There’s no place like home

In 3 hours we will be boarding our plane: 2 stops and 21.5 short hours later we will land in Houston!  Please pray that it goes well!  With Amelia being under 2, we opted not to get her a seat…why pay for one if you don’t have to, that was my practical side that made that decision, I could just beat that side of me up right about now.  So we are hoping for a bassinet seat!!  There is nothing Miss Independent could love less than to sit in my lap the entire way.

I just wanted to answer a few questions that I know many of you have:

When do you arrive in Houston?  Can we come to the airport?

We land at Houston Intercontinental at 4:44pm on December 1st, we clear customs in LA, so we should be in baggage claim area by 5pm.  We would love to hug your neck, so yes come see Amelia in person…I’ll do you one better, some of our family built a monstrosity in our backyard last weekend, so if you can’t make the airport scene, join us in our backyard for the big reveal for the girls.  Although, as much as we would love for you to stay for hours while we rehash every detail of our trip, we are going to keep the backyard party to one hour so we can get the girls fed and to bed at a decent hour!  Plus we don’t want to overwhelm Amelia!


How is Amelia doing?  Will we get to hold her?

Amelia is doing fabulous!  We have been blown away by how quickly she has taken to us…BUT (you knew there would be a ‘but’…didn’t you?) right now the most important thing for her is to continue with building our bond/attachment with her, so for at least the next 6-8 weeks, only me, Jay and McKayla will be holding, feeding and changing her.  I’m going to be an overprotective Mama Bear, so try not to judge me!   I promise you will get your chance to love on this little angel soon enough!!


Can we come over for a visit?

Short answer: Yes, most definitely!

Long answer:  Yes, BUT (there it is again!) only a couple people at a time, no big parties…yet!  Again, we don’t want to overwhelm Amelia with people who all just want to love on her, otherwise she could have come serious confusion issues when it comes to her bonding/attachment to Jay and I.


Will she need surgery?

When Amelia was 5 months old, she had her cleft lip repaired.  Her cleft palate will still need to be fixed.  We aren’t sure of how soon or how many surgeries will be required to fully repair her palate.

She is a bundle of joy and we want to share her with each of you, just try to be patient with us!


Much Love,



PS – If you think of any other questions, feel free to send me a message and I will add it to the list!

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  1. May God Bless all of you. Have a safe return trip and keep us up to date on what’s going on in your wonderfule lives. Lots of love and hugs..always….Thank you for including us in your journey.

  2. Just so totally thrilled for you! I have followed your journey posts, even though I had computer issues at times and couldnt comment. She seems like such a treasure!! Love how God shows He knows what He is doing!! Let me know if there is anything you need!! Much love–

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