Monday, July 5, 2010

A very memorable 4th

Not everyone can say they become a US citizen on the 4th of July!

A tired (but still smiley) Gracie taking her first steps on US soil!

Sweet friends and family who came to welcome home Charlie and Gracie! We appreciate you guys taking time out of your holiday to make their homecoming special! Even Grandma, UNcle Peter, and Aunt Linda made their way from Atlanta (and Grandma went there from Texas!) Love you all!!!!!

And finally, a family picture... and now there are NINE!

21 comments:

Tina Michelle said...

awwwwwwww that was so special. I am thrilled you let us journey with you on this special journey!

Catherine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! God is SO good!! Praising Him for bringing your family together. What a wonderful, memorable way to celebrate the 4th of July!

Welcome to the USA Gracie and Charlie!

What a beautiful, beautiful family!!!

Beth said...

Welcome home and congrats to the two newest US citizens!!! What a great day to become a citizen! Enjoyed your travel blog as always....Can't wait until next time :)

Wife of the Pres. said...

Was thinking of you last night at about the time you were due to land! So glad and thankful to see this post!

Pam and Bill, I know you know this … but you have a beautiful family!!!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Welcome Home !! What a homecoming for your family. And... what an awesome day to become a US citizen. That's just totally cool!

Janet and Kevin said...

At last - a family picture of nine! A very special July 4th indeed. God is so good!

Love,
Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and Elijah

Kim said...

Welcome home! Hooray! God bless you all!

Joy said...

I was praying that you would make it home safely. How exciting that you are all now together as a family.
I will keep praying that your jet lag goes away quickly.
Joy

Melanie said...

Congratulations!!!!
I can't wait to read about your new life as a family of 9!!=)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story of faith, hope, courage, joy, and LOVE!

Football & Fried Rice said...

I love your first family picture!!!!! How wonderful! Congratulations and Welcome Home!!!!

Katie said...

So glad ya'll are back safely after another incredible journey! Praising the Lord for His faithfulness in bringing your family together. It's neat to see a picture of all nine of you together!! God is good.

Blessed Single Mom said...

Welcome to Gracie and Charlie! It was a great day to become a US citizen. They both look so happy. I've enjoyed following your journey! You are all very blessed.

Jenn said...

Loved following your journey, welcome home yal!!!
Can't wait to check in and see how everyone is doing in the days and weeks ahead.
Praying for a quick recovery from jet lag and an easy adjustment for all the kids.
Thanks again for letting us all tag alon-
Jenn

Jeanette said...

Watching you guys come down the stairs was better than any 4th of July fireworks I have ever seen! So thankful I was able to witness such a special homecoming! There is not place I would have rather been that night! So amazing. God is good! Again, welcome home and PLEASE call or email if you guys need anything! Praying the jet lag will wear off quickly and that Charlie and Grace will adjust to their new home quickly! Love you all!

Sammy said...

Cool new family pic! Welcome back to the USA!

Rita and John said...

Welcome home and congratulations!

Traci said...

Congratulations precious family! Welcome Home Grace and Charlie!
Please know that you weren't far from my thoughts and prayers. So glad that you made it home safely and can now begin your lives as a wonderful family of nine!

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS ~ I will read the other blog tomorrow so I am ALL caught up!

KO said...

A wonderful homecoming for a beautiful family.

Congratulations for safe travel and a happy home!

Judi said...

Love the family pic! Welcome home!