We went to Yekaterinburg

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

We Did It!

Well, it has been a few days since we left. And boy, have they been full of action. Mike and I were staying in a small house in Kamensk right near the baby home. The judge had requested that we see Colby everyday before court. Since Kamensk is about 2 hours from Ekat, we stayed there. The small house was nice but cold. I think it is more of a summer cottage that they rent for camping. Not sure. More to come in another blog I think. But we didn't have internet access so this is the first time I am on the computer. About a week away is really tough. I have so much to get caught up on. But for the good news.

Today we went to court. We were there for court at 11:00 but started at 11:30. It wasn't too bad I guess. Mike had to do most of the talking. A lot of translating later and we had the decision. Colby is ours! Finally after over a year of paperwork and traveling, he's ours. I was so nervous in court, I think my emotions took over. I was ready to cry. But we got through and now we just wait. I think we will visit Colby 2-3 times while we wait out the 10 day court stay. We are told that we will pick Colby up on Tues 2/17 and get all the paperwork set for his Visa and passport so we can fly to Moscow.

So, the journey continues. I will fill in the details of the last 5 days soon. Right now we need to just relax. I even found ESPN on the TV so I will go watch Purdue vs Ohio State men's basketball. Too bad it isn't UCONN or the girls.

So, Colby is ours! YEAH! Photos to come, I promise.


Anonymous said...

Hello, COngratulation!! What a wek you have had. I can not wait to see the pictures of your son. Beth

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! What a feeling, huh?! Praying that the coming ten days fly by and that the paperwork goes smoothly.
Jody Garber

Rich and Jolynn said...

This is Fantastic News! Yeah! So happy for you and little Colby. Congratulations! Stay warm!

Lindsey Carney said...

Woohoo, congratulations. Doesn't it feel like a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders?! I'm so happy for you. When do we get to see pics? Our agency didn't tell us not to post pics so we posted them from the beginning and were later after our first trip by another adoptive mom that their agency said not to.

On another subject, you are a UConn women's basketball fan?? Oh no, what am I going to do now! :) I'm a big UT Lady Vol fan (my aunt is Pat Summit). I believe this calls for Colby in need of some orange!!

Laura said...

Congrats -- you're parents! Lucky, lucky Colby. :)

Patiently awaiting pictures!


Kim Abraham said...

Congratulations!!! Whoooohoooooo!!! Get your rest now while you still can ;0) Really looking forward to seeing pictures of little Colby!

Malissa said...

Even after two years of being home, I cried when I read court was over. I remember it well. Congratulations to you all. Stay warm and enjoy your little man.

Joy said...

I am SOOOO happy for you guys. I bet you are so excited. I am so glad that you have been able to see and hold him. That feeling must be indescribable.

Nicole Brueck said...

AWESOME NEWS! Congrats! The 17th will be here before you know it. Welcome to parenthood!

sarah said...

Congratulations! After court it's like you let out a breath you didn't know you were holding.
Isn't hard to believe that the waiting is almost over, forever.

Cindy said...

It's a boy! Congratulations!!!