Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SDA appointment

After a successful (Ok and a little stressful) SDA appointment today, I have, in my little photo album, a very special treasure........:)
We are still trying to figure out how to get a more reliable internet connection. Right now we are in TGI Fridays down the street from our apartment, where there is free WiFi (with the purchase of a meal of course).

Tomorrow we have an appointment to get the official document giving us permission to visit Joseph at the orphanage. And then we have to wait until THE NEXT DAY to actually see him. UGH!! Can you imagine the torture of being in the same city, and having to wait TWO MORE DAYS to actually see him!! :(

But rules are rules, they say.

Tomorrow we will hang out in the city, maybe see some sights. And maybe I'll have a chance to finally post the Italy pictures while we wait for Joseph.......

29 comments:

JKI said...

Precious baby picture!! He is such a cutie.

There are so many rules.... :P But, You are so close, hang in there! I am praying seeing him will be extra sweet as you have waited extra long.

Julie said...

He is ADORABLE! I can't wait to see him in your arms.

Bethany said...

So exciting! I remember getting really emotional when we landed in Nika's city ... just knowing that somewhere out there was your child. Godspeed these next two days!

Julia said...

Why stressful?? You can't leave us hanging! We are soon coming behind you and need DETAILS!! :) Baby picture is precious!

Michelle Z said...

There's a coffee shop a few blocks down (past the giant statue w/the lady on top in the square) on Kreshchatyk, with free Wifi, too, in case you tire of TGIF. They have wonderful gelato.

So glad you are done with SDA & will get to meet Joseph soon!

If you see Lilya, please let me know - I miss her so much!!

Arizona mom to eight said...

What a cute picture of Joseph, ahhhhh, I think going to the SDA is always going to be stressful, just the nature of the appointment.

Kristin Ferguson said...

Joseph is a sweetie. What happened at the SDA? I didn't have to do a thing but hand over my passport--I was a little disappointed actually because I wanted to answer questions. :) We LIVED at TGIFriday's since our modem didn't work the first few days either. Now we're in Zaporozhye where the hotel has free internet cables so I'm in hog heaven!!! Can't wait to see pictures of you guys meeting Joseph!

June Berger said...

Oh my gosh, that pic is priceless! What a blessing. Can't wait to see you all together. So close, yet so far, how frustrating. Just try and enjoy your time together as a couple before Joseph joins you.

Jill said...

He is adorable! :D

Anonymous said...

Love it!!!!

Jan

Anonymous said...

Yay ! He is so cute ! :) can't wait to meet sweet joseph.
-Heather !

Gretchen said...

He is sooo cute and huggable. How exciting. We have SDA next week...tell us the stressful part if you can.

Blessings...can't wait to see photos of the "meeting."

Kerry Shealy said...

Awww...the blessing of baby pictures! I can't wait to see that big, gorgeous smile on his face in the arms of his mommy and daddy!

NDMom said...

Hi Charissa! Say "hi" to everyone from Bella (Bogdana they will call her) and give Joseph a big hug from his little friend. She does recognize his photo when I show it to her. Perhaps we will have an orphanage reunion one day when everyone is home with their sweeties! Can't wait for you to meet Joseph....he's adorable!!

Love, Paula Burckhard "Bella's Mama"

Zack & Jennifer Dove said...

What a precious picture - how special! I know you must be going crazy, being so close (geographically) but not being able to see him. But, soon!!!!

harris family journeys said...

OK I am crying after being flooded with memories of that baby picture of him. I am so thankful to the Urban family and to God that you are the family HE picked out for Joseph. BTW- he loves to be sung to and his favorite is Jesus Loves Me. He will lay his head down on your shoulder and suck his thumb. Priceless :-)

Jodi said...

You're almost there!
Can't wait to see you together :)
What a beautiful baby picture....

frederick said...

This is wonderful. You guys are some real hero's of the faith. Can't wait to see the pictures when you guys hold him. This so reminds me when you went to rescue Ava. Bless you.

Angela said...

Ahh...we are so excited for you guys!! Can't wait to see him in person.

Alice said...

Sweet baby, but I can't wait to see the big boy, Joseph!!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful pic of an amazing little boy!! Can't wait to see the ones of him in your arms!! Lots of love and prayers!!

Deb D. said...

Eagerly awaiting your being with him. Like the others who posted here, cannot wait to hear all about your meeting him and seeing all the pics! Such good excitement!!

JennyH said...

What a cutie pie!

2 more days would be torture. Hang in there... you are SO close.

Anonymous said...

YEAH. So glad you guys have arrived and the SDA appointment is behind you!
Looking forward to your first meeting with Joseph!
Stefanie

MoonDog said...

we are here too! our sda appt is in a bit. not sure where you are but there is free wifi if you can get it to work at mcDonalds. there is also a libary right next door to where we are that has internet we are told. there are also many internet places where you pay. we went to a pizza place called Leonardo that had wifi. there are various cafe coffee shops that have it. we had good luck with them last time. we actually have internet in the apartment here, but eh we also have roaches so pick your battles huh? lol. we are hoooooping to get our papers quickly too becayse I do not want to stay here with the roaches for the weekend! our kids are about 2 hours away.

April said...

What a cutie pie!

You have waited this long... I pray that the next two days will go by quickly.

Christine said...

Oh Charissa he is beautiful! What a huge blessing it is to have such a wonderful photo of Joseph! Can't wait to meet up with you!

thedickinsonfamily said...

He is just precious! I can't wait until you can finally meet him face to face. It will be so worth the wait. I am praying for the process to go smoothly & quickly.

Imagine a Big Okie hug from me to you!

Maria and Family said...

what a beautiful baby boy!! so excited for you guys!!