There’s No Place Like Home

Posted: January 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm

We got to come home today! Technically, our discharge should have been tomorrow but they allowed us to leave earlier since the roads may worsen for Thursday. We took advantage of that offer. Although going home did present a few problems.


First off, we had no car. We headed to the hospital via ambulance, remember? Peter’s dad helped us out. He drove up and then picked up Peter to take some of our stuff home and pick up the car seat. When they made the original pit-stop to our house, they quickly discovered that our neighborhood’s roads are still not driveable.

What did that mean for us? We still went home. We had to park the car at the front of the neighborhood and walk up to our house.


The fun just never stops, huh? Luckily its a short walk and we made it safely. We also managed to get Makenzie home. I wish you could have seen the excited look on her face when she first saw him!


It feels so incredible to be home with my family!


Question of the night – What makes your home feel like home to you?

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99 Comments to “There’s No Place Like Home”
  1. Ohhhh I love M’s sweet face as she stares so lovingly at Baby B! For me home is wherever my lovely man and my sweet pups are!

  2. He is seriously PRECIOUS!!!!!!!! Congratulations!

  3. Aww!! I love the look on little M’s face. She looks so excited and happy.

    Congratulations again Tina! You made a couple of beautiful little babies. Im so excited for you!

  4. Yay! As a California girl, the effect of snow on daily life seems so strange. I’m glad you are all safe and well! How exciting to have an entire new person in your family.

    Home feels like my grandmother and grandfather making my sister and me cinnamon toast, watching The Price is Right, cooking big, Italian feasts for our family, telling the same stories every holiday (and every Tuesday). I definitely associate home with family, as it seems you do.

  5. Awww I love these pictures! So heartwarming. 😀

  6. Stephanie says:

    Laughter and hugs!! Baby and Little M are going to love eachother so much!

  7. What a story you have to tell him when he gets bigger…love it! Enjoy being a mom of two…your life has now changed forever!

    (your kiddos are about the age diff. as my kids…busy, busy)

  8. Heather says:

    OHHH – That picture of M and B is seriously priceless. They are going to be best friends!

  9. Kristy says:

    That photo of M is what IVE BEEN WAITING FOR! I get chills thinking how awesome this is for her! Can you tell I adore my younger brothers? 🙂

  10. Love that last picture! What a beautiful family you have!

  11. Could M be any cuter while she looks at Baby B?! Just adorable! You’ve got such a great little family Tina – it’s heart warming to how much you all love each other & how much your family means to you. You’re definitely an inspiration to those of us that haven’t started our own families yet!

  12. Jolene says:

    He’s beautiful and I love the picture with your daughter meeting him! That’s adorable. Home for me is seeing my kitties greet me at the door 🙂

  13. sunny says:

    tina, the look on M’s face is priceless..that is an awesome picture, she looks so excited and is probably gonna be overprotective of her lil brother 🙂 too cute.

    hope you and the family are doing well & that you’re able to get some rest too! 🙂

  14. Lisa Jordan says:

    What a sweet picture of M gazing down at Baby B! I love them so very much!!!!

  15. What an adventure back home! Can’t wait to read about all your new adventures as a family of 4!

  16. How sweet! So glad you all made it home safely, it’s still too slick here to be on the roads.

  17. Jess says:

    AW! I love seeing M’s face when she first meets her little brother. LOVE IT!! They will be the best of friends, I’m sure 🙂

  18. ohhhh my gosh, I love your precious baby boy and his cute knitted cap.

    I was born in a blizzard. hey, great kids are born when the snow comes! 😉

    P.S. check out my brand new blogroll! 😉

  19. I am dying over that photo of M checking out her baby brother. Too sweet!

  20. What precious pictures!! So glad that you made it home safely!

  21. Mandy says:

    OMG! What a doll he is! Look at all that dark hair! Congrats again on a beautiful family!

  22. What a sweet new family picture!!! Congrats 🙂

  23. There is definitely no place like home!!! I was always so happy to get home after giving birth!

  24. Welcome home and again, congrats!

  25. Camille says:

    Oh my! He has so much thick brown hair! Gorgeous!

  26. Rach says:

    Aww I love that you are home with your family! Love that last snapshot! And my gracious, you will have quite the story to share with your little man when he gets older. At least you made it safely home (even if you did have to walk through snow and ice)! 🙂

  27. Marg says:

    How cute! To me he looks like he’s going to really look like his Dad!

  28. I’m so glad you had a safe trip home!! I love all the pics! My home feels like home with the addition of my son. It’s amazing how a baby does that!

    P.S. I’m taking the plunge on January 24th and trying Zumba for the first time, thanks to your response to my comment. I’m super excited!

  29. Kathie says:

    Welcome Home!! there is no feeling than coming home!

  30. Sarah says:

    SO ADORABLE!! Congratulations to your entire family 🙂 I’m so glad that you and baby B are healthy and home. I can’t wait to read how M. and B. get along!

  31. Mandy says:

    Look at you guys!!!! AHHHH! So glad you made it home safely 🙂

  32. Melissa says:

    I love that picture of M looking down at her new brother…all love:)

    Glad you made it home safe…even with all the snow!!

  33. Glad you made it home safely. Can’t wait to hear more!

  34. What a blessing your family is! You all look so incredibly content – I truly hope to have a family like that one day too!

    I can’t wait to continue reading your journey now post baby B! 🙂

  35. your family is so beautiful! ironically the thing that makes my home HOME is the constant clutter. we try and try to clean (well, my mom does) but within a few hours there are piles of junk or books or half-read newspapers or dirty dishes or coats piled up somewhere… it’s inevitable, but at this point, somewhat refreshing.

  36. Sara says:

    I was in Icelanta and my flight was cancelled so I had to spend an extra day. So coming home was amazing. My pets–especially Buffy–my husband and our couch is home to me!

  37. Hayley says:

    I am so behind…you had your baby!!!!! He is absolutely beautiful Tina, and I love the name Braedon. Great choice! Best wishes to you and your lovely family.. 🙂

  38. Michelle says:

    Such sweet pictures! I’m so happy for all of you!!!

    Honestly, my husband makes my home seem like home to me. No matter where we go, wherever he is, is home.

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