Saturday, May 24, 2008

Busy Week!

No travel dates yet, but they should be coming soon.
We had to be re-registered from Tyumen to Arkhangelsk so that’s what’s taking so long.

So what have we done this week?
-Got the new money for our trip
-Had our medicals done again (they had expired)
-Had our USCIS fingerprints taken again (they are going to expire in July)
-Had our FBI fingerprints taken (region specific requirement)
-Requested accountant’s new license and Jim’s proof of income

All this in addition to both working full time, my car getting new brakes, Jim buying a new car and us celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary!
Whew – I’m so ready for this 3 day weekend!

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day everyone!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

How cool is this?

My friend Teri brought me a kid's meal toy from Chick-fil-A that they were going to toss because, well, they just don't need anymore toys.
But this isn't just any kids meal toy, it's a CD that teaches kids a language.
And this isn't just any language, it's teaching Russian!

I just finished listening to it and it's pretty good, a little fast, but still informative and definitely better than the average kid's meal toy.
There are also CD's in Chinese, Italian and Spanish.

So props to you Chick-fil-A for doing this!
And as my friend Isabel says, their chicken nuggets are like "tiny bits of gold"!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thursday started out just like any other day...

and then we received 'THE CALL' - We got our referral!!
We don't have travel dates yet but in about 3-4 weeks we'll be on our way to Arkhangelsk to meet 2 little ones!
What happened to Tyumen?? Well, there's a baby home in Ark that has 2 kiddos available that match us so we will be re-registered there in the next couple of days.
It's been a whirlwind few days since getting the call - now it's back to hurry up and get that paperwork done AGAIN. Most of our docs have expired so it's back to the paperchase for the 2nd half of our dossier. No worries though, did it once, can do it again.

We just met Susan, Artem and Susan's SIL Amy for dinner - it was great fun!
Artem is just the cutest little man and wow, what an appetite! He truly doesn't stop eating -
His personality is just as sweet as can be and we really enjoyed our visit - thanks for meeting us Susan!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

At least someone got their babies

Sweet baby birds in the Crepe Myrtle in front of our house...