Saturday, September 26, 2009

We made it home!!

After leaving Kunming, we headed to Beijing. We had to pick up our luggage there and recheck it for our international flight. That whole process took about 2 hours. We then boarded for the long flight home. This flight was about 12 1/2 hours. We were dreading it a little, but the Lord sooo took care of us. EVERY time we got on a plane we had an extra seat for Deacon. We did not pay for an extra seat, but there was ALWAYS one open. On the long flight home we had 4 seats for the three of us. Deacon did so good on the long flight. He was wired the first few hours, but we got him some milk and he settled down and went to sleep.

We arrived in Chicago at about 4pm. Once we got there we had to go through customs. Deacon because an American Citizen at this point. :) This also took about 2 hours. We had to pick up our luggage again, and then recheck it again. I was so glad this was the last time we had to do this. Then we got to our gate only to find out our flight had been delayed. We ended up getting home about 11:30 pm. It was so fun to get back and see everyone.

Here is part of the crew waiting, and waiting, and waiting.........
KG, CT, and cousins. They made the cutest signs.
YEAH!! We finally made it.
Deacon meeting everyone.
He enjoyed all the fanfare. :)
The kids didn't waste any time playing. There was a little play place that they went straight to.


  1. That is the sweetest thing! I love it! So glad he is HOME!

  2. Welcome Home! I can't tell you how many times I have cried while reading your adventure. Mainly just how Deacon fits with your family and what a special kiddo he is. Just precious!! I can't wait to meet him and see that personality in real life. God is good!

    Hope you get some rest and good family time. hugs~

  3. I'm with Patti...and I don't have the pregnancy hormone excuse....I cried! Tears of joy for you guys and your precious Deacon. Seeing him with his siblings was the BEST! Can't wait to read more as the adventure continues. Will be praying as you guys work on getting into the routine of "home". God is so good!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing your travel!

  5. OH YAY! I'm so glad everything went smoothly and that you don't have permanant lap damage from holding Deacon the whole way home! Praise the Lord for extra seats! I can't wait to hear more about how KG and CT are doing with him. I know they are glad you are home! Oh, did the bib come?