Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I haven't posted in FOREVER!

I wasn't going to post anymore to the blog because I only had it so that our friends and family could keep up with us while we were in the RMI. I decided today that I will begin posting again here every so often. If anything, it can be a journal for Sydny and Landon to read when they get older.

Landon is doing quite well. He is just over 7 months old and is so cute! He weighs 18lbs. 10oz. He is cutting his first tooth. He can stand up while holding onto something for a brief period and he babbles a lot! He is sleeping through the night which is wonderful even though he is still sleeping in our bed. He loves to snuggle and his face lights up every time I pick him up from day care. It is such an awesome feeling to know how happy he is to see us. I love this little guy with everything I have. His health is so much better now than it was. He gets a cough every time he gets a cold but he is able to get rid of it very quickly. Every now and then we have to put him on breathing treatments. He is such a happy and easy going baby (who likes to be held a lot).

Sydny is doing great too. She turned three in September. She has gotten over her jealousy issues with Landon and loves her baby brother. He loves watching her and laughs out loud every time she laughs. She is starting ballet today at her school and is very excited. She still has her imaginary friends Dee Dee and Coco and we love having them in our family.

We were able to get in touch with Sydny's birthmother and send them some stuff and also get pictures of them. We are beyond thrilled that all of this has happened. What a wonderful gift to Sydny and her birthmother. We feel so blessed to be able to have a relationship with the wonderful women that gave birth to our children.


Recent pictures of the kids

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We made it home...

last Wednesday night. My family and our good friend Paul and his daughter Katie were waiting at the airport for us. It was so nice to see all of them. I started to cry as we came down the escalator and saw their faces. It felt so good to be home and have them meet our new baby boy.

We have been trying to get settled in and unpacked. Our house is still a mess but I get a little done each day. Ron's mom is here visiting and she has been helping us out. Ron had to go back to work today and I was sad. I liked him being at home with us. Sydny went back to school on Monday and is having a great time seeing her friends.

I want to say thank you to my good friend Melanie who made us dinner and brought it over on Sunday. It was so yummy! And also to Paul who had welcome home signs and real milk and chocolate donuts for us in our house when we came home. You guys are the best!

Landon's cough has returned unfortunately. We took him to the doctor yesterday and he had a TB test, chest x-ray, blood work and a breathing treatment. The doctor said he is wheezing and might have bronchitis or maybe whooping cough. We will know more when we get the tests back. We have him on breathing treatments at home now 4 times a day along with some other medication. I am thankful we have a doctor who is taking action.

When we left the Marshall Islands last Wednesday, our lawyer, our coordinator, the family that wasn't leaving yet and Kiomi and Phillipo all came to the airport to say goodbye. It was nice to have all of them there. The airport is so small and so HOT and humid. It was a three hour ordeal but we made it through. We had a fun day in Hawaii and went to Waikiki beach and Sydny got to swim. We also went to CPK and ate wonderful food! We didn't take any pictures while in Hawaii but it was so pretty there.

I am going to go squeeze Landon now and give him lots of kisses.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ron's Song

Kim's song is "I'm leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again." I have heard her sing that line a million times in the past two days. My song has been "Stars and Stripes" by Aaron Tippin. If you have a minute, do an online search for the lyrics to that song. Better yet, download it to your computer. It is a great song by a proud, unapologetic American. I have been singing it in my head this entire trip. I can only imagine that he must have been in a similar situation when he wrote the song, stuck somewhere for longer than he wanted to be, homesick, and ready to get home. I feel like I could have written the song myself any day these last couple weeks. See you soon.


We ARE leaving on a jet plane....

and we don't know when we will be back again. We are leaving tonight and will be home Thursday evening. We picked up our documents last night and we are elated!!!! See you soon.


Monday, August 17, 2009

I think we are leaving on a jet plane...

Our documents left Manila on Friday, traveled to Hong Kong, Seoul and then Guam. They left Guam Monday morning and we pray they arrived on last night's flight. If they did we can catch our flight out tomorrow (Wednesday) and then we will stay in Honolulu for one night and be home Thursday evening. If they didn't we will have to try and catch the Friday evening flight if they have seats available.

We are elated that we will be coming home soon!


Friday, August 14, 2009