Friday, June 27, 2014

Leaving on a jet plane....

Tomorrow afternoon my best friend Katie and I will be boarding a plane to start our journey to bring Berkeley home. Jared will be staying home and working and we hired a girl we have known for years to come be their nanny during the day while he's at work. Not only does Jared not have any paid days off work right now but we felt the kids especially Pasha and Callen needed at least one of us here. So Katie is going to with me for 2 weeks to help keep me calm:)

I am having such mixed emotions about this trip, I feel as if I'm losing my mind at times. I am excited to meet Berkeley, I am excited to be adopting her, I'm excited to be back in a country I love. 
However I'm worried about leaving the kids, I wish Jared was going with me and I'm sad I won't be going to Crimea this year. That last reason is the hardest part of all of this.....I miss the girl that's stuck there so much and I ache for the wonderful city of Simferopol I love. 

I'll try to be a better blogger this year than I was last year, so much I will not be able to share publicly until after I have court and legally adopt Berkeley. 
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, prayed and helped us. It's been a crazy process to get here but the best part is coming soon. 

Here's my fellow traveler!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Travel dates!!!

We finally got travel dates this morning!!! I've been "patiently" awaiting them!!! I'm leaving Saturday and I'll be in Berkeleys town by Thursday to meet her!!! Exciting huh?!?? 
I'm so anxious it's making my lack of an attention span even worse! I'm trying to get a list together of everything I need to do in the next week but I'm having issues with concentration :) 
This has been a very long journey and it's not over yet, so hang on it's about to get exciting!!!