Our journey to adopt three beautiful children from Vladivostok, Russia
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Glad To Be Back In Vlad!!!!
After starting out at 7:30 AM Dec. 1 and flying 21 hours and total trip time of 40 hours we finally made it back to Vlad!!! The trip was very, very long but it will be so worth it. We each stretched out in a row on the way to Moscow so that was nice but we did not have individual movie screens on the seats in front of us so that made the trip longer. The worst part of the whole trip was the 7 hour layover in Moscow. You can only check in 2 hours before your flight so you have to wait in this big waiting area until then. It was miserable. The flight to Vlad was about the same as the flight to Moscow but we did not have room to stretch out. Irina and Lana both met us in Vlad with some very, very good news. We are going to see all the kids tomorrow and will get to pick up our oldest son and take him with us!!!! They said we will go next week and talk to Tatiana, who is the director of the baby home, and ask if we can have the little ones. We are so excited about all of this. The weather is a lot like home and will hopefully stay like that so at least we can get out a little bit and play. After we unpacked everything (we are in a huge suite with three beds, a crib, and a full kitchen) we both took showers (much, much needed) and we are going to walk over to the market to get some water and other goodies. We are then going to the restaurant here at the Vlad Inn to get something to eat and stop by the white rabbit to say HI to anyone that might be there. Tomorrow, Dec. 4th, Irina and Lana said it will be a very, very busy day. We were told we need to be up early and be ready to go. They have a BIG day planned with us because we will be going to many many places. Thank you so much to everyone who has sent emails and added wonderful comments to our blog. We keep reading everything over and over. It is so hard not to just pick up the phone and call people to share the good news but as you all know all we have is email.