Well, we made it safely to Vlad. It was so wonderful to step into the baggage claim building and see Irina smiling and waiting for us. We are thankful to be here, thankful for safe travel and thankful for some time to rest. Irina drove us to the Vlad Inn and got u checked in. It's neat to be back in this place of which we have so many pleasant memories of becoming a family. By the grace of God, more memories will be created this week and in the months to come. After getting settled in our room we decided to venture over to the corner store to get a few essentials. It's very overcast and misting rain, not a great day to be out and about. So we're back in our room. It's time to get cleaned up and rest a bit. We'll have dinner in the restaurant and try our best to get a good night's sleep tonight. Our friends the Bridges will arrive here tomorrow. They have court on Thursday. Tomorrow (Monday) is a holiday, so no adoption business since government offices are closed. When the Bridges arrive we'll get together with Lana and Irina, change money and go out to eat. Should make for a nice day. That's all for now, folks. We'll be in touch again soon. Thank you for all of your continued prayers, especially from all of our brothers and sisters in Christ at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton, Illinois. We miss you guys! Stay tuned!
Joel & Clarion