Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Apparently, I have a whole lot more time to blog on the road than I do at home. We've been home four whole days, and it's been nothing but a whirlwind of activity, getting back into the normal rhythm of life. And that normal is the new-and-improved normal, as our lives are altered forever by the addition of our beautiful Lucia. Just eleven days old today, it's hard to know what we did without her.

Lucia is settling in well, and so are we. Miss Marguerite is full of tremendous love and affection. We have to diligently guard against her smothering Lucia as she envelopes her in enthusiastic hugs and kisses.

Tonight, around 10:00 pm, ten days will have passed since T signed the papers surrendering her rights to parent Lucia. At that point, T will no longer be able to change her mind, and we will rest in the knowledge that Little Lucia will be with us forever. Bliss. Meanwhile, we remember T in our prayers every night. She gave us two of the greatest gifts we'll ever receive. And she gave two lucky little girls the great gift of life.

Sweet Wisconsin slumber for our newest cheesehead.
Looking a little like Marguerite here?  
Lucia and Marguerite in their dueling high chairs.


  1. So glad to know you're home! I was hoping you were. I've been watching all your updates. Congratulations!

  2. So glad you are home! Best wishes to you all!

  3. Adorable pics! So exciting to see how you are all transitioning. It seems very easy! Lots of amazing family memories! Love IT!

  4. Marguerite looks like she's saying "yippee," I have a new sister!

    What a great blessing to have you home again, safe and sound and with one more little Leone to raise.

    God Bless you all!

  5. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know where our journey is leading us tomorrow! Please keep us in your prayers! Thanks! LOVE the pics! Beautiful!