Friday, November 7, 2008

We're back!


Our Francesca at the Summer Palace in Beijing...



Our Annabelle...just check out that hair! (it is so wild!)


After what seems like forever since posting, I am finally getting up the energy to do so. We arrived home safe and sound on Monday around 5PM and since than, life as we knew it has not been the same...



We are all suffering for major jet lag! We have our nights and days so mixed up it is crazy! It was so bad this past week, that one morning...let me correct that...one early morning (around 4AM) we started putting up our Christmas decorations. (all we have left to do is the tree and the outdoor decorations). I am hoping tonight, that our jet lag will come to an end....and we'll be back on track and not living like vampires.



As for our Annabelle, she has adjusted beautifully to life in her new household! It is truly amazing how much English she understands and how fast she is picking up words and repeating them. She and Francesca have bonded better than we could have ever imagined. At first, our Annabelle was really afraid of Honey Bear (our yellow lab). She didn't even want to be in the same room with him, but thanks to Francesca, she has warmed up to Honey Bear and is finally enjoying his company.



Annabelle went to see her pediatrician on Tuesday and had an excellent first visit. Since we haven't experienced any bowel problems, her doctor did not recommend that she needs to see a specialist. She does have a little problem with her legs but as for now, we are not going to do anything (we are going to see how she develops and grows).



Life here is truly so good...as we are truly blessed to have two beautiful and healthy daughters!

As soon as i get some updated photos...I will post some. Again, thank you to everyone who has emailed me and has posted to our travel we site....you guys are my rock that keep me going!

(I will be updating our travel web site within the next week also so if you guys are still following along and waiting for "something" new, I promise...I'll have something for you by the end of next week at the latest! Also, as soon as I get a some free time I am planning on doing some major catching-up on all your blogs...I am sure I have missed so much and I can't wait!)

11 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WELCOME BACK!!!

I am so glad you are home safe and sound!! Also, glad I am not the only crazy one pulling out the holiday decor...

Can't wait to catch up with you and see the rest of the photos from your last day in China!

Give those beautiful girls a hug for me!!

PS...love the crazy and wild hair!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Almost forgot....good news from the pediatrician!!

Heather said...

WELCOME HOME!!! You are one beautiful family of four, what a blessing!

Rest well, vampire people, rest well:) It totally made me laugh about the Christmas decorations!

Heather

sara said...

Welcome Home, sister!! I was so glad to hear your voice!! You sound so happy. So, you look happy & sound happy!! Congratulations SO MUCH on Annabelle! She is just perfect!!!

amy said...

welcome home. love the pics and the update...

yeah for good news

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome back! It sounds like everyone is doing great! Can't wait to see some new pics!

lindanuts said...

Sara has been keeping up to date.
I love your little Annabelle. Her hair is perfect--really perfect! Looks like there is plenty of it! I'm glad everything is going so well. It gives me encouragement for Sara and Mya......
Congratulations, Shelly. You guys deserve all the happiness in the world.
Keep posting!

Doreen said...

Welcome home!!!!!!Looking forward to the pics!

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

jiangxigirls said...

Welcome back!! Glad everyone is adjusting well -- except for the jet lag! Can't wait to see more pics!

Becky

Teresa said...

Welcome home! Get some sleep. I remember it took 2 weeks before I stopped waking up in the middle of the night trying to figure out what hotel I was in only to realize it was my bedroom.

Looks like Annabelle and Francesca are adjusting nicely. I'm sure they will bounce back to this time zone sooner than their parents. :)

Congratulations!

ThatGirl said...

she is just beyond beautiful, I am sooo happy for you!