Thursday, February 4, 2010

WE ARE HOME


Just a quick note to let all my friends and family know that we are home safe with our precious Saron.  I promise to write the details of our trip, but for now I will just post a few pics.  Saron came home with a double ear and throat infection.  I was at the ER with her for five hours today.  I am exhausted and Saron is hurting... my poor sweet baby :(  She got a shot along with another prescription to knock out the infection.  When the medicine kicks in, I will be able to spend a little more time updating ya'll. 

In the meantime, please enjoy the pics.  It was an incredible,  memorable, heart-wrenching, joyous trip!
 
Our first meeting.
Saron was not at all impressed, but it was only a matter of time before she warmed up to us and was smiling up a storm.



All dressed up and ready to go on our embassy date.




She learned how to play peek-a-boo quickly!


HOME AT LAST!
Thank you Jesus
Our prayers and condolences go out to the family members of those killed in the Ethiopian Air flight 409 that crashed in Lebanon.  It was due to land around the same time our flight did.  We heard about it moments after we got off our plane.

35 comments:

Janice said...

I have been following your family for quite some time now. We have a Guatemalan son who is now six. Saron is an absolute angel. I am so very happy that you are all home safe and sound. I am sure it was quite a journey. Can't wait to read about it. God is so good! Welcome HOME!

ARMSTRONG ADVENTURES said...

Yeah! So glad to hear that you are home. Poor little Saron, praying she feels better soon. She is so beautiful. I can't wait to hear about your trip. Now, go get some sleep!

Alex and Sam said...

carla..
ive been checking for updates... so glad you are home safely.. I hope saron is feeling better, she's such a doll!!!! enjoy your new darling daughter

Kerri said...

Welcome home!!! So happy for you all! Hope Saron is better soon. She's a doll!

Leah and Maya said...

sp glad you are all home safe! congratualtions!

Paula said...

Carla, she is breathtakingly beautiful... so glad you are home. I hope little Saron is better soon, poor thing.

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful-seeing her gives me the goosebumps. Enjoy your precious gift. Okie Nana

Kat said...

Brought tears of joy to my eyes...beautiful to see a family whole...AWESOME! God is SO good!!!

Lorie said...

YAY!!! So glad you are home. What a beautiful time for you and your family!

Amy said...

Saron is absolutely beautiful. Glad you are all home safe and sound. Enjoy!

Mamita J said...

Carla,

Congratulations and Welcome Home Saron! Blessings to you!

Julie

Justin and Donna Brown said...

She is so beautiful! Just saw the pictures on SF. Thanks so much for taking them. I hope Saron feels better soon!

Will and Aileen said...

So happy to see you guys made it home safely! Saron is just darling!

jodi said...

Welcome Home!!! so glad you had a wonderful and safe trip. have been and will be prating for you all.

lauren said...

You don't know me but I've been following your story since guatadopt days and I've been checking daily praying that things were going well for you guys in Ethiopia. Saron is absolutely beautiful! What gorgeous eyes and I love the curly hair! Blessings on the transition time and the family bonding :)
lauren

Stacey and Dewey said...

Oh I'm just thrilled for your family!!! Saron is simply beautiful, her eyes are amazing!!!! I'm so very happy your all home and safe. Huge congrats!!!! Can't wait to see mroe pics :)

Willis said...

She is beautiful and has gorgeous curly hair like her mom. So happy for you!

Heather

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. I'm glad you had a good trip. Can't wait to hear the details.

Pat

Mary Ann said...

Praise God!!! I am sooo happy for you and Have been dying to see pictures of her in your arms! What a beautiful child and a precious little blessing from our Lord! Praying that baby gets better soon! Oh I am sooo jealous! I am dying to have a little baby in my arms again! ;0) I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

ManyBlessings said...

Welcome home! Saron is stunning!!! Congratulations to you all!

Mama Bear said...

Oh Carla, she is absolutely gorgeous and I can see falling in love with her immediately. The pictures are truly priceless and so glad you all made it home safe and sound.
Blessings, Rhonda

FHL said...

Love love love, seeing these pictures Carla!!! She is so beautiful and I am praising God that she is in your arms. I hope she is already healed and bouncing about with joyful abandonment :o)

Hugs,
M~

Kelly said...

FINALLY the waiting has come to an end....Carla I am SO happy for you! God has really blessed you through the pain. XOXOXO

Sandee said...

Carla,

You are home! How awesome. I remember "chatting" with you via mail months ago. Thank you so much for hugging and taking pictures of my Mame. Hopefully this summer!

Amy Jo said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Carla - could she be any cuter?!? She's got awesome eyes like her new Mama!!! God is SO good! I can't wait to catch up with you! Praying the transition is going well. Love and hugs, Friend!

Anonymous said...

Prayng and rejoicing with your family! We have followed you from Guatadopt and are thrilled to see your new addition. She is beautiful. May the Lord bless you all in this new journey! Hope she feels better soon and cannot wait to read the details! Michele (mom)

Faith, Family, Future said...

Tears flowing. She is beautiful and I am rejoicing with you that this journey is finally complete and your beautiful baby girl is in your arms forever.
Love ya girl,
Tammy

The Adoption Journey of Baby King said...

She is absolutely adorable!!! Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter.

Chrisanna said...

Congratulations to you and your beautiful family Carla!!! Saron is GORGEOUS! Wow, her eyes are breath-taking. I love all the pictures. I'm so sorry to hear she came home being sick. That is no fun. I hope you are all adjusting well. I can't wait to hear more about your time in Ethiopia. And I want to say a HUGE thank you for spending time with my girl, loving on her, playing with her, and for capturing so many amazing pictures of her. You are appreciated!

Denna said...

I am so happy for your family. I am glad you are home with your precious Saron. She is beautiful.

Linda said...

Carla,

I haven't checked blogs in awhile, but when I saw her picture I just gasped, she is so beautiful! Congratulations, and I hope things are going well!

Jenni said...

She is so beautiful!! Congrats!!

Sophie said...

Hello,
I just stumbled upon your blog.Congratulations on your daugher she is breath taking. Sorry to hear of her not feeling well, I'll keep you in my prayers.
Blessings

Anonymous said...

Keep checking back to see how things are going for your family. Praying all is well! Michele

Christine said...

Congratulations Carla! Your daughter is beautiful! I am so happy for you!