Saturday, December 5, 2009

We're HERE!

Just wanted to let you all know that we made it safely to Kaluga this afternoon after a LONG journey yesterday (3 hour drive to the airport, 2 hour flight to NYC, a LONG wait in NYC and then a long wait on the tarmac in the plane, and then finally to Moscow about 1:00 this afternoon).

Joyously, NO problems other than the length of trip and that we were both tired to start with. Our luggage made it safely, and we did too. Now crashed in our hotel in Kaluga and trying to unpack and VERY HAPPY to have internet access this time. We're headed out tomorrow to see Karina (about 1 in the afternoon) and then court on Tuesday morning.

Seriously, SO MANY thanks to all of you for your words of support and your prayers. I am just going to try to relax now and enjoy the journey. Love you all!

From Kaluga, with much love,
Carolynn (and Stevie, too!)

13 comments:

www.russiansweetbaby.blogspot.com said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! :)

Jackie said...

I am sooo glad you have internet too! Rest, relax and update us after court!

Kristine said...

I remember how tired you must be! It really is an exhausting trip. I hope you can get some good rest, eat something and can feel like "normal" before court tomorrow.

HUGS to YOU!!!

Kristine

Wendi and Terry said...

So glad you all made it safely, can't wait to hear how court goes. We are living vicariously through you! Our future daughter is most likely a playmate of your beautiful Karina. We'll be thinking of you guys and praying that everything goes smoothly.

Annie said...

I'm SO excited for you. Did people tell you that you can get free internet access at the post office? Easy!

Troy and Rachel said...

SO glad you are there safe and sound! Looking forward to updates!!

Stacey said...

Fantastic! I am glad you are in one piece with all of your luggage. I'm also selfishly happy to read your reports - nothing like living vicariously :) Can't for more news... take a million pictures and don't leave any details out for your fans lol.

terence and carala said...

Take a deep breath and enjoy enjoy enjoy! It truly is the best great Christmas gift ever! :-) Looking forward to hearing how things go. :-) You're in our prayers that everything goes well!

Craig and Phyllis said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering if you were there yet! We are praying for you!

Dede said...

Glad you are there safely. Get some rest!

Laura said...

So far, so wonderful! Can't wait to hear how your little one is doing and how court goes.

Sending special thoughts your way!

~Laura :)

Lisa said...

Glad to hear you made it. We'll be in Moscow Dec 20th-26th so we might see you guys if you're there for trip 3.

Lisa Johnson

Annie said...

As someone once said to me, "They don't let you get that far unless they mean for you to adopt the child!" Don't let court frighten you; it is solemn but wonderful!