Sunday, October 23, 2011

We're Here!

We made it to Carter's country - without any problems!

We had some really sweet friends see us off at the was nice to have them there to pray with us before we set off on this last step of our journey!  Thanks, everyone!  We love you all!

Ok - totally stole these photos from Rebekah G's blog!  Good work, photographer-in-training!

Hugging Lisa G before we left!  Love this woman!

The trip itself was pretty uneventful.  The only thing I can remember that's even remotely worth blogging..........

Yes...Starbucks :)  We had to take photos, because this was Rachel's first ever Starbucks experience!  She had a vanilla chai, and loved it!  Sorry, Jesse & Lisa...I think we've created a monster.

And, why the sad face, you ask?  Well - it was Rachel's first Starbucks, but it was my last for at least the next 3 weeks.  That's enough to make anyone sad :(

The long 8 hour flight went by really quickly for me this time...the trick?  Don't look at the clock.  The first time I checked the time, we were down to 2.5 hours left!  Phew!  I didn't sleep much - in fact, I can't really even tell you what I did during those 8 hours!  I can't remember doing anything, other than playing Angry Birds for an hour or so.  The other 7 hours are a mystery.

When we got to the airport, of course 'Uncle Niko' was there to get us.  He brought us to our apartment and helped get us settled in.  This apartment is pretty far from the metro station, so tomorrow we will move. BUT - we can't believe how nice it is!! There is actually a huge jacuzzi tub in the bathroom!  It's the nicest we've had by far.

Niko said we will have the same apartment that we had when we left, which is great.  We loved that apartment, and it was pretty close to the metro (and Friday's!).  So, we'll be excited to get back to that place tomorrow.

Tomorrow we also have court.  Our hearing is at 2:00p (6:00am at home!).  Please pray with us that everything goes smoothly and that we get through with flying colors!  Also, please pray that we'll all sleep really well tonight, and wake up rested in the morning.  I hate the thought of being exhausted during court!

One Thing I Know For Sure: Feels so good to be back...!


  1. YAY - YAY - YAY!!!!!! I am so excited for you all!!! Sorry that you will be with out starbucks for 3 weeks - I soooooo UNDERSTAND!!!!! I just LOVE that Rachel is with you - what an amazing experience for a beautiful young lady with a heart for orphans!!!! GOD IS GOOD!!!!!

  2. Oh my - and yes, we are DEFINITELY PRAYING!!!!!!!

  3. Praying for a simple, quick hearing! Can't wait to hear about it!

    Kim @

  4. I am so happy you were able to bring Rachel along to help. So glad your flight went well. And can hardly wait to see the pictures of sweet Carter!
    Praying :)

  5. Praying. Glad you made it back safely! Hope the time passes quickly! Can't wait for gotcha day!

  6. So glad to hear you got there safe and sound! Yay for "Uncle Niko" too! :-) I bet it was fun for Rachel to finally meet him after reading about him on so many blogs.

    Praying, praying, praying for tomorrow!!!! Oh, and I keep forgetting to ask...any chance you will be meeting Carter's birth parents?

  7. Glad to hear you're all there safe and sound! And yeah... Jesse & Lisa should probably start worrying now.. lol! Praying that you have a very 'uneventful' trip, in a very good way!
    -Jen Krenz <3


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