So here it is:
11/29 Sat. - Martin and Kim fly to Moscow
11/30 Sun. - Arrive in Moscow
11/30 Sun. - Fly to Novokuznetsk (overnight)
12/1 Mon. - Medical Exams
12/2 Tue. - COURT
12/3 Wed. - Gotcha Day!
12/5 Fri. - Return to Moscow with baby "A" - meet the boys at airport
12/4 Thurs. - Preston, Garrett, Nolan & Liam fly to Moscow with family friend
12/5 Fri. - Arrive in Moscow - meet Martin, Kim and Baby A at airport
12/5 Fri. - Baby A's medical exam
12/8 Mon. - U.S. Embassy
12/9 Tue. - Pick up Baby A's visa and passport
12/10 Wed. - We all fly home together!!!!!
I am disappointed that my SIL is not able to get away from the hospital in December so she and my niece could come with us. They already had visas and snow clothes all ready. And honestly, I wasn't sure what we were going to do or how we could possibly bring all our kids without her help.
By an amazing turn of events, a very special friend will be escorting our boys to Moscow and then staying with us for the remaining five days of our trip to help us with the kids. (I don't want to say her name yet b/c I haven't asked permission :0) She is soooo wonderful with kids and works with both our church's youth and children's ministry so we know our kids are in good hands. And, get this, she offered to help us without hesitation! We feel so blessed!
Aunt Cori, if it doesn't warm up soon, you're gonna need those snow clothes when you come up here for Thanksgiving. Tomorrow the temperature is supposed to be Hi 38° F / Lo 20° F. It was even spitting snow tonight. That's not much different than the forecast for Novokuznetsk of Hi 31° F / Lo 22° F with light snow. Or Moscow Hi 35° F / Lo 30° F with chance of snow.
It's unusual for it to be THIS cold in TN this early. I guess we're getting a little taste of Russia before we leave!
One last thing: We will reveal Baby A's name and photos as soon as she is officially our daughter on December 2nd.