Saturday, January 27, 2007

Home sweet home! is near 4am Saturday morning and we have been home sweet home for hours...guess who is still awake! I've unpacked just about everything and am obsessively listening to the baby monitor...yes, she is still breathing!
The flight home went very well because there was a free seat next to ours so Ellie slept there for about eight of the twelve hours we were in flight...Mom got a lot of sleep too which is why she is awake and blogging at 4am!
This whole experience has been amazing. I feel so incredibly blessed that I feel like shouting to the world. It has been some time since I was reminded of how lucky we are to live in the United States. Our freedoms and our bounty are so often taken for granted. I was incredibly happy to come home to Arizona and begin our life with Ellie, always respecting the country that gave her to us, but unbelievably happy to live here in the good ol USA...(Canada is pretty cool too for all you Lougheads!)
I know I've said it before, but the love and support we received from our you all continues to astound're the best group of friends and families a couple of Zonies could ask for! love, Cassie & Shaun


Ohia said...

So glad to hear you guys made it home safely. It amazes me every time I think about your whole journey, you guys are blessed! I wanted to say Happy Belated Birthday Cassie, it was yesterday wasn't it? You're what, 29 this year :)...I hope you get settled in quickly at home and that Ellie gets on a regular schedule soon. Can't wait to come visit!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home, It was such a joy to
follow your amazing journey to Ellie.
She is so beautiful, and you make a
beautiful family. We look forward to
seeing you again. I would love to pic
your brain about the travel portion
of the trip.

Best wishes,

Kelly and Sindy
Lid 11/18/05

Anonymous said...

So thankful to hear that you are all home safe. What an awesome journey! Your girly, girl is precious!! Love the hat. I hope she gets to visit at DMHS after settling into her new routine here. lkp

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! What a joy to read your journey to bring Ellie home. I'm am thrilled for you all. May God bless you.
love, Jen

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Gansu girls are really special. I know because my daughter is a Gansu girl: happy and full of life. Take care. Diana, proud mother of Catherinethegreat!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home! I have enjoyed following your trip. Eliie is beautiful!!!


Anonymous said...


It was so special to hold you, smell you, listen to your sweet sounds. Nicole can't stop talking about how much she loves her little Ellie. You are beautiful and you have so many around you who think the world of you. Cassie and are truly blessed. We love you all so much!

Ken, Kim and Nicole

Jax Hill said...

Welcome home, y'all, and especially baby Ellie! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, Cass.

Jax & Mike
your cousins!

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