Thursday, April 12, 2012

Exciting little update...and picture..of course!!

Hi everyone!!! I hope this blog post finds you all doing well, David and I are doing wonderful!! We found out this afternoon (our time here in Ukraine) that we have a court date!!!! We are so excited and grateful to have gotten such a speedy court date. We know that usually a court date can take a while to receive, which makes us lucky to have gotten a date within the next 10/11 days. So hopefully soon I’ll be writing the post I have dreamed about since starting this process...the post introducing “Aaron” into our family and finally reveling his real/new name we’ve picked out for him!!!:)
So other then that bit of exciting news nothing much has changed...we are going to our visits twice a day and I am totally starting understand how exhausting the 2 visits a day can become. We have to take the metro (a.k.a. subway) to the orphanage and since our visits fall at high commute hours the metro is usually packed...a one way trip can range from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the time and how fast we decided to that means that our travel time ranges from 3 to 4 hours a day of just riding the metro and walking...our visits are 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the that’s about a grand total of 8 to 10 hours a day of metro riding, walking and playing with out little guy....and it may not sound that bad but it is so exhausting and yet so worth every sore foot and body part I may have from all the walking. Our little boy is doing amazingly well and showing what some love and affection can do for him!! Each day he is excited to see us and we can’t wait to break him free of his orphanage. But for know we just visit and enjoy our time we have with him!!:)
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and here are some more pictures!!

Trying to get to the camera! 

Having fun with mommy.! 

Surprised by the music coming from my phone.....he LOVES music!

Loving on daddy!

Mommy trying out the carrier we have....and it fits PERFECTLY!!:)

He loves his daddy! 

Covered in blocks and being silly with daddy!!


  1. Wow - three hour visits!!! All of our visits were on the couch on the 2nd floor...we would have NEVER lasted 3 hours!!!

    And yes - exhausting. Just keep envisioning the light @ the end of the tunnel!! Put one foot in front of the other, and before you know it, you'll be walking thru the airport!

  2. When do you get to bring him home???

  3. Tears of joy fall down from my eyes just seeing this miracle happening for you and for your family! I am so blessed that I could be a tiny part of this happening for you all and I look forward to your court date and the day that that little lucky and blessed boy comes home and meets the rest of his new wonderful family! Wow! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this miracle by way of your blog. Love, Janis (Katey's mom :))

  4. so exciting!! can't wait to see you all come home together!