Wednesday, April 23, 2008


After a long, difficult, and exhausting day yesterday, we made it home.

Today was our first day together as a family, and even though we are all still very tired, it was wonderful! We are all so happy, even Eli. Eli was calm and relaxed; he was able to sleep, and he smiled and laughed.

We are so thankful to God, and give him all praise and glory for uniting us with our beautiful, wonderful son.


Becky and Keith said...

Welcome home!!

Tiger & Kar said...

Welcome home, "F" family! Welcome home!

I'm glad things went well yesterday. I'm interested to hear how little Eli did on the flight!

Aaron & Dana Craven said...

I'm so glad you made it home safely. Now the real fun begins as you get to adjust at home!! Enjoy your time!

Joy said...

I am so glad that you got home safely. Congratulations!!

Stephanie said...

Ana and Russ,

Congratulations from your cousin out West and welcome Eli! I am relieved your travels are over and you can now settle in and enjoy your new family.

What an adventure you've had and what a gift for Eli to have parents who have shown such love and commitment to him already.

Gabriel and I are thinking of you and Gabe can't wait to meet his new "cousin" :)

Did I mention yet how cute Eli is?:)

Much love, support and peace,

Shane & Marie said...

I am so glad to hear you made it home safely.

Teresa & Kevin said...

Hi Joy,
We are so happy for you!! Welcome home!! You all make such a beautiful family...Teresa

Teresa & Kevin said...

Hi Ana, I know you are not Joy!- Sorry, Guys!
Welcome Home Ana!!

Michael and Carrie said...

Welcome home! I hope things are continuing to go well! :)

Tiger & Kar said...

Hi Ana, You are tagged! I chose you as one of my 3 people to tag. Please post 6 things on your blog that are a little quirky or unusual about yourself, and then tag 3 other people. Have fun!

Debbie B said...

So glad you all made it home safely and are settling in to family life. He is adorable, I love the hair.