Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We're Home

We made it home safe and sound on Saturday. We were very tired and very happy to see my mom, my older sister, her husband and my younger sister all waiting to pick us up at the airport. By the time we arrived home, I was all talked out and extremely tired as we had been up over 24 hours. It has taken a couple of days but Troy and I think we are back on schedule and are both back at work today.

It’s funny but today has been the hardest as we get back in to the swing of things and feel almost like nothing has changed. Of course we know our whole lives have changed and our minds and hearts are still back in Russia, but going back to work and doing the every day things there really feels odd.

We just can’t believe we have a little one and that we left him halfway around the world. Our court date can’t come quick enough. Our coordinator called us yesterday to check on us and see how we liked Russia and Troy kept asking in the background if we had a court date. I finally asked her and told her Troy was being insistent that I ask and she laughed and said “not yet”! But hopefully soon.

We went into the nursery last night and just stared at it for a while. We still have a lot to do but mostly in the way of sorting through clothes that will fit him and then after our baby shower putting the bed set together etc. My older sister is planning a baby shower on the 29th of this month and it is top secret. I have no idea where it is, what it’s going to be like etc. I just know that it is evening time (8-10 pm) and that it is going to be exciting. With my sister – who knows except I do know it will be exciting. She said it is not traditional and now I’m wondering just what kind of excitement she is talking about!! I’m not even allowed to see an invitation until after the fact and then I can have one for our memory book!!

Please keep us in your prayers that we will get that court date as soon as possible and be able to bring our little one home soon.

19 comments:

jeff and stacy said...

So glad you are home safely! Happy to hear that your trip went well and that your little one was happy to meet you!!!

Jane said...

So glad to hear you are home safe and sound. This part of the waiting is super hard, but just keep yourself really busy getting ready for your little one and the time will go by quickly (alright, not quick enough).

:: Suzanne :: said...

WHOO HOOO -

welcome home and congratulations.

Amy said...

Welcome Home! Sending prayers your way that you get a court date real soon. Keep busy and have fun at your baby shower.

Gary & Rosalie Clute said...

Welcome back! We will keep our fingers crossed for a quick court date.

Surprised there was no snow in St. Basil's picture!

Tiger & Kar said...

Hey guys! Welcome back!

Did Troy happen to be wearing a white baseball cap on your flight home Saturday? I am 99.9% positive I saw you two walking off the plane as Norm & I sat at the Aeroflot gate waiting to board. I wanted to run up to the glass & say hi and introduce ourselves but I wouldn't have made it over in time. And it would have been slightly embarrassing if it wasn't you!

Anyway, we're in Moscow now and having a great trip. Congratulations on meeting your son!

Karyn & Norm

Shane and Kathy Gebhardt said...

I'm so glad that you are home and adjusting to normal life again. It's crazy trying to get back to life in this time zone!

I'm sure that you are on cloud 9 right now! I also hope that you have a speedy return to your little one.

God's Blessings!

Ryan and Amy said...

So glad you are home safely. Call or email ANYTIME as I know this part of the waiting is so difficult. Your in my prayers for a speedy court date and hope you have a fun baby shower. Enjoy each other cuz your about to be very busy parents!

Jane and Jim said...

You are very much in our prayers - I'm glad you made it back safe and sound if not a little sad.. but that was to be expected.
I'm sure your court date will come soon and I can transfer you from my 'waiting' blogs to my 'complete' blogs!
Sooooo exciting!
An unknown shower sound fun!!

My name is Shannon said...

Hey, welcome home you guys. I really enjoyed reading your posts while you were in Russia. I'm so thrilled that you finally got to meet your little guy. Now, I'll be praying that your court date comes soon so you don't have to wait very long to bring him home. Take care and have a great week.

P.S. Thanks for all your support on my blog too!

Adrienne and Jim said...

I remember that strange feeling. It's so hard going back to doing your daily tasks and especially focusing on work, when all you can think about is that precious little boy of yours sitting on the other side of the world. it almost doesn't feel real, does it? I think I lived in a fog during the four months away from Owen. I was so excited to be getting ready to bring him home with showers and fun decorating, but I was also so sad being away from him when I already loved him so much.

I hope you have a WONDERFUL shower and can't wait to hear all about it. Stay as busy as you can and time will pass more quickly.

We too are looking forward to the post that says Court Date! :O)

Joy said...

I am glad that you made it home safely. I know you will travel soon to get the little guy.
Joy

Mary & Michael said...

Glad you are home safely. Hoping for a court date very soon so you can bring your son home. Have fun at your shower.

ana & russ said...

The waiting is hard, when your son is in Russia and you are here. Praying you get a court date VERY soon.

Becky and Keith said...

Welcome home! Time is going to fly by SO fast for you... just hang on! :-) I can't wait to hear about your baby shower!

KimAbraham said...

Glad you made it home safely. Looking forward to hearing more about that shower!

MandyJo013078 said...

Rachel -
I'm so glad that you and Troy are home safe and sound! I can't wait to hear about working on the nursery. I'm so excited to see pictures! I've been thinking and praying for you and Troy and your little one! I'll email you soon! Can't wait to hear about the mystery baby shower! I'm sure that it will be great! You guys are in my prayers for a speedy court date!
MandyJo

Sira said...

Welcome home

CATHY said...

From your big Sis now AUNT CACA: Hehehe showers rsvp's are good, especially you out of towners!!!....
RAE YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!