Sunday, October 12, 2008

Eliana's first full week in America!!


One view of Eliana Hope Wheeler's Room


I wanted the room to feel a little bit like Antigua.


Here are a few treasures from Antigua.


We can't wait for the day she actually LIKES her bed!


This was my 4th year anniversary gift from Chris.....this was the first time I saw Eliana!!


Eliana LOVES Polly.......I'm not sure Polly feels the same way yet.


Her new obsession is pumpkins....she loves to try and take bites out of them.


Eliana loves her Kay-Kay!


We had a blast at the pumpkin patch!


This was Eliana's first day at the church nursery! She had a blast.


This is a view of us watching her play in the nursery. Today was her second time at the church nursery......and she bit a little girl!! YIKES!!! It is not like her to bite.....so I blamed it on the kids in Guatemala that bit her non-stop. :-)

Tomorrow Eliana and I are driving to Huntsville to visit our Casa 36 friends from Guatemala....Kelsey flew in to visit all of the moms and babies. We are so excited to see Melodie, Fern, Rosa, Staci, Andrew, and Kelsey!! We will miss you Deanna and Auri!

Love you all,
Lindsey

42 comments:

Amy Clemons said...

LOVE!!!!!! the nursery. It is breathtaking.

WOW! HSV is only 20-30 min. from me. Oh. I wish Amanda and I could see you and Eliana when you come. :0( Have fun with all of your old roomies.

Glad to see Eliana adjusting well. Our little one is also fascinated by pumkins.

Be safe and have a good trip.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I came across your blog and have been following it ever since. I hadn't checked in in a while and was beyond thrilled to see that you are home with your sweet baby girl!! I can't wipe the smile off my face!!! Welcome home Wheeler Family!
Julie (Nashville, TN)
proud momma of a 2 year old Guatemalan princess

tracy hanson said...

I am in Nursery Heaven! It is so very Cute! What a lucky little Wheeler she is.

Guatemalan Journey... said...

WOOT WOOT I get to see you tomorrow... ah so can't wait and I'm kinda interested to see if Eliana gets back for all the biting that went on this summer cause Andrew is over his stage now

Andrea said...

LOVE the nursery. It's so warm and cozy. So cute.

Biting is a phase, believe me. She's could also be acting out a bit from the changes going on. Just reassure her you love her, and that she is home, and she'll come out of it. Our little one is on the tail end of his. Praise God!

Welcome home, everyone!

The Heinrichs said...

Love that nursery! Oh no...she is biting! Wonder who could have taught her that! Have a blast with the housemates...maybe we will make it out on Kelsey's next trip! Give them all hugs from me!

Love you, Deanna

Jessica said...

I absolutely love her nursery! It is so unique and just beautiful! I am so glad things are going great for you all. Can't wait for more updates!

Mary Ann said...

I Love her room and all the new pictures! It looks like you all are having a blast being back together as a family and of course HOME!

Betsy said...

C, and L,

Thank you for sharing this with all of us. We LOVE having a little glimps into Eliana's life at home now. We are still so thankful for her arrival home so safe and sound in your arms now!
Her romm is beautiful, full of love and Guatemala!

hugs, Betsy

Vanessa said...

The nursery came out great!!

Jenn said...

Super cute room!!! I love it!!!

I'm glad she is doing so well in the nursery (biteing asside). Shiloh still will not stay in the nursery. I think I am going to have to stay in there for a couple of weeks until she gets used to it.

Have a great trip!

nikki said...

Her room is just gorgeous, fit for princess!!!!!
So nice to see you enjoying her at home!!!

Bethany said...

Eliana's room is BEAUTIFUL! It really reminds me of a peaceful time in Antigua! Great job! Sorry to hear that Eliana bit a little girl, perhaps the little girl won't do whatever she did to her! :)

Valerie said...

What a breathtaking nursery! I love how different it is from all the cookie-cutter nurseries you see in magazines and stores. I am so happy for you guys to FINALLY be home as a family of three (er, family of four, sorry Polly)!

Marianne said...

I absolutely LOVE!!!! Eliana's room.

So nice to see you all home and enjoying life together as a family.

Kristen Borland said...

gorgeous nursery!

Amanda said...

Lindsey, her room is just gorgeous!! You have some great talent decorating!! It was great to see you today! I hope you get some rest soon..

Tracey said...

I love the pics, what a beautiful room that little lady of yours has:) I am so glad Eliana is home! What a great time you will have this Christmas:)
Xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wheeler:

Congratulations! I know that it has been a long journey, but your pictures confirm that the wait was worth it. I look forward to crossing your path in Guatemala one day.

Mike Turner (Dos Rios)

Bobbi said...

You both did a great job iwth the nursery. Maybe someday she will appreciate it as well:>)

Have fun with your friends.

Looks as if you are all settling in well.

Drew said...

absolutely THE most AMAZING little girls room i have EVER seen!!!!! seriously, i would like to hire you to do every room in my house in that style. where in the world did you get all that amazing furniture and accessories? well done. well done. welcome home precious eliana. bekah

Amy said...

Yes, AMAZING room! I love it... I love it all!

I am so impressed that your sweet little girl is already staying in the nursery at church.. Silas hates the church nursery.... still. He is almost 2!

You guys are a presh familia.

Melissa Scott said...

Oh my word....this makes me PERFECTLY happy!!!

Debbie said...

I love your nursery!! I also love seeing all the pictures and the one that Chris had framed for you for your anniversary is AWESOME!!

Debbie

Tiffany said...

So glad to see you all home together!

The nursery is just beautiful!! Love it and I love that chair...where did you find such a neat chair?

The gFamily said...

Eliana's nursery is perfect! I love all the beautiful details! It is so clean and natural!

It is so fun to see pics of her just hanging out and doing family things!

jenn said...

it's just AWESOME to see God's handiwork in looking at your precious family!!! what an incredible time you must be having, and your testimony of His faithfulness is overwhelmingly moving!!! on a much less spiritual note... =) working for anthro, i can't help but notice how well you've put some of our goodies to work. =) the room is really beautiful!

MKP said...

We are so excited for you guys! What an amazing journey the Lord has brought you through. How cool that someday you will get to tell Eliana how the Lord brought her to you guys! It seriously moves me to tears. I hope we get to meet her someday!

KrisJ said...

So so happy things are going well and it seems like she is so healthy right!!??

the osbornes said...

Her room is GORGEOUS! What a great little home for her. She is such a doll

Courtney said...

LOVE her room............Gorgeous. Check out my blog. I want you to see the on line trunk show. You will love the clothes. Courtney

Dena said...

OH hooooooray! I have been out of bloggie world but wondering about y'all! I am sooooo glad you are home! the nursery is gorgeous!!!
as are the smiles of the WHEELER FAMILY!!!!!!

Kathi said...

bGlad everything is going well for her, here in America. Polly will get used to her...

Thank you for you condolences for my mom (and aunt); it was definitely a shock and a half...but now it's getting a little easier, as time goes by.

Daphne said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about a a fancy room! Congratulations on your daughter coming home!

Oatsvall Team said...

so glad you are all enjoying being a family and at home ... it is blessing for all of us to see !!!

hope to see you soon !!!

Angel said...

SO glad that you are home and doing so well. It has been my pleasure to follow your journey. I rarely comment but know that I have prayed for you through each step of the journey. May God bless your family as you continue to bond and grow together.
Angel

Natalie said...

The baby room is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! So warm and inviting .... hopefully Eliana will want to sleep in there soon, but I am sure you all are loving snuggling with her! CONGRATULATIONS!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

I love the room, it totally has the antigua feel! I thought that even before you mentioned it! :)

Beautiful!

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Kim & Dave said...

So happy for you!!!!

Lisa Johnson said...

How are the Wheelers doing?

Beth said...

If you don't mind me asking, where did you find all of that beautiful decor? It's gorgeous! I am decorating a room with a very similar theme and would LOVE some ideas on where to get this kind of themed decor. I am having much trouble finding it.
Eliana is a very blessed little girl, as are you both for being her parents!! Adoption is a beautiful thing :)