WELL NOW, WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT PLANS JUST GOT CHANGED AGAIN?
YEP-IT'S TRUE..WE JUST GOT THROWN A CURVE BALL! I HATE BASEBALL..BUT KNOW THIS IS TRULY A 'CURVE BALL'..
LAST NIGHT I WAS TOO UPSET TO POST..AND I STILL DEBATED ON WHETHER WE SHOULD POST THIS OR NOT..BUT FIGURED, WHY LIE OR PRETEND?
WELL WE STILL ARE LEAVING FOR COURT (SET THE 11TH)...BUT THEN WE WILL HAVE TO LEAVE AND RETURN HOME, SANS HOPEE AGAIN;(
TURNS OUT THERE IS A GOVERNMENT RUSSIAN HOLIDAY, THAT WILL INTERFERE WITH OUR IMMIGRATION PLANS...AND SO IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN LONGER IN COUNTRY..AND IF YOU RECALL,..OUR VISAS EXPIRE THE 28TH OF FEBRUARY! WE PROBABLY WILL NOT RETURN TO RUSSIA TILL MARCH!!!!
THERE SHE GOES....CURVE BALL#2!
HOPEE WILL BE LIKE THIRTEEN & HALF MONTHS OLD BY THE TIME SHE ARRIVES HOME,..I SURE HOPE WE DON'T MISS HER FIRST STEPS -GROAAAN;(
I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE OUR FINAL TRIP..NOW IT'S THREE TRIPS, WETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT! I GUESS IT COULD BE WORSE; RUSSIA, IS TRULY AN ADVENTURE OF UNPREDICTABILITY...AND ONLY FOR THE FLEXIBLE! AND EVERYTHING THEY SAY ABOUT RUSSIA IS TRUE..EVEN THE EXPENSES UNFORTUNATELY! WELCOME VISA#3!
I AM ALSO COMING DOWN WITH A COLD I THINK...TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE! ALL THIS STRESS IS DRIVING ME NUTS! WHAT ARE YA GONNA DO? THAT'S HOW LIFE GOES...I TELL YA WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO...WE ARE GOING TO LEAVE THE 7TH AND SPEND A NIGHT IN LONDON (FOR OUR VALENTINE'S DAY) AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE HOPE'S B DAY WITH HER...TAKE EVEN MORE PICTURES! THANK GOD FOR ALL OF THIS AND RETURN HOME! WE WILL ATTEND THE REUNION IN ORLANDO, SPEND MORE TIME WITH OUR BOYS..AND THEN WHEN WE RETURN TO RUSSIA, WE WILL GET IMMEDIATE CUSTODY OF OUR DAUGHTER, AND SET OUT TO LEAVE A.S.A.P.
PRAY FOR HOPEE GUYS IT'S REALLY HER WHO IS AT A DISADVANTAGE HERE;(
WE HAVE TO LEAVE HER AGAIN..THE VERY THING I DID NOT WANT TO DO!
Y'KNOW WHAT THOUGH...KEEP THE FAITH! GOD ROCKS AND ALWAYS HAS A BETTER PLAN;)
For your curiousity: February 23rd Defender of the Motherland Day, also known as The Army Day, or Men's Day, is a tribute to all the generations of Russian soldiers from the ancient times till modern days, to all those who courageously defended our Motherland from invaders. On this day the entire masculine population - from boys to old men - receive special greetings and presents. Women have a wonderful opportunity to convey their warmest and kindest feelings to the loved ones and to indulge them with sings of attention and affection.