20 February 2007

tuesday newsday

GETTING to Moscow is a post in itself. But, I'll save that for tomorrow because what you REALLY want to know is how the visits went.

I stayed with Lauren. We had a great time--good food, lots of laughs, good chats and fun. And, I was given the honour of being the first to visit with her new daughter, Cianna (pronounced "Channa" to rhyme with fauna or the country of Ghana). She really IS a cupcake! She's a sparkly little girl who has the most infectious giggle. The sight of a bottle or a tickle of her ribs is all it takes to set her off. Soon, we were all laughing. I enjoyed horsey rides, high fives and playing photographer. Now Lauren has some pics with her in them!

I've got some pix of cupcake to post (specially taken to not reveal her identity in any way) but I can't find my download cable. For now, you'll just have to see her cuteness on Lauren's blog.

While I was there, I was in Moscow, Lauren had rallied the troops, so I was also able to meet with Jeff and Maria who just took custody today of their son and Rich and Laura who are on their way back to Moscow with their daughter by now. I count it a privilege to play a small part in this exciting time of these families' lives.

Here we are (l-r) Laura, Lauren, me, Maria

On my adoption front, the facilitators will have everything tomorrow that needs to be apostilled. If they can get it apostilled and to Russia in the next two weeks, we're in good shape. Talk about cutting it close! We're still waiting for one more document to arrive in their office, but, thankfully, it's already apostilled. Please keep praying for quick, competent hands! I'm starting to believe this could really happen...


Deb said...

Sounds like you ladies had a great time. How wonderful to be able to spend time with all of them.
I'll be praying that your paperwork gets done so you can get moving with this process.

Anonymous said...

It's gonna happen — I swear! I want to hear about that St. Pete's to Moscow trip!

Calico Sky said...

I am sooo glad that you have had a great weekend. How wonderful to meet everyone!

it will happen, it really will. Sounds like you are getting closer, whew!
p.s. your word verification says
how funny is that??!!

Holly said...

Oh I will say an extra prayer for you Kate! I hope they get it there soon!

Sounds like a great weekend, please do tell about the trip to Moscow. Did you go by train? I don't know why, but I have this fantasy of riding the train from St. Pete to Moscow. I know it's supposed to be iffy but fantasies are not based on reason you know!

Melissa said...

It sounds like I missed out on a great girls night out. It looked like a lot of fun. I hope all your paperwork comes in quickly