Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Our Anniversary!

Yes...3 years ago today, we were getting married! Happiest day of our life! It seems like it was just yesterday, yet it feels like we've always known each other...I guess that is what happens when you marry your soul mate and best friend. We've been so blessed to have found each other. It's hard to believe that in just 3 years time we've lived in Washington, Arizona, and Utah and now we are embarking on this journey that will take us to Russia. Maybe our Anniversary gift will be a call from our agency saying we are going to meet our son...we're keeping our fngers crossed.

Friday, November 9, 2007

One Particular Harbor - What does this mean?

If you are wondering why our site is called One Particular Harbor... Besides the obvious meaning that Vlad is a harbor city in Russia, it is also a popular song by Jimmy Buffett. We are big fans of Buffett and his "Island Music". His music has even inspired the Pirate/Nautical theme for our babies room. We will post pictures of the room soon. Enjoy the clip of Jimmy at his best.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Go Packers!

While waiting for "the Call"...we figured we better get in some quality traveling time and what a better way to do that than go to a Green Bay Packer game! We went to Denver, CO for the Monday Night Football game. Had a blast while we were there and the Packers won in overtime...go Favre!! We were surrounded by Cheeseheads and Packer fans!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Welcome to our Blog! We thought this would be a good way to keep you posted on our adoption journey! We will post updates as changes occur OR if no changes are happening...we will ramble on about our time while we wait.

The last update we sent via email was that our Dossier (all the legal documents we compiled) was sent to Russia in June. The next step is getting "The Call"...our agency will phone us when they have a referral from Russia.

So, the big question....when will we get "The Call"? That is the question we ask ourselves everyday!! Things are moving slowly in Russia, so our agency says it could be anywhere from 12 to 14 months from the time our Dossier was sent to Russia (June). Part of the slow down is that Russia is requiring every agency to be "accredited". Our agency is in the final stage to be it could be a couple of days or a couple of, pray for accreditation to happen quickly for all agencies so that those children in Russia can find homes.

In the mean time, we are trying to keep ourselves busy. We've been traveling a lot and spending time with our family and friends. Check in for updates...hopefully we will have some good news soon.