Thursday, September 17, 2009

I apologize to everyone for taking THIS LONG to post an update. Rusty and Murat (now Matt, Jr.) arrived home in Atlanta, GA on August the 15th, 2009 at 4:00pm. Life has been a chaotic whirlwind ever since but things are beginning to really calm down and we are ALL doing great. Ellison and Matt have bonded since the moment they saw each other at the airport and they are becoming the best of friends. Thank you to everyone who has followed us on our journey to bringing Murat home and becoming a family of four. We are so thankful to everyone for everything you ALL did to help us reach this dream. Matt has only been home one month, but it already feels like he has always been here. We could not be happier - we are now complete!!!!! The pictures below are from August 15th as the boys touched down in the good old USA...
The face of a girl who misses her daddy - it has been SEVENTY days!!!
Ellison waiting patiently for her daddy and brother
to come up the escalators...
Reunited - Ellison finds her daddy!

And Matt finds a Nana and Grandpa with open arms!
Hey Nana, Love You!

Okay Nana, your time is up - gotta go meet my sis!
Hey Sis, where have you been all my life?
Hey good to see you!!! Let me at those cheeks!
Going in for the hug...
The Hug!
The Kiss - AKA Mom's Favorite Picture!!!
First Family Picture (at the Atlanta Airport) - thank you Amelia for reminding me to do this!!! We have not taken another since...he he - it is on the dreaded 'TO DO' list!

What the boys saw as we pulled into the have to look past the overgrown trees!
Thank you to Ellison, Nana, Grandpa, Aunt Angie & Little Jason
for coloring the banner that mommy created!!!

Thank you, Miriam, for putting up the sign to announce our little man's arrival!

Hey, who invited this guy???

Ahh what the heck, I'll pose with you, but it's gonna cost ya!
Are these all for me?!? Where do I start???
A Very Handsome Venom...
SPIDERTHUGS-TWO is always better than ONE!!!
Hey, spiderthugs have to eat too!!!
...and sleep (okay so maybe I helped their hands into position...)

Precious...Priceless...our family is COMPLETE.


Jennifer M said...

What a great post Temple. The whole thing just made me smile. You are such a beautiful family. Beautiful! And I too would have "helped" their hands along. :-) Thank you for allowing us the privilege of following along. As I'm sure you know, this has had such special meaning for many of us to watch you bring your son home!

Jessica and Chris said...

That is the sweetest posting ever! I love it! It is like they have known each other forever. I can't wait to meet him :)

Christel, Jerry, Alex and Anthony said...

Oh!! yes... the pic of them kissing is the sweetest!!! Love that! and them sleeping next to one another... made me cry!! They are going to grow up so close! :)

Leesavee said...

These pictures made me tear up! Can't wait to bring my kiddos home from Ethiopia. SO HAPPY for you that your son is HOME FOREVER!!!

Amelia said...

Oh my - I just saw this post!! I knew something was missing in my life. Ok - I am in tears!! So happy for you guys and I cannot wait to meet Matt. Noah is excited too!!! Congratulations and I hope by now it's starting to calm down to a dull roar of bliss.