We left to for Ukr*ine to begin the journey of a lifetime.
First we almost missed our international flight as we sat in the wrong terminal and watched the one we should be in empty out and board the plane. Then we watched it close. And the plane prepare for departure.
A few minutes later we realized with a jolt that THAT was our flight. Yikes. Not good. Grab the kids and luggage and see if it's too late....! Thankfully, after looking at us like we're complete morons (!) they opened it up and let us on. And we were the 'cheap seats' in the very back so we had to walk all the way trhrough ...getting the 'moron' stares from everyone!
But hey...we DID deserve it.
We were so, SO excited to meet this little guy....
We met Alexander, our wonderful friend and he showed us around the whole month. We made good friends, tasted wonderful foods at their homes....and just enjoyed living simply for the time we were there. We rented an apartment where we could walk to many places and found our 'favorite' little shops and eateries.
Then I had to have a ROOT CANAL while there....oh, NOT so fun!!! But then it got better when my dentist looked like Tom Cruise.....
Oh the memories.
And we got not one but TWO trips out of it...because we went back a month later to finalize the adoption.
I can't believe it's been almost a year since we met Artiom....I'll never ever forget that first meeting. How small he was. Totally unbelievable and something I'll cherish in my heart forever.
It was a wonderful time. (sigh)