Thursday, March 6, 2008

And Counting...

Two days and we leave – how did this happen? I thought we would never get to this point and now I’m trying to figure out how we got here!! I think we are almost all set. Our Visas are coming in today – talk about last minute. I’ve already had enough panic attacks over them arriving at all that I’m all panicked out, which is probably a good thing. We have our blood work results, lots of original documents in hand and our chest xrays films are now complete and ready to be packed.

Have I mentioned I haven’t packed yet? Oh yeah – we’re a little behind. Tonight my wonderful sister-in-law, Amber, is coming over to help make sure my head is on straight and she is going to do some things around the house to help me out. Thank you, thank you! Tomorrow, my sisters and my mom are carting me all over town to pick up the last minute things and help me pack. I just know my older sister, Cathy, can cram everything we own into one suitcase – she’s good at things like that!

Lastly, I need to make a few shout outs:

Congratulations to Carey & Norman on the completion of their Russian Fairy Tale

Hip Hip Hooray to Carrie and Michael who finally received their court date!

Becky & Keith are counting down to tomorrow for some travel dates – you deserve them!

Janine has a referral!! She leaves March 11th!

Matt & Patti are counting down their 10 days in Astrakhan for their son!

Lots of others are in between trips or on the edge of referrals. What an exciting time in Russian adoptions right now!!

19 comments:

The Horners said...

Wow! That is a really fast turn around time. Congratulations! Happy to hear you are on your way!

Janine said...

I'm so impressed with how you have gotten everything done!! I'll be thinking of you all day Sat making the big trip over! I can't wait to read when you are finally in Russia!! I'm glad everything finally came together even if if had to happen so crazy fast. I'm over the moon so happy for you both! And thanks for the shout out. It's fun to see your name on someone else's blog. :-)

Shane and Kathy Gebhardt said...

Wow! I have been out of the loop. I just clicked on your blog found out that you are traveling soon! I apologize for not following your blog closer...as you know...our life has been turned upside-down lately. Nonetheless, I am so excited for you! I will definitely be watching your blog over the next week!

Take Care and God Bless. And...thank you for your kind words on our blog. We appreciate your prayers and support.

Sira said...

Hey- I didn't pack until last minute either...

Gary & Rosalie Clute said...

Yeah! Good luck. We'll be keeping up to date on your progress.

Becky and Keith said...

WOOHOOO! Almost time to go! I think it's good that you're packing last minute - less time to "over pack", ya know?? I can't wait to see a post from Russia! How EXCITING!

Becky and Keith said...

P.S. Thanks for the shout out! :-) Hopefully tomorrow will be a GOOD day!

Michael and Carrie said...

You're leaving in 2 days!!! Yippee!! You have moved so quickly, and I know your head must be spinning! I hope your packing goes well, and don't worry, it will all come together! Thanks for the shout out on your blog! I'm praying for you all and can't wait to hear about your visits with your little guy! :)

Carey and Norman said...

I'm so excited for you. One day and counting. That is so exciting. Will you stay in Moscow on your way through? We'll be here until March 12th. I'm sure you'll catch a flight the same day you arrive, but if not let me know. We'd love to see you in Moscow especially since we have tons of down time!

I'm so excited for you!! Congratulations Mom and Dad!

Mary & Michael said...

Yeah, you're getting closer! I am very excited for you both. I look forward to reading your posts from Russia. Have a safe trip.

Patti said...

I'm soooo excited for you! Have a great trip and I can't wait to read your updates. I pray all of the packing comes together for you.

Amy said...

Not like I need to tell you but...have a great time and safe travels. You are going to meet your son....great big hugs to you and Troy. Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

ana & russ said...

I'm so excited for you! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

My name is Shannon said...

You're leaving tomorrow....how exciting!!! Have a safe trip. Can't wait to hear from you in Russia.

Joy said...

I can not believe that the time is here for you guys to travel. Enjoy every minute.
Joy

Jane and Jim said...

Good luck - wish you the best and have a safe trip!!!

You guys rock!!!
Jane

Adrienne and Jim said...

OH MY GOSH! 2 days?!! I can't even tell you just how excited I am for you and Becky and Carey and Carrie right now!!! Hooray!! Sounds like you have a lot of wonderful helpers to get everything together and get you on your way....in 2 days!!!!!

Can't wait to hear all about your little Daniel!

Ryan and Amy said...

Wow - I can't believe it either! I am so excited to follow you in Russia. Whoo Hoo!

Teresa said...

Hi - My husband and I are currently in the process of adopting a baby from the Moscow Region and I found your blog. I just had to say, Congratulations on your first trip to meet your little one!! Take care...Teresa