Thursday, April 09, 2009

We're here!


Thanks for all of the prayers!!

We arrived without incident (more or less) yesterday. So far the "only carryon luggage" has been a great thing. We had our appointment this morning and will pick up our referral for the girls this evening, then drive to their region tomorrow morning (very early!!). If everything goes as planned we will get all of our initial paperwork done tomorrow and will be staying in their region over the weekend.

Our luggage

The boys are doing fantastic and are loving being in Ukraine! Their favorite part is the playgrounds that are everywhere in Kyiv. Tami, yesterday we walked to O'Panas and the boys played at the huge playground there. :)

The playground outside our apartment
Having my mom here has been great. She was able to stay with the boys this morning while we went to our appointment so they got to sleep in. We're all pretty sleep deprived after the craziness of the past few days, so the extra sleep for them was wonderful. We are headed to their favorite playground (at O'Panas) next so they'll sleep well again tonight.

Before our SDA appointment

Sorry if this is a little disconnected. I'm typing fast and trying to use as little time as possible. We don't have internet here in Kyiv so I'm using an internet cafe. We should have internet in-region and I'll do my best to catch you all up on the past few days.

We're really excited to meet the girls!! :) :)

21 comments:

MoserUpdates said...

Good nite! That was fast! I guess time has just been slipping away from me. Hopefully everything goes smoothly for you!

Jane said...

Great news. I'm glad things are going smoothly

Missy said...

That's great! Sounds like so far, so good!! Keep us updated!! :o)

FayeJ said...

how exciting, you'll see the so soon now!

Debbie said...

I was wondering about you. So glad to hear everything is moving right along. Can't wait to hear more and more and eventually see your sweet girls' faces with you!

Erin said...

So glad that everything is going well. Praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

wow, sounds like this adoption process is going quite smoothly for you guys! You are in our thoughts and prayers as you meet your precious, little girls. Can't wait to read your next update :)

God Bless, Elizabeth Meissner

Tami said...

YEA!!!! So glad you got there safe and sound! And OH how I wish I could be there to go to O'Panas with you again! Enjoy the food for me! :)

Christine said...

How exciting! Please try to give us lots of details! I can't wait for you to meet your girls!

Rachel said...

I am happy to hear that you are having a good time in Ukraine. Can't wait to hear about you meeting your precious daughters. I will be praying for your family.

Journey to our Ukrainian Angel said...

Glad all is going well so far. If you get Rostnik as your driver, say hello from Anna and Isaac:)

Sarah Halter said...

Wowee! It's all really happening - and so fast. Enjoy the time with your family in Ukraine, and the precious first moments with the girls!! I can't wait to hear more.

MamaPoRuski said...

Woo-Hoo! Post pics when you can! Glad the SDA appointment went without a hitch! God bless your drive on those Ukrainian roads!

schoolmother said...

I have been wondering how you are doing. I am so glad to hear you are there safe and sound. And I'm glad to hear about the playgrounds, too. We have always been there when the ground was covered in snow.
Joy,RR

Amy said...

Good to hear an update, glad everything is going smoothly!

Blessings!

The Flying Eagle said...

Yea! I can not wait for you to meet the girls :-) We are so incredibly excited!!!!!

DoveFamily said...

Glad you made it safely. Hope your travels to region were safe and that your first meeting goes/went well.

BTW, William also loved the playground next to O'Pana's, good times!

Can't wait to read more :)

Leslie said...

YEAH!
I have been wondering how things were going.
I remember that playground well!
We will continue praying for a smooth journey!

Tonya said...

Goodness, you're flying through this! I am praying that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Sounds good so far:).

Can't wait for pics!!!:)

Sheryl said...

Excited for you guys as you travel through this part of the journey. I lurked around during the adoption of the boys, but I plan on commenting and praying more for you this time around. Thanks for making a difference in the lives of children.

The Adamsons said...

Glad you made it there safely and that everyone is doing well--you are blessed to have your mom with you :) we'll be soon behind you (arrive 4/20th)--hope to you see you but we'll be praying for you all. Whats the weather?

love,the Adamsons