Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

We Made It!

Two plane flights and 16 hours later, I am happy to report we arrived safely home a few hours ago. Maggie did ok on the first flight into Hong Kong and was fantastic on the second flight into SFO. Flying directly into SFO was the best decision we made.

We were greated at the international arrival area by Auntie, Tio, La Nina, Nana, Papa and Uncle Mike, Aunt Kristen and their gang. The most wonderful site in the world was La Nina screaming 'Daddy' snd running to greet us. It took her a few minutes to realize that the stroller I was pushing contained her sister. When I introduced them, La Nina put her chin on the stroller tray and spent a few moments just looking at her sister. It was so cool. Then she said, "hi Maggie", in a very gentle, soft voice. It was the sweetest greeting a sister could give her new sister.

The entourage helped us get the luggage to the cars, then Maggie had her first ride in a car seat. She promptly took a nap. Good for her! Then we came home. Nana made us a "Thanksgiving Dinner" that hit the spt. I have missed both Christmas and Thanksgiving adopting my girls. And Thanksgiving bothered me more. No Turkey on Thanksgiving was just wrong.

Maggie is doing great. She is jet lagged, but that is to be expected. She really seems to like the house, which is good news as she really hated the hotel room. She enjoyed playing with her sister and her auntie and she seems like a much happier, relaxed child in just a few hours at home. Amazing what a difference a few hours can make. Must run, the princess calls!


  • At 12:45 AM , Blogger elizabeth said...

    Hi julie & Eric!

    so glad to hear Maggie was fine on the flight. Macy slept almost the whole time. What a relief. I finally get to read your Blog! I feel unhappy about missing Thanksgiving too. But I am too tired to do anything about it. hope to stay in touch. Elizabeth


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