Thursday, September 24, 2009

HOME

As our spunky little girl sits on my lap while I type away, I look down at her beautiful face and am amazed. We are home - finally rested up enough to update the blog, check facebook, etc., and we are amazed at all the wonderful people still out there cheering us on! We were blessed to spend our time in country with our family, and we were blessed to make it to Arrivals at DIA with family waiting there for us, too. Truly a time in our lives to remember.

Koko is a special little girl to be sure. Even now, as I type, she wants to help! She is on the go, go, go. From the moment we met her, we have seen her energetic and loving personality shining. She loves walking, hates sleeping, loves eating, hates waiting, loves saying hi to people, hates sitting still! She is perfect for us - she will challenge us, and bless us all at the same time. Oh, and Guido is suprising us by wanting to lick her face, feet, hands all the time, and Koko seems to like him, but doesn't really sit still long enough for us to really be able to tell!

More on Ethiopia later - for now, some photos of our first day and first week getting to know our new daughter Koko Mimi...











Above: Koko with her special caregivers in the Ethiopian dress they gave her.
Above: Koko with our driver Henok - she loved him! And he was fantastic!

"Hello Family! I'm HOME!!!"
Ciao - Susan, Chad, and Koko

21 comments:

The Albertsons said...

HOOOORAY!!!!
welcome home! she is beautiful and you all together are one stunning family!!!
congrats!

Carrie said...

Tears of joy for you and your new family! So glad you made it home safe with that precious little girl.

Tanya said...

It's music to my ears (and eyes) to see you HOME finally! What a precious little girl! Praying your transition continues to go smoothly.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Mom, Dad and beautful baby!!! Thank you for posting the amazing photos! Tears of joy for you!! Continued blessings, Leslie, Kevin, Kaitlin, Sierra & Mercy McDermott

paul m. said...

thank you for sharing your joy with the world! god bless y'all with health, lots of laughter, and abundant life!

Oh well, hey! said...

Shout with joy! So happy for you. You don't know me, but I follow your blog through a fellow adoption family. What a trial your family has gone through - I got chills and bit teary-eyed as I read your post. Now, how about a Husker win on Saturday!??! She does have some red and white, right!?!? (I THINK I remember reading that at some point!) Congrats - prayers and blessings to your family!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! She is beautiful, and the three of you look wonderful together! Enjoy this time alone with her. So very, very happy for all of you! The Rindels Family

Cindy said...

That is AWESOME!! Welcome Home!

msl said...

Welcome Home!! What beautiful photos of you all together at last!! Overjoyed for you all!!

The Love's said...

She is so SWEET! She looks energetic, too. :)
I LOVE the pics!

Julie said...

YEA GOD! We are so happy that you are all together, safe at home! We celebrate this special time with you and send our collective hugs!

Julie, Larry, Olivia & Allison

Too darn cute by the way....love the after bath photo and sleeping on Chad's chest photo!

{B} said...

What an amazing blessing....the look on your faces say it all! Welcome home....and to baby Koko..welcome to the family! We love you all.
Dad and Billie

Heather said...

Tears of joy!!!! Such beautiful photos of a beautiful family! Congratulations & welcome home!!!

Sara said...

Lovely!

Sam said...

welcome home. i may have a video of koko. can you email me. samsamh79@gmail.com

ksandman said...

I am beginning to believe that it has finally happened for you! My eyes are overflowing with tears of joy and my heart is filled with excitement and anticipation to hold that beautiful girl in my arms...when the time comes. Congrats, and blessings!!!

Anonymous said...

Pictures are amazing, so happy for you guys. Hopefully make it out and see you soon! Love ya, Ashley

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Thank you Jesus---Family, finally home! Have a blessed day Sunday during Praise and Worship!!!!

PS...Man! I wish I had of known JB was your driver----that's my buddy!!!

emily said...

Yay! Welcome home. Amazing to see you all together. :)

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Wonderful!

Love, love, love the picture of Koko snoozing on Daddy. Absolutely precious.

Welcome home!

You are blessed.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us. She is such a gorgeous little girl, and together you are a beautiful family! God's blessings, the Davis family.

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