We have been gone for 40 days and 40 nights. Feeling like Noah. We are ready to get OFF the ark and see the Rainbow over our home! Thank you God, thank you sweet Nikita Frederick and thank you Reece's Rainbow! We are spending our last night in EE before flying home on Thursday, the 19th. Thank YOU for your prayers and support - we were at times out of touch while here, but never felt alone!
|Operation - Rescue Arrows is almost complete!|
Dusty loved hanging out with Daddy in the car. Daddy loved it, too. Good bye orphanage - FOREVER!
|Father and Son|
|I'm going HOME with MY FAMILY!|
|Thank you GOD!|
We had several stops to make - including going to get BIG brother Johnny, little sister Carolyn, Grandma "Brwee" and all our luggage. Then we needed to make a "mad dash" to the train station - in two cars. Our trusty entourage got us there with one minute to spare. Phew! Thank you "Uncle" Edward, Tatyana and Valentine!
|Packa - Packa!|
The first leg of our trip home, a 6 hour train ride, went very well, although the train cars did not have AC! It was a steamy ride, so off with the children's tights and socks. Dusty and Sonya thought it was great fun having their toes free!
|Watching iPhoto slide show of our days together|
|So HOT... must... have... WATER|
|Carolyn and Johnny LOVING LIFE being all together|
|Big Hugs - from Little Miss Hugs-a-lot!|
|Snuggles from Grandma "Brwee" TOO! Life is GOOD!|
|Dusty finally fell asleep with Grandma "Brwee." Momma and Daddy were a little jealous!|
|We WIN the prize for MOST luggage - We TRIED to pack light!|
|All six of us sat in the same row and Grandma 'Brwee" sat in the front with Niko - our Universal Soldier!|
Our apartment was very nice and we were glad to get the children all in their PJ's, say our prayers and go to bed. "Thank you God for this wonderful "Gotcha Day!"
Again, Thank you for your prayers and support. God is good, and our entire adoption process, from November 6 to May 19 was only was only 194 days! Now that our EE adventure is nearing an end in expeditious fashion, we need to close the "Help Bring Dusty & Sonya Home" fundraiser a bit early. The last day for donations will be May 19, and we will then get ready for the giveaway. Keep in touch!
Love, John, Amy, Johnny, Carolyn Joy, Dusty, and Sonya.