And I nearly cried.
To see their faces...the people I love so much. They are family to us. I have never felt about a group of people like I do the folks in my church.
So, imagine how it felt to walk towards the airport security exit and see this looking back at me...
Anyway, coming home was the best thing EVER. EVER. E. V. E. R.
My sweet, sweet friend, Samantha Byers came to the airport to document our arrival. Every picture on here is courtesy of her. If you are local and interested in what Samantha does, click here. Tell her you found her from my blog.
She took 2 CDs full of pictures but here are just a few of my favorites.
|So happy to be home and see all those sweet faces waiting for us!|
|Not sure what to think, but she's already found the camera, which is a good thing. :)|
|I like this one because I love the look on Kylie's face as she looks at her grandfather (Steve's dad)|
|My friend Elizabeth. This girl has become so dear to me. She is adopting as well and waiting on her referral from the Congo. Check her out here.|
|My friend Jill. That's her sweet little girl peeking around the side. I fell in love with her and now Jill and I are good friends. Jill (and others) have literally provided me with all things baby from PJs to exersaucers!|
|If you'd read my blog any length of time, you know this girl. Rachel. My long time friend and fellow adoptive mom. She is also awaiting her referral from Ethiopia. I'd point you to her blog, but well...um. Yeah. Just tune in here for updates. :)|
|That's Kylie meeting her Aunt Teresa for the first time.|
|Us and Nana. Nana looks happy doesn't she!? :)|
|These are my Lifegroup girls. There are a few missing which I'm sad about, but oh how I love these girls!|
|A sweet little lamb from our friends, the Fowlers, who, incidentally, are in the early stages of adopting from China (SN)!|
|A China doll made over at Jiayin Designs, from our friends the Varners and the Strothers (Strothers are also an adoptive family...Nepal).|
|Have I mentioned how much these girls already love each other?|
|Our very first picture as a family of four.|
If you like what you see, spend some time in Samantha's galleries and then contact her to find out when she can turn her lens on you and your family. :)