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My husband and I, the Dynamic Duo, have been married since 2003. We've weathered the storm of chronic disease (diagnosis 2006), infertility (diagnosis 2007), turning 30 (2006/2007 respectively) a first adoption (2009) of a tender hearted, compassionate Ukrainian BIG boy (born 2006), who has told us he'd like a baby sister, baby brother, big brother, and REALLY big sister. We recently completed our second Ukrainian adoption journey, which brought us a daughter (born 2005). We'll see what else God brings our way!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

Not much to report today. We went to the grocery store (seems like an everyday occurance) and picked up some chicken breasts, among other staples. Mmmm Lays potato chips...

Today Maxim was a darling. We played inside, since it is muddy outside. He's still fasinated by the tissues, and the rock and sticks he picked up at the park not too long ago. Dave took the propellor off the helicopter and showed Maxim how to put it back on again. Maxim was intrigued. He tried several times to put the propellor back on, without success. We finally distracted him with something else, otherwise I think he would have kept on trying!

The workers asked for our phone number today...don't really know why. We don't know Russian, so we can't really communicate with them, but we'll comply because we don't really care. They have been wonderful to us; can't ask for much more. After hearing about all the problems and issues others have faced, I recognize that God has been so good to us. He has brought us to a region sympathetic to us, and open to us adopting one of their precious children.

My husband is getting bored. We've gone through almost all our movies (we only brought 5 I think) and he's at a slow point in his book. I've finished my book, but am content doing word cross puzzles and suduko. It's strange not having TV. Well, we have a TV, but we can't understand what's going on. I've noticed the programs are very sexualized, so it's not even fun to watch TV. We were watching a news program (probably a sports station). They have a new trend in golf (this one's for you Todd)...snow golfing. Yep. These people were all decked out in skiing gear golfing on compacted snow. Not really sure how that works or if it's any fun, but it's an idea, I suppose.

Couple of fun things...My friend Lindsay had her baby on the 28th. My mom is coming around April 12th (woohooo!!!) and she just can't wait to meet her first grandson. And Maxim (at the request of the orphanage worker) gave us a hug and kiss before we left today.


Christine said...

Bored??? Bored??? Go explore. Go make memories! Go make some friends! Go sit on a bench and people watch... and talke English and people will come up to you!LOL, this is a trip of a lifetime-- it will be over before you know it.

Bilotti Land said...

When we were bored in Lugansk, we'd watch tv and make our own "translation" for the characters. That was funny. We also would go to the farmers market and try new foods. Vegetables only! The food is sooo cheap isn't it?! We also enjoyed each other and slept...a lot! Good luck!

Chris and Celeste said...

Such great news, what a cutie! Are you allowed to post pictures before the court date? So happy for you guys and about the attachment with him, I have heard it takes some people time. Depends how quickly you attatch to friends, quickly or slow? I think of it in relation to my husband, how long did it take to truly trust him and attatch to him? Let us know when your court date is, and how long do you have to be in the Ukraine for?