Wednesday, August 15, 2007

We made it!!!





We're here!!!!! Brief update: our trip was uneventful. Meeting Eli was probably the most incredible moment of our lives. We have fallen madly in love!! He is just perfect!! His foster mother is wonderful and we can tell she loves him dearly. We are so blessed in so many ways. The hotel staff are AWESOME and have already made our stay soo much more comfortable. There are so many other adoptive families here so we are certainly not alone! Our first night was a little rough as Eli tried to figure out what the heck was going on. He fussed until about 2:30am, when he finally fell asleep until about 8:00am. By the time he fell asleep, we had already been up 24 hours! Needless to say, we were a bit tired and feeling very initiated! I need to get back to my boy, so that is it for now! This is certainly an adventure of a lifetime! Here are some pics! Enjoy!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, We're so happy for you and Jason!! Eli is GORGEOUS!! Me and the girls at work are really enjoying the pictures of your beautiful family. Enjoy your time with Eli and spoil him all you want!
Anne D.

Joel said...

Woo-hoo! Awesome! Congratulations guys - I'm so happy you finally got to touch/hold/play with Eli, and can't wait to meet him myself.

Gretchen said...

Enjoy your time with Eli! He is such a cutie! Don't let him keep up all night!!

Sandy said...

You guys look so happy!!! Enjoy staying up all night with Eli!! I'm sure you are soaking in every inch of him!

Nicole said...

So glad you arrived!

Enjoy it! It goes by so fast!

He's so cute!

Emily said...

He is so cute! Enjoy it until the last second! :-)

Emily

Becky said...

Steph, You are positively glowing in the picture. I'm so happy for all three of you. We're all thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I am crying my eyes out!!!!! You could not look any more the part of the HAPPY FAMILY! Oh, and Eli is just all eyes for you both! Congratulations! And, by the way, thank you sooooooo much for finding a way to share your most wonderful moments with all of us!
Enjoy. MUCH LOVE, SBP

Dan & Erica said...

What cute pictures!!! Have fun spoiling him this week!

Anonymous said...

Yea! You made it!!

Eli is just the most handsome little guy! You guys look so happy!!! I'm sure it's a very incredible experience to finally meet him after all these months. I'm so glad you were able to post some pictures and let us know how you're doing. I hope you and Jason have an awesome week with Eli.

Karen from work

Anonymous said...

He is adorable and looks just perfect with his mommy and daddy. I'm so happy you found time to post pictures. Enjoy every minute with Eli, and try to get some sleep:-)
Kristy

Shelly said...

He is so beautiful-I can only imagine the joy and love you felt when you finally held him in your arms. That feeling will stay with you for the rest of your lives as you watch him grow. These are the perfect moments in life and what a blessing for you to be able to experience them. Love you all dearly--give him some hugs and kisses from his aunt/uncle & cousins!!! XOXO Shelly

Sally said...

You guys look so happy and proud in these photos, it's just wonderful to see. Thank you for posting them!!

Misty Jo said...

He is so handsome! Enjoy every second of him sleeping, crying, laughing, cooing...everything! You all are meant to be..a perfect triangle of love! Give him loads of hugs & kisses from him PA Aunt, Uncle & cousins. He just looks so hugable and a bundle of joy :0)!
XOXOXO,

SIS

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for the three of you that I'm having trouble typing through the tears.Hold him, love him, but most of all nurture him.Enjoy his mistakes(not to much)and his triumphs, but most of all don't let those damn Shanks corrupt him.
We love all.
The southern Shanks(kirk,Traci,Josh)