Friday, April 18, 2008

Heading Home!!!

We finished up today with our embassy interview and our little man was a show off, but not necessarily in the greatest way! He's almost two and his molars are coming in, so we think he did pretty well. We got to meet Ana & Russ and their precious Eli and several other adoptive families. It was a nice gathering!

We were able to change our tickets to come home tomorrow. While we won't have a chance to take D to Red Square or get pictures of him there, we feel like it is time for us to go home. Our family is anxious and we are also. Plus we plan to bring him back one day. We have been so lucky that this trip has been so short. We are ready to start our lives together in our own home.

So lastly we'll leave you with a few pictures of today -- wish us luck with the long flight and longish layover in Atlanta. We'll need it!!





19 comments:

ana & russ said...

It was great meeting you and your adorable Daniel today. Sorry we won't be sharing the flight back, but we're so happy for you that you're getting out of here and going HOME!!! Hope the trip goes very smoothly.

Sira said...

Hey- you will live though the flight! BTW I LOVE his name...what a sweet sweet boy

Amy said...

Glad that you are able to come home sooner. Keep posting the pictures. Hoping you have a safe trip home.

Shane & Marie said...

Glad the embassy when great. I am sure you are more than ready to get back home. Good luck on the long flight.

By the way, I love the picture of you two brushing your teeth. Too cute!

Melissa said...

Oh MY, he is a cutie. Isn't it amazing how we all seem to end up being paired with children who look like they are bio kiddos? It's amazing. I hate that you won't get the "standard" picture - but am glad that you get to come home so quickly. I think you have made record time!

Melissa said...

BTW, the "standard" pic is in front of St. Basil's - sorry if that didn't make sense! ;)

Michael and Carrie said...

He is adorable Rachel! Congratulations!! I can't believe your trip was so fast after we spent a month in Russia!! That is awesome! You have a precious boy, and I hope we can meet him one day! Good luck with your flight home!

Ryan and Amy said...

YEAH - you're almost home. I am so happy for you. Every one of your posts the last few days have brought tears to my eyes. CONGRATS!

Dede said...

So glad to hear that you will get to come home early. Have a safe flight!

Christine said...

Have a safe trip home! Congrats on your new son again!

Mike & Heidi Lee said...

Congratulations! He is absolutely adorable!! PERFECT!! I can only imagine how you feel right now!! Best wishes!!

Chris said...

Godspeed on your trip home! You'll enjoy the good feeling of landing on US soil with America's newest Citizen!

Mary & Michael said...

You have a real cutie on your hands there. Glad you were able to get everything sorted so you can get home early. Have a safe trip.

Gary & Rosalie Clute said...

Good luck - very cute!

Carey and Norman said...

I'm so glad that all is going well for you. Daniel is so cute and looks so much like Daddy. It still amazes me how much our children do look like us. God is good!

I loved the mohawk picture. That was really cute. Daniel has the cutest little smile. I just enjoyed seeing your pictures today! Can't wait to touch base with you once your home.

Joy said...

What wonderful news that you are on your way home. He is so cute! I would have never thought to bring a toothbrush for the little guy. I will add this to my list.
Joy

Janine said...

What a beautiful boy Daniel is. It looks like you are having a blast with him. I'm so glad everything has gone so well and that you get to go home early too!! Have a great trip home!

My name is Shannon said...

Daniel is so adorable...Congratulations to both of you. I hope your journey home was safe and uneventful. I've been thinking about you and sending up prayers throughout your trip. Can't wait to see more pics!!

Anonymous said...

OMG! my computer was down for a few days and I just saw the pictures of your ADORABLE little boy. Know wonder you were so anxious to get back to him, how could you resist that cute face?!
Congratulations to the both of you and hope we will be hearing alot more from you.
Renae and Joe