Saturday, October 9, 2010

Our "New" Normal

Jammie Time!
Ren is wearing her mommy's jammies from when she was a little girl.
It is hard to believe that we have been home from China for four weeks now.  It seems like our trip to China was so long ago and that Ren has always been with us.  Everyone is always asking us how we are doing.  I am glad to say that we are doing well.  Though I have to admit the  first weeks home were pretty rough.  Everyone seemed to be adjusting fine; except for me!  Laughter, tears, fits, sleep deprivation, complete exhaustion....I felt just like I did each time I brought home a new baby.  I think what made it worse was that I thought I would come home and life would be "life as usual", which is hilarious to me, now.  Why I thought I would bring a new child home, from the other side of the world, and introduce her to her new crazy family, without any difficulty, I will never know.  And you know what?  Life never has returned to "life as usual".  As my dear friend Shari said, it will take some time to adjust to your "new" normal.  And she was right.  We are not only adjusting to our "new" normal, we are celebrating it!

I thought I would share some pics from the last few weeks.  Little Miss Ren is ruling the Griffin house!!

Cousin Milli, Henry, & Ren


Ty is an awesome big brother!

Big brother Henry tickling Ren!

Checking out Pawpaw Dino's phone.

Kisses from Grammy!


  1. Hey Renee! So glad to hear things are going well! She is a doll! The new normal is great - aren't little girls fun! :)

    Let's introduce these girlies soon!


  2. Those are SUCH precious pictures! I love it! A new normal is the understatement of the year! Miss you at school but so glad you have this time with Ren!

    Give her a kiss from me!


  3. Renee....God is Soooo....GOOD!
    We miss ya