Monday, December 20, 2010

We are here!!!!

We arrived Safe and Sound - Yippeeee!!!!  I can't even believe we are so close to Isabelle - Wow!!! 

We are in a a very cute apartment and it has INTERNET!!!  We are so lucky - since this is the only way we have to communicate with our family!!!  Thank GOD!!!!

Here a few pictures!!!

The crew before we left - Oh boy do I miss each and everyone of them

Before we left - Owen wanted to be in it too

At the Erie airport before boarding the first of three planes

Tonights dinner- the pizza after being nuked it didn't look at all like the picture on the box but it was pretty tasty

our cute little kitchen - please notice the washer - just another blessing!!!!

This is a 2 room bathroom

And the bedroom - I can NOT wait to hit that bed and sleep like a rock!! 

I was going to take a picture of us now but I took a moment to look in the mirror - YUCK!! 

Our SDA appt is at noon tomorrow and we just might be able to get the referral tomorrow night and get on a train so we can see Isabelle Wednesday, otherwise it will be Thursday!!!  I can't even believe it!!!  So super out of control excited!!!

Oh want to hear about a sweet act of kindness?  When we landed here we couldn't find our driver.  I was getting a little nervous but didn't want to panick since our flight had been delayed 4 hours so maybe our facilitator didn't know??  So you get bombarded at the airport for a taxi and we kept saying "no".  Well this one taxi driver was very persistant.  After we had been there for about 45 mins he asked if we wanted to use his phone.  Our phone wasn't getting any service so we were pretty much stuck because we couldn't get on the internet either.  Anyways, this nice man offered us his phone, I called Yulia and she sent Nico on his way.  Wasn't that so nice of that man to do that?  Wow - so very BLESSED!!!!


  1. What a very adorable apartment! Can't wait to see pics of your new baby girl!!

  2. Yay!!! I am so glad that you made it! Can't wait to hear more! :)

  3. Oh so glad to hear that you are there. I've been thinking about you guys all day and checking here/there waiting to see. yeah!

    The apartment is oh so cute. Love the 2 room bathroom. :)

    Tomorrow, yeah! Good luck with the appointment, praying for a speedy referral so you can get to go see that girl of yours.

    :) Hugs!

  4. i can "hear" the excitement in your voice!

    what a Sweet Sweet Christmas...

  5. YAAAAAY!!!! Only a little while longer!! Oh, I'm so excited for you!! Cute apartment too! Enjoy your time in the capital! Tell Nico "Hola from Juan & Mel DeLlanos!" Hehe

  6. Happy your trip went well. I can't wait to see pictures of Isabelle!!!

  7. yeah!!!you made it!!!Have a good night!!
    Love, Christina

  8. How exciting! I'm so glad you have arrived safe and sound. I'll be checking like crazy to see pictures of Belle.

  9. I am so happy you guys are finally there!!

    I must apologize that we did not get stuff to you before you left. I sent you an email but it did not go through I see after looking at my email....I am soooo sorry!!

    Hoping all is well and you get to see your sweetie so very soon!

  10. Congrats - welcome to the wild side. ;-) Seriously best wishes on your journey. Hope we cross paths at some point but since we are already in region, that may not happen. ;-(

  11. Congratulations on another step closer. Soon, oh so soon, you'll see your little girl.

  12. The apartment looks really cute...small blessings there already! Can't believe how close you are...just a few more days and you'll be holding your little girl in your arms!! Can't wait!!!! So excited for you guys.

  13. Love your appt did you make your own arrangments in Kiev or did you have the facilitator handle it? I like how detailed you are in helps me to picture how it will be when we go! God Bless!