Friday, July 10, 2009

We are Set to Go!

Today, I spent alot of time just watching the kids and spending some last minute quality time with them. I took this picture of William and Dennis because it got me choked up---- me being emotional and all. All on his own, William decided to put Dennis in his swing and just swing with him. This was nice since often times William enjoys bugging him instead. I let William know that this was an awesome thing to do--- something Dennis will remember about his big brother while he is gone.


As a nice farewell our friend's made us all dinner over at their house. It worked out great since they are watching most of our kids this weekend. Grandma and Grandpa joined us too--- and it was a really nice way to send us off!

Anna must have hugged me a thousand times----- she is definitely the baby girl of the family and let me know how much she would miss all of us. Everyone was very generous with their hugs--- including Dennis even though he found it odd to be saying goodbye to siblings he usually goes home with all the time.

We are all packed and about to head out the door. We have a long drive down to LAX where we will catch an early morning flight out.

Stay tuned.........

29 comments:

Shari said...

Praying Christine! Do you get to bring Alexsey home with you when it's all done or do you have to go back again?

soontobemomof9 said...

Praying here too! I am so happy Alexsey will see him mom and dad soon!

Sally- That Girl! said...

Praying for a safe and uneventful other than getting Alexsey trip! I will be praying for your children while you are away. I know how hard that it is...torn between two places.

Let the adventure begin!

Linda said...

WOW! I haven't been checking in on blogs lately ... and look what I missed! How exciting for you all ... I'll keep you in my prayers and I'll check back for updates.

Blessings on your journey!

Tami said...

I am so excited for all of you! Can't wait to read all about your adventure!

Taylor said...

yay!!! I can't believe you are finally on your way to see Aleksey! I can't wait until I have a family and can do the same thing. :)

Missy said...

Have a safe trip!! And don't forget to give Simon a hug and tell him his mama and papa are on their way SOON!! :o)

Melissa said...

Safe travels to you and your family. Wishing you all the best!
Melissa

The Keno Family said...

Blessings on your trip Christine! I hope everything goes quickly and smoothly for you in country and that you are back with your whole family in no time. Mary Ellen

Amy L said...

Safe travels! I am so excited to follow your family on this journey again. It is really exciting that you are taking Dennis back for everyone to see how happy he is and how far he has come. God Bless!
Amy

Anonymous said...

Have a safe journey.

~ Teresa ~ said...

I am crying for the joy... I hope that all goes well on your journey and I am so excited!

Jamey & Catherine said...

Your post made me both cry and smile. It must be so hard to leave, yet knowing what is to come in the next few days (You know what I mean). We will pray for safe travels for all of you and can't wait to read your next post. We are excited to be "with" you on your trip.

Kimbell and Mark said...

safe travels. praying for your kids on both sides of the atlantic. loved the pic of dennis and his bro - just precious!

Martha said...

I think I just might cry...

Mike and Gail said...

Safe travels. Praying with you. Can't wait to hear all about it. Have a great time.

Holly said...

Oh yes!! The time has FINALLY come!
The Lord has provided and soon, Alexsy is going to be in your arms!
I will pray and keep checking back!!

Nicole said...

So exciting! I wish you safety and smiles!!

Jojo, Julz, Jules said...

I have not figured out if you are going to go back for a 2nd trip? AND I am just realizing that you are taking Dennis back with you. How wonderful for the caregivers to get to see all of his progress!!

luvin' life said...

Good luck Christine! Such an exciting adventure! I wish you the best and will say a prayer for you.
-Sarah

Nataliya said...

Safe travels and good luck!

Tami said...

Praying for a safe trip! :) If you need Bogdan's number, let me know. He has a great (and inexpensive) place to stay - $35 a night! All the modern ammenities! :)

deb said...

Praying for a safe and enjoyable trip for all of you, and a joyous reunion with Alexey on the other end!
I've got goosebumps just thinking about it...and tears of joy.
Blessings-
Deb

MamaPoRuski said...

I'm crying tears and I wasn't even there! Praying for a safe and quick journey!

Tina in CT said...

I've thought of you so often today flying to the East Coast and then off to the Ukraine. What a long flight. Hope Dennis sleeps a lot on the planes.

The caregivers at the orphange will be shocked to see how Dennis has changed and grown. It's good that they'll see what wonderful things have happened since he left a year ago.

Wonder if he and Alexesy will remember one another.

Anxious to see your blog and hoping things go smoothly for you.

Kate and Natalia: I miss your blogs.

Tina

Tina in CT said...

I've thought of you so often today flying to the East Coast and then off to the Ukraine. What a long flight. Hope Dennis sleeps a lot on the planes.

The caregivers at the orphange will be shocked to see how Dennis has changed and grown. It's good that they'll see what wonderful things have happened since he left a year ago.

Wonder if he and Alexesy will remember one another.

Anxious to see your blog and hoping things go smoothly for you.

Kate and Natalia: I miss your blogs.

Tina

Kelly said...

Woo Hoo!! Home for a few days, cant wait to keep up w/ your journey. Love that boy!!!

Sara W. said...

Thinking and praying for you all. What an exciting time! Alexsey will soon be in your arms...

Safe and quick travels.

Beth said...

I am praying for you guys. I'm so glad we were able to see you before you left. I sent you an email I hope you are able to read it.