headed for home…

We leave in just a few hours.

All packed up and ready to go. Next stop Hong Kong, and then on Wednesday night, at 6:30 PM, we’ll be home.

Just had to get one last picture of Dalton, enjoying one of his favorite things about Shamian Island.

And here was his big brother 2 1/2 years ago, doing the same thing.

In the same place.

At the same age.

Gonna squeeze the dickens out of all my babies when I get home.

Would y’all keep us in your prayers, please? We have a very long travel day ahead of us – if one can call a 40+ hours a ‘day’ – and we would be so grateful.

And thank you to everyone who lifted us up on our way here… we certainly felt covered in every way.

Counting the hours to home!



  1. Your boys look so much the same! 😀

  2. Kathleen says:

    You & yours are covered, so excited for everyone waiting at home! Surely, Missy will charm her fellow travelers or at least let them know she’s in the House!!!

  3. Fair winds and following seas on your travels – looking forward to seeing you guys at home!

    Thanks for sharing you journey with us – it’s been wonderful and a bunch of good memories!

    hugs – aus and co.

  4. Praying you home. Have loved following your journey again.

    janet and gang

  5. Praying! Safe travels and lots of rest for you and your kiddos!

  6. Precious tradition with the fellas!
    You are certainly in our prayers.

  7. Will continue to pray for you earnestly. I can’t wait to see the pictures of your whole family together!

  8. Saying prayers for safe and smooth travels! It has been a joy to follow you!

    God’s blessings to all- big and small!

  9. Have a safe trip home. It’s amazing how similar your boys look.

  10. I love your blog! I’m cracking up how Tallula isn’t crazy about getting her pic taken…my daughter is the same way. If she is anything like my daughter she is also going to try and run your entire household. I know she will be such a joy as all your kids are…you and your husband are awesome! I will be praying for your trip! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Campbell says:

    May the road rise up to meet you…may the wind be at your back…and until you are safely home again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand!!

    Which we know He does!!

    Safe Travels to you and your little ones.

    God Bless!!

  12. Praying for your safe travels home!

  13. Oh I LVOE that you have their pics – I had to do a double take!!

    Definaitely praying although your sweet Tallula will charm the pants off everyone!

  14. Sweet! Happy & safe travels.

  15. The boys look like twins. My goodness.
    I bet you can’t wait to hug all your kids back home. They must be aching for Momma too, especially those littler ones.
    I can’t wait to hear, and see everyone’s reactions, especially Poppy, and Vivi, the two babies.

  16. Wow, your boys look like twins!! I thought they were both Dalton. I’ll be praying for your trip together tomorrow. I grew up in China (Xiamen) and vividly remember those incredibly long “days”!! Hang in there, you are almost home with family… and the good ‘ol USA.

    Have so loved following your trip to Tallula! She is absolutely precious and now part of a forever family. What a miracle! Thank you for posting the gorgeous pics of you all. You must be so exhausted.

  17. Praying you safely home!

  18. What neat memories for your family! :) 40 hours is definitely not “a day.” Praying each moment goes quickly when it needs to and is savored when possible. :)

  19. Praying you and your sweet kiddos home. I cannot wait to see the whole gang together. Hope the jet lag is not too bad for you. I know you will have to hit the ground running:)


  20. :) How cool is that?!! Godspeed all the home! xx

  21. I had to double check those photos … at first glance I would have sworn they were both of Dalton. Such handsome “twins”! Love that you recreated that shot 2 1/2 years later.
    Praying for safe travels home. Cannot wait to see and read about the homecoming!
    Love & Blessings,
    P.S. We were never brave enough to eat ice cream in all our Ch*na travels! Looks delicious tho!

  22. Nicole A. says:

    Praying for you all! Have safe travels and a wonderful trip HOME!

    All the best,
    Nicole A., now in LA

  23. Only a few more hours! Continuing to pray for safety, peace, ease of travel, energy, and even a little sanity. :-)

  24. Hope you had a safe trip, dear! ●‿●

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