“…once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act.”
~Proverbs 24:12

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Checked In!

After three plane flights and 1.5 hours of sleep, WE ARE HERE! Despite being absolutely exhausted when we touched ground in St. Petersburg, I had butterflies in my stomach thinking that we are in the same city as our kiddos! However, I still don't think the magnitude of what is about to happen over this next week has sunk in. Maybe after a few more hours of sleep. Maybe tomorrow morning when we go to the Ministry of Education and officially receive our referrals. Maybe on the way to the baby home(s). Maybe we when get to hold them!! :-)

Our room here in St. Petersburg is amazing. Our driver (and possibly translator too?) requested a corner room for us, so we have a marvelous view! Check it out:

(Okay, I don't think the video works. I think it's too big... We'll try to figure something out later. But take our word for it, it is beautiful here! Even with the rain)

We meet our in-country coorinator in about a half an hour. She'll meet us in our room and go over what to expect this week, particularly tomorrow. After that, we may walk down the street (with our coats, it's chilly and rainy here!) to a place our driver recommended for dinner. Known for it's "pies," he said, which I'm guessing are not for dessert.

We don't have Internet in our room, so we are accessing it in the hotel lobby. We hope to have the chance to update you guys as much as we can! We love you all and are SO thankful you are all on this journey with us!


Dana said...

just caught up on everything and I am in tears!>.:D Happy tears!...I feel like I did when I had Maggie...I am SO Happy for you guys Kat!

Being parents is the best thing EVER...and the fact that you are going to see your babies so soon is just the best thing ever!..

God has definitely blessed you guys!...and those sweet babies are just as lucky as you guys are!

Congrats on this...life is getting ready to become so much better then you can ever imagine and it will get better every single day!

Congrats Mommy and Daddy!....<3 yall!

K said...

Yay for updates! Ditto everything Dana said. It's SO exciting, and I'm honored to be able to follow along with your journey.

Cannot wait for more pics and videos! Keep em coming!

Amy said...

Thanks again for taking the time to chronicle your journey. I'm hanging on every word and checking the blog way too often (I feel like a stalker) :) We love you guys!

MR said...

So glad you are there safe and sound! We think of you all often and are so very excited for you! Can't wait to hear more!
Mary Rae

Brent said...

YEAH!!! It does take time. It is all good and enjoy the process. We are so happy for you all.

the overtons said...

praying for you guys and love following along.

Gary Sanders said...

It all happens so fast!!! All the stuff you are about to experience will be a blur, epecially with no sleep! Take a deep breath and take it all in

Kat said...

Thank you all! Love each of you!


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