Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

We made it home (finally) yesterday morning. Sorry we didn't update then, but we were all exhausted and were trying to get Gabriel settled into the house, used to the dogs and playing with his toys. The house he was great with, the toys he LOVED (especially the singing dog and helicopter), the dogs....well...that took a little time, but not too much. He whined a little as the dogs came downstairs and tried to sniff and lick him, but we would inch him closer and closer to them. Now, he was just pulling on Morgan's tail and she just sat there looking between him and me like, "Ugh...kids...what're you gonna do, huh?" Oh, and Snowflake is even more patient with him I think. He grabs the skin around her jaw and eyes (almost poked her eye this morning) and she just sits there and takes it. I think it's funny that Snowflake seems to favor Gabriel (and vice versa) while Morgan favors Donavyn (and vice versa). When I made this observation last night, Zach just said, "Good. That will make things easy when I tell them to take the girls for a walk." Always looking ahead, that husband of mine. Gotta love him - I know I do.

We're going to go to the Tricare office today to get our insurance taken care of. We'll go downtown too, to finish getting some Mr. Potatohead (or as we like to call him - Spud) things taken care of before we FedEx him back home to Conley's class at school.

I'll leave you with a lot of pictures from our trip. Ok, maybe not a lot, but some to tide you over at least. I have a lot of catching up to do too. I have pictures from my baby shower to post as well. You just wait for that one!














14 comments:

Marci said...

I LOVE the pictures! He is sooo big! Enjoy the sunshine today, what a great way to start your first full day in Kodiak!

The Roaming Bilderbacks said...

Love the pics! You all look so happy and Gabriel is such a cutie! Glad everyone seems to be adjusting well!

Stephanie (Maya's mommy) said...

Ahhh....congratulations and welcome home!!! What a great day!! I can't believe how big he has gotten since I met him this summer! Crazy! Be careful...time FLIES!!! He looks to be settling in nicely! Congrats again!
stephanie

Amber said...

So excited to see your pics today! <3 Love the one of the two of them on the bed.
So glad you guys made it home safely and are able to start the whirlwind of family life.

Brian/Rebecca said...

WOW-y'all look GREAT!!! I am so so very happy that y'all are all together at last and at home. Enjoy settling in to life with two babies under the age of one!:)
LOL- Aunt Becca, Uncle Brian, Makayla & Olivia

Mary said...

Remember, I'm just a few feet away, and bedtime for the small people in my house is really early, I'll be happy to come over and offer a hand or two when you need it. (I can hold a sweet little one, or I can cook and clean). I've done two under two, and three kids three and under, but two kids under one year old...yikes! Seriously, don't be a stranger...I don't want to intrude, but I'd be happy to come on over and offer a hand.

FoxFamilyFive said...

Absolutely beautiful guys! I just cried and cried looking at your photos. What an amazing story of faith, HOPE and love you have to share with those babies when they are grown. You are all amazing.

Love to you...and many prayers as you settle in to your new beautifully hectic life. =)

murph12 said...

Can Gabriel be any more handsome?! He is a beautiful boy. I'm so happy for you all that your boy is finally home. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh! What a beautiful family you make! We just "aahhh"ed and "aahhh"ed over those pictures! I couldn't help but shed a few tears seeing you all together! We love you so much! Delinda

Becca and Jason said...

So, do you think I could fly home real quick and love on 'em for a while, and then fly back for the rest of my vaca??
Gorgeous pics... gorgeous family!
Blessed to be together!!
Becca

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you all made it home safe and are getting all settled. God Bless!
Manda(cc-mrsfriz)

Anonymous said...

I'm sooo excited for you guys! What a beautiful family. I'm all teary looking at the 4 of you together! You have such a wonderful story to share and now is just the beginning of it!!
Love you,
Tracie

said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos! Gabriel is beautiful and must be so relieved to be home! I'm glad you all got back safely and in one complete unit of four! Can you believe it? You are now four!!! Welcome to parenthood with multiple children, let the adventures begin.

Hugs, J

Anonymous said...

Beth you guys look so happy. I am so happy for you. He is such a handsome little man. Is it weird to all of a sudden have 2 babies? Glad he is settling in nicely. This is Tasha from Clearwater