! It's incredible you are on this side of it now. Thinking of you and keeping your transition in prayers.

mary said...

I really appreciate your honesty about the challenges both in Ethiopia and in your travels back to the states. Thank you for sharing! I'm also looking forward to reading more about Shea - he is beautiful and what a smile!

Cindy said...

Welcome Home! Cannot wait to hear about you trip!

SS said...

Amber - what a lovely family! It was nice to see Shea with the others in your top pic on the blog!
Much happiness to you and your family - Sarah St (from the wacap board)