Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We're Back...boo.

This is slightly delayed, but we are back in the U.S. We don't like it. We' re ready to go back. The U.S. stinks. Just kidding. We are just really ready to get back to Russia!!

On our way back through Moscow we met up with our very friendly, easy to understand, knowledgeable contact there. There was just a misunderstanding on the way through the first time about where we were supposed to meet up with him in the airport but we worked it out and moved on. :) We got to Moscow early Saturday morning and were not leaving until Sunday morning so he got us to our hotel for the day/night and gave us instructions about how to get ourselves back to the airport in the morning.

Once at the hotel we slept. A lot. The hotel was much more modern than Hotel Volgograd, as well as much more expensive!!! The city of Moscow is just a very expensive place. This...

Is a $40 plate of fajitas. Seriously. It was one of the cheapest things on the menu. We split it. :)

My little brother got married while we were there! Crazy. We actually slept through the wedding because of the time difference. Not many people can say that they slept through their brother's wedding! Ha!

Now that we're back home we're furvently working to complete the next round of paperwork (statewide police clearance, fingerprinting again (3rd time), psychologicals, medicals, copies of house deeds and marriage certificates, financials, and on and on it goes). I'm going crazy trying to get it all done as soon as possible because my child's life is at stake!!!! Must. Get. Back. Now. We're looking at between a 2-4+ month wait before our next trip. Please join us in prayer that all of the paperwork is processed so so quickly and that we will be back in Russia in record time!!

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  1. Praying that the process goes smoothly and quickly!!

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  2. Praying this goes much more quickly than 2-4 months!!! We need to get together soon.

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    1. Yes, let's...lunch one day next week?

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  3. Hi, Lisa. I read about your journey over at Jamie's Rabbits and wanted to come by and introduce myself. I have two boys who we adopted from Russia in 1998 and 2001. I'm so happy for you and your husband for your blessing - and am praying that you will be able to get back over there to bring your beautiful son home ASAP!

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    1. Hey Dawn!! Thanks for stopping by. :) So fun that you have two boys from Russia! We really enjoyed our first trip - of course we loved meeting our baby - but it was also fun experiencing the culture. Thanks for the prayers!

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