February 13, 2008. It will be cold. Whatever we are saving in airline ticket costs traveling in the winter we are spending on winter clothes. Thankfully Drew is approved to use just about every day off he has coming on the trip. We expect it to take 5-7 weeks, and hope it will be shorter. IF everything goes perfectly, which it rarely ever does, it can be done in 4 weeks. Court is a huge time factor, as is processing paperwork. We do not dictate when we need things done, but rather are told when they will be done.
Mom is getting stronger by the day, and we all think she will be back home by the beginning of December. That will be the best Christmas present we could ask for this year.
We hope to find a girl Aiden's age or a little younger in Ukraine. We will be delighted with a boy as well. The primary factors will be health and age. Aiden wants a boy. He wants someone to play with. He doesn't realize he will have to share toys and mom. He is a quick learner though. I wish we could bring a dozen kids home with us. Drew would have to work until he drops over. Perhaps I need to become a teacher one day.
This blog will be our primary form of communication while we are gone. Mom will get a phone number she can call us on. Everyone else will probably need to communicate with us via email. We expect to bring a laptop with us. The best way to get information on what is happening will be to read our blog. Some stuff we won't be able to post or discuss publically until we get home, but everyone will know where we are in the process.
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