Sunday, February 28, 2010

In Samara

After approximately 11 hours flying, 7 hours of driving, and about five hours of waiting in airports, we arrived at our hotel in Samara around 8pm (Samara time is 9 hours ahead of our time). Matt slept a bit on the plane, but I slept none. Every time I was just about asleep the toddler two rows behind would begin screaming, or the stewardess would walk by with water. SO, it felt so good to get a hot shower, quick call home to check on dear sweet sick children, and go straight to bed. We slept a straight 11 hours, what a blessing!

We will go visit the orphanage this afternoon and see Miss Cupcake. We can hardly wait until tomorrow. She won't have to hear us say good-bye anymore.

Also, please pray we won't get sick with whatever our children at home have. We need to be well to get through the next few days. Can't wait to be home for good!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New to Blogging

Well, here goes my first post.

I decided to start this blog to share our adoption with friends and family. In addition to blogging about adoption, I'll probably blog about homeschooling, quilting, crafts, family fun, and spiritual matters.

We began our journey back in September to adopt a little girl from Samara, Russia. Our first visit to meet this wonderful girl was right after Christmas in 2009. Our court date was on February 19, 2010. Now we are back home in our small town waiting out the 10 day wait. Matt and I will be flying out this Saturday, February 27 heading back to Samara. We will have regional paperwork on Monday and then FINALLY on Tuesday afternoon, March 2, we will get to experience the much anticipated "Gotcha Day". I have the "Gotcha Day" dress all ready for her. It is a beautiful pink bishop style dress with brown smocking, including ponies smocked around the neck, and of course a matching hairbow.

Stay tuned.....