Saturday, February 4, 2012
Today we spent the morning searching for some final souvenirs and gifts to take home with us. Had a good cup of coffee at our favorite little Coffee Life shop. Then we joined our friends at church for a family seminar in the afternoon.
We came home and started trying to get things together and started packing a few things and planning out our next few days.
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - A Final Game of Monopoly - Russian Version!
As we usually do on Sunday mornings, we went to church at Calvary Chapel. The worship was sweet and the fellowship after service was even sweeter! We will miss the many friends we've made while we've been here. We have a little joke going... "You know you've been in-country a long time when... the 'regulars' at church don't see you as 'visitors' anymore!" And the feeling is definitely mutual! We really feel like we have an extended church family here, as well.
Pastor Victor invited us over for dinner and a final round of Monopoly this evening. We had the opportunity to stay longer and catch the Superbowl game, which starts at 1:30am our time here. Way too late for us, seeing as we have a very busy and BIG, BIG day tomorrow.
So the plan is that we will have Gotcha Day on Monday afternoon. Gotcha Day is the day we get the girls out of the orphanage! We'll dress them up in their new clothes, say goodbye to the nannies and the other little ones who have touched our hearts. We will head straight to the train station to head out on a 6-hour ride to the capital city. We won't arrive there until very late, so we probably won't be able to post pictures and stuff until sometime Tuesday afternoon (our time).
Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will finalize paperwork with the Embassy before we can finally get on a plane to come home.
The days and hours are ticking by faster and faster.
Off to fill some more stuff in the suitcases!
Dobre noche! (Good night!)