Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 6

Day 5 where do I begin… Today was GREAT!!! It
started with us still on the train. The train was fine, I slept pretty good on
it, but it felt like forever! LOL We arrived in the girls region at 9:50,
Violette and Sasha picked us up from the train station and took us to the
social organization, which is basically social services in America, we sat down
with the head social worker, she asked us a bunch of questions and at the end
congratulated us and guess what I done you guessed it I cried, but the head
social worker was very nice and gave me a big hug lol After we left there we
went to the orphanage where we sat down with the director. She told us more
about the girls and about their history and about them now, and then she asked
if we were ready to meet them. Ummm YES!!! They went and got the girls and
brought them in and they were very excited to see the candy bowl lol but they
urged the girls over to us and said Mama Papa and the girls came right over to
us. They switched between Andrew and I and gave us big hugs, and loves. Oh my
heart is overflowing right now. It has been several hours since we went to see
them and I am still on cloud 500 We were then taken to the
playroom and was give 30 minutes alone with them and play and get to know them.
They are 2 very active little girls, full of love and joy. We played with
everything in that room I do believe. They love to give hugs and kisses.
Johannah has a laugh that is very contagious, and Ellee has a smile that will
melt your heart. I am in LOVE!!! After our 30 minutes was up the two workers
came in to get the girls because it was time for them to eat and they did not
want to go. Johannah grabbed my neck and would not let go, and Ellee cried as
they took her away. That just broke my heart!!! After leaving from the girls we had to go to the notary to get some
paperwork done. They told us if we waited there it would be 5 hours, so
Violette and Sasha took us to our apartment. Our apartment is HUGE, very nice
and very spacious. The lady from the organization told Violette to tell us we
were such a sweet couple. AWW After we got the keys and info and everything
Violette and Sasha left. Andrew and I were starving because all that we had
since 11:00 a.m Tuesday was some peanut butter and some fruit. So we set out in
a new city to find our way. We finally found this little restaurant and we went
in. They gave us pictures to order from. I’m not sure what I had, waiter said
Swine, but it was good. Andrew had something like pork loin his was good too.
We left from the restaurant and there is a big market right on the corner from
our apartment so we went there and got some things that we need. We came back
to the apartment, where our internet is still not working but they are
sending someone to fix it in a little while, and waited for Violette and Sasha
to come back and pick us up to take us back to the notary to sign the paperwork
they were working on. After that and signing our life away some more, we came
back to the apartment where we are still waiting on the cable guy.
It has been a GREAT DAY!!!! And did I mention I am in LOVE!!!

And if you are reading this it means we got interent!!! Now what you all been waiting for...

I hope you enjoyed!!! :)


Julia said...

AAHHHH!! YEAH - BEAUTIFUL. They look like bigger versions of their profile pictures. Precious girls. I am so glad your first visit was great!! Praise God!

mrsbullfrog said...
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mrsbullfrog said...

I'm so excited for you two to finally meet the girls...I'm literally crying as I'm reading this...the pics are beautiful...your journey has been long and hard and I'm so sure it's worth every bit of two are going to make those girls the best parents...I can't wait to meet them...

Rachel said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! Sounds like everything is going wonderfully! Can't wait to see more pics :)

Courtney said...

SO precious! :)

summer said...

Praise GOD!!!! Oh My!!!! I just LOVE all 4 of you NOW so much!!!! Amazing!!!! Those beautiful girls!!!! I am crying like a big baby right now because I am soooooo GRATEFUL how things come together so perfect!!!!

Mel said...

OMGoodness!!!! LOOK at them! Look at their hair! Look at them!!! I am just so happy for you guys!! Ok, John just wanted to know "what are you cryin about now!?" LOL!!! They are beautiful! I'm so happy that you got out an explored today too!! I can't wait to see more pics!!

Christy said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!

David and Carolyn said...

What a couple of sweethearts... I mean you two too :) It makes me smile seeing the new mama and papa just beaming with joy!! So glad to hear things are going smoothly for you and you have internet. keep the pictures coming . Please give "G" a wink for us. can't wait to go back now!

Loving the Mommy Life said...

They are beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

kecia said...

they are beautiful! Can't wait to be where you are in this process!!!

Sarah said...

This was the post I've been waiting for!! :) Soooo sweet! All four of you look so happy to be together....I just love it to death!!!! Thanks for posting. I've blog-stalking y'all like a crazy person, waiting for updates. The girls are so precious. Love their braids. I'm glad the train ride went OK. :) Holler at me if you see a certain little person I'm rather partial to. ;)

Lorene said...

Oohh yay! Such beautiful girls! I am so happy for you.

Marianne said...

What beautiful little girls!!! Congratulations!

Renee said...

Love it, Jennifer, precious doesn't even begin to cover it.

The Monier Family said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!! They are adorable little loves:)

Scrappy quilter said...

Two gifts from God that are absolutely adorable and precious and all wrapped up with love.

The Peterson's said...

I am new to the RR world and found you through the yahoo group. SOOOO happy for you and this post just gives those of us at the beginning such a wonderful encouragement to see your beautiful family! Many blessings!

Nan and Dan said...

omg!! they are beautiful!! so so happy for you all! They are so much bigger than I thought they would be! Hugs!!!!

The McEacherns said...

So happy for you! What a great day!

Jennifer said...

Jennifer I am crying like a big baby! I'm so glad you got to meet your girls today. They have grown so much since the summer. I can't believe how much older they look. Oh you are one lucky Mommy to have such amazing little girls. I love their hair.
I thought it was so funny about the candy bowl. I remember that candy bowl well :)
Love ya girl!!! Keep the pictures coming!

Open hearts and empty seats said...

Beautiful! Wonderful! Marvelous!

travcat said...

How wonderful! They are beautiful! So happy for you!


Dani said...

they are both so beautiful : ) lots of happy tears im excited for you : ) LOVE the pictures

Lu, Poppies Blooming said...

SO very beautiful! Praising God with you! :)

Tiffany said...

I couldn't comment to this post the other day for some reason, but I wanted to let you know that I'm following your journey and I could not be more happy for the FOUR of you! I love all of the stories from each day and of course the photos! I love that they already know that you are mama and papa. Makes me teary eyed. Can't wait to meet those girls!

Tiffany Wenzler