Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All My Chicks are in the Nest! being able to say that!

Ryan and Dani arrived this afternoon after Jeff picked them up at the airport. We had made plans to have them text me from the driveway so I could come outside with my camera and try to get a shot of Chloe's face when she saw Ryan. So after I hugged both of them tightly, we trouped to the front door and Ryan rang the bell.

We forgot to tell Taylor to stay back. He was the first one to the door and he wouldn't get out of the way. haha I did finally get a shot of Chloe--but it's blurry. Despite that, you can still see the surprise and delight on her face so I'll post the photo.

And then he scooped her up!

Jake gets a whisker burn

Katie snuggles in with big brother

Dani was welcomed with lots of excitement, too
{photo courtesy of Ryan}

Dinner was loud and crazy--everyone is wound up and L.O.U.D. Hopefully they will settle down tomorrow and we can hear ourselves think! The kids were a bit shy with Ryan at first but they got over it within a half hour or so.

SaraGrace just stood staring at Ryan and finally looked at me and said, "Am I dreaming this?" No, sweet girl. This is real. And this is fun. Let's enjoy.

Ryan wants to go to the kids' school and have lunch with them tomorrow, so that is on the agenda. They are so excited! He also wants to visit Jordan's class because they sent him cards at Christmas. I have a feeling he will end up visiting all their classes--but we'll see.


Lori said...

I'm so tickled to see Ryan home with you all! Your heart must be bursting with pride and joy.

I hope your time with him is nothing short of an overload of laughter and delight!


Waitingfaithfully said...


Enjoy your boy, and Dani too! There is nothing like having everyone home. I bet you're smiling in your sleep!



Angie said...

Oh, SaraGrace's words brought tears to my eyes!! What a blessing to have the littles so excited to see their biggest brother. I'd love to watch lunchtime at the school. Something tells me it may be L.O.U.D. like dinner!

Kim K. said...

What a lovely way to start my morning. I have tears of joy seeing all these beautiful pictures. I'm so happy for you, Karin.

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Adeye said...

That is so absolutely WONDERFUL, friend. I am soooooo happy for you. What a beautiful gift of time with your boy. Make the most of ever minute.

Tesseraemum said...

Happy Day!! Enjoy your time!
Can't wait to hear about lunch at school! The littles will be bursting with pride to show off their big brother!!

James, Dawn and Family said...

HOOORAY! How sweet it is!

Shonni said...

What a wonderful time!!! So many smiles!!

Kristin Ferguson said...

Nothing like having everyone under one roof. Enjoy your time with Ryan and Dani!

Love, Kristin

trustandobey said...

What a blessing!!! Keep the camera rolling!!! How long is their visit?

Theanne and Baron said...

This is so wonderful, for you and Jeff and the kids and Dani! What a great brother to go and have lunch with the kids...and visit a classroom that sent him cards. He's a special guy! (But then you knew that *smile*)

Charissa said...

Enjoy this precious time with your sweet family all together.

Kathleen said...

Welcome home...enjoy the memories made and enjoy having all of your children under one roof.


Blessed Mom of Four AND More said...

Love, love, love it!!!!!
Josie-Tatum says Caleb gives the best hugs. Something about that hug from a military brother. :)