Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In Kiev!

We made it to Kiev! And going through customs was a breeze compared to previous trips. I guess our smaller flight into Kiev resulting in less people going through customs and having to pick-up luggage balanced with our two layovers. Our Ukraine "connections" whom I prefer to refer to as our friends picked us up immediately and took us to a nice apartment within walking distance to TGI Fridays. It was there that we met up with five other adoptive families including the Doves, Urbans, Loraines, Thibaults, and Enbergs. It was quite the party!


John is asleep next to me and Internet is incredibly slow so I could not upload pictures-- though I tried--- really hard. Oh well, I'll post them tomorrow!


I think we have already walked over a mile and I am pretty tired myself.


Tomorrow morning is our SDA appointment along with the Dove family. We look forward to sharing exciting news with you!


P.S. The weather couldn't be better-- I heard last week was a scorcher! It is such a blessing to be back. To even think about meeting A and P in two days is such a treat!

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

So glad you made it! I've thought about you guys all day yesterday and today!

Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about your new kiddos!

And I'm still praying! :)

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Oh how I wish we were there too! Silly delays. I am going to live vicariously through y'all and I cant wait to do so :)
Best wishes and prayers for tomorrow!

Patty said...

Glad to hear you made it there safely. Get some rest and can't wait to follow along on this very exciting part of your journey!

BrokenWithGod said...

So glad to hear that you arrived in Kiev safely. My thoought's and prayers are with you. I am so excited for your family.

Joni said...

I'm so glad you're sharing this trip with us! I've traveled with you before, and am just so excited to 'meet' the newest Reeds! Hope you get a good rest now!!

Mary said...

So glad to hear that you made it safe and sound! It's such a blessing that you were able to meet up with a whole bunch of adoptive families - sounds like a lot of fun :-)

I'll be praying that your SDA appointment goes smoothly. Best wishes for tomorrow!

Kevin and Pam said...

Glad to see you made it safely! Praying things go well at the SDA.

Sally-Girl! said...

Get that internet working faster so we can see pictures! Glad your flight was good and uneventful.I am so excited for you guys!!!

Allison said...

I'm thrilled for you guys!!! So wish we were there too....I can't wait to hear all about your appointment!!

Toni said...

Been following your blog for a long time and just want to wish you a safe and rewarding trip. Can't wait to see pictures of A and P. Hoping this trip is everything Rachel dreamed it would be for her.
Toni from Fresno

The McEacherns said...

I love the pic of you and Jenn on the Dove's blog... makes me wish we were there, too! We'll be praying for your SDA appt tomorrow!

~ Teresa ~ said...

Praying for you guys and for all the other family members that are home!

Rachel E. said...

Hooray for easy customs! Praying for safe travel for all of you.

Anonymous said...

hi mom and dad!!! i miss you alot and i am glad you made it to Kiev.
i am doing good and staying out of truoble. ;) i can not wait for you to get back!!!!!!!!!!
Annalyn

Tina in CT said...

Hope you all sleep well tonight and that the jet lag won't be too bad.

How nice that you met up with other adoptive families and had dinner at the American restaurant.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!! Can't wait for the pics!!!!!

Jamey & Catherine said...

Glad to hear that your trip over there was great! What was Rachels first reaction to being in her homeland again? We're also praying for your visit with the SDA tomorrow. :)
Catherine

thedickinsonfamily said...

So glad you arrived! What a blessing it was to meet ALL of those other adopting families. What a treat! I'm praying for your SDA apt. to go smoothly & quickly tomorrow. Excited to continue following your journey. One step closer...

Laura said...

This is such an exciting time (I love following your adventures!). Blessings to you all as you meet your children this week. Can't wait to check in daily to see if there's an update!

~Laura :)

Sara W. said...

How exciting!

Laurel said...

Please email or text me with your cell number. I emailed Igor also and asked him to send it to me. Also, I assume you know that baby Sasha arrived last night!!!