We are adopting two adorable girls who have a little something extra, Down Syndrome!
We are excited to add them to our family.
We will use this blog to update family and friends on our adoption progress and fundraising efforts.
Just joining us? Click on the 2011 posts in the archive to find out why we are adopting the girls.

We are here!

We made it safely!  We have checked into our hotel and are packing a day pack to go to the government offices and then to see our sweet girl!  Fortunately, we have a couple of hours to transition and shower :).

For anyone traveling to adopt from Novosibirsk, the flight from Moscow to Novo was wonderful.  I was worried what it would be like but the plane was brand new with more leg room then the other flights we have been on and the dinner was DELICIOUS!  The rest of the airplane food we have experienced on this adventure has been far less then desirable but the dinner on the way to Novo was fantastic.  As a tip, I ordered the chicken ;).

We have talked to the kids at home and they seem to be doing excellent.  They have already been on lots of adventures and the babysitters were even brave enough to take the entire crew to 9am church.  Way to go gang!  It sounds like so far everyone has been on good behavior and that makes Mom SUPER HAPPY!

I promise to post pics of the girls so check back.


  1. Can't wait to see pictures!

    I know you will already most likely be on the lookout for other RR kids, but when you are at Mary's orphanage can you keep an eye out for Vincent - http://reecesrainbow.org/30599/vincent-8w. His real name is Vitaly if that would help you any. I would love an update and more pictures of him! :)


  2. So exciting! I pray you get enough rest each night. I can't wait to see pics of your girls, & to hear anything & everything about your experience. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. We are so excited we know you have waited so long for this day. We pray blessings on your trip and we pray for opened hearts in the orphanage.