Saturday, December 6

home sweet home*

cedar, canon 50D

We finally arrived home Friday evening. I hadn't realized how hard it was on our bones to be gypsies with a newborn for a few weeks until we melted into our bed and sofas here at home. Cedar is so much less stressed now that he doesn't have to be buckled into a carseat for hours. He loves his new home and the lights we have strung everywhere (that is where his eyes go when feeding him...we tell him they are "light fairies").

I am too tired to write...but wanted you to know that we are in bliss (and in a bit of shock). I am recuperating from a nasty cold I caught with lovely blisters on the back of my throat. It was difficult to have to keep my face away from Cedar at that time.

Time with my family at my parents house was so very comforting and the closest we felt to home in so long. I have photos to share and a few heart warming stories. That will be my next post, when I am a wee bit more rested and settled. Being with family was so what we needed.

Until then, we are cocooning like mad with our little boho schmook. Going with our instincts, making mistakes, forgiving ourselves, laughing, crying and gazing at our sweet little son for hours on end.

I took this photo today when daddy was sleeping and Cedar and I were watching the sunrise.


Blogger Terri Edwards said...

welcome home!

enjoy EVERY second in your little cocoon...you'll be amazed at how fast the time will pass.

December 6, 2008 at 8:54:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture. He is beautiful. When I look at this picture it is obvious that he was always meant to be your son and you were meant to be his parents. I am so happy for you.


December 6, 2008 at 8:56:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that photo tells all....BLISS... Cedar is so happy he has arrived at this very special magical place, meant for him, with two VERY SPECIAL people...rest up BOho''s ...love to the 3 of you XXXOOO Carole

December 6, 2008 at 9:14:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh your Cedar is so beautiful and I am so happy for you two.

Please get lots of rest!

December 6, 2008 at 9:30:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home, dear girl.
This photo is the sweetest. I have a feeling I'll be saying that about many Cedar photos to come!
Get rest, feel well and give your baby a smooch for me. xoxo

December 6, 2008 at 9:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

beautiful ~

December 6, 2008 at 10:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



December 6, 2008 at 11:11:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alberta Art Classes said...

He already looks at home. Welcome home, new family!

December 6, 2008 at 11:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger Julia said...

Wow, it looks like his face has already healed - so pretty!

I second what Terri said above: enjoy every single second. They grow from one day to the next.

December 7, 2008 at 2:02:00 AM PST  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

what an incredible journey for your family! rest and nest.

December 7, 2008 at 3:49:00 AM PST  
Blogger Heather said...

I just want you to know that your story has been warming my soul for the past few weeks now.

It is a reminder of so many things such as the fact that dreams still come true, joy is just within reach, and the strength that is within all of us.Boho boy, yourself, K, & T created the most amazing environment for little Cedar.

Enjoy being at home with your son. You deserve to soak up every minute of this.

December 7, 2008 at 4:16:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fabulous photo! rest well...

December 7, 2008 at 6:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

I bet you could not wait to photograph him? (this way...) teehee...happy happy happy! xx

December 7, 2008 at 6:23:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cedar is home.

December 7, 2008 at 7:03:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is perfect. that is all I keep seeing. perfection. perfection for you perfection for him. divine rightness. blessed it be.

December 7, 2008 at 7:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jackie said...

God Bless! Glad to hear you all made it home safe and sound! Cedar is beautiful and handsome little boy! He is all yours now, he was your destiny!

Merry Christmas!

December 7, 2008 at 7:16:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back home!

Hope you feel better soon!

~Jennifer xoxo

December 7, 2008 at 8:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger Rowena said...

yay! just yay!

December 7, 2008 at 9:09:00 AM PST  
Blogger Alisa said...

Welcome Home!!

I just read your sisters post and I read it thru teary eyes. what an amazing and beautiful, powerful moment.

Thank you for sharing.

December 7, 2008 at 9:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

oh my gosh, could i be more in love?! he is soooo sweet.

i loved hearing the so sweet story about when you were with your family and now that i just read it on darlene's blog it just makes me smile so wide.

you are cedar's momma!

off to coo over this picture some more.

love you

December 7, 2008 at 9:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger melissa said...

so very sweet. love you and can't wait to meet cedar! xoxo

December 7, 2008 at 10:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Darlene said...

i miss him so much already and am so glad to hear you're all nesting just fine. boo on that nasty cold and yes "sniff" i got it too, but it was well worth it for all the snuggling we did :)

your photo is "book worthy" and the subject priceless...cedar has no idea what he's in for with his paparazzi mom and family...i couldn't put my camera down, as everything he did was so cute and picture priceless.

i am loving you, always missing you and feel the coziness of you being home...

Big Smugs
xox dar

December 7, 2008 at 10:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

Pure baby bliss :) Rest up and enjoy every sweet minute!

December 7, 2008 at 10:57:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is twanging a chord in every mothers heart. The beauty of a newborn is bliss makes me want another child. He is love.
Cant wait to hear more of your family and see more of him.
Go bath in his yumminess, it is so well deserved.

December 7, 2008 at 12:39:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's beautiful Denise. Welcome Home!

December 7, 2008 at 1:41:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are brave beyond belief to have had to do so much traveling with a newborn!! Yeeks!

I am so glad that you're home and can finally just be. You'll find that you develop your own patterns now you are actually in your home environment.

Loving the beautiful picture, and the fact that you acknowledge that you're going with your instincts and forgiving yourself any mistakes. Best thing you can do.

Love and blessings to you

December 7, 2008 at 2:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger sweetsalty kate said...

pure heaven. I've never seen love like that come through in a photograph.

December 7, 2008 at 5:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger Jamie said...

simply beautiful :) So glad you're home safe.

December 7, 2008 at 6:14:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Wishing you rest and peace!

December 7, 2008 at 6:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

If I could articulate the feeling seeing this magical photo I would. But all words, at least the ones that could convey the emotion, have eluded me.
What bliss!

December 7, 2008 at 8:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

Love the little hair standing up on his whole little body...or is that the fairy dust we see?

Teehee...you are having so much fun?!

Big hug, and a little kiss for your son behind his ear...in his neck xx

December 7, 2008 at 10:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger jenica said...

i just love that sweet moment your sister wrote about. you are a good mama. undoubtably. mistakes will be made, it's gonna be HARD, but there is a beauty to the exhaustion.


December 7, 2008 at 10:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kathi said...

that is one happy...and beautiful little being! :)

December 7, 2008 at 10:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Just Me said...

So beautiful!

Take your time to recover and cocooning. Thanks for sharing even while you are ill.

Greetz from Belgium

December 8, 2008 at 7:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger Busymomma66 said...

So beautiful...

So happy for you.

It really does go so quickly. It's lovely to see you enjoy every second.

December 8, 2008 at 7:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger tracey clark said...

he is heaven on earth. congrats boho family. now you are 3. such magic. xo

December 8, 2008 at 9:38:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


How much are you in love? Love! With the rolls on the itty baby back? That was my all time favorite with Samantha! I took so many pictures of the layers I can't even hardly talk about it. Congrats infinity bigillions!!!

xoxo, Rochelle, Sam & Samantha

December 8, 2008 at 9:41:00 AM PST  
Blogger Graciel said...

This continues to be the sweet story we are all so very in need of. Your sharing blesses us all.

December 8, 2008 at 10:43:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Denise...

He's delicious. Such softness in this photo.

I'm so happy for all of you. Be well and savor the seconds...


December 8, 2008 at 12:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alberta Art Classes said...

Oh my. I just read the moving post your sister wrote about your visit with family. It moved me to tears. I bet you are having fun photographing your wee boy!

December 8, 2008 at 1:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger lilia said...

I'm weepy again. So happy for all of you. Way to go, mama. xoxo, Lilia

December 8, 2008 at 1:57:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


December 8, 2008 at 2:37:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am coming out of lurkdom here to say Congratulations! I wish you all the best and I am so glad that things worked out for all of you. Cedar is exactly where he should be.

December 8, 2008 at 4:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I would read your posts of longing for a baby I hoped that someday you would experience these moments of pure joy and motherhood.
Congratulations. Adoption is a wonderful thing.

December 8, 2008 at 6:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger Vanessa said...

so much peace.
and love.
isn't it just amazing?

December 9, 2008 at 10:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kathleen said...

welcome home, mama, papa, and cedar. xo

i love that he still has his fur. hee...

he looks so loved and happy. because he is. he is.

so madly happy for you, girl. i look forward to reading about your adventure.

liam sends drooly kisses and hugs to his new blogged-baby pal. xoxo

December 9, 2008 at 5:30:00 PM PST  

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