June 30, 2007

Transitions

Finally, an update. I've been to Taiwan and back. I wish I would have had a laptop along to blog while I was there because it was too hard to have a 2 year old in the hotel lobby on a computer. We have Ruby at home now and we are all adjusting...slowly...to our new family. The trip had its ups and downs. I am glad to be home. Ila and Ruby are having fun and playing and laughing with an occasional fight over a toy. But for the most part there isn't anything out of the ordinary happening. Ruby is a sweet, smart little girl -- that gets a little wild in public sometimes. We just plan to hang low for awhile and continue to transition into our family of four.

Here's a few pictures from the day we spent with the foster family at St. Lucy's and the first few days together. The first day we got there, we went straight to St. Lucy's to pick her up. It was really hard on everyone, especially the foster family and of course, Ruby. She had a lot of people that loved her for so long and it was hard to say goodbye. The first night was the toughest but each day has been getting better. I know we have alot of people praying for our family and it helps tremendously and is greatly appreciated...thank you to everyone who is so kind and supportive...you know who you are!

Peace, Lani









14 comments:

Sarah said...

Lani, How brave to go to get Ruby all by yourself. I don't know if I could do that first meltdown all alone. Thanks for sharing your pictures! Where did you stay in Taipei?

Julie said...

She is very sweet, adorable, funny and I am so amazed at how well her motor skills are developed for a two year old. And it's so nice to see how attached she is to you and Scott.

You did a GREAT job and so did Ruby's foster family! Hang in there and know we all love you and support you, Scott and Ila.

And major kudos to Grandpa Bruce. I need to give him a hug:) Actually, I think it's my Father that needs to give him a hug. It brings him to tears knowing he was able to go with you and support you during this time.

Hugs...to the Nimerfro 4!

shelley said...

Yea!! So glad to see everyone is safe at home. I can't imagine you making the trip alone. KUDOS. Great pics. What a wonderful family you have.


shelley
www.letsgototaiwan.blogspot.com

Jean said...

Lani and Scott-
Thanks for the update- your family is always on our minds! I love the pictures! Ruby looks like she belongs with you!! I can hardly wait for a picture of the girls together and all 4 of you!! You have 2 beautiul girls!!

Bless all of you!!
Jean and family

Nicole H. said...

Congratulations to your family! So glad to hear that she is begining to adjust.I'm sure there will be ups and downs for a while but The weeks will start to go by fast and befor eyou know it, it will be like she has been there forever. :) I can attest, as when I read back to Landons blog I am amazed at how fast he was adjusting as at the time it felt like a very long time but it wasn't in reality. Best wishes to you guys. Your girls are both so cute.

taiwanbaby said...

your doing great!!!! soon you will fit together and it will get easier. keep up the good fight.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Love all the pictures of your beautiful daughter. Yes, it will get easier. Just give it a bit of time:) Talk to you soon:)

Andrea

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

I'm so glad you finally have Ruby home with you all! We hope things go well as you adjust to becoming a family of 4. Keep us updated!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

She is just beautiful. I'm glad you're home and settling in. Congratulations!

Joan said...

I love the shot of her sleeping and the one holding the do not disturb sign .... she is SO BEAUTIFUL ...

Nicole said...

She is beautiful! So excited for you! Your blog is wonderful-kudos for you travelling alone-wow, i have a 2 year old and can't imagine travelling alone w/ him! HA! So, that is wonderful-you're a strong woman w/ 2 beautiful children!
Nicole

Julie said...

Can we have another update when you get a chance:)

marc said...

Mozel Tov from marc, stacey, sydney and lola too. :)

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