Monday, January 29, 2007

There is no place like home

Sure wish we could have clicked our heels together to get home, but alas, it involved 20 hours worth of plane rides and a total of 30 hours travel time from point to point. The journey home took on a distinct Murphy's Law tone (near misconnects, missing luggage, wrong forms provided by cabin crew, cranky immigration officers, China's version of TSA stripping us of our water for making formula and some baby food, delayed luggage, new time consuming immigration procedures in Chicago and driving through a near blizzard with windshield wiper fluid that was frozen, just to name a few). I'm sure that some day in the future, it will be comical to us. OK, perhaps not the near future. No matter, we are now home and what a great feeling it is.

The trip to Viet Nam was very challenging. We faced a lot of health challenges along the way, not to mention adapting to having two children so close in age but at different stages. Keenan is such a wonderful little guy. His smile melts my heart. Sophia has been such a great big sister and it is really special to watch her look out for her baby brother.

With Keenan, we are still struggling with some lingering health issues and really hope to get him feeling better. Meanwhile, not surprisingly, everyone's sleep cycle has been totally thrown for a loop. At any given point in the day, one of us is delirious with fatigue and none of us are sleeping when we should be.

Just wanted everyone to know that we got home safe. Once we have gotten settled in, I will post more photos.


At 11:52 PM, Blogger rod said...

Glad everyone got home safely. There really is no place like home!!

Hope everyone is 100% healthy and over the jet lag quickly.


At 6:07 AM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Ahhhhhh, welcome home. Best place in the world. :-)

At 7:18 AM, Blogger LaLa said...

So happy you are home. Just take your time getting over the jet lag (y'all are pros at that I am sure) and enjoy your kiddos! I hope everyone feels better soon.

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Donna said...

Welcome home! I can almost hear your huge sigh of relief!

Post when you can. Sleep well!



At 6:50 PM, Blogger nikki said...

So happy that you are home safe and sound. Hope sweet Keenan is feeling better soon and everyone gets some rest.

At 8:10 PM, Blogger J said...

Welcome Home !!! I'm so happy to hear you made it home safely. Sounds like it was an adventure. What an amazing journey your family has been on the last year. Time to settle in and enjoy.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger asiangarden said...

He is so cute!!! I love the pics of him and his big sis! I just took pics just like that of my kids! lol

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Yes, Minister... said...

Wonderful home :-)

He is so-so adorable, and has the most beautiful big eyes! I hope he feel better soon.


At 4:53 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

Glad you got home safe and sound!

At 11:31 PM, Blogger Vietnam Adventure said...

Hey you!
Still trying to adjust via jetlag. Love your pictures and blog. Miss that sweet one (two) of yours.

I got pink eye!!!! ICK. Never had it before. Think I got it from VN to Seoul. Almost feel normal now. Got meds from doc. Emma goes to doctor on Wednesday. I'll call you after.

Hugs to Collin, Sophia and Keenan.
~kim and david, emma2


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