Monday, March 3, 2008

We have dates!

Okay - we finally have dates. We are leaving....dum, dum, dum dummmmmmmmmmm

Saturday - this Saturday - March 8th!!! Set to return on the 15th. Holy cow! We're in panic mode!!

Looks like we won't be spending much time in Moscow at all except long enough to get off the plane and hop a night train to our region. We may have one night in Moscow on the way back to do our medical exams. I was hoping to see some of Moscow, but maybe next trip!

The train sounds great. It's overnight, but we should get to see alot of the countryside in the morning going into the region which is something I really wanted to do. Troy hasn't been on a train before either, so I think he will like it. We used to take trains all the time when I was young.

We are so excited!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to be posting while in Russia!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you have travel dates. I have been following your blog for a while now. I can't wait to hear about your trip. We are a fellow CHI family as well. I'm looking forward to hearing updates. Safe travels!

JennyM
web.mac.com/jmartin7100

Becky and Keith said...

Congrats on getting your dates! Good luck getting everything done. You can do it!

Janine said...

Wow!!! That's great news!! How exciting that we at somepoint will be in Russia at the same time. I will be thinking of you with your little one when I'm there.

Debbie B said...

Wow! I'm glad you got sick before traveling to Russia and good to hear you're feeling better and eating.

Congratz on the travel dates. You'll get all the important stuff done on time. So excited that you're going to meet your little one.

WW said...

OMG -- Well, Saturday it is. Don't sweat the small stuff all you really need is safe travels, the rest will just fall into place. I do hope the train ride goes well!

ana & russ said...

How exciting! You'll be meeting your little one very soon! That's great news. And the train ride sounds very cool.

Jane said...

Oh my gosh, that is quick! You are in for the ride of your life, and I'm not talking about the train! Enjoy every second of it.

Jackie said...

That is so exciting!!! You just brought a big smile to my face!! Yeah!!!

Adrienne and Jim said...

HOLY COW! THIS Saturday???!!! Wow! I had to take a deep breath FOR you! I'm so excited for you!! I know you must be so busy getting ready. We can't wait to hear all about your trip but most importantly all about Daniel! :O)

Ryan and Amy said...

WHOO HOO!!!! I am SO excited for you guys. Cannot wait to hear more...congrats! Somehow things always work out to get things done - I know you can do it! We also took a train - try the bathroom at the train station in Moscow while you're there - I promise it'll be unforgettable :)

Dede said...

Congrats! Just think in only 5 days you will be headed to Moscow...I'm so excited for you!

Joy said...

That is so wonderful that you have your travel plans. I can't wait to hear about your trip.
Joy

Amy said...

wow...Saturday! I'll be thinking of you all next week. The train ride sounds real cool. Get packing and safe travels. Looking forward to hearing from you! Big Hugs! Congratulations!

Tanya and Don said...

Congratulations! Safe travels. Relax and enjoy the train! We just did the train four times to and from Kirov and loved it. Once you feel comfortable in your compartment you will really love this means of travel! Best wishes on your journey to meet your son, it is a dream come true!

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited that you have travel dates! It looks like we will barely miss one another in Moscow. We leave the 12th. I'm so excited for you to go and meet your little guy.

I'm cheering for you all the way in Russia! I can't think of any better news to receive today!!

Donna said...

Wow thats great! I will pass you on the way there. I will be arriving the day you leave! =) All the best and have a safe trip!
Donna

Sira said...

Yahhh!!! Take some gronola bars just in case... I am so excited for you guys. You will see plenty of Moscow on trip 2

Allison said...

Wow. That's great!! This time next week you'll know who your son is...finally! Good luck and have safe travels!

Nancy said...

HOORAY for travel dates!! YAY!!!

Michael and Carrie said...

Congratulations on getting your travel dates! I'm so excited for you all! I hope you are feeling better! :)

Chris said...

Awesome! I'm so excited for you both! I've been hoping this time would come!

Take lots of pictures on your train ride! We can't wait to see pictures and to follow your journey.

Godspeed!

MMrussianadoption said...

congratulations!!! If you can, do sightseeing on your first trip. Extend your stay if at all possible. On your second, you wont have time to breath with the little one in tow. Take it from me, I have been there 3 times and only got to see stuff on trip 1

Denise and Mike said...

Congratulations! Did you just find out about the travel dates? Less than a week notice, how hectic! But will be worth it. We will be in Moscow when you are there! Wonder if we will bump into each other at the clinic getting our medicals. Good luck, have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

Yeaaaaaaah!!!!OMG is right, you better get packin' girl! I am so happy for you and Troy. The train ride actually sounds enjoyable, it's better than having to take another flight out of Moscow. Have a safe trip and congrats!
Renae and Joe

mommyto5 said...

God Bless! Have a wonderful trip of a lifetime!

Danigirl said...

Yeah.Wow. Can you believe your time has finally come. So so exciting! I thank God for his grace. Please, please take lots of pictures. We will be following your journey very closely. Hugs, Danica

KimAbraham said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Our family has been fighting the Flu too so I can feel your pain.

We'll be praying for safe travels for you and Troy. How fun to ride the train to your region!

Wishing you all the best! Kim

Patti said...

YAY! Glad to hear you have dates! I hope all of your preparations come together.