Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from Moscow!





























It's EARLY here, and I'm really tired and out of it (something like maybe 10 hours of sleep in the last 3 days!), but I wanted to let you all know the important news. We left Kaluga early yesterday, with all of our paperwork, etc. done there and arrived in Moscow before the agency office opened. Thanks to the advanced planning and hard work of the people at the embassy, and the fact that Karina is a trooper-beast baby and Susan is a trooper-beast aunt, we got our medical exam done, and our US Embassy approval finished before everything shut down yesterday for Christmas. We'll get the Russian consulate stuff done today. Finally, we were able to get our plane tickets changed so that we can leave here on Sunday instead of Wednesday!


After we crashed yesterday afternoon, we all kind of gathered a second wind to celebrate Christmas Eve. Just wanted to wish you all a very Merriest of Christmases from Moscow!







8 comments:

Jackie said...

What a sweet post! You all look cute in your Christmas PJ's and your sweet little girl is wrapped up as the most precious present! Merry Christmas!!

Dede said...

Love the jammies! Merry Christmas!

Annie said...

Wish I could stay those extra days for you.... But I suppose it isn't as easy or fun with a baby as it was with older kids. Those Moscow "honeymoon days" were the best days of my life.

Someone was sure planning ahead for Christmas!

Kristine said...

I think the Christmas PJ's are darling. You guys did so good planning your "girls" trip...ha. Without the pedi and massage though...bummer. Maybe when you get home.

That little K is sure a sweetie pie. Love her bow. I am pleased that you are doing the bow training ;) Ours didn't go so well...

Merry Christmas Carolynn!!! and sister and K!!!

Kristine

Barb said...

So very happy for you . . . Congratulations!!

Joy said...

I love that you were with her for Christmas. I LOVE the PJs too!
Joy

the6houks said...

Thank God for fast paperwork!! We were blessed by the holiday turn around as well. She is sooo beautiful!
michelle

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Where in the world have I been? I have missed ALL the excitement, but having fun catching up. What a little cutie patootie... I know you're so glad to be settling in and have everyone home!