Friday, June 21, 2013

Finally home

We have been home just over a week now... I haven't blogged much because we have been settling in. I can't tell you how happy we are to finally be home. Not just from Ethiopia, but to finally have Isaac home. It took 12.5 months to get all the papers we needed to get him on Canadian soil. He has only been alive for 13 months so it took pretty much his entire life to get him here. It feels like we can breath again. We have spent the past 7 months preparing for Isaac's homecoming. Since the day we got the phone call that we were matched with him, we have been doing paperwork, phone calls, appointments, travelling, emails, and just generally preparing for him to come live in our house. And it is finally over, our little boy in Canadian and as I write this, he is fast asleep in the crib we painted for him months ago. It feels surreal. Everyday it hits me at least once, that this is reality. I've been so frantic for 7 months doing all the work we needed to get home, that it is weird for me to be able to just relax. He is safe now. No one can come and take him. He is ours now.

I have so much to say but I can't really sort it all out now, so I will post a bunch of pictures from our first week home!!!!

First night in our bed! Only woke up once and for about 20 min... he slept for 12 hours! 

Exploring the deck and making friends with the puppies

First time in the chariot... I prefer to carry him but when we go biking this is how he rolls!

First day of Arnie back to work... out for a stroll with mama

Trying out the car seat!

In his room!


  1. Congratulations! We wish you a happy life to you and your family .

  2. Love this post! I can't wait to go for coffee when you are ready. :)

  3. It's so weird to have your whole world revolve around adoption, the wait and paperwork and then not to have that..... I keep thinking there should be a form or something I should fill out, haha..
    Enjoy! He looks very happy and content in his room :)