Jet lag…

is a funny thing.

And we’re in the thick of it now.

But I wanted to get these few pictures up while I’m alert awake conscious.

Because these first few days home are so very precious. And easily forgotten in a jet-lagged haze.

Tallula is another story, though. She’s a snooze-time rockstar.

She slept from 9:30 last night until 8:00 this morning.

I’ve only been sleeping 4 to 5 hours at night.

And suffering from the effects of too little sleep.

Sore legs.

Red eyes.

Lack of coherent thought.

But this too shall pass.

Seeing my girlie running around in the sunshine with her big brothers and sisters most definitely makes it all worthwhile.

Miss Tallula is quite the superstar around here.

She loves being the center of attention.

And she loves to have things to do. People to see. Places to go.

Around here, there is always something going on.

Poppy isn’t quite sure what she thinks of Tallula, though.

She’s reserving her judgement. For later.

Somehow, I think Tallula is going to win her over.



  1. Praying for Poppy, and Tallula, and all of you. God bless you all. God bless you real good!

  2. Gasp!

    Positively adorable.

    And jet-lag…oh friend, how I feel for you! Hate, hate, hate that feeling!

    Life will be super sweet once you are coherent again!

  3. Priceless. Poppy cracks me up. I remember she, and Vivi didn’t like each other too much at first either. LOL. They are all too cute. Really. What a blessed mom. 12 cute adorable kids. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  4. Oh I missed seeing your other children!! Yeah!!! You’re all back together!! I hope you feel better soon. Remember to drink lots of water! I hated jet-lag! It was the worst!! Feel better soon!! (((hugs)))

  5. Happy you’re home. Tallula is a cutie pie. I feel for you, with the jet lag and all. Say, what did Miss T do to her head? It looks like she got a booboo in her pix today. Congrats on your new little China doll. :)

  6. Turtle Mom says:

    I’m sure your kiddos are all thrilled to have you home. Tallula is adorable! Poppy looks like she has grown so much over that last 2 weeks. What a beautiful family!

  7. Looks like Tallula hit the ground running, literally. She looks like she’s been with you for months in those photos; she fits right in. Hoping Poppy doesn’t have too difficult a time with the adjustment; it can take some time for feathers to get unruffled. Praying you get some much needed rest!

  8. Aww! So good to see your cuties again! Welcome home!

  9. SO SWEET! Thanks for taking time out, to post your gorgeous kiddies at play – so sweet! Totally made me smile!

  10. Sweet girl. So good to see her home! Hope you recover quickly!
    Much love~

  11. So glad you are coherent enough to operate your camera!!!! God clearly chose the perfect match for your sweet family! She looks SO happy!!!!! Sweet Poppy… She must be wondering who is this “Tiny Tornado” you brought home to rock my world!!! I sense she and Tallula will be the best of buds, and that “TT” will help Poppy know that she is always safe and loved when her sister is around!!!!



  12. Priceless!

  13. love to see all those happy smiles on your sweet kiddos

  14. Tallula just was made for your family, she fits in so perfectly! So sweet and wonderful to see your kids all together. I hope you get some rest!

  15. What a great crew! Tallula landed in JUST the right (action-packed) family. I’m sure she and Poppy will wind up being buds :) So fun to see them at home, having a blast outside! **Thanks** for letting us follow along!!!

  16. so wonderful to see the smiles on everyone’s faces!! Poppy’s seems the brightest of all. She must be so glad her mama is home again AND brought her a present!! πŸ˜‰ God Bless and may jet lag be over soon!!!

  17. love love love you!

  18. Tallula looks like she’s been in the family all along. It’s so great! I’ll be praying that you get more sleep.

  19. They are all adorable!! Look at Poppy, it seems to me that she has grown a little. Vivienne too! Kids grow so fast, too fast.

    I think Miss Poppy and Miss Tallula will be best friends in notime. β™₯β™₯ Try to get some MOAR SLEEP! πŸ˜‰

  20. Awww, thanks for posting so soon! Your family is beautiful and they look so happy together. I hope you get some rest and feel back to normal soon. Jet lag is the pits!!!! I used Melatonin to sleep ay night and it helped…..How is Dalton feeling? Hope he is all better now!

  21. LaxChinaMom says:

    Such beautiful blessings! It is great to see everyone together. Praying for mama’s jet lag and sweet Poppy. God’s grace, peace and sweet bonding moments to you all! :)

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