Thursday, September 9, 2010

another quick update

We had a busy time in the capitol city - it's been an adventure here for sure so far! We had a great time and the Lord has been gracious to us even with a couple of small hiccups.  I'll post about our time there later along with some photos.

We are now in Darya's city.  We took the overnight train and are now at our apartment.  Our translator will be here in about 20 minutes to pick us up and in just a matter of a couple of hours we'll be meeting Darya!!!!  You will probably all still be sleeping :-)  We just found out that she is in one of the "easier" orphanage to adopt from here, as another one in this city is much more difficult. We thank God for that and are praying for a quick and smooth process.  This is one exciting adventure!

p.s. for those of you who have asked, it is much colder here than we expected.  I'm glad I brought a jacket.  I brought a scarf that doubled as a head covering when we visited some orthodox churches (just a light weight gauze type one).  Oh, also pack light on the toiletries as everything is readily available here!

Next blog will be the "big one"!!


  1. Oh sooooo excited for you! You guys are having a BLAST! I love it! Wasn't the dark haired woman at the SDA really beautiful...kind of like a more professional looking Angelina Jolie? I wonder if it was the same woman...she was so pretty!
    Say "hi" to Uncle Niko!!!! We miss him. He was the BEST!!!!

  2. We are so excited as well. Im so glad that you are having such a good time. You have such a positive attitude about everything! Maybe thats why I did not enjoy myself. Im glad you are loving the city. Its here in Odessa that I got so homesick and got so bored, but you guys sound like you are getting out there and having so much fun. We have been praying for you guys. Send lots and lots of pictures. If you see a little girl named Anya please see if you can send pics. She does not have downs, she has Arthpososis. I cant spell it, the disease that makes their body stiff. They would not let me see her when I was there. She is under other angles on the site if you want to see her. Thanks, The Beasleys By the way, If you see Nikoli and Aloyona please say hello for us!

  3. I can't even tell you how many times a day I have been checking this blog for updates!!! I have been counting days and adjusting for the time change just sure that there should be a blog post at any time. Now I am literally on the edge of my seat!! I know that right now as I write this, you have already met that precious angel and I hope to see some pics soon!!

  4. I am anxiously awaiting the next post... the one with fresh Darya pics!