Sunday, June 26, 2011


We made it!  Caleb did wonderfully on the flight - I think he thought it was one of the best days of his LIFE!  He got to ride on a bus for 2 hours, a train for 30 min, an airplane for 13 hours and then another one for an hour and half.  He LOVED watching the planes on the ground and watching them takeoff, he loved socializing (or trying to) with everyone on the plane, he loved the little computer screen with buttons on the back of the seat in front of us (including calling the stewardess several times by mistake!) and he loved watching the clouds outside the window.

Taking the bus to the "airpot"
Waiting for the bus, leaving Songtan
Steve took 4 hours out of his day to get us to the airport
On the bus with daddy

A clip from the bus ride, Caleb naming all the bus stops we frequent among other things.

Caleb loving watching the airplanes!

He slept a good chunk of the trip too, all spread out on my seat plus the empty seat next to us (don't worry, there was room for me on the floor!).

It was so much fun to land in MN and be greeted by our families!  A special treat - his cousins were at the airport too waiting for him!  It was so much fun to see Audrey, Luke and  Natalie and watch Caleb get to interact with them for a bit (thanks for making the drive during bedtimes Chris and Jeni, and everyone else too!).

Audrey ~ So grown up!

High Fives for Natalie!

Loving Lukie

Excited to see Abby and Byzz, Grandparents, Renee and Chris!

I think (hope!) we are all adjusted to the time change - Caleb slept through the night last night and had a normal nap schedule yesterday.  We've been having a blast seeing family, Caleb is getting royally spoiled, we've loved running and playing in wide open green spaces, going to the park, enjoying the quiet and clean air, having the option to drive our car again (although I still haven't braved it yet!), seeing friends that we haven't seen in 9 months and worshiping at BBC again!  I've missed this place and missed these people!  It's so good to be back and to watch Caleb enjoy everyone.

Uncle Micah showing C the "kintens"

Jammin' with Uncle Micah

Perkins breakfast with Grandma Houser - Nummy Fun!

Grandma took him to the park - he loved it

Reading with Oma

Couch time and more reading

Rough housing with Micah, loving it

I loved watching my brother be an uncle! So much fun.

Couch time with Oma and Opa

Auntie Abby and Mama

Picnic in the park with Oma and Opa

Wide Open Spaces + laughter + running

"one, two, three!"

Sooooo Excited to finally meet baby Charlie!

Auntie Shell!!!
Lots more fun to come, I'm sure!  Really been enjoying these past few days....Missing Steve though and excited to have him join us in a few weeks.


  1. Looks like you're having a great time! I'm so glad you got to go back!

  2. I loved this post! Great to see pictures of your mom and dad too! These are my favorite:
    1. Rough Housing with Micah
    2. Reading with Oma
    3. Snuggling with Opa on the couch
    4. 1,2,3

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!