Tuesday, November 6, 2007

We Are Coming Home!

Some things just can't wait until you get home! Yep, this little munchkin fits right in with this Starbucks loving family! One sip and she was hooked on this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. Oh boy - did this place ever smell like home!

Today we had our swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Consulate to finish up Rylee's US Citizenship. We took our oath along with 55 other families (4 families were late, so imagine the other 51 families waiting among all the crying babies - thankfully we were on time!!!) The only thing left now is to land on US soil!
After the Ceremony we headed over to the White Swan Hotel to snap some traditional red couch photos. We always love seeing these photos because the kids are always squirming all over the place, all doing something different usually some are crying. Apparently the squirming takes place even when there is only one family there - thankfully no crying though!

This post is short tonight because we have lot's of packing up to do. We start out very early in the morning tomorrow to head for home. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that commented, emailed and/or followed our journey. I can't even tell you how much it meant to us to know that we are not here alone and to be able to share this experience with all of you. I am sure that someday Rylee will treasure your comments and emails as much as we do!

Hopefully our next post will be from home! Can you believe it RYLEE IS COMING HOME???


  1. WELCOME HOME GUYS!!!!!!! Have a safe and good trip! May your flights be on time and you sleep on the flights too.

    WELCOME to the USA Rylee!


  2. Have a safe and good trip home. Welcome to the USA Rylee.

  3. May you all have a safe trip!!
    Welcome to the family Rylee!!

  4. Welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVED following your journey and its amazing that God knew exactly who would be your daughter and she is so beautiful and looks and sound like she fits in perfectly as only God can do!!! Hannah looks like the perfect big sister!!

    I am so HAPPY for your family!!!!

  5. Welcome Home Speese Family!!! I can't wait for Rylee to put her feet on US soil!!! She will love it here! Continue to post so we know how her introduction to the South goes (and because I've been addicted to your blog)!!!

    Miss you!!!!!!

  6. Have a safe trip home! I'll look forward to many more exciting posts!!!

    Laura Marusa


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