Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Update You Have Been Waiting For!

WE ARE HOME!

We were warmly welcomed by Daddy and all of the kids at LAX around 4:00pm!



Alex slept through the night. He had no problem sharing a bed with Dennis and even though it is hard to tell-- they are holding hands!

84 comments:

Rachel said...

Awwww, sweet! I have been checking and checking your blog to see if you had gotten home yet. Welcome home! I can't wait to hear more about your newest family member, and how he interacts with everyone! :)

Jodi Lewandoski said...

Truly Precious! What you have done is awesome. There are no other words...

Kelly said...

YAY!!!!!

Melissa Moss said...

Welcome home! I have been constantly checking for an update because I was so excited to see how things went. I am so glad you all are home safe and sound and that Alexei seems to be adjusting well. I love the picture of the wall with all your kids framed photos. It must feel so good to stand back and look at your beautiful family. Congratulations and good luck with the days ahead! I will keep all of you in my prayers.

excitedtobeafamily said...

I have enjoyed following your blog and I am so glad that you all made it home! The picture of the two boys sleeping is just precious! He seems right at home. Congratulations on your beautiful family!

Mom of 7 said...

I'm so happy for you all, Christine! I love the 12 pictures on the wall. Can wait for more pictures.

Stacy said...

I am soooo happy for you. Can't wait to see how good the lil guy fits right into your beautiful family :)

Tami said...

YAY!!!! Welcome home! :)

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

YIPPEE! Welcome home! So happy for you :) the picture of the boys sleeping in adorable :) Ilove all the pics lined up on the wall! :) Wonderful! :)
Blessings,
Tami
PRAYING JEREMIAH HOME QUICKLY
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Katie McKoy said...

welcome home!!!!

mommytoalot said...

welcome home!!
God bless...
xo

The Monroe 6 said...

You got me girl!!!
That last picture is just....heart warming.
What a joy it must be to have that sweet boy home with his family.
Congratulations!

Tia said...

welcome, WELCOME, home! After so long...

The physical journey is over; now the real journey begins
Tia

Amanda said...

Yay!!! Welcome home, I'm so glad it all went well! Looking forward to more updates!

June Berger said...

Hooray!! So glad to hear you are all home safe and sound. How cute the boys are....awww...

I look forward to hearing all about it once you are rested and have spent time with your other children (and John) that have missed you so much!

TylerandBrianne said...

So glad you are home. So sweet that they were holding hand. They will be so good for each other.

Mindy said...

yay! Welcome home!!

Meredith said...

Congratulations, and welcome home!!

Kevin and Pam said...

How cute is that! How did you get the strength to open the computer already? It took me a couple of weeks to think straight!

Tracie said...

Welcome HOME!

Erin said...

So glad you all are home, Christine, and I wish you the best of luck as you assist Alex in the adjustment, as well as when you adjust to being a mom of 12! I'm so happy for you guys!

Patty said...

I'm so glad the long trip home is over and your family is now all together!!! Congratulations on your newest addition and I look forward to continuing to read about your family. Your blog is truly an inspiration to me. You have a beautiful, beautiful family!

Michelle said...

praise God!! :)

gotta love that region, everyone I know who has adopted from there has been home in 30 days or less - what a BLESSING

Kathy C. said...

Wooooooooo hooooooooooooooooo.

Carol G said...

I am so happy for all of you!!!!

The Dulls said...

Praise God!!!!!!! Man, that seems so fast!!! What an awesome journey this has been!!!!!

MyLinda said...

So happy for you guys! What sweetness with Alex and Dennis holding hands.

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

Welcome home! I'm thrilled for you guys.

cm

MoonDog said...

holding hands! that is just too precious!! so glad to see him home with all of you. While you were gone I sent my dossier out!! should be there wednesday! and Lydia is now in the same orphanage as my two so I am hoping for photos. How long total were you gone?

Martha said...

So, are you smiling? Silly question, of course you are! And so am I.

pearly1979 said...

Your family is such a blessing!!!

Melissa said...

Congrats and welcome home. You must be thrilled to be back. Now to get back to your routine! Welcome home Alex!

Stefanie said...

Praise God!!!
I am so happy for you and your family and especially Alex!
Stefanie

Joan (Nana) said...

Christine, I am glad you and Julia have returned home. Alex home now with his Forever Family. Faith in God to make this happen. God is good. I will follow along to see how wonderful your family will blend together as "One Big Happy Family"

kdliberty said...

Welcome Home!!!

Your wall looks so complete now. I can not wait to see more pictures.

We truly serve an awesome God!

Chelley said...

does not get ANY better than that!!!

so so so so sweet!!!


VERY happy to hear you are HOME and SAFE!!!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet there were no problems getting the boys to go to bed tonight!! Is there anything like that international flight to knock a person out for about three days upon return? Congrats on another limb on the family tree. God is good, all the time.
Can't wait to hear all about your trip and see more pictures.
God bless your home, and all the hearts that are sheltered there.
Whoo-hoo. Happy dance. Welcome home.

Jen

Barry Vaughn said...

We are so happy for you all! That picture of the two boys knocked out sleeping and holding hands is just precious!

Take care,
Barry & Georgia Vaughn

Mellimaus said...

AWESOME, Welcome home, to you, Julia, and ALEX!!!!! YEY! I'm glad he has a great home now. :) God bless you!

Tina in CT said...

The blog we all have been waiting to see - yeah!

Sally- That Girl! said...

So glad you are back home with ALL your family!!! Can't wait to hear more about the trip!

Sweet sleeping brothers!

thedickinsonfamily said...

I'm so very happy for you all. Congratulations! It's great to have you back on US soil. Thanks for letting us follow along on this amazing journey. You are truly blessed. Enjoy your time together as one BIG happy family. :)

Nancy said...

Welcome home!

Gudl said...

Congratulations on the new family-member-arrival. That is truly wonderful. God bless you all.

Taylor said...

HOOOORRRRRRAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you all!!!!!!! Welcome home sweet baby!!!!

soontobemomof9 said...

That is FANTASTIC!!!!

Congratulations!

I look forward to hearing more about Alex! :)

Amy said...

YAY!!! WELCOME HOME!!!

Sara W. said...

Oh Welcome Home!!!!
There is NO place like H-O-M-E.

Love the 12 pics on the wall!! Wow!(now you have your sweet baker's dozen!)

Are you missing your nightly ice cream run with Julia?? Now you'll have to get an ice cream maker...nothing like home-made vanilla ice cream.

Get your sleep...and oh, lots of coffee :-)

Tami said...

Congratulations! God is good!

tammy said...

great picture of the boys!

Amy said...

Congrats and welcome HOME! So glad that the Reed 12 are all together once again!

Big Hugs to you all!

Linda said...

Welcome home ... sending many hugs your way! Blessings to you all!

Jodi said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see you all and meet your newest.
See you at Laurel's???? :)
Thanks for sharing your journey!

Christy said...

yay! so happy for you! glad the whole family is together finally!

Shari said...

I am so glad you are all together again! Welcome Home Alexei!

Grannysaurus said...

Wow! Congratulations! Those two look like they are going to be the closest of brothers. I'm sure there will be many more great 'brotherly' pics. I can't wait....

Julie said...

Welcome Home!! I hope we aren't too far behind you! I hope everyone continues to adjust well. The picture of them sleeping is just too precious!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I've been following your story for awhile now and have never commented before. The picture of the boys says one thing - brothers! A wonderful bond for them.

Kellie said...

Welcome home!! You have such a beautiful family. You are very blessed! How wonderful for Alex and Dennis to have such a bond.

Many Blessings,
Kellie

Karen said...

Wonderful news!! Did John & the kids surprise you with Alex's picture on the wall or did you do that before you left? So happy you're all home.

Chris said...

Oh how excited you must have been to be back home with your family! Such a sweet picture of Alex and Dennis holding hands while they sleep.

Tina in CT said...

61 comments to go through....

Is this your last posting on this website now that Alex is home with the family?

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Anonymous said...

So happy you are all home! Can't wait to read more updates and see more pictures!

Jill in Indiana

votemom said...

three very cool photos!

congrats!

Sarah said...

Oh, at long last you have your sweet boy home. Congratulations!!!

And of course, as Linny would say, YIPPEE JESUS!!

Kristen said...

Welcome home! What a wonderful end to this chapter and a great beginning to the next one in the Reed Family!

julie said...

Welcome Home!

Trinity Mommy said...

I am so happy for you guys- welcome home!!!

Kristen said...

Welcome Home! Welcome Home! Welcome HOME!!!!!

Mummy McTavish said...

That's so sweet! I love his photo on the wall ready and waiting for him to come home, what a great idea!

Leslie said...

At last!!! Brothers!!!

Holly said...

Welcome home!!!! HOME SWEET HOME!!!!
Love that wall of pictures...blessings!

Annie said...

That photo on the wall is just adorable...and so is the boys sharing a bed.

I hope you are mellowing in. I always hate to come home for some reason...don't transition well. I can't wait to hear all the details....

Pamela said...

Congratulations on finally bringing your sweet boy home! I'm so happy it went well and can't wait to follow your journey and watch as God grows you closer as a family. He is such a blessed little boy! God is good. holding hands.....so sweet.....

Terri-Anne said...

How nice that Dennis and Alex had met and become acquainted recently so that this whole new sleeping arrangement doesn't seem awkward to them. Just two little buddies sharing a bed.... Too sweet.
Welcome home to the three of you!
I bet the rest of the Reed-gang is thrilled! Get some well-deserved rest, that all new mommies need when they first get home with their new children, before you catch us up on how the trip home went.

Ross and Kate said...

Welcome home sweet Alexsei! So glad you made it home.
Love,
Kate

Carey and Norman said...

So glad you are home!

Sweet, sweet picture!

MMrussianadoption said...

congrats. another us citizen and another adoption chapter complete.

Debbie said...

The warmest welcome home to you! Big hugs from Colorado! I praise God that you are all home. Love the pictures of the picture wall and Alex and Dennis holding hands as they sleep. Precious!

Salzwedel Family said...

So very glad you are home with your precious new son. Praise the Lord!

Hevel said...

Yay! They are so cute together!

Kim said...

Fantastic! Congratulations and welcome home. It's so nice to see your family all together!!!

Connie said...

Great photos! Welcome home and lots of love to you all!!