We pull up to Ellen's house (Bill is already in MO getting set up there - oh, did I forget to mention that they are moving to Missouri in TWO WEEKS!?!?) a little after 2 AM and after some brief, but fiercely emotional, greetings we settle into our assigned beds - exhausted, emotionally drained, but so thankful to God for carrying out our desires and brining us safely to the states and into the loving arms of our waiting, long-time, friends.
On Friday we stayed to hang out with Ellen and the kids all day. It was an incredibly relaxing day and we are so grateful that they took time out of their packing and getting ready to move across the country to just chill-out with us. We barely saw the 4 boys (except when they were hungry), Jadi was feeling a bit under the weather and Sarah had a horrible crick in her neck from sleeping weird on the plane stuck close to the couches all day and Sarah was guided, by Jadi, through the wonders of cable TV (w/ commercials). Ellen took Rob and Krissie to Wal-Mart and a delightful lunch at an amazing place they had NEVER been to before called, "Five Guys Burgers and Fries".
The boys had a great time playing video games, board games, games they made up, and just hanging out.
The girls chilling on the couches watching TV - Sarah has a heating pad around her neck to nurse the soreness.