Tuesday, August 25, 2009

News from the Front

Hi everyone back home!!! We so miss everyone and can't wait to get back to US soil. We are having very good visits everyday with Laurel and she is really warming up to Mike. You can tell she hasn't seen many men before therefore she isn't really sure where they fit in in the big scheme of things or what Daddy's are good for. Boy will she be in for a surprise! She and Mike will have a blast. She made the sign for "cat" yesterday when she saw one and I was so proud of her. You can also tell she wants to talk some b/c she moves her lips like what we say and tries to make a sound. We see that she LOVES apples and they probably feel good to her teeth as she is still getting teeth.

WE FOUND OUT OUR COURT DATE TODAY. We are scheduled for Monday at 4:30pm (9:30am US time). PLEASE be in prayer for us that the judge would look favorably on us to adopt Laurel. She seems already to be a bit of a stickler for details so it makes us a bit nervous. If all goes as planned, I will leave court, get on an overnight train to take me back to Kiev. I will be met by a translator who will take me to the US Embassy to sign some papers and then off to the airport to catch a flight Tuesday pm. We'll see how the details work out. Please pray for MIke who will be left behind and will have to deal with Laurel by himself. I think they will be just fine however.

Thank you all for your interest, time and prayers. We are so blessed to have friends and family like you.

PS: The picture of all the wonderful food is to prove to our Mama's that we aren't starving. We found a wondeful Ukrainian cuisine restaurant that serves lots of food CHEAP. All of this and drinks were around $8. We treat ourselves about once a week.


  1. Yay! We miss you you!


  2. covering you and the court date in prayer!!!
    Love, Michele Adopting Morgan

  3. Oh my goodness, I can't believe you are still there. I've been wondering and looking down your driveway for signs of you when I drive by. Praying that all continues to go well. Laurel sounds so sweet. Let me know, or let your family know if I can help in anyway...Still waiting for travel approval so we might end up passing you in the airport as you arrive and we (hopefully) leave. The wait is grueling, as you remember! Love the pictures and glad you're eating!! - Sarah