Saturday, February 14, 2009

More pictures

I've been asked for more pictures - and I said I'm not taking that many right now, since I've got Angie with me now! So here are just a few more.

This may be the last entry in the blog. Thanks so much to everyone for all your support through this process. Angie is such a wonderful baby - always in a good mood, sleeping all night and playing the rest of the time. Kira is a near perfect big sister also. We're very happy :)

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Angelina arrived in Orlando last night at about 7:20. We are so happy to finally have her here with us! She has been in a very good mood since she got here, except when she had her shots today at the doctor's office.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Finally - an ETA!

I just got the word today that Angelina will be arriving in the US on Feb 4! Hooray!! I saw her last on Dec 19, so needless to say, I miss her immeasurably. My wonderful neighbor Silvia is having a baby shower for me on Jan 31 - so that will be really great to get some more of the stuff we need for her just before she arrives. I'll certainly post some pictures of her arrival - so stay tuned!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More pictures

I just thought I would post some more pictures of Angelina - since I'm back to having high speed internet - thank goodness!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Home for Christmas!

So I made it home for Christmas - YEAH! It's such a long trip - I was picked up at my hotel in Almaty at 1:00 am on Tuesday in the middle of a snow storm! The driver was going probably 10 mph it was snowing so hard. It stopped before the flight time of 4:10 am and after we backed out of the gate, these guys came to de-ice the plane with this hot, foamy stuff - then we were off! I only had a 7 hour layover in Frankfurt (ha, ha) and then it was on to the 10 hour flight to Orlando. I stayed overnight at the Orlando airport hotel and Kira flew in from San Antonio the next day. We were home by 4:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday.

So now we just have to wait about the month or so until Angelina can come home. I miss her so much! Hopefully all the remaining paperwork is in order and soon she will be here. I will update the blog one last time when she makes it to the US!

Happy holidays to everyone - I know mine is!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Last stop Almaty!

I'm in Almaty and will sign papers at the consulate this afternoon and then it's off to Frankfurt at 4:10 AM on Tuesday and I will be back in Orlando by Tuesday night at 6:30 - just in time for Christmas. I'll see some of you soon and others not - but Happy Holidays to everyone :)

Friday, December 19, 2008

It's official!

So court was easy and short - only about 15 minutes and easy questions - so it's official! I had to sign tons of papers today and there are still a few more for tomorrow and then on to the embassy on Monday. Then back home. I'll try to see if there's anything exciting to take some pictures of in Almaty - there really wasn't much to see here in Shymkent.