Praying for Ansley

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Small update

Not much is new since Thursday - still waiting for the final 'verdict', but I do have tickets, at the moment that have us leaving Tuesday night and arriving in Petropavlovsk on Thursday morning (their time, Wednesday night our time.) What will make this change is if we find out on Monday that my visa won't be processed until Tuesday. There is still a chance that it will be processed on Monday, and then my travel agency can pick the visa up, and FedEx it to me with my tickets (for both Mom and myself.) If the Consulate decides it won't prepare the visa on Monday, they have already said they will do it Tuesday. That means our flights will be pushed back and we will leave on Wednesday night and arrive their Friday morning. Crazy!

I have opened up my suitcases again and am trying to decide what I can take out. The problem is, although I have taken many things out... I also put a few in. So, I'll have to see how it ends up - whether I've reduced the weight or added to it! (Knowing me, I'll have added to it!)

That's it for now. I'll know tomorrow, supposedly, when I'm leaving! :)

Today, I get to try to do some last minute things, but I also get to watch the SuperBowl with Matthew! I'm glad I'm here for that - and it will make it all the better if the Patriots lose, but I'm not holding my breath!


Angela said...

Hi, Kristen. Thanks for the invite! It looks like you are going to Petro. Have you checked out Jennifer's blog at They adopted Gigi in Petro early last summer.

I can't imagine how stressful it is to get everything together last minute . . . the paperwork - it took me 3 months to get it together for the dossier. I can't imagine having to get it done in a few days.

Your Matthew is very cute. We have a year-old son and I am struggling with taking him or not. UGH!

Anyway, lots of luck in your preparation and thanks again for letting me follow along.

dossier at Consulate

Karla & Ben said...

Thanks for the blog invite! Matthew is a handsome guy. :-) I can only imagine the rush of emotions that you must be experiencing right now. Looking forward to following your journey! (I'm with you regarding the Pats.)

Kim said...

I know you will feel better tomorrow when you know definite travel dates. Hang in there- that's really all we can do for this ride of our lifetime! It's in His hands now and He will direct us!

Sandi said...

GO GIANTS ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY. I am guessing holding your breath paid off, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... So now you need that visa, and I hope and pray it comes tomorrow. Your on your way to your child.


Jennifer M said...

You got your super bowl wish!! :-) I'm so excited for you. I'm just about to send you a big e-mail. I can't wait!!