Monday, August 25, 2008

Home again!

And I'm blogging from Nebraska!!

What an incredible reunion we had at the airport!

Lots of hugs...

and smiles...

we're home!

So many things to tell and hear -- what an incredible summer it has been!

Thank you all for your prayers while we were in China, I know they made a difference! I ended up taking almost 7,000 pictures while in China, and I look forward to sharing more about my summer as time permits!

"I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
I will praise You forever, because You have done it...
I will wait on Your name for it is good."

-Psalms 52:8-9

24 comments:

Carolj said...

Welcome home. :)

The Mathison's said...

Oh Bethany! I'm so glad you guys are back! How does it feel to be back in the good ol' USA? ;)

Anonymous said...

Welcome home!
Lord bless! - Kourtney

Anonymous said...

Must have been a happy day! Welcome back. Please post some more China pics soon, they are so interesting! Not that the ones you posted now were boring but anyway, have fun!
God bless ~lisa

sis-to-be said...

Hello, dear sis's! It is SO special to have you home...to see your smile in person...to hear your laugh face to face...and to have your incredible hugs live!:) What a blessing to have you safely home! Love you, and am praying for you as you settle back in! HUGS your way!!

Pine Pod Farm said...

Welcome home!

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Bethany! I have missed your normally regular posts and pictures. I know that your family is more than happy to have you safely home too! Posts or no posts. :)

Now you can update us on the wedding plans! Hint, hint!

Dianna

~Tori~ said...

Welcome home! So glad to hear that you made it back safe and sound!

Linda N. said...

Glad you made it back safely! You were in my prayers...God's blessings in the days ahead!

AJ said...

I am happy to see and read that all went well! :D

Blessings! AJ

Kay & Rick Ficken said...

Welcome Home Bethany & Rachel!

I'm sure your Mom is thrilled to have all her chicks back in the nest for a few weeks.

Hugs
Kay

Bethany said...

I'm glad to see you are safely back home. Am looking forward to hearing how everything went and seeing some photos.

Gem said...

I'm so glad you got here safe! I'll be looking forward to new posts... ;) :P

Lady Ruth Ann said...

how exciting Bethany!! I'm so happy for you and Rachel and am sure you are thankful to be with your family once again! God has been so faithful these past many weeks for you.

Love you!

Stephanie said...

Welcome home Bethany! Looking forward to seeing you in October.

Lesley said...

Welcome home Bethany! I'm so looking forward to seeing your pictures and hearing about your summer! Your updates were wonderful windows into your time in China...thanks for taking the time to post them!:)
~Lesley

Emily said...

Welcome home!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the states! :-) Thank you for everything that you shared about your trip, it was much appreciated!

Blessings!

Maiden of Purity said...

Welcome home! Your family looks so happy to have you back! Looking forward to see some pictures!

Suz said...

Welcome back to Rachel, Bethany... and Kori & Noah :)
I bet you all had a wonderful time that you'll remember for the rest of your lives... and I'm sure there are seeds planted there for eternity as well.
Blessings all,
Mrs. Mathison (Suz)

Karen said...

Welcome home!!!! I'm sure its great to be back!!!
BTW, I have a photo related question...how do you store your pics, do you just keep them on memory cards, make CDs, do you have a laptop? Just curious, with having just switched to a ditigal in May, I have been printing my favorites,and getting CDs made,and also have had some of them uploaded to a website of a camera store as a way of backup, but I was jsut curious since you have been doing it for so long, what you do?

A Flock of Sebos said...

Welcome Home Bethany!

Praying for you!

Ashley

charity~never~faileth said...

welcome back!

I love all the pictures you post sooo much!! Especially the ones from China. Your blog has been such an encouragement to me.

Hannah Michelle said...

Welcome home!! Glad you made it back safely...and brought such an amazing experience back with you!