Thursday, March 27, 2008

We Made It! (part 1)

After thirty hours of travel, we made it home to Richmond. What an incredible journey we've been on. We left Guangzhou at 6:00 a.m. (read that 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday) and travelled to Beijing. From Beijing we flew to Chicago and then on to Kansas City, arriving at 10:00 p.m. to family and friends. During it all, Noelle was a real trooper and only fussed a few times. Actually, Noelle was the free entertainment wherever we stopped. Her laughs and friendliness won over everyone we met. I think, friends, that God's brought a strong willed, outgoing, why walk when we can run kind of little girl into our lives -and she's thorougly won over our hearts.

We slept in until about 4:45 this morning and then Noelle decided she needed to explore. So while Jennifer's catching up on her rest (I'll let her tell you about what a difficult trip it was for her), Noelle and I've been calling friends and baby proofing the home. Silly me for thinking we were done. She's such a delightful child (did I already say that?).

Anyway, I've got to go for now. I'm sure Jennifer will fill you in on the rest.

Thanks for all your prayers.

God Bless,
Eric (with Jennifer and Noelle!)


Anonymous said...

We're so excited knowing you're home, right there across the street!! Rest up 'cause you know we're all going to bombard you eventually!! I love following your blog - it's sooo caring and sweet of you to share your story!! See you soon.
sharon and lauren

Danny said...

Hi Johnsons! I'm so glad you guys made it safely back. Lisa, Reagan and I wanted so badly to get to KCI to meet you when you got home, but we just couldn't make it.

We can't wait to meet Noelle!!!!!!

I'm glad you're home.

bugs parents said...

Welcome home!!! So glad to hear the trip went okay. Enjoy getting to know your new daughter (and recovering from the jet lag)!

Lin Lin & Ping Sang said...

Welcome home!! I really enjoyed following you on your journey. Noelle is beautiful!!

Having BTDT twice, the jet lag once back home is awful...give yourself a good week to recover.


Redmom2005 said...

Welcome home! That travel can sure be hard to recover from!! Thanks for letting us follow along via your blog! I've enjoyed all of the pictures and posts! I'm sorry to hear the trip home was rough on Jennifer! Was she sick?! Nothing worse than being stuck on an airplane for a BILLION hours when you're sick (I know firsthand)! Hope you're all feeling up to par soon!!


Erin DeNicolo

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear that you have your little family back home!
I'm glad that Noelle was so good for you on the trip back. (I've heard the trip can be very stressful for everyone). We can't wait to see your family! Aidan is sooo excited.
See you soon,
Alisa & Aidan

Anonymous said...

Oh little Noelle you make the sun shine even on rainy days! We are thrilled to hear that the three Johnsons are happily settling in at home. Of course everyone wants to give you plenty of time to rest and relax-did I say relax with a baby in the house? Whatever was I thinking? LOL! But we do want to come see all of you soon!


Excited to the moon and back!

Angie and Nattie
P.S. I did come by a few times before we left but with both of our families leaving town I missed you as I guess we were busily getting ready for our trips!

Anonymous said...

Hooray, and welcome home!

the Cozadd family