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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pictures from lunch today

 This is where we had lunch today



 My lunch....YUM!


 They fold the napkins like this everywhere we have been, even in our apartment.


 Daddy and Evan


 Mommy and Evan


 Picture of the inside of restaurant



 Our waitress was so sweet.  She only spoke a little English and was very patient with us knowing hardly any Russian.  She brought Evan this balloon to play with.


Steve and I outside the restaurant. 

After lunch a driver picked us up and took us back to the SDA building to get our referrals.  There was a lot of traffic in the city so it took a while to get there.  Then we had to wait for over an hour at the SDA building with many other families also waiting for their referrals.  It was nice to talk with other Americans for a little bit.  There was more traffic on the way back to our apartment.   One funny thing.....any time someone honks their car horn, Evan says "Beep-beep!"  It's pretty cute.  Anyways, he was exhausted and fell asleep on the way back.  He is still asleep.....this does not bode well for our overnight train ride.  We have packed up and leave in an hour for the train station.  We arrive in the region around 6:30 am.   Supposedly, we will get taken to our apartment and then we go somewhere to get permission to go see the children in the orphanage.  If all goes well, we go straight over there.....YAY : )  We're not sure how good the internet connection is at our next apartment.  Here it has been great.....we have not had to go anywhere to get a good connection.   So hopefully tomorrow we will be able to post pictures of us with Julia and Aaron!!!!

13 comments:

  1. Just a note that we found out the hard way, shoes in the beds on the train are a HUGE NO NO! My hubby got fussed at by one of the attendants for like 3 minutes straight and had no idea what she was saying. Our translator told him (later) that it was a huge "no no" in Ukraine to have your shoes on in the bed, but she didn't tell him that on the train because she was worried he was moody from the long ride. Haha...

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  2. Heh... I got "in trouble" for walking around without my shoes on and for not covering the bench with the sheets :)

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  3. Ohhhhh we LOVED El Patio!! YUMMY!!! Can't wait to see pics of you and your kiddos!!

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  4. Yum, the Patio. We ate there several times too. Delicious. Hope you have good train ride to your region. The facilitator is very helpful and will assist in getting internet if your apartment doesn't have it. Give our love to orphanage #3. Can't wait to see pictures tomorrow.
    Prayers,
    Patty

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  5. Looking forward to you meeting Julia and Andrew... I wonder if you'll be taking photos of the children in the room that Adeye spoke of? Perhaps the Lord will use these photos to speak to future parents, like Adeye's photos did.

    Praying that He will give you wisdom, love and compassion for the upcoming days.

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  6. So excited!!! I'm curious how your little guy is handling everything? I have a son just a few months younger than him and I can't imagine doing all that traveling with him (but I couldn't imagine leaving him at home either!).

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  7. Lunch looked SUPER! Woo Hoo - or is it Choo Choo! Hoping it all goes well! Praying for you! Can't wait to hear ALL about your 1st visit! It was weird not seeing you guys at Lenten Services tonight!
    Love you much!
    Amy, John, Johnny & Carolyn

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  8. SO EXCITED for you to meet Julia and Aaron tomorrow. I'm with Susan A. Maybe this experience will bring more kiddos home. :) Praying Evan sleeps on the train!

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  9. Many prayers & best wishes for safe travels!

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  10. How exciting! I can't wait to see the pics.

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  11. I loved it there too!! Good food and cheap :)
    Praying for safe travels and good first visits!!

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  12. We had some good lasagna there at Il Patio! I, too, would love to know how your little guy is doing on the trip. We're taking our 3and a half year old daughter with us when we go next month.

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