Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 2

Today started off at 6:00 with breakfast and Natasha picking us up from the hotel lobby at 7:50. We had a nice breakfast and we were off to do one adoption related item. This whole process was extremely smooth and put us on track for tomorrow's visit.

After we were dropped off at the hotel, we walked across the street to a beautiful cemetery. This is where many of the people who are considered masters of the arts are buried. Pytor Tchaikovsky is here. We have lots of pictures and video of our visit!

After the cemetery, we had a nice lunch at a little cafe close to the hotel. We then came back to the room to rest a bit.

We are currently in the room. I am on the computer. David is reading the St. Pete tour guide book and watching Russian TV. The focus of the program seems to be popular music.

The weather is cold. The good news is that it is not windy and it is sunny. These two factors make it pretty tolerable for short periods if you are layered and dressed properly.

Tomorrow is our biggest day for sure. We are meeting Natasha at 9:30 in the lobby and going to meet the adoption committee to receive official permission to meet our little one in the baby home. We found out that our meeting with the committee consist of us with one person. In our minds, we thought many more people would be involved. This was great news for us to hear.

Afterwards, we head to the baby home. What an amazing thought and I really can't believe that it is happening tomorrow!

I loved talking with Natasha today about our little daughter. It is so fun to meet someone who have actually met and interacted with her. She talked about how cute she is and gave us some more insight about her. Natasha is so precious and you can tell that she thoroughly cares for the children. She just leads us and we follow! For all the worriers out there, she is taking great care of us. We know exactly what to expect every second we are with her. We are growing very attached to her!

It is almost 7 in the evening here. We are about to go down for dinner and visit the shops down the street.

Thank you all for praying for us. We feel very safe and thrilled to be here! We will update tomorrow evening (morning for you) after we return from our visit to the baby home.

David and Amy


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  2. I am so happy to hear from you. I can not wait to hear more. I am so excited. Give her a big hug from me. Have a great time.
    Love Mom

  3. So glad y'all made it safely! Praying for y'all and CAN NOT WAIT for tomorrow's update:)

  4. Praying for you guys. I will be checking all day tomorrow. So excited to hear how your heart is.
    Loving You from Colorado, lisa